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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...

Purser

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Merabella Luxury Shop

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Find one-of-a-kind treasures at Merabella, a luxury jewelry boutique featuring high-end watches and pieces from noted designers. Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops.

Whirlpool

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There's no place better to relax and to forget about all problems of the big world!

Photo Lab

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You can buy here everything your favorite camera needs. Or maybe, you'll buy the new camera?
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Explorer’s Lounge

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Savor refined coffees, drinks and liqueurs to the sounds of Adagio, a classical ensemble.

Lido Pool

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It is the ship’s largest pool with Jacuzzis and great opportunities for complete relaxation.

Front Office

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Do you want to send fax or letter? Are you looking for a place to get cash advances? Have you got any problems with your onboard identification card? Welcome to Front Office - our staff will gladl...
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Explorations Cafe

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Relax in a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the mornin...