She is an ocean going cruise ship built in 1993. The vessel accommodates 1510 passengers serviced by a crew of 590 people. The passenger to space ratio of all berths is 37.86. It is provided with 13 decks of which 5 decks with cabins, a total of 631 cabins. The investment budget equaled to the building cost of USD 180 million. The vessel is sailing with the speed of 22 knots. The main particulars include length of 220 m, beam of 30.94 m, and gross tonnage of 55.575 GT. Last fully refurbishment is held in 2016.
There are seven different type of staterooms as named Interior (182 sq. ft.) and Oceanview (197 sq. ft.) staterooms and Lanai (197 sq. ft.), Neptune (556 sq.ft.), Pinaclle (1.159 sq. ft.), Vista (292 sq. ft.) suite and Presidential suite (1,273 sq. ft.)
All suites have balconies. Each Lanai stateroom has a sliding glass door that leads onto the Promenade Deck instead of a balcony. Reminiscent from ships of yore, the unique Lanai staterooms have a sliding door that opens right onto the outdoor deck of the Lower Promenade. Included are two teak reclining chairs reserved only for the Lanai guests. Tinted glass prevents passersby from seeing inside the stateroom during the day. . The Oceanview staterooms are located on A Deck (the lowest deck), at eye-level of sea surface.
High above on Deck 10 you’ll find the Vista, Neptune and Pinnacle Veranda Suites plus the impressive Presidential Suite. The Concierge-staffed Neptune Lounge is a secluded retreat serving complimentary beverages and light fare, accessible only to the upper level Suite guests.
The passenger accessible decks from bottom up are A Deck, Main Deck, Lower Promenade Deck, Upper Promenade Deck, Verandah Deck, Navigation Deck, Lido Deck and Sports Deck.
Following the 2016 refurbishment, now she has Spa suites and staterooms with a choice of inside, oceanview or balcony. Spa accommodation amenities include an iPod docking station, yoga mats and a special countertop water carafe.
Interior staterooms are comfortable with good lighting and plenty of closet and storage space. The bathrooms aren’t enormous, but definitely well designed with sufficient countertop area.
Also included in the ship-wide refurbishment are those wonderful Signature Dream Beds, soft Egyptian cotton sheets, flat panel TVs and DVD/CD players. DVD and CD rentals are free and available at the Front Desk.
Her ship facilities are as follows: For the food and drink; two level of main Rotterdam Dining Room, Lido Buddet Restaurant, Pinnale Grill, Canaletto Italian Restaurant, Le Cirque French Restaurant. For the entertainment; Mix Martinis Bar, Mix Champagne Bar, Mix Spirit & Ales Bar, the Atrium Bar, the Crows Nest, the Ocean Bar, Showroom at Sea and the Casino. For the relaxation; The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Fitness Centre, Culinary Arts Centre, Lido Pool, Explorations Café, Club Hal (for the kids).
Just because she is small, doesn’t mean the ship lacks activities or public spaces. With six bars and lounges, a dedicated movie theater, full spa and fitness areas, library and casino aboard the ship.
She is one of the few ships anywhere, that still has a dedicated movie theater. On this cruise, not only were there movies on both port and sea days, but the enrichment lectures were also held there. She doesn’t have your typical “Atrium” or Centrum area. Instead, there’s this beautiful, illuminated glass sculpture tower.
She is a much-loved older ship with very dedicated past passengers. Part of the reason could be because the ship imparts a feeling of spaciousness and comfort yet still has all the features that seasoned cruisers expect. You’ll find that She has an uncomplicated deck plan, a wide wraparound promenade and plenty of elevators so there’s rarely a wait.
At the Outdoor Areas and Pools you won’t find breakneck-speed water slides or a brightly colored aqua park here. Instead, no matter what the weather, you can relax in a lounge chair under the sliding dome-covered pool.
She features a teak promenade deck and her interior motifs pay homage to the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company. The centerpiece of the ship's atrium is a sculpture crafted by Luciano Vistosi and features over 2,000 pieces of glass. Other pieces of ancient artifacts and art pieces are also spread throughout the ship.