Jump to content

Fantastic ms Rotterdam VI Video

Recommended Posts

I just stumbled across this fantastic promotional video introducing the ms Rotterdam VI back in 1997. Thought I’d share here. As the new ms Rotterdam VII inches closer and closer to completion, I think that some will get a good kick out of this ‘Portrait of a Lady’. I for one love the music!




Link to post
Share on other sites

This was 1997 so well after the CCL acquisition, right?  It seems at the time, HAL as a brand was positioned well above the mass/mid market lines as a luxury line.  Six stars!?  I get that "premium" is the name of the game today, but I'm not sure what the industry landscape looked like at that time.  Any thoughts about this?


I'm interested in pre-CCL HAL vs. post-CCL HAL and I do understand that all of the S- and R- class vessels came about (no pun intended) post-acquisition.  But it seems from where I sit that HAL was kept significantly more unique during the earlier years.


Not complaining!  I also get that without CCL, there may be no HAL to speak of today — and I'm a fan — but with so much duplication in design and experience across the brands, I wonder if there's a way back…

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Host Kat changed the title to Fantastic ms Rotterdam VI Video

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • Q&A with Chris Prelog, President of Windstar Cruises!
      • Register Now for Cruise Critic Live Special Event: Royal Caribbean
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
  • Create New...