Maybe, not everyone knows that on 29 October of 2004, Rotterdam has been hit by Hurricane Karl, during its transatlantic cruise en route to New York City from Europe, MS Rotterdam lost power for approximated 3 hours, many of its guests suffered serious injuries (broken bones, bruises, contusions). All lower portholes of the vessel were completely underwater. The ship was diverted to Halifax (Canada) for medical assistance.

Ship Statistics

Cruise line: Holland America Line
Double occupancy/max occupancy: 1400 (1690 max)
Crew: 620
Passenger decks: 10
Year built: 1997
Last refurbished: 2012
Tonnage: 61,850 tons
Length overall: 780 ft (238 meters)
Building cost: 400.000.000 USD
Ship builder: Fincantieri-Marghera (Italy)

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