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 or 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with all kind of navy ships, but in the course of time some pictures of cruise ships and navy ships have already been replaced by better images. 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.
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 and the most relevant websites.
Here you can find an overview of my photographed cruise ships (92), selected by cruise shipping, included 6 reports on board of cruise ships.
And all my photographed naval ships (109) are selected by NATO member states and
the remaining countries in a special folder "worldwide".
All photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.
The expected cruise ships and all kind of navy ships for the next 3 days.
[*] = this cruise ship or navy ship is not yet in my photo collection.
Today in port
October 21, 2018
October 23, 2018
Navigator of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International
Seabourn Cruise Line
Latest update on October 18, 2018