Since October 2021, there has been a new ship named Rotterdam cruising the Caribbean and Europe. The latest vessel in the Holland America Line fleet is not only the third in its popular Pinnacle Class (joining 2016's Koningsdam and 2018's Nieuw Statendam), but it's also the seventh ship to bear the name "Rotterdam" in the cruise line's nearly 150-year history.
Like her Pinnacle Class siblings, the 2,668-passenger Rotterdam features a fresh, modern aesthetic with well-designed pool areas (The Lido Pool, with a retractable roof and three hot tubs, along with the aft adults-only Seaview Pool), a well-stocked library, and a wraparound promenade. Meanwhile, new features include a novel lounge concept, Half Moon Bar, an experiential space serving seven exclusive cocktails with a backstory tied to the cruise line's past, plus wine and beer. Most staterooms are ocean-facing, and those in the Verandah category span approximately 240 to 405 square feet, including the balcony. The overall feel of Rotterdam pays homage to Holland America's storied nautical heritage (there are artifacts from Rotterdam VI onboard), yet it also continues the line's evolution by offering a more modern approach to cruising centered around an array of live musical entertainment,