The Cruise Year 2016 is scheduled to kick off on January 7th, welcoming none other than MS Rotterdam. In April, the season will officially begin as both MS Rotterdam and Regal Princess will visit. May promises to be an impressive cruise month, as ships will be mooring pretty much every day from the 3rd to the 27th of that month.
May’s programme will start with the magnificent Zuiderdam by the Holland America Line, almost instantly followed by AIDAprima’s maiden call to Rotterdam. A Key & Plaque ceremony is expected. AIDAprima will continue to arrive on a weekly basis around 8am, and depart on the next morning at 6am. It is truly an impressive ship, capable of welcoming 3285 passengers aboard. Definitely worth seeing.
May 19th marks the official launch of the cruise existence of MS Koningsdam. She will be inaugurated in the city of Rotterdam, to sail off to its future homeport in the Dutch capital the very next day. In the meantime, MS Rotterdam will head back to its homeport in Rotterdam on a regular basis.
Expect a delightful cruise season with giant surprises, like Harmony of the Seas. The city of Rotterdam and its people can’t wait.