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MS Maasdam

Capacity
1.258
Crew
580
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 strict new SOLAS 90 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea stability requirements which go into effect in 2010. Her sister, MS Statendam proved to meet these requirements beyond expectations and the additional ballast tanks... Read more

MS Maasdam

Capacity: 
1.258
Crew: 
580
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 strict new SOLAS 90 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea stability requirements which go 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 & 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, including flatscreen televisions and DVD players. And while their more expensive "suites" have an external balcony (basically a promenade that has been walled to individual staterooms), the "lanai" rooms, and many of the "ocean view" rooms, look out to or open on a public promenade on deck 6, requiring those occupants to close their curtains throughout the day and night to have any semblance of privacy.

Signature of Excellence Program

The Maasdam currently has received SOEP1 which included Pinnacle Grill specialty restaurant (available for an extra charge), the Neptune Lounge (for suite guests), the Culinary Arts Center with demonstration kitchen, expanded children’s and teens’ facilities, enhanced stateroom amenities, and improved dining and enrichment offerings and recently received SOEP2 in April 2011 which included Spa Staterooms, Mix which is a bar type lounge & Showroom at Sea (nightclub/lounge).

Current Cruises

The vessel serves the Caribbean in the winter based out of Ft Lauderdale and during the summer sails from Boston, Massachusetts sailing to Europe, Atlantic Canada & New England. Summer of 2016, she spends the summer season in Alaska.

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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.

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...
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Lido Bar

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Sip refreshments poolside in shaded seating around the bar or delivered to your sunny chaise lounge.

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...
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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...
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Canaletto Restaurant

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This authentic Italian restaurants offers a menu that celebrates spartire (Italian for "sharing"). Try Braised Chicken Cacciatore "al Forno," Branzino ai Ferri or a classic Italian pasta: spaghetti...

Doctor’s Office

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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...

Hudson 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...

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