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Welcome aboard the MPS Rotterdam

The MPS Rotterdam has been a firm favourite with Shearings river cruisers for a number of years, thanks to its perfect blend of luxury and warmth, so while your cruise will feel impressive, you’ll also find it so easy to relax as you sail along the Rhine, Moselle or Dutch Waterways. The four-deck Rotterdam is truly a ship for all seasons, with relaxing river cruises throughout spring, summer, autumn and winter – including Christmas and New Year. This popular ship fills up fast, so book early to secure your cabin.

Life on board

Step on board the inviting Rotterdam and you’ll immediately feel right at home. You’ll find most of the ship’s impressive facilities on the Lounge Deck. The stylish main lounge area is spacious, decorated in rich, warm colours, with a dance floor and offering panoramic views from which you can watch the world float by. It’s also a great place to get to you know your fellow travellers. The large Sun Deck has plenty of room for everybody. Soak up the sun from one of the loungers, or relax in the spacious sheltered area if you’d rather stay in the shade. You’ll also find an exercise bicycle to help you keep in shape while on board.

Your cruise manager will keep you entertained with on-board activities during the day, while in the evening you can sit back and relax (or get up and dance!) to the sounds of our resident musician. The Rotterdam’s team are more than just staff members – they’ll become fellow travelling companions. The crew’s spectacular farewell evening show is a highlight of any Rotterdam cruise.


When you’re on holiday it’s important to have those creature comforts, so we’re delighted to showcase our selection of cabins offering multi-channel satellite TV, telephone, centrally-regulated air-conditioning and heating. All cabins are also fitted with private bathroom facilities, including a shower and toilet. Most cabins have a dressing table.

Grade C+ Superior Twin cabins are more spacious and are situated on the Main Deck. Grade B+ Superior Twin cabins also feature sliding windows. Grade A Superior Twin. As per grade B, located on promenade Deck, more spacious approximate size of 14m2. Cabins have sliding windows.


Fact File

  • Length: 75.76 metres
  • Width: 11.22 metres
  • Accommodation refurbished: 2013
  • Passenger capacity: 107
  • Passenger decks: 4
  • Our rating: 4 star


MPS Rotterdam
Cabin Type Upgrade price
  Grade C Base Cabin
  Grade C Base Cabin
  Grade C+ £22pppn
  Grade B £24pppn
  Grade B+ £30pppn
  Grade B+ £30pppn
  Grade A £32pppn

* PPPN represents per person per night

Food & Drink

Food and drink

Each day on the Rotterdam starts with the delights of the breakfast buffet, offering a wide choice of English and Continental breakfast treats. At lunchtime, you’ll enjoy a table-served starter before helping yourself to the buffet, with a choice of hot dish, cold meats, cheeses, salads and fresh fruits. Your four-course evening meal will be full table service, giving you the chance to sample the traditional cuisine or specialities of the places you’re visiting. And the impressive six-course Captain’s dinner is not to be missed.

All meals are served in the stylish Lounge Deck restaurant, allowing you to admire the stunning scenery along the Rhine, Moselle or Dutch Waterways as you sample the delightful delicacies.

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