Last updated; August 19, 2017 @ 06.00hr


My name is Rian van Dongen, born in Schiedam, near Rotterdam.

I lived in Antwerp from March 2003 till June 2015, but later returned

to Rotterdam, because I missed all the activity of the biggest port of the world.


This passion starts in april 2014 with the departure of cruise ship "Balmoral" in the Belgian port of Antwerp. 

From January 2015 the collection is further enhanced with all types of navy ships .


The basis of this website is to provide information about port visits of cruise ships and navy ships in the port of Rotterdam and other Dutch seaports, but even to show all my photographed vessels with accompanying background information.


My collection of photographed ships from all over the world now consists of;

- 65 cruise ships of 24 cruise compagnies including 4 photo specials on board of cruise ships.

- 88 different types of navy ships from 27 countries.


My photographed cruise ships are listed by cruise liners, including fleet list.

The naval vessels of NATO are listed by country, including fleet list and all other countries with a navy are listed by continent/country, without fleet list.

Naval vessels are sometimes difficult to photograph, so my apologies if the picture is not always of good quality.

A last update does not always means a new photo, but also adjustments of new information.

Below you see my lastest added photos and also the ships currently in port. All photos can be enlarged by clicking on the picture.

Latest added photos

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