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Holland America's Maasdam

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MS Maasdam

 

Maasdam  - Photo Courtesy of Holland America Line

Quick Overview

Ship: Maasdam

Holland America Lines Says......

The ms Maasdam is the fifth ship in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history to bear the name. Featuring an interior motif that pays homage to the historical Dutch East and West India companies of the 17th through 19th centuries, the centerpiece of this elegant ship features Luciano Vistosi's "Totem," a monumental sculpture using nearly 2,000 glimmering pieces of glass, prominently displayed in a soaring three-story atrium. She exudes a warm, elegant feel throughout by combining rich, polished woods over $2 million dollars of art and antiques. The ms Maasdam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms and staterooms in Spring 2006.

At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah.

Signature features include:

  • The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options
  • The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive BvlgariŽ china, RiedelŽ stemware and FretteŽ linens
  • The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties
  • The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes
  • Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access
  • The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more
  • The Rembrandt Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts
  • The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and great bands
  • Club HALŽ, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12
  • The Loft for teens, new areas designed exclusively for teens (ages 13-17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age
Ship Statistics
Name: Maasdam Registry: Netherlands
Builder: Finantieri Country Built In: Italy
Ship Completed Date: 1/1/1993 Call Letters: PFRO
Refurbished Date: 1/1/2003 Capacity: 1258
Number of Crew, Nationality: 557, International Gross Tonnage: 55,451
Stabilized: Yes Average Speed: 21 knots
Maximum Speed: 22 knots Length: 720 feet
Beam: 101 feet Space Ratio: 44:01:00
Number of Passenger Decks: 10 Number of Inside Rooms: 148
Number of Outside Rooms: 485 Number of Restaurants: 4
Number of Pools: 2 Number of Elevators: 8
Voltage: 110/220 AC Non-Smoking Dining: Yes
Non-Smoking Ship: No

 

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