If you look below you will see all of the major stateroom types onboard represented. I hope you enjoy the information provided as well as the photos, which all open to much larger images with a simple click.
If there’s information about any of these room types that you are still uncertain about, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to answer any questions you have.
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Rotterdam is the only ship in the Holland America Line fleet with 4 penthouses and only one of about half the fleet with more than one. In the case of the most recent renovations, the Penthouses on Rotterdam were all done differently t reflect the names of the various suites which include Rembrandt and Meer among others.
This was one thing that took me by surprise as the penthouses are usually all very similar. Upon entering the penthouse I was expecting the reds and purples of the image on the website
and was surprised to find various shades of blew and teal as a predominant color throughout the space.
Below you will find a couple dozen photos showcasing the Meer Suite. I hope you enjoy.
The Neptune Lounge is located midship on Deck 7 and is a place for those in Deluxe Verandah Suites and Penthouse Suites. The space serves as a concierge desk which replaces the desks at Shore Excursions, Front Office, Green House Spa and Salon, Pinnacle Grill and others. It also offers a complimentary espresso/latte machine, snacks throughout the day ranging from fruits and pastries at breakfast with fresh squeezed orange juice to small wraps, canapes and fruits in the afternoon. The space also allows for a quiet zone where you can do some reading or watch TV while meeting other guests and neighbors in the adjacent suites.
This was my home for the night, S029. The Deluxe Verandah Suites reflect a lot of the same visual changes as the Verandah Suites, but the scale of the room is much larger. The same throw pillows with the mocha and red are here, as is the black leather sofa. Additions include the suite amenities which include binoculars and umbrella for guest use during the cruise, access to the Neptune Lounge, bottle of champagne at embarkation and a beautiful floral piece (in this case enormous orchids with seashell accents. The verandah is much larger also and includes 2 lounge chairs and a full table with 4 chairs.
The Verandah Suites onboard Rotterdam have also received a considerably new look. As with many of the other categories, there is a botanical theme in the rooms, this time with focuses on a dark brown and red/orange leave patterns on the bed runner and throw pillows and black leather on the couch.
The bathroom design is the same as on the Interior, Oceanview and Lanai Rooms and the main difference lies in the jetted tub instead of the regular tub in Oceanview/Lanai rooms. The Interior rooms remain shower only.
The verandah, as on the other S and R class ships has one chair, a small table and one lounger.
The Lanai Staterooms are brand new to Rotterdam and allow access directly onto the walk-around promenade. The decor borrows from the spa stateroom decor that debuted on Eurodam and includes creams and light blues. While these rooms are identical to oceanview staterooms in terms of amenities, the differences are in the furniture arrangement and with the sliding glass door.
While the glass doors on Veendam have a button that automatically opens and closes the door after several seconds, the button on the inside of the rooms on Rotterdam simply unlocks the door and then you would pull the door open or shut just like any glass sliding door you may have at your home. You are also given a second room card that will allow you to access the room from the outside. Plaques on the wall indicate the room number of the door you are approaching and have a reader panel that will allow the door to unlock. You can see these adjacent to the doors in several exterior photos below.
The third big difference in the Lanai rooms is that they have two dedicated loungers just outside. These are marked by small brass plaques. Many loungers remain on the deck for guests not in the Lanai rooms.
The lanai rooms are a great addition to the fleet and can currently be found on Rotterdam and Veendam.
This is a look at Rotterdam’s new Interior staterooms (and also works as a good representation of Oceanview Staterooms)
The new colors include reds and golds, a rich mocha color in the fabric for the sofa and a new color slate of more mochas and creams in the bathroom with a botanical theme on the brown feature wall as well as in the lights.