My name is Rian van Dongen, born in Schiedam, near Rotterdam.

I moved to Antwerp from March 2003 till June 2015, but later returned

to Rotterdam, because I missed the activity of the port of Rotterdam.


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 other types of ships. 


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 ports, but even to show all my photographed vessels with accompanying background information. On the right side of this site you see the ships currently in port. 


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

- 64 cruise ships of 24 cruise companies 

- 88 different types of navy ships from 27 countries

- 22 merchant tall ships of Class A from 10 countries


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Added photos of the past month