Ships Specials

Here is a summary of 3 different type of cruise ships (AIDAprima, MSC Splendida and Nautica)

where I could be visited different parts of the ship.

From restaurants to cabins or pools to several other entertaiment facilities. 

And all this while I have never taken a cruise by myself.


And also a tour on board the former steam liner of the Holland America Line.

The ship, ss Rotterdam,  is moored in the port of Rotterdam and serves as a museum/hotel ship.

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In August 2016, the Cruise Days took place. Cruise Travel offer again the opportunity to take a look on board a cruise ship.


The locations were the Cruise Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) and the Cruise Terminal in Rotterdam and I had chosen of a visit on Thursday, August 18th, on board of the cruise ship AIDAprima, which was moored in the port of Rotterdam.


During a tour you got the chance to walk along all the facilities and common areas of the ship, pools, lounge, restaurants and some balcony cabins. This cruise ship is really directed at the younger audience with children.

It was also, after the tour, a delicious buffet selection offered in the East restaurant.


MSC Splendida


On september 11, 2015, cruise ship MSC Splendida was moored in the port of Amsterdam.


Earlier in 2015, I had seen this cruise ship twice in Rotterdam, after it was deflected by storm from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, but unfortunately I could not aboard.


But today I was one of 125 invitees aboard for a lunch and tour on this beautiful new cruise ship of MSC Cruises.



On june 15, 2016 I could get a preview of the cruise ship Nautica of Oceania Cruises.

This cruise ship was moored in the port of Amsterdam and I had given me for extended tour aboard, followed by a luxurious lunch of small culinary delights.


This classic luxury cruise ship with typical English looks (stylish, attractive and cosiness) has a length of 181 meters and can accommodate up to 684 passengers.

Rotterdam (V)


The fifth ss Rotterdam, also known as "The Grande Dame",

is a former ocean liner and cruise ship of Holland Americe Line.

She was launched by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands in a gala ceremony on 13 September 1958,and was completed the following summer. 

The Rotterdam was the last great Dutch "ship of state", employing the finest artisans

from the Netherlands in her construction and fitting out process. Her career spanned forty-one years. She sailed from 1959 until her final retirement in September 2000.

She returned to the city of Rotterdam on August 8, 2008

as a combination museum/hotel and school for vocational training.