On August 29, two weeks before the launch, the construction of the ss Rotterdam was far advanced. The first picture shows the forward deck that is almost ready. Behind it the construction of the superstructure can be seen up to the Sundeck. The spare anchor is already on its place. In front of the bow the platform is being constructed where Queen Juliana will christen and launch the ship on September 13 1958.

The second picture shows the temporarily covered Promenadedeck, were the teak deck is being laid around the outside swimming pool. On the Upper-Promenadedeck men can be seen around the shaft to the engine room, situated next to the Ritz Carlton lounge.