often said that 90 per cent of an iceberg is below the surface, hidden from
sight. Ships aren't icebergs, and memories of Titanic make iceberg analogies unpleasant in
any case. Still, on a ship like ms Rotterdam, what
happens below decks or on the bridge is as important to your cruise experience
as the nightly show, the coffee in the Explorations Café,
or whether you can find a blanket for your deck chair.
In this series of captioned pictures, we'll show you what goes on in the
kitchens, in the provisioning areas, and such places as the recycling room and
the ship's laundry. We'll also give you a few glimpses of the navigation bridge
during ms Rotterdam's passage down the Oslofjord to the North Sea.
For even more insights into what it's like to cruise in Europe with Holland
America Line, see our 10-page ms Rotterdam cruise review and our 156-page
ms Rotterdam cruise photo gallery.