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MS Borealis

Capacity
1404
Crew
620
Tonnage
61,849
Length
780 ft (238 m)
First voyage
1997
Decks
10

Borealis is a cruise ship of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, sailing since July 2021. She was built as MS Rotterdam for the Holland America Line, for which she sailed for 22 years.

Construction and career

As Rotterdam

Commissioned in 1997 by the Holland America Line, the vessel was christened as Rotterdam by Princess Margriet of the Netherlands on December 9, 1997, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,... Read more

MS Borealis

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
1404
Crew: 
620
Tonnage: 
61,849
Length: 
780 ft (238 m)
Beam: 
105.8 ft (32 m)
First voyage: 
1997
Decks: 
10

Borealis is a cruise ship of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, sailing since July 2021. She was built as MS Rotterdam for the Holland America Line, for which she sailed for 22 years.

Construction and career

As Rotterdam

Commissioned in 1997 by the Holland America Line, the vessel was christened as Rotterdam by Princess Margriet of the Netherlands on December 9, 1997, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and made its first call at the Port of Rotterdam on June 10, 1998. Rotterdam was the sixth Holland America vessel to bear the name. She was named for SS Rotterdam of 1959, and also named after the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands. MS Rotterdam and her sister ship MS Amsterdam were co-flagships of Holland America Line (HAL).

Rotterdam carried an art collection on board worth over US$2 million and featured fine art and antiques.

During the summer of 2011, Rotterdam conducted Holland America Line's first standalone transatlantic crossing since 1971, making a single trip both eastbound and westbound.

Rotterdam sailed around Europe during the summer and South America in the winter. Commencing in 2012, the cruise ship was based year-round in Rotterdam.

As Borealis

The name Borealis refers to a ship of the same name that was part of the Fred. Olsen line in 1948, before it became a cruise line. The transformation of Rotterdam to Borealis started in August 2020 at Damen Shipyards in Schiedam, near Rotterdam with completion in July 2021.

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Attractions on MS Borealis


Photo Gallery

Average: 7.5 (4 votes)
What about careless enjoying some lovely pics? Maybe you'll find your own one among them!
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Lido Market

Average: 6.5 (2 votes)
Lido Market provides a fresh, new approach to casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a panoramic view of the sea. A modern market with different themed stations, the Lido offers a curat...

Lido Pool

Average: 6 (2 votes)
It is the ship’s largest pool with Jacuzzis and great opportunities for complete relaxation.

Infirmary

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Each Holland America Line ship has an onboard Medical Center staffed by licensed physicians and critical care nurses. While not a full-service hospital, the Medical Center is well equipped to handl...
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Pinnacle Grill

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Enjoy dishes inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest, such as king salmon from Alaska and choice, responsibly raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. Complement your meal with a selecti...

Bridge

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Bar At The Retreat

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Guests in search of their own private outdoor haven need only visit the Observation Deck Retreat and its bar, a private, outdoor oasis located high above the lower decks.

Doctor’s Office

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Each Holland America Line ship has an onboard Medical Center staffed by licensed physicians and critical care nurses. While not a full-service hospital, the Medical Center is well equipped to handl...
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Lower La Fontaine Dining Room

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For breakfast, lunch or an unforgettable five-course dinner, the elegant main Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining, with menu selections from classic favorites to vegetarian opt...

Neptune Lounge

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Guests choosing Pinnacle and Neptune suites enjoy access to a private lounge and the services of a personal concierge for organizing spa, dining and shore arrangements.