Day 3 Aboard Holland America Rotterdam – Our Sea Day Was a Busy Day

We awoke with the knock on the cabin door announcing the arrival of breakfast. Jane opted for the continental breakfast assortment instead of us picking and choosing. It included yogurt, fruit and rolls. We added juice and hot chocolate.   Next, we headed up to the Lido Market on deck 9 to continue breakfast. We aren’t going overboard on food, but they have pasties that weren’t on our breakfast tray.   Coming up to the Lido Market …

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Friday, November 5th – Our First Day Aboard Holland America Rotterdam 

The most important event happened during the night. The iPhone dinged and we got our negative COVID test results! We transferred to the ship late morning completing the health documentation in addition to check in. A lot has changed since before the pandemic. Check in was done days before online, so taking our photos and scanning the barcode on our boarding pass was all that was needed. Put another way, check in was a breeze. As we …

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Holland America Line’s Rotterdam Kicks Off Inaugural Season of Caribbean Cruising With Nov. 5 Departure From Fort Lauderdale

Courtesy Holland America Line: Seattle, Wash., Nov. 5, 2021 — Holland America Line’s new Rotterdam departs today, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. EST from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on its inaugural Caribbean cruise — a roundtrip five-day sailing that visits Bimini, Bahamas, and spends two days at Half Moon Cay, the cruise line’s award-winning private Bahamian island. The ship arrived at Port Everglades Nov. 3 following its maiden transatlantic voyage that set sail from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Oct. …

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