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Late burst for Cruise Port Rotterdam

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Regal Princess, one of several calls in Rotterdam during the last quarter of 2021
Cruise ships started calling again in Rotterdam in the last quarter of 2021 and bookings for next year ‘look great,’ according to Nick Hoogeweij, executive manager Cruise Port Rotterdam.

Although involved with repatriation of crew and technical calls during the earlier part of this year, ‘it all started again at Cruise Port Rotterdam on September 21 with a call by Artania. The second call was on October 6/7 with Spirit of Adventure followed by Regal Princess, Hanseatic Spirit and Artania,' noted Hoogeweij, who celebrated his sixth anniversary at the company last month.

Maiden calls

Holland America Line's new Rotterdam (VII) berthed for the first time in her home port of Rotterdam on October 14. 

The ship returns next spring for her naming by HRH Princess Margriet, aunt of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

Other maiden callers this year included Fred Olsen’s Bolette and, on Christmas Eve, AIDAnova.

Christmas on the quay

AIDAprima will be in port on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. 'We will be celebrating Christmas together at the Cruise Terminal with a cruise ship on the quay,’ added a smiling Hoogeweij.

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