Rotterdam Historic one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary Crossing


Holland America Line’s Rotterdam VII departed the town of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, right now on its historic one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary Transatlantic Crossing. The 15-day journey recreates Holland America Line’s maiden voyage of Rotterdam I that departed the town 150 years in the past right now. The crossing follows the trail of that first crusing to New York, with calls at Le Havre, France, and Plymouth, England.

Holland America Line invited followers to return to Cruise Port Rotterdam and Wilhelminapier for a festive shoreside sailaway celebration, recreating a departure from centuries previous when ships have been despatched off with fanfare. Fireboat’s spraying water and a flotilla from a neighborhood yacht membership got here to see Rotterdam off, whereas revelers got memento handkerchiefs to wave.

In this picture supplied by Holland America Line, friends aboard Holland America Line’s Volendam get an opportunity to view the Margerie Glacier Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. The preservation space is comprised of three.3 million acres of mountains, glaciers, forests and waterways. (Andy Newman/Holland America Line by way of AP)

“Today is historic for our brand as we depart 150 years to the day that Holland America Line’s very first ship began its journey to New York,” stated Holland America Line President Gus Antorcha. “In that time, we’ve carried immigrants and cruising vacationers, soldiers and refugees and earned a reputation for extraordinary care and welcoming all those guests as if into our own homes. As we sail into our next 150 years, that environment of service will be our hallmark as we create exceptional experiences for guests around the world.”

Antorcha joined dignitaries from the town and port in a particular sendoff ceremony that honored the shared historical past. During the crossing, friends will journey via Holland America Line’s historical past with memorable onboard enrichment programming, culinary recreations of dishes from a bygone period and unique leisure. The festivities proceed throughout an in a single day name at New York Oct. 26 with a specifically commissioned efficiency on the World Stage by previous and current Lincoln Center Stage performers.

Fans who missed the Oct. 15 crossing can guide the April 6, 2023, one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary Transatlantic from New York, ending at Rotterdam April 18, the cruise line’s one hundred and fiftieth birthday.

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