The Maasdam was the fifth ship to enter the Holland America Line fleet, and was designed to provide maximum comfort and more space for fewer guests than usual. Named after the Maas River in the Netherlands, one of the main attractions onboard is the monumental sculpture that uses nearly two thousand glimmering pieces of glass and is exhibited in the ship’s three-storey atrium. The guest capacity on the Maasdam is 1258, with a gross tonnage of 62,735 and a maximum cruising speed of 22.5 knots. The Maasdam sails to destinations such as the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Canada, New England, and Australia.
Holland America Cruise Lines offer a wide variety of entertainment for their guests. Once onboard the Maasdam, you can head to the elegant Crow's Nest, which is always a fond favourite with guests—with huge wrap-around windows offering panoramic views. If you enjoy live singing, head to the piano bar or the lounge and catch one of the excellent shows onboard.
Maasdam offers lots of activities to ensure no two days are the same, unless you want it that way of course! Other onboard features include the fitness centre, culinary arts centres, casino, and lido pool. For the families onboard, Club HAL provides teen- and youth-friendly activities for ages 3 to 17, all supervised by qualified full-time staff.
Whilst onboard, you can enjoy everything and anything from a burger and fries by the pool to the Italian restaurant Canaletto. Various dining locations onboard include the Pinnacle Grill offering dishes inspired by America's Pacific Northwest, Maasdam’s main dining room for breakfast, lunch, and a five-course dinner, the Lido market offering a fresh approach to casual dining, and Dive-In for meals by the pool including burgers, gourmet hot dogs, and grilled chicken breast sandwiches.
Holland America are known for their generous offerings of room, with all staterooms featuring luxurious Euro-top mattresses, the finest linens and towels, massaging shower heads, and Elemis bath products as standard. The Lanai Staterooms have sliding doors that lead onto the walk-around lower promenade deck, with other little bonuses such as complimentary fruit on request, elegant ice buckets for drinks in your stateroom, and shoeshine services.
Or why not go the whole way and treat yourself to a Pinnacle suite? Pinnacle suites offer all the above as standard, but are a lot bigger—being approx. 1159 square feet in size and offering new features such as Bose Bluetooth enabled sound links, complimentary mimosas, premium duvets and bathrobes, and an in-suite coffee and espresso machine!