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Sleeping at a large cruise shipRotterdam
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Sleeping on a luxurious cruise ship without taking a cruise. That’s possible at the SS Rotterdam, which originally sailed between Rotterdam and New York. This big cruise ship is suited at Katendrecht (which is near by the city centre of Rotterdam) and it’s a great experience to sleep on such an old cruise ship. In summertime it’s maybe even nicer to stay there, because of all the other facilities at the ship. Go to the upper deck and lay on the sun desk while enjoying a cocktail for example.
This ship won’t sink
Have you always dreamed of sleeping on a cruise ship, but were you also afraid of that ice floe? No panic, this ship is no longer sailing and it’s well fastened to the Rotterdam quay. Imagine yourself sleeping on a boat in the port of the World, how cool is that! The historical steamship of the Holland America Line has 254 rooms, two restaurants, an upper deck to enjoy the amazing skyline of Rotterdam and much more facilities. Even when you’re not staying over for the night, you’re welcome too.
The whole experience starts when you are still at the quay. Music from the 30’s is playing and old wooden suitcases are waiting to get on board. I can image that you think of small rooms, when sleeping at a cruise ship. But the rooms are quit large actually. When the ship was renovated most small cabins were changed into larger rooms.
How to go to the city centre?
The ship is established at Katendrecht. Except for the Whalhalla theatre and the Deli Bird restaurant, there are not that many things to do (yet) at this island. So grab a water cab and go to the city centre of Rotterdam. You can also go by subway, but the water cab is far more exiting.
I work in communications and have kept an on-line fashion journal for years. I'll show you around Rotterdam, my home town, a magical place open on the world. Sparkling restaurants, deliciously hidden between sea and sky. My little extra: globetrotter and multi-lingual