Background photo; HMS Blazer, HMS Biter & HMS Charger - Royal Navy
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some pictures of cruise ships and navy ships have already been replaced by better images.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.
[*] = Unfortunately not yet my own photo, but still an internet photo.
August 18, 2018
August 19, 2018
August 20, 2018