Tag Archives: Rotterdam

Canberra and Rotterdam 20 Years On

Lots of things happened in 1997 including the death of Princess Diana. But to ship nuts, the 30th September was a very sad day as two ships with different fates ended their careers with their respective cruise lines. SS Rotterdam … Continue reading

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My 2014 Highlights

It’s been a funny old year for me, most notably because only did TWO cruises! Since my back, which has been bad since June 2010, was a good 90% better, it was time to start looking for a job and … Continue reading

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Norwegian Epic versus Norwegian Breakaway

When the new Breakaway class of NCL ships were announced, there were inevitable comparisons drawn between the earlier model, Epic. Now Epic is Marmite – you either love or hate her. Personally, I love her although do admit she’s not … Continue reading

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Cunard Jubilee Rendezvous – 6th-8th June 2012

We were en route to Rotterdam, in the wonderful Netherlands. We’d gone west to Swanage before turning into the shipping lane along the French coast. It was a smooth ride, though we were both so knackered after if we’d had … Continue reading

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An Epic Reunion

Two posts from me today – wow! This time it’s about NCL’s newest ship, Epic. I was one of over 2000 people (including the press) who travelled on the disasterous cruise from Rotterdam to Southampton on the 21st June 2010. … Continue reading

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SS Rotterdam – Success or Failure?

Many of you will be aware this former flagship of Holland America Line is now a static hotel and conference centre in the city of its birth. Despite major problems and expenses causing umpteen delays, she arrived to a huge … Continue reading

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