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A Caribbean cruise in 1984 on the ss Rotterdam

A Caribbean cruise in 1984 on the ss Rotterdam

In November 1984 Mr and Mrs George Wilde made a cruise in the Caribbean on the ss Rotterdam. They documented their cruise perfectly on a website that presents an extensive impression of life on board the ss Rotterdam in the eighties. We really appreciate all the work...

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65 years ago the keel was laid

65 years ago the keel was laid

65 years go, on December 14 1956, the keel of the ss Rotterdam was laid at the Rotterdam Drydock Company. In fact the first two sections of the ship, then known as yard number 300, were placed on the slope.

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Volunteers at work on the ss Rotterdam

Volunteers at work on the ss Rotterdam

Our volunteers are up and coming on the ss Rotterdam. After working on the restoration of the wooden artwork in the Queens lounge they continued to arrange the original drawings of the ship and preparing the traditional Christmas star between the smoke stacks. An...

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50 years ago last departure from Rotterdam

50 years ago last departure from Rotterdam

On October 6 1971 the ss Rotterdam left the harbour of Rotterdam for the last time with her original name. After drydocking she went on a transatlantic voyage to New York. It lasted till October 26,1998, when she returned to Rotterdam as ss Rembrandt. Picture taken by...

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Restauration artwork Queens Lounge

Restauration artwork Queens Lounge

Our volunteers have reached a very satisfying result in restoring the mural artwork in the Queens Lounge. The Queens Lounge of 1959 has been designed by H.P. Mutters Jr. The wooden artwork was made of aspen, with an inlay of several species of wood depicting...

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At anchor

At anchor

Especially during cruises the ss Rotterdam had to anchor off the harbour. Because of that the anchor gear was a very important provision on board. Our volunteer Jan van Pijkeren produced a documentary film of the manufactoring and use of the anchor gear. Pleas visit...

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20 years Friends of steamship Rotterdam

20 years Friends of steamship Rotterdam

Today, May 4 2021, it is 20 years ago that the Steamship Rotterdam Foundation was founded to save the ss Rotterdam from scrap. Five volunteers started a campaign to make everybody aware of the valuable ss Rotterdam as maritime, cultural and technical heritage. Since...

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Spectacular video footage of the ss Rotterdam

Spectacular video footage of the ss Rotterdam

The ss Rotterdam gradually re opens for the public. To celebrate this a spectacular drone video has been made by Eyecatcher: Video ss Rotterdam With courtesy of the ss Rotterdam by WestCord Hotels. Picture Klaas Krijnen

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Maintenance on the ss Rotterdam

Maintenance on the ss Rotterdam

Due to the corona measures there is time to do a lot of maintenance on interior and decks of the ss Rotterdam. Deckhouses have been cleaned, decks have been hogged and railing is being varnished. The ss Rotterdam invites you for the coming season (pictures taken by...

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