Holland America Line
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ms Rotterdam Cruise Review
Our voyage on
Holland America Line's ms Rotterdam began at the
Cruise Terminal Rotterdam,
which is just across the Erasmus Bridge (Erasmusbrug in Dutch) from downtown Rotterdam.
You can easily walk to the cruise terminal from the city center if you don't
have too much luggage. The Wilhelminaplein Metro station is nearby, and tram
lines 20, 23, and 25 also stop just beyond the bridge.
Bus 50 from Rotterdam Airport also stops at Wilhelmskade, near the terminal.
Cruise Terminal Rotterdam is hard to miss. You'll see the terminal, or your
ship in front of it, as you cross the Erasmus Bridge.
Historical side note: Between 1880 and 1925, vast numbers of
emigrants--many of them Eastern European Jews--departed from this location on
their way to New York's Ellis Island. See the Hotel New York's
history page for more details.
Rotterdam hotel tip: We spent nearly a week at the H2otel, a
floating hotel on the historic Wijnhaven (Wine Harbor) in the city center.The
H2otel is about 20 minutes from the cruise terminal on foot or just a few
minutes by cab. For more information, read our illustrated
H2otel Rotterdam review.