Last updated; October 18, 2017
My name is Rian van Dongen, born in Schiedam, near Rotterdam. I lived in Antwerp from March 2003 till June 2015,
but later moving back 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 or maritime events with cruise ships
and navy ships in the port of Rotterdam and other Dutch seaports.
Here you find the cruise lines, including fleet list and added with my own photographed cruise ships.
An overview of all NATO members listed by country, including fleet list and added with my own photographed navy ships (my homeland Netherlands is listed separately) and my photographed naval vessels from all of the world listed by continent/country, but 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.
My collection of photographed ships from all over the world now consists of;
- 71 cruise ships of 26 cruise compagnies.
- 5 photo reports on board of cruise ships (AIDAprima, Costa Magica, MSC Speldida, Nautica and ss Rotterdam).
- 97 different types of navy ships from 29 countries.
Below you see the ships currently in port and also my last added photos. All images can be enlarged by clicking on it.