- Five weeks after the withdrawal of the legendary 'Rotterdam' (V) Holland America Line introduced in November 1997 the 'Rotterdam' (VI). With her gross tonnage of 59.652 she was and stil is a remarkable ship among all cruise liners. From 2012 the proud flagship of the HAL is sailing year-round from Rotterdam (The Netherlands). In this number of Liners Bert Lamers described the history of the 'Rotterdam' (VI). He also gives a description on the interior and the large art- and antique collection on board.