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  Maasdam (Holland America Line)

Maasdam | Holland America Line
MS Maasdam is anchored in Half Moon Cay, Little San Salvador Island, Bahamas
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Maasdam | Holland America Line
MS Maasdam (Holland America) cruise ship in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
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Maasdam | Holland America Line
Holland America Line cruise ship MS Maasdam moored in Quebec City, Canada.
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Maasdam, a cruise ship named after the River Maas situated in Netherlands, belongs to the Holland America Line of ships. It is the fifth ship of the HAL vessel and has been in service since 1993. This cruise was built to carry lesser number passengers without compromising on comfort. The heart of the ship has a sculpture by Luciano Vistosi named “Totem” made of glass that shines through all three decks of the atrium. Keeping up with the traditional HAL standards this Statendam class cruise has interiors featuring Dutch heritage blended with East and West India Company giving passengers a glimpse from the 17th century all the way to the 19th century.

Maasdam has cruises to the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Europe, Canada and New England.

MS Maasdam was ordered in 1989 from Fincantieri Shipyards in Monfalcone, Italy along with sister ships MS Statendam and MS Ryndam. The ship was completed in 1993. In 2006, Maasdam underwent a multi-million dollar refit at Freeport, Bahamas.

Maasdam has a two storey grand Rotterdam dining room and Rembrandt Lounge, a Lido buffet, Pinnacle Grill, Terrace grill; it also provides options like a Casino and a Casino bar, a Crow’s nest night Club, Piano bar, Explorations café, Java Café. The dining style on the cruise is ideally a formal one and has seating reservation options.

There are just enough entertainment and recreation options made available on this cruise, like the Lido pool and the other pool options on other decks. A Showroom at sea, a place for truly entertaining talents like singing, dancing, magic and comedy, a theatre, an culinary art centre where famous chefs provide a few cookery lessons, a wine tasting centre clubbed with a gourmet bar, a club HAL and the Loft for fun filled activities to keep the kids and teens active on board are the entertainment and recreation options one can opt from on board the Maasdam.

There is a Sports deck on the cruise with a Basket ball and Tennis court. The Lido deck has facilities catering to fitness and health options like the Greenhouse Spa and Salon, an aerobics room, a beauty salon, a thermal suite, a massage parlour.

The Cabins on Maasdam are located on six different decks. Accommodation includes inside and outside staterooms with balcony option. The Verandah suite with a balcony fits four guests and also has floor to ceiling windows which impart that expansive and spacious feel to the room. The Deluxe Verandah suites have private balcony living, dining and spacious bathroom. The luxurious Penthouse suite is 937 sq ft with additional balcony space. the ship has facilities for disabled passengers. The cabin interiors are mostly light wood and very light neutral colours for that soothing experience on the cruise.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Holland America Line
Built by:Fincantieri Shipyards
Date Completed:1993
Gross Tonnage:55795
Length:220 m
Width:30.94 m