Background photo; HMS Blazer, HMS Biter & HMS Charger - Royal Navy

welcome

My name is Rian van Dongen, born on June 20, 1964 in Schiedam, near Rotterdam (Netherlands).

 

I lived in Antwerp (Belgium) from March 2003 till June 2015, but later moving back to the Netherlands into Rotterdam, because I missed all the activity of the biggest port of the world and this location is more central to travel by train to take pictures in Amsterdam and Antwerp.

 

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

From January 2015 the collection is further enhanced with all kind of navy ships, but in the course of time 

some pictures of cruise ships and navy ships have already been replaced by better images.

 

The basis of this website is to provide information about port visits 2018/19 of cruise ships 

and navy ships in the port of Rotterdam or other Dutch seaports and the most relevant cruise and navy links. 


 On this website you will find alphabetically my photographed cruise ships, provided with concise information, included 5 reports on board of cruise ships.

 And also a legend of all cruise companies that visit the Netherlands, since I started taking pictures of cruise ships in 2014. All my photographed naval vessels have  been alphabetically selected by continent of which the  NATO members are provided with a complete fleet list of their current and future ships. 

And a special tab of the Royal Netherlands Navy with our current and future fleet units. All photos on this website can be enlarged by clicking on them. 

 

 

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

87 cruise ships of 29 cruise companies

5 reports of interior photos on board of cruise ships

105 navy ships from 31 different countries of 5 continents 

 

Unfortunately, due to work and travel distance, it is not always possible to take a picture of every cruise ship or navy ship, but I will try it.


expected in port

[*] = Unfortunately not yet my own photo, but still an internet photo.

August 18, 2018

Celebrity Eclipse - Celebrity Cruises - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 18.08 @ 17.00 hr
Celebrity Eclipse - Celebrity Cruises - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 18.08 @ 17.00 hr

August 19, 2018

Prinsendam - Holland America Line - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 19.08 @ 17.00 hr
Prinsendam - Holland America Line - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 19.08 @ 17.00 hr
Koningsdam - Holland America Line - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 19.08 @ 18.00 hr
Koningsdam - Holland America Line - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 19.08 @ 18.00 hr
Mein Schiff 3 [*] - TUI Cruises - berth Westhaven, Amsterdam - departure 19.08 @ 24.00 hr
Mein Schiff 3 [*] - TUI Cruises - berth Westhaven, Amsterdam - departure 19.08 @ 24.00 hr

MSC Magnifica - MSC Cruises - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure  20.08 @ 07.00 hr
MSC Magnifica - MSC Cruises - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 20.08 @ 07.00 hr

August 20, 2018

Brilliance of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 20.08 @ 17.00 hr
Brilliance of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 20.08 @ 17.00 hr
Berlin - FTI Cruises - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 21.08 @ 17.00 hr
Berlin - FTI Cruises - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 21.08 @ 17.00 hr
Seven Seas Navigator - Regent Seven Seas Cruises - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 21.08 @ 18.00 hr
Seven Seas Navigator - Regent Seven Seas Cruises - berth Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - departure 21.08 @ 18.00 hr


latest added photos

HMS Blazer - P279 - Royal Navy
HMS Blazer - P279 - Royal Navy
Marina - Oceania Cruises
Marina - Oceania Cruises
Aegean Odyssey - Voyages to Antiquity
Aegean Odyssey - Voyages to Antiquity
Viking Sun - Viking Ocean Cruises
Viking Sun - Viking Ocean Cruises