Last updated;  January 18, 2018.


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. 

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 and tall ships of class A,

but in the course of time some pictures have already been replaced by better ones.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, other Dutch seaports and in the port of Antwerp and Ghent (Belgium).

Here you will find alphabetically my photographed cruise ships with a link to the official website

of that cruise company.

All of my photographed naval vessels have been alphabetically selected by continent/country, of which

NATO member states are provided with a complete fleet list of their current and future ships.

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;

- 71 cruise ships of 26 cruise compagnies.

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

- 26 navy ships of the Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy).

- 62 different types of navy ships of 27 countries.

- 18 tall ships (class A of the merchant fleet) of 7 countries.



For the latest up-dates and which ships are currently in the port, click here.