Preserved liner Rotterdam for sale

fred henderson
27th November 2011, 17:09
I see that the despite 500,000 visitors in its first year, the Rotterdam preservation project is losing money and her current owners are looking for a buyer to take the 52 year old liner off their hands.

Ian6
27th November 2011, 21:32
It is very sad, but it confirms those that said that neither Canberra nor QE2 should be preserved. These ships cost a bomb to maintain and can never really earn enough just as a tourist attraction. Queen Mary, at Long Beach, is also a (very expensive) hotel which helps with the upkeep.

Those of us of a certain age long to see these ships preserved but we grow fewer each year and I doubt that many in their 20's or 30's are much fussed.

What now for QE2 in Dubai ?

Ian

DAVID ALCOCK
5th August 2012, 22:08
IHave just stayed on the ROTTERDAM for 2 nights ,BRILLIANT -BUT 3 problems
1 LOCATION
2 LOCATION
3 SEE ABOVE
THE STAFF WERE GREAT
THE FOOD GOOD/BIT EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT
THE ROOM VERY NICE
the only problem is the position

Jan Hendrik
7th August 2012, 02:15
David, I find the location excellent.
Get there by car and you can park in front of the vessel.
Yes it cost 15 Euro per day.
Go by public transport then use the Metro or take water taxi for few Euros from across the river.
I agree with everything else you said, I had same wonderful experience.
Jan

DAVID ALCOCK
7th August 2012, 20:14
the estimates for the water taxi varied from 45-90euros to SPIDO,
there is a free shuttle to the metro but with cases the metro is not ideal