Last updated on March 23, 2018 @ 21.00hr


photo taken on board cruise ship Costa Magica; August 30, 2017.
photo taken on board cruise ship Costa Magica; August 30, 2017.

My name is Rian van Dongen, born 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.


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 types of navy ships, but in the course of time

some pictures have already been replaced by better ones.


The basis of this website is to provide information about port visits of cruise ships  and navy ships 

in the port of Rotterdam, port of Amsterdam and other Dutch seaports. Here you will find alphabetically

my photographed cruise ships with a link to the official website of that cruise company.

All of my photographed NATO naval vessels have been alphabetically selected by country of which are provided

with a complete fleet list of their current and future ships. NO pictures are available of Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece,

Lithuania and Turkye, but only a fleet list. And all the other navies selected by tab "worldwide".

All the pictures of this website can be enlarged by clicking on it.

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

- 72 cruise ships of 26 cruise compagnies.

- 5 cruise ships reports on board of AIDAprima, Costa Magica, MSC Speldida, Nautica and former steamship Rotterdam (V).

- 28 navy ships of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Marine).

- 51 navy ships of NATO members (Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, UK and USA).

- 18 navy ships worldwide (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chili, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Japan, Mexico, Oman, Peru, South Korea and Venezuela).

today in port

last added photos


capacity 3300 passengers - length 300 m -

in service 2017 -  flag; Italy            

photo taken in Rotterdam (NLD)

March 15, 2018

Zr.Ms.Mercuur - A900

command support ship

in service 1987

photo taken in Amsterdam (NLD)

March 12, 2018

KNM Otra - M351


in service 1996

photo taken in Amsterdam (NLD)

March 12, 2018

HMS Cattistock - M31


in service 1982

photo taken in Amsterdam (NLD)

March 12, 2016

FGS Bad Bevensen - M1063


in service 1993

photo taken in Amsterdam (NLD)

March 12, 2018