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The restored Rotterdam is a now contemporary city that's easy to navigate.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam may have been completely destroyed during War World II, but it is now a large and famous port city that is prominently featured on many cruise itineraries. Though many of Rotterdam’s historic buildings were lost during bomb raids, its neighboring city Amsterdam is only an hour’s drive, and still retains many of its old-world architecture. Rotterdam is a bit more modern than Amsterdam, and is filled with contemporary architecture, museums, cafes, diverse cuisine, and a few historical sites that managed to survive its gloomy past. Shuttles will transport you from the port terminal to the city center, which is very walkable once you arrive. Like Amsterdam, Rotterdam is also a very bikeable city, and is a great way to make your experience unique.

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Destinations for Cruises from Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Rotterdam, The Netherlands:

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

Celebrity Cruises
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  • Ships: 17 (16 - 3,260 Guests)
  • Inclusive Packages Available
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Holland America Line
  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
  • World-Class Entertainment
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MSC Cruises
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 23 (1,952 - 6,762 Guests)
  • Kids Sail Free
  • True Italian Hospitality
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Things to do near Rotterdam, The Netherlands

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Rotterdam, along with a brief description:

♦ Markthal Rotterdam

To witness a truly stunning architectural masterpiece, you definitely don’t want to miss checking out Markthal Rotterdam. Not only is this a great example of modern design, there is also a market located inside. You will discover numerous boutiques and vendors where you can purchase unique items, and there is a nice selection of bars and restaurants where you can quench your hunger and thirst. All in all, there are over 70 businesses located within this building, giving you much to check out!

♦ Rotterdam Zoo

This is a wonderful activity for families who are taking a cruise from Rotterdam, but also perfect for all kinds of travelers! Among the highlights of the Rotterdam Zoo are a botanical garden, a Chinese Garden, Oceanium, and Malayan Forest. Some of the animals you may get to see include crocodiles, rhinos, tigers, elephants, leopards, pandas, and many other endangered species (the zoo actually features breeding programs that help repopulate endangered species).

♦ Maritime Museum

If you’re into naval history, then you should certainly consider paying a visit to Rotterdam’s Maritime Museum. Not only is it one of the largest in the world, it is also conveniently located by the Markthal (meaning you can do both in one day if you wanted). Among the exhibits are an oil platform, ships that you can explore, the history of Rotterdam’s harbor, and more. It’s a great activity for families, groups, couples, and more!

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