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  • Holland America Line: Maasdam
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    SHIP STATISTICS


    Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
    Passenger capacity: 1,258
    Crew members: 580
    Gross Tonnage: 55,575 grt.
    Length: 719 feet
    Beam: 101 feet
    Maximum speed: 22 knots
    Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson

    Named for the Maas River in The Netherlands, the ms Maasdam is the fifth ship in Holland America Line's more than 140-year history to bear the name. At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. Many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each suite has a private verandah.

     

    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. Other intriguing art featured on the ms Maasdam are two abstract murals painted especially for the Rotterdam Dining Room and a collection of seven iron teapots and a charcoal brazier from Japan, which date from the end of Edo period.

     

    Guests on the ms Maasdam will be able to "show and tell" their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Free workshops led by Microsoft-trained "techsperts" will show even the most novice camera or computer user how to take better vacation photos, make movies, edit pictures and create scrapbooks using a variety of Microsoft Windows and Windows Live services. Guests will learn how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking so friends and family can see where they've been cruising even before they return home.

     

    Enjoy an unforgettable cruise vacation aboard the ms Maasdam as she travels the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Canada & New England and Europe.

    • Dining Options

      Explore a wide range of delicious onboard dining options - everything from a burger and fries by the Lido pool to the Pan-Asian flavors of Tamarind to the ultimate in refined and luxurious dining at Pinnacle Grill. A team of world-class celebrity chefs is charting an exciting course for dining across the fleet. With their global traditions and diverse culinary interests, they're adding inspired new signature dishes to the menus.

      The dining Room - For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable multi-course dinner, The Dining Room is your destination. Behind the scenes, Culinary Council®, an elite team of seven world-renowned chefs, and talented onboard executive chefs have worked to bring each dish to perfection. For dinner, choose from classics such as Boneless Lamb Loin en Croute, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, as well as regionally inspired cuisine and artfully prepared vegetarian dishes. Enrich your journey with an extensive selection of wines, carefully selected by the Wine Curator, world-renowned wine critic James Suckling. 

      Pinnacle Grill - Reserve a table in the intimate Pinnacle Grill for lunch or dinner and celebrate the day’s adventures with cuisine inspired by the bounty of America’s Pacific Northwest. In this elegantly appointed room, service is warm and engaging, and a meal is an event. The menu focuses on premium ingredients expertly prepared—from wild-caught king salmon from Alaska to sustainably raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. And, every evening in this venue offers a chance for you to experience the signature recipes of Culinary Council Chef David Burke. Complementing your perfectly prepared meals are boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other celebrated vineyards from around the world.

      Dive-in - offers a variety of casual culinary classics, using the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a burger, grilled to perfection and served on a toasted brioche with Holland America’s own trade-marked secret sauce. Savor a succulent Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog with golden French fries. Or choose a grilled chicken breast sandwich or juicy portabella mushroom stack. Dive-In is the perfect spot to dine poolside on the best burgers at sea.

      Canaletto - In Italy, there’s nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food. This is the inspiration for the onboard Italian restaurant, Canaletto. Enjoy amazing Italian classics like braised chicken cacciatore al forno, branzino ai ferri or garlic shrimp ravioli. And for dessert: tiramisù, cannoli alla Siciliana, gelato, and more. Buon appetito!

      Lido Market - Explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee, beer, wine, and soda; Rise, savory quiches, croissants and sandwiches, and more.

      Rudi’s Sel De Mer (Pop Up) - Named for Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, Rudi’s Sel de Mer is an intimate brasserie featuring classic French dishes reimagined with contemporary flair. Menu selections include whole Dover sole meunière with shaved pink Himalayan sea salt, oysters on the half shell, fruits de mer, and salt-crust baked branzino, as well as favorites such as steak frites, duck cassoulet and coq au vin. Conclude your dinner with a classic dessert and fine French cheeses.  (On Ms Maasdam ship, the Rudi’s Sel de Mer menu is available on select evenings in Pinnacle Grill.)

      24-Hour In-Room Dining - Sleep in and have breakfast delivered. Enjoy an early dinner on your verandah before an evening excursion. Order a salad, sandwich or entrée any time. In-Room Dining is only a phone call away. All selections are included in your cruise fare unless otherwise noted on the in-room menu.

    • Bars & Lounges

      Ocean Bar – Enjoy live music in this popular bar perfect for pre-dinner cocktails.

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

      Mix Bar - Holland America Line offers you a wide selection of lounges and gathering places onboard. Explore Mix for Champagne, Martinis, and Spirits and Ales.

      Explorer's Lounge - The Explorer’s Lounge is an elegant and refined space to enjoy a glass of wine, a cocktail, or your favorite liqueur.

      Explorations Café - 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 morning paper.

      Crow’s Nest – Holland America Line offers you a wide selection of lounges onboard. The panoramic view takes center stage in The Crow's Nest at the top of the ship, where you can relax just about any time of day and enjoy your favorite drink.

    • Entertainment

      Explorations Central (EXC) – Discover the connections that unite us across borders and cultures. Explorations Central™ (EXC™) is immersive onboard programing designed to make your journey more engaging, vivid and meaningful. From EXC Talks™, to EXC Encounters™ to a chat with your EXC Guide™, you’ll feel the spirit of a region come to life.

      America's Test Kitchen - Holland America Line guests can experience America’s Test Kitchen’s enticing array of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence.

      Digital Workshop Powered by Windows - Drop by the Digital Workshop powered by Windows and learn new technical skills taught by Microsoft-trained hosts. These complimentary small-group sessions, designed for all abilities, translate the latest technology into useful tips everyone can use. Each stand-alone session takes place in the dedicated Digital Workshop, equipped with the latest technology. From photo editing and movie/slide show creation, PC organization, Cloud Storage and security, choose to attend all or drop in as you please. Each session is offered several times throughout your cruise. 

      BBC Earth Experience - Holland America has partnered with BBC Earth to bring you unforgettable new ways to experience the world's natural wonders. Through the innovative and breathtaking programming, guests will be taken closer to the ocean and the natural world through a groundbreaking concert, films, game shows, trivia, children's activities, and feature cruises. 

      The Mainstage - Showcasing comedy, song, dance and more, the Mainstage presents myriad performances and presentations to entertain and inform throughout your voyage, including Holland America Line exclusives such as the BBC Earth Experiences live show Planet Earth II in Concert.

      Casino - Play perennially popular slot machines and enjoy blackjack tables and the latest in sophisticated gaming. The Casino is staffed with professionals eager to help you learn new skills.

      The Shops of Holland America - Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops such as Merabella, a luxury jewelry boutique featuring high-end watches and pieces from noted designers.

      Movies on Board - Screening nightly in the movie theatre are recent-release films and perennially popular classics. You can also watch movies any time in your stateroom or suite.

      Art Gallery - Holland America takes great pride in the onboard art collections. Now, fine art goes high tech. Take a self-guided walking tour highlighting your ship's eclectic collection, valued at tens of millions of dollars.

    • Sports & Activities

      Fitness Center - Stop by the professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. Try one of the classes on indoor cycling, Pilates and more or work out at your own pace. You can also head out for fresh air and exercise on deck, where you'll find basketball and volleyball courts, and refreshing pools. Some classes may have a nominal fee

      ·         Lido Pool

      ·         Sea View Pool

      ·         Jacuzzi

      ·         Basketball Court

      ·         Volleyball Court

      ·         Lower Promenade deck walk

      ·         Retreat Cabanas

    • Spa/Welness

      Greenhouse Spa & Salon - Refresh, Relax and Rejuvenate -During a leisurely day at sea, few places help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches. In the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium, naturally sourced ingredients. Nurture your body, too, with massage treatments employing time-honored, hands-on massage techniques gleaned from around the world.

    • Children & Teens

      Holland America Line's youth activities program, Club HAL, offers an array of entertaining events for kids and teens ages 3-17, supervised by a full-time, professionally trained staff. They'll have an opportunity to join other kids their age for arts and crafts, sports, video games competitions, scavenger hunts, challenging team games and themed parties.

      Kids Programs (ages 3-6) - Highlights for kids ages 3 to 6 include “Painting Picassos,” and “Sing-Along Storytime,” as well as theme parties, such as “Dino-Mite Night” and “Ships Ahoy Pirate Treasure Hunt Adventure.”

      Tweens Programs (ages 7-12) - From ice-cream eating contests to gaming tournaments and theme parties, tweens will have plenty to enjoy.

      Teens Programs (ages 13-17) - Teen cruisers enjoy mocktail parties, karaoke and trivia contests, jewelry making, video games, staff vs. teens volleyball tournaments, themed events and more.

      Port Day Activities - Club HAL activities are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on port days. Lunch is available for participants between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Children must be registered and signed into and out of programming by a parent or guardian.

      Special Needs - Children with special needs are invited to attend Club HAL activities based on their chronological age; staff is trained to work with special needs children.

    • Other Facilities/Services

      ·         Elevators

      ·         Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques

      ·         Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service

      ·         Concierge Desk

      ·         Safe Deposit Boxes

      ·         Business Center Services

      ·         Infirmary/Medical Center

    • Accessibility

      Accessibility/Special Needs

      ·         Visual Assistance (Visually Impaired)

      ·         Auditory Assistance (TTY/TTD)

      ·         Assisted Listening Devices

      ·         Closed Caption TV

      ·         Braille Signage

      ·         Accessible Gaming (Casino)

      ·         Accessible Showroom Seating

      ·         Accessible Public Areas

      ·         Accessible Public Restrooms

      ·         Refrigerator in Staterooms

      ·         Sharps Disposal

      ·         Oxygen

      ·         Accessible Tendering 

       

      Wheelchair Accessibility

      ·         Wheelchair passengers accepted

      ·         Elevators accommodate regular wheelchairs

      ·         Elevators accommodate narrow wheelchairs

      ·         Staterooms with wide doors

      ·         Staterooms with low or no doorsills

      ·         Staterooms baths with hand rails

      ·         Staterooms available with ramps

      ·         Public rooms available with ramps

      ·         Public rooms accessible by wheelchairs

      ·         Decks with ramps

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    SHIP STATISTICS


    Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
    Passenger capacity: 1,258
    Crew members: 580
    Gross Tonnage: 55,575 grt.
    Length: 719 feet
    Beam: 101 feet
    Maximum speed: 22 knots
    Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson

    Named for the Maas River in The Netherlands, the ms Maasdam is the fifth ship in Holland America Line's more than 140-year history to bear the name. At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. Many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each suite has a private verandah.

     

    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. Other intriguing art featured on the ms Maasdam are two abstract murals painted especially for the Rotterdam Dining Room and a collection of seven iron teapots and a charcoal brazier from Japan, which date from the end of Edo period.

     

    Guests on the ms Maasdam will be able to "show and tell" their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Free workshops led by Microsoft-trained "techsperts" will show even the most novice camera or computer user how to take better vacation photos, make movies, edit pictures and create scrapbooks using a variety of Microsoft Windows and Windows Live services. Guests will learn how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking so friends and family can see where they've been cruising even before they return home.

     

    Enjoy an unforgettable cruise vacation aboard the ms Maasdam as she travels the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Canada & New England and Europe.

    • Maasdam Suites
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        A - Vista Suite

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        B - Vista Suite (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, standard interior and exterior door size.

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        BB - Vista Suite

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        BC - Vista Suite

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        BQ - Vista Spa Suite

        Opt for the serenity of a new Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPod® docking station, and a countertop water feature in-room. Also available are exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon. 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        PS - Pinnacle Suite

        Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        SA - Neptune Suite (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Accessible rooms include shower only with small step, step into bathroom, standard interior & exterior doors.

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        SB - Neptune Suite

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

    • Maasdam Balconies
    • Maasdam Oceanview Staterooms
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        C - Large Ocean-view (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, standard interior and exterior door size.

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        D - Large Ocean-view

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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        E - Large Ocean-view

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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        F - Large Ocean-view (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, standard interior and exterior door size.

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        G - Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Accessible rooms include roll-in shower, wide interior & exterior doors. These staterooms have portholes instead of windows.

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        CA - Lanai Stateroom (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Accessible rooms include roll-in shower, wide interior and exterior doors. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck.

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        CQ - Large Oceanview Spa Stateroom

        Opt for the serenity of a new Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPod® docking station, and a countertop water feature in-room. Also available are exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon. 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.

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        DA - Large Oceanview Stateroom

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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        DD - Large Ocean-view Stateroom

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Some DD staterooms have partial sea views

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        EE - Large Oceanview Stateroom

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower

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        FF - Large Oceanview (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, standard interior and exterior doors.

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        H - Large Ocean-view (Partially Obstructed)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.

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        HH - Large Oceanview (Fully Obstructed)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. All HH-category staterooms have full obstructed views.

    • Maasdam Interior Staterooms
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        I - Large Inside

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower.

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        IQ - Large Interior Spa

        Opt for the serenity of a new Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPod® docking station, and a countertop water feature in-room. Also available are exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon. 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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        J - Large Inside

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower.

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        K - Large Inside (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower.

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        L - Large Inside

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower.

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        M - Large Inside

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower. Accessible rooms include shower only with small step, step into bathroom, standard interior & exterior doors.

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        MM - Large Inside

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower.

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        N - Large Inside

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower.

    • Maasdam Other Staterooms
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    SHIP STATISTICS


    Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
    Passenger capacity: 1,258
    Crew members: 580
    Gross Tonnage: 55,575 grt.
    Length: 719 feet
    Beam: 101 feet
    Maximum speed: 22 knots
    Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson