Photographs and descriptions of the "new" ship as presented at the time of the maiden voyage.
The statistics for Rotterdam V.
The final voyage. Holland America's description of the "Finale". Also, a page with several of Stephen Card's photos of the Rotterdam at the Panama Canal during that voyage.
An introductory page for articles on Rotterdam V and some thoughts by Stephen Payne.
The building of Rotterdam V........the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij.
A farewell to the ROTTERDAM upon the completion of her last World Cruise and last visit to New York. "Goodbye my friend", written by Karen, and posted to the newsgroup, rec.travel.cruises, with some feelings and thoughts about this last visit.
Some thoughts from John Maxtone-Graham
A poem by Mrs. Pauline Payne. Her dedication to the Rotterdam and a reflection on many pleasant memories.
The Night the Lights Went Out....or…How Dark Can It Get in an Inside Cabin? by Bill Keene. A personal account of the total power failure that occurred aboard the ROTTERDAM off the coast of Mexico during the early morning of May 11, 1997.
Observations and some personal feelings on the Grande Finale by John and Anita Zavacky.