Our honeymoon cruise is departing out of Rotterdam, which is just a quick train ride from Amsterdam. Until recently, Rotterdam was the world’s largest port. This seaside location helped to grow the city into the largest economic center in the Netherlands at the turn of the twentieth century. Bombing ripped out the heart of the city during WWII, and instead of aiming to rebuild what was lost as many other leveled cities have done, the city council took the opportunity to create a new and better city instead. We have walked around and explored the city a bit and it does have a totally different feel than Amsterdam. Rotterdam doesn't have the canals and you can tell when they rebuilt they chose to go in a modern direction. There are lots of high rise buildings and shopping areas. Locals are all very friendly and when they ask about our travel plans and we say we are getting on a cruise they all seem very excited for us. Most have asked if they can join us. It sounds like Rotterdam doesn't get a lot of cruise ships so I am guessing that is why the locals all seem excited. When we depart Rotterdam we will have a sea day as we head towards Norway. Having a sea day first is really nice since it will give everyone a chance to get over any jet lag and relax a bit before the fun of exploring ports begins.
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