SS Rotterdam Archival Collection

 

SS Rotterdam of the Holland-America Line (NASM). Photograph © 1897 Detroit Publishing Company

SS Rotterdam of the Holland-America Line (NASM). Photograph © 1897 Detroit Publishing Company - Photograph No. 022380. Library of Congress # 2016795271. GGA Image ID # 15c4db9fde

 

 

 

Rotterdam (1872) Holland-America Line

Built by Henderson, Coulborn & Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 1,694. Dimensions: 254' x 35' . Propulsion: Single-screw, 10 1/2 knots. Compound engines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and one funnel Launched, June 6 1872. Service: Commenced Rotterdam-New York service in 1873. Took about 16 days to make the trans-Atlantic voyage. Accommodations: This iron hull steamer had accommodation for about 400 third class passengers. Fate: The Rotterdam wrecked off the Dutch coast late in 1883. Sister ship: Maas. Note: Pioneer vessel of the Holland-America Line.

 

Rotterdam (1878) Holland-America Line

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 3,329. Dimensions: 389'x 37'. Propulsion: Single-screw 13 knots. Compound engines. Masts and Funnels: Four masts and one funnel. Iron hull. Designed as freighter for British Shipowners Company. Modifications: Converted to passenger carrier. Passengers: 70 first and 850 third class. Renamed: Edam (1896). Fate: Sold to Italians for scrap in 1899. Previously Named: Ex-British Empire (1886).

 

 

Rotterdam (1897) Holland-America Line

Sailed as the SS Rotterdam from 1897 to 1906

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 8,287. Dimensions: 469' x 53' (485' o.l.). Propulsion: Twin-screw, 15 knots. Triple expansion engines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and one funnel. Launched: February 18, 1897. Passengers: 200 first, 150 second, 2,000 third. Comments: First outstanding Holland-America Line passenger ship. Maiden Voyage: Commenced her maiden voyage from Rotterdam to New York in August 1897. Renamed: (a) C. F. Tietgen (1906), (b) Dwinsk (1914). Fate: Torpedoed and sunk by submarine in the North Atlantic, June 18, 1918.

 

Rotterdam (1908) Holland-America Line

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 24,149. Dimensions: 650' x 77' (668' o.l.). Propulsion: Twin-screw, 18 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and two funnels. Additional Features: Equipped with three elevators. Passengers: 500 first, 580 second, 2,500 third. A fine type of liner for her era. Maiden voyage: Rotterdam-New York, June 13, 1908. Incidents: Ran ashore on Morant Cays, near Kingston, September 30, 1935, while on a cruise. However, she was refloated successfully and put back in service. Fate: Broken up by Dutch shipbreakers in 1940.

 

Rotterdam (1959) Holland-America Line

Built by Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maats. (Rotterdam Dry Dock Co.), Rotterdam, Netherlands. Tonnage: 38,645. Dimensions: 680' x 94' (748' o.l.). Propulsion: Twin-screw, 20 1/2 knots. Six steam turbines. Masts and Funnels: Single mast and twin (athwart) funnels, placed aft. Distinctively different in appearance to earlier Holland-America liners. Design Notes: Much aluminium used for her superstructure. Keel laid on December 14, 1956. Launched, September 13, 1958. Maiden voyage: Rotterdam-Havre-Southampton-New York, September 3, 1959. Passengers: 580 first, 800 tourist. Alternate Configuration: When used as a cruise ship fitted for 730 one class passengers. Comments: The largest Dutch passenger liner.

 

 

Front Cover, Holland-America Line SS Rotterdam Cabin Class Passenger List - 2 February 1904.

1904-02-02 SS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: Cabin Class

Date of Departure: 2 February 1904

Route: New York to Rotterdam via Boulogne-sur-Mer

Commander: Captain G. Stenger

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland America Line TSS Rotterdam, Rotterdam to New York

1904-09-24 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 24 September 1904

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer

Commander: Captain A. Hoggeveen

 

1908-07-25 Passenger Manifest for the TSS Rotterdam

1908-07-25 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 25 July 1908

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer

Commander: Commodore F. H. Bonjer, Lt. R.N.R

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland-America Line, Westbound, TSS Rotterdam 27 August 1910

1910-08-27 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 27 August 1910

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer

Commander: Commodore G. Stenger

 

Passenger Manifest, SS Rotterdam, Holland-America Line, August 1912, Rotterdam to New York

1912-08-31 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 31 August 1912

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer

Commander: Commodore G. Stenger

 

Passenger Manifest, SS Rotterdam, Holland-America Line, April 1913, Rotterdam to New York

1913-04-05 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 5 April 1913

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer

Commander: Commodore G. Stenger

 

1914-10-15 Passenger Manifest for the TSS Rotterdam

1914-10-15 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 15 October 1914

Route: Rotterdam to New York

Commander: Commodore G. Stenger

 

Passenger Manifest, TSS Rotterdam, Holland-America Line, October 1920, Rotterdam to New York - Front Cover

1920-10-19 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 19 October 1920

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth

Commander: Commodore J. Baron

 

Passenger Manifest, TSS Rotterdam, Holland-America Line, February 1921, Rotterdam to New York - Front Cover

1921-02-12 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 12 February 1921

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth

Commander: Commodore J. Baron

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland America Line SS Rotterdam - 1921 - Front Cover

1921-06-08 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 8 June 1921

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth

Commander: Commodore J. Baron

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland-America Line SS Rotterdam - July 1921 - Front Cover

1921-07-12 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 12 July 1921

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth

Commander: Commodore J. Baron

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland America SS Rotterdam August 1921 - Front Cover

1921-08-17 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 17 August 1921

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth

Commander: Commodore J. Baron

 

Front Cover of a First and Second Cabin Passenger List from the SS Rotterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing Saturday, 22 July 1922 from New York to Rotterdam.

1922-07-22 SS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 22 July 1922

Route: New York to Rotterdam via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer

Commander: Commodore J. Baron, R.N.R.

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland America SS Rotterdam - 1922 - Front Cover

1922-10-17 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 17 October 1922

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth

Commander: Commodore Baron, R.N.R

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland America Line SS Rotterdam - April 1924 - Front Cover

1924-04-15 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 15 April 1924

Route: Rotterdam to Halifax and New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Commodore Van Den Heuvel

 

Covers, SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 21 May 1924.

1924-05-21 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 21 May 1924

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Southampton, and Halifax

Commander: Commodore Van Den Heuvel

 

Front Cover of a First Class and Second Cabin Passenger List from the TSS Rotterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 12 November 1924 from Rotterdam to New York.

1924-11-12 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First Class and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 12 November 1924

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Commodore Van Den Heuvel

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland America Line SS Rotterdam 1925 - Front Cover

1925-09-02 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 2 September 1925

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Commodore Van Den Heuvel

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland America Line SS Rotterdam July 1926 - Front Cover

1926-07-20 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 20 July 1926

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Commodore Van Den Heuvel

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland America SS Rotterdam Aug 1926 - Front Cover

1926-08-25 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 25 August 1926

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Commodore Van den Heuvel

 

Front Cover of a Swiss Band Passenger List from the SS Rotterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 2 June 1928 from New York to Rotterdam.

1928-06-02 SS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: Swiss Band

Date of Departure: 2 June 1928

Route: New York to Rotterdam via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer

Commander: Captain Van Den Heuvel

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland America Line TSS Rotterdam, 1929 Rotterdam to New York

1929-05-29 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 29 May 1929

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Captain Krol

 

Passenger Manifest, Rotterdam, 15 June 1929

1929-06-15 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: Student Third Cabin Association (S.T.C.A.)

Date of Departure: 15 June 1929

Route: New York to Plymouth, Boulogne-sur-Mer, and Rotterdam

Commander: Captain Krol

 

Passenger Manifest Cover, September 1929 Westbound Voyage - TSS Rotterdam

1929-09-11 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 11 September 1929

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Captain Krol, R.N.R

 

Front Cover of a STCA Passenger List from the SS Rotterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 28 June 1930 from New York to Rotterdam.

1930-06-28 SS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin (STCA Passengers)

Date of Departure: 28 June 1930

Route: New York to Rotterdam via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer

Commander: Captain Lieuwen

 

Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS Rotterdam, Holland-America Line, August 1930

1930-08-09 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First Cabin

Date of Departure: 9 August 1930

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Captain Lieuwen

 

Passenger Manifest Cover, October 1931 Westbound Voyage - TSS Rotterdam

1931-10-09 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 9 October 1931

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Captain Lieuwen

 

Passenger Manifest Cover, September 1933 Westbound Voyage - TSS Rotterdam

1933-09-02 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 2 September 1933

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Captain J. Van Dulken

 

Passenger Manifest, Rotterdam, 26 May 1934

1934-05-26 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 26 May 1934

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Captain J. Van Dulken

 

Passenger Manifest Cover, August 1937 Westbound Voyage - TSS Rotterdam

1937-08-11 TSS Rotterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: Cabin and Tourist Class

Date of Departure: 11 August 1937

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Captain G. J. Barendse

 

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Holland-America Line Passage Contract for Passage on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam, Departing from New York to Le Havre Dated 16 September 1960.

Passage Contract - SS Nieuw Amsterdam - 16 September 1960

Holland-America Line Passage Contract for Passage on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam, Departing from New York to Le Havre Dated 16 September 1960. Westbound Voyage was on the SS Rotterdam on 22 June 1960.

 

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Holland-America Line First Cabin Rates - 1905

This 1905 brochure featured First Cabin Rates for the TSS Noordam, TSS Ryndam, TSS Potsdam, TSS Statendam, and TSS Rotterdam, covering the Summer Season, Early and Late Summer Season, and Winter Season, To and From New York, Rotterdam, and Boulogne-sur-Mer. The Brochure included General Information for Passengers, Offices, and Agencies, and First and Second Class Railway Fares from Rotterdam to Principal Cities in Europe.

 

Front Page, Passenger Steamship Timetable, January to December 1923, Subject to change without prior notice.

Holland-America Line Sailing Schedule - 1923

Brochure Containing Holland-America Line Passenger Steamship Timetable, January to December 1923, a list of their global agents, agencies, and offices, and an illustration of the new Twin Screw Steamer SS Staendam Currently Under Construction.

 

Front Cover, Holland America Line First Class Service to Europe Brochure, 1929.

First Class Service to Europe - 1929

THE Holland-America Line has acquired a reputation of its own—a reputation for first-class service that is not excelled on the Seven Seas. Ships Include the Statendam, Rotterdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Veendam, and Volendam.

 

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Track Chart for the 24 September 1904 Voyage of the SS Rotterdam of the Holland-America Line.

Track Chart for the 24 September 1904 Voyage of the SS Rotterdam of the Holland-America Line. Back Cover of the Cabin-Class Passenger List. GGA Image ID # 15c5c8f6de

 

Track Chart for the SS Rotterdam Voyage of 25 July 1908.

Track Chart and Abstract of Log (Unused) for the SS Rotterdam, 25 July 1908. GGA Image ID # 17c3f9c35b

 

Track Chart and Abstract of Log (Unused) for the SS Rotterdam, 15 October 1914.

Track Chart and Abstract of Log (Unused) for the SS Rotterdam, 15 October 1914. GGA Image ID # 1df6ecd9a4

 

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Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 24 June to 31 October 1908.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 24 June to 31 October 1908. Ships Included the Potsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, and Ryndam. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 20 June 1908. GGA Image ID # 1df62b6b83

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 17 September 1910 to 13 December 1910.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 17 September 1910 to 13 December 1910. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Potsdam, Rotterdam, and Ryndam. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 17 September 1910. GGA Image ID # 1e017fa796

 

Proposed Sailings, New York-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam and New York-Plymouth-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam, from 15 June 1912 to 31 August 1912.

Proposed Sailings, New York-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam and New York-Plymouth-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam, from 15 June 1912 to 31 August 1912. Ships Included the Pottsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam and Ryndam. GGA Image ID # 1df6a5a929

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 5 April 1913 to 30 August 1913.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 5 April 1913 to 30 August 1913. Ships Included the Pottsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, and Ryndam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 5 April 1913. GGA Image ID # 1df6d63353

 

Proposed Sailings, New York-Plymouth-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam, from 25 May 1921 to 31 December 1921.

Proposed Sailings, New York-Plymouth-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam, from 25 May 1921 to 31 December 1921. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, and Ryndam. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 4 June 1921. GGA Image ID # 1e02304fe7

 

Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth, from 4 January 1923 to 5 January 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth, from 4 January 1923 to 5 January 1924. Ships Include the Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Ryndam (Rijndam), Rotterdam, Veendam, and Volemdam. Holland-America Line Sailing Schedules Brochure, January 1923. GGA Image ID # 209dcef4fc

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 23 May 1923 to 10 November 1923.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 23 May 1923 to 10 November 1923. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ryndam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Veendam Passenger List, 23 May 1923. GGA Image ID # 1dfbc3b61b

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 15 April 1924 to 11 October 1924.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 15 April 1924 to 11 October 1924. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 15 April 1924. GGA Image ID # 1df7085f8e

 

Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-Boulogne-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 12 November 1924 to 13 June 1925.

Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-Boulogne-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 12 November 1924 to 13 June 1925. Ships included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 12 November 1924. GGA Image ID # 209be2bf5c

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 2 September 1925 to 12 December 1925.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 2 September 1925 to 12 December 1925. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ryndam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 2 September 1925. GGA Image ID # 1df8c99c78

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 20 July 1926 to 20 November 1926.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 20 July 1926 to 20 November 1926. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ryndam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 20 July 1926. GGA Image ID # 1df8db920e

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 7 August 1928 to 8 December 1928.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 7 August 1928 to 8 December 1928. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ryndam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Veendam Passenger List, 7 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1dfbcebe20

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 18 September 1929 to 24 January 1930.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 18 September 1929 to 24 January 1930. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Statendam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 11 September 1929. GGA Image ID # 1df95d8515

 

Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-Boulogne-Southampton-New York, from 12 July 1930 to 15 November 1930.

Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-Boulogne-Southampton-New York, from 12 July 1930 to 15 November 1930. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Statendam, and Volendam. All Westbound steamers call at Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton for the embarkation of passengers from France and Great Britain. The Nieuw Amsterdam and Volendam May Call at Halifax on the Westbound Voyage. SS Statendam First Class and Second Cabin Passenger List, 4 July 1930. GGA Image ID # 20ccd51b32

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 15 August 1930 to 15 November 1930.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 15 August 1930 to 15 November 1930. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Statendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 9 August 1930. GGA Image ID # 1dfa1f1d3e

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 23 October 1931 to 15 December 1931.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 23 October 1931 to 15 December 1931. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Statendam, and Veendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 9 October 1931. GGA Image ID # 1dfa9fa99c

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 9 September 1933 to 2 December 1933.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 9 September 1933 to 2 December 1933. Ships Included the Rotterdam, Statendam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 2 September 1933. GGA Image ID # 1dfab45fcd

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 9 June 1934 to 25 September 1934.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 9 June 1934 to 25 September 1934. Ships Included the Rotterdam, Statendam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 26 May 1934. GGA Image ID # 1dfaf164f7

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 19 October 1934 to 19 December 1934.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 19 October 1934 to 19 December 1934. Ships Included the Rotterdam, Statendam, and Volendam. SS Statendam Passenger List, 6 October 1934. GGA Image ID # 1dfdbf3135

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 11 August 1936 to 14 November 1936.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 11 August 1936 to 14 November 1936. Ships Included the Rotterdam, Statendam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Statendam Passenger List, 6 August 1936. GGA Image ID # 1dfdc2adae

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 17 July 1937 to 16 October 1937.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 17 July 1937 to 16 October 1937. Ships Included the Rotterdam, Statendam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Statendam Passenger List, 10 July 1937. GGA Image ID # 1dfdc64ca3

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 21 August 1937 to 11 December 1937.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 21 August 1937 to 11 December 1937. Ships Included the Rotterdam, Statendam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 11 August 1937. GGA Image ID # 1dfb72695a

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 18 September 1937 to 5 March 1938.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 18 September 1937 to 5 March 1938. Ships Included the Rotterdam, Statendam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Veendam Passenger List, 4 September 1937. GGA Image ID # 1dfd2c4fd0

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 27 August 1938 to 10 December 1938.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 27 August 1938 to 10 December 1938. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Statendam, Veendam, and Volendam. GGA Image ID # 1dfdec6bc9

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 8 October 1938 to 4 February 1939.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 8 October 1938 to 4 February 1939. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, Veendam, Volendam, and Zaandam. SS Statendam Passenger List, 1 October 1938. GGA Image ID # 1dfe8996e7

 

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The SS Rotterdam, 24,170 Tons Register, 37,190 Tons Displacement.

The SS Rotterdam, 24,170 Tons Register, 37,190 Tons Displacement. Painting by Fred J.Hoertz. First Class Service to Europe, 1929. GGA Image ID # 1ec8b6927d

The Rotterdam — entirely reconditioned from stem to stern — has beds and running hot and cold water in all her rooms. A delightful tile swimming pool and modern gymnasium are among her many other new niceties and improvements.

 

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STCA Students And Staff Members On Board The TSS Rotterdam, 1929.

STCA Students And Staff Members On Board The TSS Rotterdam, 1929. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 15 June 1929. GGA Image ID # 17ca6a4de8

 

Group Photo of Unidentified STCA Passengers on board the TSS Rotterdam, 1929.

Group Photo of Unidentified STCA Passengers on board the TSS Rotterdam, 1929. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 15 June 1929. GGA Image ID # 17ca6d15b7

Holland-American Line Officer J. Munnik on board the TSS Rotterdam, 1929.

Holland-American Line Officer J. Munnik on board the TSS Rotterdam, 1929. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 15 June 1929. GGA Image ID # 17ca89debf

 

View of the Palm Court on the SS Rotterdam.

View of the Palm Court on the SS Rotterdam. First Class Service to Europe, 1929. GGA Image ID # 1ec8f8dba8

 

The First Class Library on the SS Rotterdam.

The First Class Library on the SS Rotterdam. First Class Service to Europe, 1929. GGA Image ID # 1ec90239eb

 

Exquisite First-Class Room on "A" Deck on the SS Rotterdam.

Exquisite First-Class Room on "A" Deck on the SS Rotterdam. First Class Service to Europe, 1929. GGA Image ID # 1ec931b30e

 

Sitting Room in a First Class Suite on the SS Rotterdam.

Sitting Room in a First Class Suite on the SS Rotterdam. GGA Image ID # 1ec93df0f1

 

View of Sitting Room of First Class Suite on the SS Rotterdam.

View of Sitting Room of First Class Suite on the SS Rotterdam. Holland America Line First Class to Europe, 1929. GGA Image ID # 1df55bfce5

 

Holland-America Line SS Rotterdam. Photograph Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Holland-America Line SS Rotterdam. Photograph Courtesy of the Library of Congress. GGA Image ID # 17c5acda72

 

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Picture Postcard of the Holland-America Line TSS Rotterdam. 24,170 Tons Register. 37,190 Tons Displacement. Postally Used on 1 May 1909.

Picture Postcard of the Holland-America Line TSS Rotterdam. 24,170 Tons Register. 37,190 Tons Displacement. Postally Used on 1 May 1909. US Postage One Cent Stamp Affixed. GGA Image ID # 15c393757a

 

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Back Cover, Holland-America Line SS Rotterdam First and Second Cabin Passenger List - 22 July 1922.

Back Cover, Holland-America Line SS Rotterdam First and Second Cabin Passenger List - 22 July 1922. GGA Image ID # 1fb21494f1

 

Back Cover, Holland-America Line TSS Rotterdam First Class and Second Cabin Passenger List - 12 November 1924.

Back Cover, Holland-America Line TSS Rotterdam First Class and Second Cabin Passenger List - 12 November 1924. GGA Image ID # 1fb336574e

 

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Information for Passengers - 25 July 1908

Berths and Staterooms should be reserved as soon as possible in order to secure the most favorable location, especially during the summer season, when all available rooms are usually engaged considerable time (sometimes months) previous to departure of the steamship. When applying for accommodations, e-ither by mail or telegraph, the name of steamship, date of departure, number and sex of passengers, and desired class of accommodations, should be stated.

Berths are not considered engaged unless secured by paying a deposit of $ 25.00 per berth for the first cabin and $ 10.00 per berth for the second cabin accommodations The balance of passage money must be paid not later than two weeks before sailing; if this has not been paid on or before that time, the Company reserves the right to resell the allotted accommodations. Deposit moneys are refunded only if notice of cancellation is given not later than two weeks before sailing.

Passengers who do not sail on steamship for which they have engaged accommodations or purchased a ticket, will forfeit fifty percent of the passage money, unless notice is given not later than two weeks previous to sailing.

Return and Prepaid Tickets entitle holders to passage only during the season and for the accommodations for which they have been issued. If used at any other season or for other accommodations than the face value indicates, holders will be required to make additional payment, or will be refunded any eventual difference in accordance with rates and rules in effect.

Return or Prepaid Tickets are good for one year from date of issue and are not transferable. Upon application to one of the Company’s Passenger Offices, they may be extended by paying the difference between the rate in effect at the date of issue and time of sailing, in accordance with the conditions on passage contract.

Return Accommodations may be secured through the Company’s Passenger Offices or Agents. They should be engaged when securing berths for the outward trip, or as soon thereafter as possible. If a passenger is prevented from sailing on a steamship for which return accommodations have been secured, a transfer to an earlier or later steamship can be made by applying to either of the Company’s Offices or Agencies, provided application for the transfer be made not later than two weeks previous to departure of the steamship on which berths had originally been reserved.

If Unused Return Tickets are offered for cancellation, the amount paid for the round trip, less full outgoing fare and agent’s commission, will be refunded against delivery of the return certificate to one of the Company’s General Passenger Offices after authorisation has been received from Company’s General Passenger Office at Rotterdam.

Through Checking of Baggage for Paris. — Baggage of cabin passengers from New York, to Paris via Boulogne-sur-Mer, can be checked through at our docks in Hoboken before embarkation.

All Baggage should be forwarded so as to be delivered at Company’s dock not later than one hour before departure of the steamship. If the baggage is sent in advance, passengers will please inform the HOLLAND-AMERICA Line, by letter stating by what Railroad or Express Company the baggage has been forwarded, whether anything is to be paid for passengers’ account upon receipt of said baggage and by what steamship passengers intend to leave. The baggage must be claimed from the baggagemaster on the pier previous to embarkation, in order to prevent errors.

No baggage will be forwarded unless appropriately labeled and entered in the baggage manifest on the dock.

Steamer Trunks should not be higher than 13 inches, and of the usual width and length, so that they can be placed under the berth or sofa in the stateroom.

Larger Pieces of Baggage are not permitted in the staterooms, but are stowed away in the baggage hold.

Custom House Examination. — The baggage of passengers leaving the steamship at Boulogne-sur-Mer, will be examined by the French Custom House officers at the Gare Maritime at said port, or, if checked through to Paris in New-York or on board, on arrival at Paris. The examination by the Holland Custom House officials will take place either on board, two or three hours previous to arrival at Rotterdam, or at the Hook of Holland, at the new pier of the HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE, built at the “Hook” in 1903, and which pier may be used as a landing place for passengers and their baggage whenever tide or other circumstances may prevent the steamship from proceeding at once to Rotterdam.

Bicycles, provided properly crated, will be taken as baggage at owner’s risk, at a fixed rate.

Steamer Chairs, of improved construction, may be rented at the different offices of the Company, or on the dock, for one trip, at a fixed rate.

Valuables may be placed in the custody of the Purser during the voyage, without, however, any guarantee or responsibility on the part of the Company. Inflammable or explosive articles are not allowed on board. SS Rotterdam and “Nieuw Amsterdam” are provided with a safe deposit which is at the disposal of passengers.

Arms must be surrendered to the purser during the voyage.

Seats at Table. — Seats at table are allotted immediately after sailing.

Mail will be accepted by the Purser after leaving New York and forwarded by pilot from Sandy Hook, without responsibility for proper mailing, however, on the part of the Company. Letters or postcards to be posted at Boulogne-sur-Mer should be put in the mailbag which will be hung in due time in a convenient place. Passengers are requested to put their letters etc. in the mailbag themselves.

Stamps, stationery, postal cards, cable and telegraph blanks can be obtained from the saloon steward.

Letters and Telegrams. — The Company is willing to accept letters or telegrams for passengers to be delivered on board on arrival or departure, without assuming, however, any responsibility for their proper delivery. The name of the passenger should, be distinctly written, also the name of the steamship on which passengers travel. Undelivered letters are returned to the Post Office.

Money. — Money of the United States or of European countries is accepted on board the steamships of the HOLLAND AMERICA LINE in payment of all bills, at fixed rates of Exchange. Foreign moneys are bought and sold at current rates at the Company’s Offices in Europe.

Source: TSS Rotterdam Passenger List - 25 July 1908

 

Information for Passengers - 31 August 1912

Interchangeable Tickets. — The Holder of a return ticket first or second class has the option of returning by one of the following lines: American Line, Atlantic Transport Line, AustroAmericana, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, Cunard Line, Dominion Line, Hamburg America Line, Leyland Line, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Red Star Line and White Star Line, subject to the rules and regulations of the line by which the ticket is used. Return tickets of any of the above lines will in the same way be honored by the Holland-America Line.

Steamer Rugs can be hired on board from the Purser at a charge of $ 1.— for one trip.

The attention of the Managers has been called to the fact that certain persons, believed to be professional gamblers, are in the habit of traveling to and fro in atlantic steamships.

In bringing this to the knowledge of Travellers, the Managers, while not wishing in the slightest degree to interfere with the freedom of action of Patrons of the Holland-America Line, desire to invite their assistance in discouraging games of chance, as being likely to afford these individuals special opportunities for taking unfair advantage of others.

Dogs. — Passengers are reminded that, tinder the laws of the United Kingdom, the importation of dogs into Great Britain is prohibited unless a permit has been first obtained from the Board of Agriculture.

The orchestra of well-trained musicians on board of SS "Rotterdam" will play as indicated below:

  • 10:00 to 11:00 am Second Class Dining Saloon
  • 1:00 to 2:00 pm First Class Vestibule. (Deck B)
  • 4:00 tp 5:00 pm Second Class Dining Saloon
  • 7:00 to 8:30 pm First Class Vestibule. (Deck B)
  • 9:00 to 10:00 pm First Class Social Hall

The above named hours may be altered according to circumstances.

Source: SS Rotterdam Passenger List - 31 August 1912

 

Information for Passengers - 15 October 1914

The Holland-America Line takes pleasure in announcing that, for the convenience of its Passengers, it has established a Porter Service for the carrying of packages, hand-baggage, etc., between the Holland-America Line docks and the Railroad and Ferry Terminals, or any part of Hoboken, Jersey City, New York and Brooklyn.

Radio Letters.

For the convenience of Passengers on transatlantic steamships, the Marconi Company has inaugurated a Radio-Letter Service.

Radio-Letters are messages that may be sent from one ship to another going in opposite direction, for reforwarding by registered mail from a port of call or the port of destination. These messages are given only one wireless transmission between two ships; they will not be retransmitted to another ship or a coast station.

Source: SS Rotterdam Passenger List - 15 October 1914

 

Information for Passengers - 15 April 1924

Securing of Berths. Berths are reserved upon payment of one fourth of the full passage money with a minimum of $ 60.— for each berth in the first cabin and upon payment of $ 20.—for each berth in the second cabin. The balance on the passage-ticket must be paid at least three weeks before sailing.

When sending deposit money, Passengers are requested to state at the same time their full names and whether the berths are intended for ladies, gentlemen, or married couples. In case, upon receipt, all berths should be engaged, the money so paid will be refunded or accommodation reserved on a later steamer if desired.

Holders of Return tickets can apply for accommodation for the return trip upon writing to the Company to this effect, stating the number of their ticket, the names of the Passengers entitled to transportation, the name of the steamer and date of sailing.

If accommodation at the rate paid should not be available, higher or lower priced accommodation if available will be offered, and when accepted, the difference in price will be collected or will be refunded as the case may be, before the Passenger embarks.

Orders given by telegraph must be followed immediately by the deposit-money or full passage-amount and confirmed by letter.

No orders for berths will be accepted, if the date of sailing is not named.

Tickets are strictly personal and cannot be transferred to others without the consent of the Company; they are valid only for the steamer and sailing named in the ticket.

Passengers wishing to cancel their passage or wishing to be transferred to another sailing, must give notice to that effect at least three weeks in advance.

Should Passengers faü to notify the Company in accordance with the above, 50% of the passage money will be forfeited, unless in case of "vis major" (sickness) or in case the Company has been able to resell the accommodation, originally reserved for the Passenger, in which latter case 10 % of the passage money will be deducted for booking tee when refunding the amount paid.

Round Trip Tickets. Round trip tickets are issued without any reduction; these tickets are valid one year from date of issue.

Baggage for Transportation in Bond. Baggage intended for delivery at ports in the United States other than the port of arrival, or in transit through the United States to a foreign country, may be forwarded without the assessment of duty at the port of New York, by the various railroads and express-companies, whose representatives will be found on the pier, provided the intention of Passengers to have their baggage forwarded in bond be indicated in the customs-declarations to be filled out on board before the steamer's arrival, and provided the value of such baggage be stated in said declarations.

Baggage Insurance. The Company's liabüity for baggage is strictly limited, but arrangements have been made whereby Passengers can have same insured against loss by sea or land.

A circular with full particulars re this insurance can be had on application at the Purser's Office.

Deck Chairs. The steamers are provided with a limited number of deck chairs which can be hired either at the different Offices of the Company or on board at $1.50 for the single voyage. Such chairs must be returned to the Chief Steward on or before arrival.

Steamer Rugs. Steamer rugs can be hired on board from the Purser at the rate of $1.50 for one trip; they must be returned to the Chief Steward on or before arrival.

Source: SS Rotterdam Passenger List - 15 April 1924

 

Information for Passengers - 29 May 1929

Notice: All Passengers will receive on board a landing card and are requested to present same before leaving the steamer to a U.S. Immigrant Inspector for endorsement.

Source: SS Rotterdam Passenger List - 29 May 1929

 

Information for Passengers - 15 June 1929

STCA stands for Student Third Cabin Association - It offers a special Tourist Third Cabin on the Holland-America Line ships which was created by two Yale students in 1923. It differs from other Tourist Third Cabins in being maintained entirely for college people and those with whom they naturally associate.

In addition to most congenial fellow Passengers on the ocean, it offers cabins, decks and public rooms that were formerly second class on the steamers Rotterdam, New Amsterdam, Volendam, and Veendam, and remarkable Tourist Third Cabin accommodations on the new Holland-America Line flagship Statendam.

The service on these vessels is all that could be desired, the food is first class, well prepared and simply served, and everything is kept scrupulously clean. Included with this passenger list is a photograph of Officer J. Munnik and two group photos (unidentified individuals) of the the STCA members who were on this voyage.

Source: TSS Rotterdam Passenger List - 15 June 1929

 

Information for Passengers - 9 October 1931

Mail and Telegrams. Mail and telegrams for Passengers are brought on board steamer before embarkation and placed in the Passengers' rooms. For any inquiries relating to mails, Passengers are invited to call at the Chief Steward's office.

Seats at Table. Application for table seats may be made to the Chief Steward. Hours for meals are posted on the ship's bulletin board.

Return Tickets. The Purser will be glad to radio, free of charge, to the New York office of the Line, if you wish to make return reservations on any steamer of the Line.

Valuables. For the convenience of the Passengers the Line has provided safe deposit boxes in the Purser's office in which any valuables may be deposited upon payment to the Purser of $4.—; this amount to be refunded when the key of the deposit box is returned. However, the Line does not assume any responsibility for the safe custody of such articles. (Passengers may, if they wish, protect themselves by insurance).

Personal Funds. For the convenience of Passengers the Purser is prepared to cash a limited amount of recognized Travelers' Checks or to exchange money at official rates as posted at the Purser's office. A receipt is issued on such transactions on the Company's Form.

Personal checks cannot be cashed on board.

Divine Service. Divine service will be held on Sundays, at hours announced on the bulletin board, if a recognized clergyman on board is willing to officiate.

Ship's Newspaper. "The Ocean Post", containing latest wireless news and closing prices of the leading securities on the New York Stock Exchange, is published on board. A copy of this newspaper is placed, when issued, in passenger's stateroom with the compliments of the Line.

Medical Attention. Passengers requesting and accepting medical attendance and medicines from the ship's Physician, do so at their own risk without any responsibility on the part of the Company.

The services rendered and the medicines supplied by the ship's Physician are free, except that in cases, where Passengers require the service of ship's Physician for the treatment of ailments for which they already were under the care of a Physician at the time of embarkation, the ship's Physician may charge a reasonable fee for such services, subject to the approval and sanction of the Commander.

Additional Payments on Board. Passengers paying any supplements for room transfers, additional passage money, freight, telegrams, etc., should obtain a receipt from the Purser on the Company's Form.

For radiograms receipt will be furnished by the wireless operator.

Flying in America. The Holland-America Line have made arrangements whereby their Passengers have the facilities of the Curtiss-Wright Flying Service in America at their disposal on landing. The Purser will gladly give information on the routes and connections of this air line and radio ahead for reservations. Only a limited amount of luggage is carried on the aeroplanes; excess luggage being charged for at excess baggage rates.

Steamer Chairs, Rugs and Chair Cushions. Deck chairs, rugs and chair cushions may be hired on application to the Deck Steward at $ 1.50 each for the voyage.

Baggage. There is a baggage room on board steamer where Passengers may store such personal belongings as cannot be placed in their cabins, as well as baggage of any kind. The baggage room is open at hours as posted, and all inquiries pertaining to the storing or forwarding of baggage should be addressed to the Baggage Master.

Baggage Insurance. The Company's liability for damage to or loss or detention of baggage is strictly limited, and Passengers are, therefore, advised to protect themselves by insurance against risk of loss, theft, damage, pilferage, etc. Policies may be obtained at current rates at any office of the Line or through the Baggage Master on board this steamer.

Landing at New York. Motor Coach Service. For the convenience of Holland-America Line Passengers and their friends a motor coach service to and from the Holland-America Line Piers and the centrally located New York Hotels McAlpin and Commodore via the new Holland Tunnel is operated by the Fifth Avenue Coach Company and the Public Service Co-ordinated Transport of N. J.

Through the Purser you can reserve a place in one of the Motor Coaches to either the Hotel McAlpin or the Hotel Commodore at least 12 hours before arrival in New York. The charge for this reservation, for which you will receive a ticket, will be $ 1.- including the transfer of your hand baggage (not more than two pieces of hand baggage). Large baggage must be sent on separately.

The Holland-America Line accept no responsibility whatsoever in connection with this coach service.

Source: TSS Rotterdam Passenger List - 9 October 1931

 

Information for Passengers - 11 August 1937

Medical Attention. The Holland-America Line assumes no responsibility for services rendered by the ship's Physician.

Source: TSS Rotterdam Passenger List - 11 August 1937

 

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Advertisement: Holland-America Line Luxury Cruise To the Mediterranean Palestine - Egypt By the Famous SS Rotterdam Leaving New York on 4 February 1925 for 66 Days of Delightful Diversion.

Advertisement: Holland-America Line Luxury Cruise To the Mediterranean Palestine - Egypt By the Famous SS Rotterdam Leaving New York on 4 February 1925 for 66 Days of Delightful Diversion. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 12 November 1924. GGA Image ID # 209bf22d3b

 

Mediterranean Luxury Cruise by the Famous SS Rotterdam, Leaving New York 7 February 1929 -- a 71-Day Delightful Diversion.

Mediterranean Luxury Cruise by the Famous SS Rotterdam, Leaving New York 7 February 1929 -- a 71-Day Delightful Diversion. SS Veendam Passenger List, 7 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1dfc298bb9

 

Advertisement: The Luxury Cruise Mediterranean, Palestine, Egypt on the Famous Cruising Steamer SS Rotterdam, Sailing from New York, 6 February 1930.

Advertisement: The Luxury Cruise Mediterranean, Palestine, Egypt on the Famous Cruising Steamer SS Rotterdam, Sailing from New York, 6 February 1930. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 11 September 1929. GGA Image ID # 1df93b5ef5

 

The Luxury Cruise of 1931 -- Mediterranean (Palestine, Egypt) by the Famous SS Rotterdam. Leaving New York, 5 February 1931.

Advertisement: The Luxury Cruise of 1931 -- Mediterranean (Palestine, Egypt) by the Famous SS Rotterdam. Leaving New York, 5 February 1931. Minimum Rate $955. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 9 August 1930. GGA Image ID # 1df98ac13c

 

Advertisement: The SS Rotterdam Mediterranean Cruise of 1932, Departing from New York on 6 February 1932.

Advertisement: The SS Rotterdam Mediterranean Cruise of 1932, Departing from New York on 6 February 1932. Itinerery Includes Madeira, Spain, Gibraltar, Algeria, Tunisia, Naples, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Rhodes, Cyprus, Palestine, the Holy Land, Venice, Sicily, Monte Carlo, Nice, Southampton, Egypt, Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Yugoslavia, and Rotterdam. Minimum Rate $900. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 9 October 1931. GGA Image ID # 1dfa2404cb

 

Fall, Winter, and Spring Cruises by Famous Holland-America Liners from New York, Beginning 18 September 1937 and Ending with an 8-Day Cruise to Havana Leaving New York on 19 March 1938.

Fall, Winter, and Spring Cruises by Famous Holland-America Liners from New York, Beginning 18 September 1937 and Ending with an 8-Day Cruise to Havana Leaving New York on 19 March 1938. Ships Include the Rotterdam, Statendam, Veendam, and Vollendam. Throughout the coming full, winter and spring the Trans-Atlantic liners of the Holland-America Line will offer unusual opportunities to visit the West-Indies and to enjoy the carefully planned cruises and the traditionally elaborate entertainment aboard. Duration, destination and price vary. SS Veendam Passenger List, 4 September 1937. GGA Image ID # 1dfc3f4e05

 

61-Day Cruise Deluxe by the SS Rotterdam through the Panama Canal, around South America and through the West Indies.

61-Day Cruise Deluxe by the SS Rotterdam through the Panama Canal, around South America and through the West Indies. 16 Ports of Call, 15,125 Miles. Minimum Rate $650. Leaving New York 3 February 1938. SS Veendam Passenger List, 4 September 1937. GGA Image ID # 1dfc362d9d

 

Advertisement: Cruse Around the World in 80 Days on the SS Rotterdam, 1965.

Advertisement: Cruse Around the World in 80 Days on the SS Rotterdam, 1965. TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First and Tourist Class Passenger List, 12 June 1964. GGA Image ID # 209c054840

 

From New York City January 23,1965 aboard the SS Rotterdam, calling at: Gibraltar ■ Ville- franche ■ Naples ■ Athens ■ Alexandria ■ Port Said ■ Suez ■ Aden ■ Bombay ■ Colombo ■ Penang ■ Bali ■ Singapore ■ Bangkok ■ Hong Kong ■ Kobe ■ Yokohama ■ Honolulu ■ San Francisco ■ Acapulco ■ and Balboa. Rates from $2,700.

Here is the cruise of your dreams —around the world aboard Holland-America's fabulous flagship Rotterdam. You'll explore 21 of the world's most romantic cities—where the sight seeing and the shopping are superb. And you'll have the world's largest world cruise liner as your air-conditioned hotel at all times.

 

Advertisement: Holland-America Line's 1964-1965 Fall and Early Winter West Indies Cruise Program. TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First and Tourist Class Passenger List, 12 June 1964. GGA Image ID #

 

11 "HAPPY SHIP" CRUISES FROM NEW YORK CITY

  1. OCT. 2 NIEUW AMSTERDAM: 10 1/2 DAYS FROM $295 To Nassau. Montego Bay. St. Thomas
  2. OCT. 14 NIEUW AMSTERDAM: 5 1/2 DAYS FROM $165 To Bermuda
  3. OCT. 21 NIEUW AMSTERDAM: 11 1/2 DAYS FROM $320 To Montego Bay. Curacao. St. Thomas
  4. NOV. 5 NIEUW AMSTERDAM: 13 DAYS FROM $365 To Curacao. Trinidad. Barbados. Martinique. St. Thomas
  5. NOV. 25 ROTTERDAM: 10 DAYS FROM $310 To Antigua. Nevis. St. Kitts. San Juan. St. Thomas
  6. DEC. 7 ROTTERDAM: 9 DAYS FROM $280 To Nassau. San Juan. St. Thomas
  7. DEC. 18 ROTTERDAM: 15 DAYS FROM $495 To Nassau. San Juan. St. Thomas. Barbados. Grenada. La Guairá. Curacao
  8. DEC. 21 NIEUW AMSTERDAM: 13 1/2 DAYS FROM $425 To Nassau, Montego Bay, Curacao, Guadeloupe, St. Thomas
  9. DEC. 21 MAASDAM: 12 DAYS FROM $305 To Curacao, San Juan, St. Thomas
  10. JAN. 4 ROTTERDAM: 15 DAYS FROM $475 To Montego Bay, Curacao, La Guairá, Barbados, Martinique, San Juan, St. Thomas
  11. JAN. 6 NIEUW AMSTERDAM: 10 1/2 DAYS FROM $305 To Nassau, Montego Bay, St. Thomas

consult the Chief Purser's office or your own travel agent

 

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SS Rotterdam Season 1905 First Cabin Passage Rates, To and From New York, Rotterdam, and Boulogne-sur-Mer.

SS Rotterdam Season 1905 First Cabin Passage Rates, To and From New York, Rotterdam, and Boulogne-sur-Mer. Summer Season, Early and Late Summer Season, and Winter Season. Rates Effective 25 March 1905. GGA Image ID # 1f930fc0b8. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Holland-America Line Schedule of Second Class Fares issued 1 May 1922 for the Rotterdam, Volendam, Nieuw Amsterdam, and Ryndam.

Holland-America Line Schedule of Second Class Fares issued 1 May 1922 for the Rotterdam, Volendam, Nieuw Amsterdam, and Ryndam. GGA Image ID # 1f75db8ff3. Click to View Larger Image.

 

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Front Cover, Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1906-1914, Volume 1.

Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1906-1914 Volume 1

An authentic replication to the smallest detail of the best of The Shipbuilder magazine, 1906-1914, including articles on the Titanic, Olympic, Lusitania, Mauretania, and more. This encyclopedic collection contains original text, photographs, and advertisements, as well as 22 fold-out blueprint plans, five color plates, a two-color Titanic cutaway folding advertisement and even two facsimile subscription forms.

 

Front Cover, Era of the Passenger Liner by Nicholas T. Cairis. Published by Pegasus Books Ltd., London, 1992.

Era of the Passenger Liner - 1992

The Gilded Era comes back to life as the reader relives the careers of stately ships and express greyhounds from immigrant ships to floating palaces. Scarce, large format book containing 288pp. Features photographs, statistics, and background of 280 passenger liners, each with a picture.

 

Front Cover, The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners, 1984.

The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners - 1984

Some 200 superb photographs—in long shots and close-ups—capture exquisite interiors of world's great "floating palaces"—1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Île de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more. Informative captions provide key details.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Famous Ocean Liners: The Story of Passenger Shipping from the Turn of the Century to the Present Day by William H. Miller, 1987.

Famous Ocean Liners - 1987

Here is the story of twentieth-century passenger shipping, from the first of the superliners — the German Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse — to Cunard's Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, right up to Queen Elizabeth 2.

 

Front Cover, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 1: 1858-1912 by Arnold Kludas, Translated from the German by Charles Hodges, 1975.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1858-1912

This initial volume deals with Ships from 1858-1912, from the first passenger ship of over 10,000 GRT to be placed in service (the Great Eastern) to those unforgettable sister ships, the Olympic and Titanic — the first of more than 40,000 GRT.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 2: 1913-1923 by Arnold Kludas, 1976.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1913-1923

The period 1913-1923 is dealt with in this second volume. Although it was only a decade, it was one of the most turbulent passenger ships in history. Competition to produce ever-larger vessels declined between leading North Atlantic shipping companies. For 20 years, the ships of the Imperator Class were the largest in the world.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 5: 1951-1976 by Arnold Kludas, 1977.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1951-1976

This volume, covering the years 1951-1976, embraces a period of dramatic change in ocean travel, the growth in airline travel causing a sharp decline in passenger liner building and existing liners being increasingly used in the cruising role.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Liner Collectibles with Price Guide by Myra Yellin Outwater, Photographs by Eric Boe Outwater, 1998.

Ocean Liner Collectibles

This book recreates the ambiance of the ocean linereraby showing the actual objects used on board. Each piece of ocean-liner memorabilia is like an aladdin's lamp, releasing wondrous memories of that grand style of travel.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970 by John Adams, 1993.

Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970

A history of the steam-powered passenger ship that details its story from the SS Savannah of 1819 to the SS Hamburg of 1969. It contains historical details of all civilian vessels built in the intervening years, with numerous illustrations and previously unpublished material.

 

Front Cover, Passenger Liners Of The World Since 1893 By Nicholas T. Cairis, Revised Edition With Over 200 pictures, 1979.

Passenger Liners of the World Since 1893

The author here takes a nostalgic look back to the heyday of the passenger ship, providing a brief history of 211 ships of over 10,000 tons, together with specifications and technical details of each.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Passenger Ships of the World, Past and Present by Eugene W. Smith, 1963.

Passenger Ships of the World - 1963

Passenger Ships of the World, 1963, represents an incredible resource covering passenger ships that are Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, Trans-Pacific via Panama Canal, Latin American, Africa and the Eastern Oceans, and California-Hawaii.

 

Front Cover, Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994 by William H Miller, Jr., 417 Photographs, 1995.

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994

One of the most comprehensive pictorial references on ocean liners ever published, this superb chronicle by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr., depicts and describes virtually every passenger ship of over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and the late 1900s.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of German and Dutch Passenger Ships by William H. Miller, Jr., 2002.

Picture History of German and Dutch Passenger Ships

Picture History of German and Dutch Passenger Ships is a superbly illustrated volume that documents a long line of great ships--from "floating palaces" such as the Imperator (1913) and the Vaterland (1914) to such luxurious cruise ships as the Statendam (1957), Hamburg (1969), the remodeled Bremen (1990), and the new Deutschland (1998).

 

Front Cover and Spine Plus, The Atlantic Liners 1925-70 by Frederick Earl Emmons, 1972.

The Atlantic Liners 1925-1970

THE ATLANTIC LINERS will be cherished by all the millions of Americans who love the sea. Frederick Emmons sketches the histories of every ocean liner that sailed between the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1970.

 

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The Fleet of Holland-Americ Line. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 29 May 1915.

The Fleet of Holland-Americ Line. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 29 May 1915. GGA Image ID # 1e01b0f9c9

 

  • Twin Screw Steamship "Rotterdam"
  • Twin screw Steamship "Nieuw Amsterdam"
  • Twin screw Steamship "Noordam"
  • Twin screw Steamship "Ryndam"
  • Twin screw Steamship "Potsdam"
  • Triple screw Steamship "Statendam"

They range from 12,351 to 24,170 tons gross register, whereas Triple screw Steamship "STATENDAM" of 32,500 tons is building.

All steamships are of enormous tonnage and splendidly equipped for the safety and comfort of Passengers. They are all provided with the latest improvements, have bilge keels, superb decks, halls, saloons, and large staterooms, and are fitted with the Marconi system of wireless telegraphy and the Submarine Signal Receiving Apparatus. They carry the U.S. and Royal Netherlands Mails and maintain a regular weekly service between New York and Rotterdam, stopping both ways at Boulogne-sur-Mer for the landing and embarkation of Passengers. Moreover, S.S. "ROTTERDAM" and "NIEUW AMSTERDAM" will, on the eastbound voyage, the ship calls at Plymouth for the landing of Passengers to Great Britain.

For complete information, sailings, and rates, please apply to the Passenger Offices of the Holland-America Line or its local Agents.

 

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