MIBE 2015 will be held onboard of the ss Rotterdam, the legendary former flagship of the Holland America Line, beautifully overlooking the river Maas and the skyline of the dynamic city of Rotterdam.
Between 1959 and 1971 the ss Rotterdam was used for transatlantic crossings to New York. In 1971 flying became more popular, and meant the end of liner services to New York. But the ss Rotterdam lived on as a cruise ship. In the early 90’s the international cruising standards had changed and the ss Rotterdam was no longer meeting all security requierments. By now the ship had become an icon in the marine world, but renovation had become too expensive and the ship was abandoned.
Between 2005 and 2008 the ss Rotterdam was renovated. A dedicated team of designers prepared the ship for the modern age introducing stylish restaurants, larger and better equipped hotel rooms, a parking area and entrances at the 3rd Katendrechtsehoofd in Rotterdam. On 15 February 2010 the ship welcomed its first visitors and by now ss Rotterdam is without a doubt one of the most popular places in the city of Rotterdam.
3e Katendrechtse Hoofd 25
3072 AM Rotterdam
MIBE 2015 will take place in three venues onboard the ss Rotterdam: