The famous SS Rotterdam, once known as last great Dutch “ship of state” is today a floating museum and hotel. The ship of state was launched by Queen Juliana. The SS Rotterdam is also known as “The Grande Dame“. The grand ship has sailed in oceans from the year 1959 to 2000. The SS Rotterdam had the capacity of 1,456 passengers excluding the crew of 776 officers.
The SS Rotterdam as called as the “Queen of the Sea” is a well suited title for it. The SS Rotterdam offers for an experience that refreshes you. The place is best for a vacation and if you have an interest in history this can be a great holiday destination for you. It was a sailing beauty but today as being berthed in the city of Rotterdam as a floating hotel and museum is equally enchanting.
The SS Rotterdam was reopened to the public on February 15, 2010 as a combination of museum/hotel and school for vocational training. Then there was a twist when on 12 June 2013, the SS Rotterdam became the property of WestCord Hotels. The renovated SS Rotterdam soon became a popular holiday spending spot. The ten decks, elegant queen room, collection from 50s, gift shop, restaurants and amazing rooms simply add up to an experience that is great and perfect.
The hotel rooms are elegantly designed with the interior of 1950s. Most of the furniture is preserved from 50s. There are six types of rooms that can be booked, depending on the location as the room can be in Lower Promenade Deck, Main Deck, B-Deck and A-Deck. The luxurious rooms are present in Boat Deck and Sun Deck. The place is open for business meetings, weddings and parties.
The Google rating for the SS Rotterdam is 3.8 stars. Most of the people think it to be a great choice to spend holiday and they do look forward to the next visit whenever possible. The tourists tend to spend luxurious time on the cruise. To fully discover the ship, its history and artifacts you can buy a ticket and tour it all. The food and staff are highly appreciated. The location of the Rotterdam is a bit out of city for some, still most of the people say that the stay is worth it.