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MS Maasdam

Capacity
1258
Crew
588
Tonnage
55,575
Length
220 m (721.78 ft)
First voyage
1993
Decks
10

MS Maasdam is a Holland America cruise ship named after the Maas River in the Netherlands.

History

She was ordered along with her sisters MS Statendam and MS Ryndam in 1989 from Fincantieri Shipyards. During design of her class there was concern over her ability to meet the new SOLAS 90 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea stability requirements which went into effect in 2010. Her sister, MS Statendam, proved to meet these requirements... Read more

MS Maasdam

Capacity (DO): 
1258
Crew: 
588
Tonnage: 
55,575
Length: 
220 m (721.78 ft)
Beam: 
30.937 m (101.50 ft)
First voyage: 
1993
Decks: 
10

MS Maasdam is a Holland America cruise ship named after the Maas River in the Netherlands.

History

She was ordered along with her sisters MS Statendam and MS Ryndam in 1989 from Fincantieri Shipyards. During design of her class there was concern over her ability to meet the new SOLAS 90 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea stability requirements which went into effect in 2010. Her sister, MS Statendam, proved to meet these requirements beyond expectations and the additional ballast tanks fitted to the class to provide added stability usually travel void for weight reduction and hence, fuel savings. Her hull design is based largely on that of MS Costa Classica with changes to make it more buoyant as the superstructure of Maasdam and her sisters is much heavier than that of Costa Classica. Maasdam and her sisters have articulated "Hinze" flap rudders, basically a rudder with a small portion of its aft that can be steered in addition to the main rudder, for exceptional maneuverability. When launched her class proved to be one of the world's most technically advanced and optimised cruise ships in the world during sea trials.

Concept and construction

Maasdam features a teak promenade deck, two-tiered dining room, and atrium with glass sculpture. The ship also features an expansive art collection. In April 2006 Maasdam emerged from drydock in Freeport, Bahamas after a multimillion-dollar (US) refit. Additions included several new dining venues, a culinary arts center and all new cabin amenities, .

Cruises

The vessel serves the Caribbean in the winter based in Ft Lauderdale and during the summer sails from Boston, Massachusetts, to Europe, Atlantic Canada and New England. In summer 2016, she spent the season in Alaska. In December 2016, she went south to New Zealand for the summer cruise season downunder.

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Attractions on MS Maasdam


The Atrium

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This is the very heart of the liner with a monumental sculpture using nearly 2,000 glimmering pieces of glass.
Photo by Holland America Line

Upper Rotterdam Dining Room

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For breakfast, lunch or an unforgettable five-course dinner, the elegant main Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining, with menu selections from classic favorites to vegetarian opt...

Art Gallery

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We take great pride in our onboard art collections. And we offer you to enjoy their masterpieces!
Photo by Holland America Line

Pinnacle Grill

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Enjoy dishes inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest, such as king salmon from Alaska and choice, responsibly raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. Complement your meal with a selecti...
Photo by Holland America Line

Lido Market

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Lido Market provides a fresh, new approach to casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a panoramic view of the sea. A modern market with different themed stations, the Lido offers a curat...

Wine Tasting Bar & Gourmet Shops

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Here's a real paradise for all connoisseurs. You'll find here not only exclusive drinks, but also some special atmosphere.

Queen’s Room

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This is a meeting room, which offers flexible and functional meeting facilities including full audio/visual capabilities. The room provide the ideal private settings for group meetings and other ga...

Lido Terrace

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Spectate the mighty ocean, breath in fresh ocean air - and enjoy your life!

Infirmary

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Each Holland America Line ship has an onboard Medical Center staffed by licensed physicians and critical care nurses. While not a full-service hospital, the Medical Center is well equipped to handl...
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Wajang Theatre & Culinary Arts Center

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Guest chefs from along the route add local flavor to cooking demonstrations and hands-on class at the Culinary Arts Center. In the evening, the Culinary Arts Center transforms into a new dinner con...