ms Maasdam

ms Maasdam Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Maasdam

Year built1993  /  Age : 25
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
Building costUSD 180 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorHolland America Line
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)219 m / 719 ft
Beam (width)30 m / 98 ft
Gross Tonnage55575 gt
Passengers1258 - 1510
Passengers-to-space ratio37
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2016
Sister-shipsMS Ryndam (P&O Pacific Aria), MS Statendam (CMV Vasco da Gama), MS Veendam
Christened byJune Allyson

Current itinerary of ms Maasdam

ms Maasdam current cruise is 29 days, one-way from Auckland to Fremantle, themed as "New Year". Prices start from USD 2249 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 08 Dec, 2018 and ends on 06 Jan, 2019.

Date / TimePort
08 Dec 17:00      Departing from Auckland, New Zealand   
09 Dec 07:00     Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand   
11 Dec 12:00 - 18:00     Napier, New Zealand   
12 Dec 09:00 - 18:00     Wellington, New Zealand   
13 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     New Plymouth, New Zealand   
14 Dec 08:00 - 20:00     Nelson, New Zealand   
15 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Kaikoura, New Zealand   
16 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Akaroa, New Zealand   
17 Dec 08:00 - 16:00     Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand   
18 Dec     Fiordland National Park, New Zealand   
21 Dec 07:00 - 18:30     Sydney, NSW Australia   
23 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Melbourne, Victoria Australia   
25 Dec 08:00     Hobart, Tasmania   
26 Dec 08:00 - 16:00     Port Arthur, Tasmania   
28 Dec 13:00     Adelaide, South Australia   
30 Dec 07:00 - 18:00     Kangaroo Island, Penneshaw, South Australia   
31 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Port Lincoln, South Australia   
03 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Esperance, Western Australia   
04 Jan 08:00 - 16:00     Albany, Western Australia   
05 Jan 10:00 - 18:00     Bunbury, Western Australia   
06 Jan 07:00      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

Review of ms Maasdam

Launched in 1993, ms Maasdam is the 2nd Statendam (S-class) ship of Holland America, together with Statendam (now CMV Vasco da Gama), Ryndam (now Pacific Aria) and Veendam.

History - construction and ownership

Holland America Line (HAL) is a Seattle-based cruise company owned by Carnival Corporation (shipowner). Between 1873-1989, HAL was a Dutch cargo and passenger shipping company operating regular Transatlantic crossings between Holland and the Americas. HAL was founded in 1873 as "Dutch-American Steamship Company" headquartered in Rotterdam Netherlands. In 1989, HAL was acquired by Carnival Corporation for around EUR 530 million. Among company's assets are the Westmark hotel chain (Alaska-Yukon), Worldwide Shore Services (warehouses-logistics) and Half Moon Cay (Caribbean private island).

Holland America MS Maasdam cruise ship

The 55,575-ton, 1,264-passenger cruise ship ms Maasdam deserves hats off for resisting some of the more thorough trends of the behemoth vessels (no surfing wave simulators or rock-climbing walls here), while stepping ahead on other fronts. Case in point is the vessel's state-of-the-art, New York Times-branded Explorations Coffee, there is also a combination of library and a digital fun room for the over 50 set (think touch-screen interactive computer maps, over-sized crossword puzzles). Maasdam cruise ship's latest refit, in April 2011, was part of HAL's 560 million dollars Signature of Excellence initiative which was focused on modernizing its oldest vessels. Together with new carpets, upholstery and soft goods, Maasdam gained 3 main amenities: a dinner-only Italian restaurant, 2 new kinds of cabin rooms, and the Mix Lounge, a 3-in-1 bar central with each venue offering a particular type of drink and flowing into the others. The new additions - particularly the alternative dining venues and bar places - help up Maasdam's "hip factor" with no detracting from any of the cruise's classic charm.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Maasdam itinerary program is based on Carribean cruises from Fort Lauderdale FL, Canada sailings from Quebec and Boston MA, as well as Europe voyages (Mediterranean), with Transatlantic repositioning crossings.


MS Maasdam has a total of 631 cabins (of which 149 Suites, no Balcony, 130 Inside, 32 Spa rooms) in 26 grades. Most ms Maasdam staterooms are 175-255-sq.foot oceanview rooms (352). Almost 25% of ship's accommodations have private balcony views. There are a total of 631 staterooms in 32 categories. 18 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard ms Maasdam are the Pinnacle Suites (935 ft2). There are also Spa cabins (8) and Spa suites (8).

Implemented fleetwide in 2019, "Club Orange" program provides exclusive amenities to Suite passengers booked in categories Neptune and Pinnacle. Bonus perks by this program include:

  • priority services (check-in, disembarkation, tendering, dining reservations)
  • 24-hour concierge service (assistance, information, reservations)
  • exclusive dining venue (serving complimentary Pinnacle Grill breakfast and Dining Room dinner, plus exclusive dishes)
  • dedicated Concierge Desk (Guest Services and Tours)
  • room service (a la carte breakfast menu with complimentary gourmet dishes - including smoked salmon, steak and eggs)
  • sparkling wine (embarkation day), Club Orange tote bag, premium bathrobes (cabin use, available for monogramming and purchasing).
  • Club Orange Restaurant is part of the Main Dining Room (designed as separate VIP dining section).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Maasdam's restaurants include the Rotterdam Dining Room, the Lido buffet, and the intimate Pinnacle Grill. There is also a casual poolside option for hot dogs and burgers, a coffee bar, and complimentary room service round-the-clock (from hot breakfast choices to dinner selections). The Lido buffet is efficient and has great sea views through its floor-to-ceiling windows. The buffet serves continental breakfast from 6:30 a.m., full breakfast (7-11 a.m.); lunch (11 a.m.-2 p.m.); and dinner (6-7:30 p.m.) Hours are adjusted during embarkation/debarkation and on port days. There are extended hours for ice cream, sandwiches or late-night offerings. Tea and coffee are available at the Lido at all times. The lines are manageable, even at peak times, with lots of available tables.

Follows the complete list of ms Maasdam restaurants and food bars.

  • Pinnacle Grill (64-seat reservations-only seafood/steakhouse restaurant with fine wines selection; free for passengers under 12 yo). The venue transforms into “An Evening at le Cirque” once per cruise via partnership with NYC “Le Cirque” French restaurant.
  • Rotterdam Restaurant (792-seat, aft Dining Room; features open seating Breakfast and Lunch, two Dinner options – 2 fixed seatings or “Any Time” dining between 5:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Terrace Grill (fast food pool bar; complimentary)
  • Lido Restaurant (375-seat complimentary buffet restaurant; offers self-service Breakfast 6:00 a.m. -11 a.m., Lunch 11:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Afternoon Tea, and Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annex; operates as Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

By day there are trivia games, Bridge, Bingo, Sudoku, movies, cooking demos and mixology classes. Poolside bands play various music on sailaways and sea days. The New York Times-sponsored Explorations Cafe is ship's active hub throughout the day and evening. It holds more than 2,000 books plus a host of periodicals and DVD library. There are write-on/wipe-off crossword puzzle tables, touch-screen interactive maps and a cubby of puzzles and games. An adjacent card room and computer/Internet stations are also available. Other amenities include: complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("Club Hal"), cruise ship weddings, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

Holland America MS Maasdam cruise ship

Follows the complete list of ms Maasdam lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Atrium (3-deck high midship open-floor area with live performances)
  • Promenade Deck, Walking Track (jogging is not permitted)
  • The Showroom at Sea (600-seat theater/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via partnership with BBC Earth)
  • Queen’s Room (42-seat meeting room, hosts digital workshops via Microsoft partnership, computer classes, social networks, blogging, photo editing)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • Wine Tasting Bar, Gourmet Shops (bottles available for purchasing, wine sampling)
  • Wajang Theatre & Culinary Arts Centre (210-seat cinema; offers culinary classes and cooking shows presented in demonstration kitchens)
  • Atrium Terrace with boutiques; Atrium Shops (boutiques for duty-free tobaccos and liquor, perfumes, watches, clothing, HAL logo merchandise, souvenirs); Marabella Luxury Shop
  • Ocean Bar (121-seat Atrium bar and lounge, with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • Casino (served by Casino Bar and Sports Bar)
  • Hudson Room (60-seat meeting room; used as Cards Room)
  • Half Moon Room (90-seat meeting room)
  • MIX Lounge (has 3 parts, with live music and trivia games)
  • Explorations Cafe (85-seat specialty coffee bar and patisserie; also serves as ship’s Library and Online Centre/Internet computers room)
  • Explorer’s Lounge & Bar (61-seat lounge with bar; classical concert performances)
  • Neptune Lounge (24-seat club venue for Deluxe Suite and Pinnacle guests only)
  • Fitness Center (gym with separate Aerobics Room); 2 jacuzzis
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon; Lido Pool area, served by Lido Bar and Terrace Grill; Sea View Pool area served by Sea View Bar
  • Crow’s Nest (291-seat observation lounge; bar and dance floor; becomes disco at night)
  • Tennis Court; Basketball Court; Shuffleboard
  • Club HAL (kids lounge, complimentary youth programming)
  • The Loft (teens club lounge area, with Video Games Arcade, computers, PlayStations; teen disco)
  • The Oasis (40-seat teen-only outdoor area).

ms Maasdam wiki

ms Maasdam cruise ship is of the line's S-class vessel. Being the 3rd oldest ship in the fleet (2nd in her class), with sisterships VeendamRyndamStatendam. Named after the Maas River (Holland). Maasdam ship's Maiden Voyage was on January 1, 1993. When launched, this class liners were some of the most advanced passenger ships in the world.

Maasdam is HAL's 5th vessel with this name. Each suite has a private balcony. In the Atrium there's the "Totem" sculpture (by Luciano Vistosi) of ~2000 pieces of glass. Ship's expansive art collection includes 7 Japanese iron teapots and 1 charcoal brazier (all are from Edo period).

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ms Maasdam Itineraries

The below listed ms Maasdam cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Holland America fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Oct 28 29 days, one-way from Papeete to Auckland Papeete
2018 Nov 11 27 days, one-way from Papeete to Auckland Papeete
2018 Nov 11 15 days, one-way from Papeete to Auckland Papeete
2018 Nov 26 12 days, round-trip New Zealand & Beyond Auckland$799
2018 Dec 08 29 days, one-way from Auckland to Fremantle Auckland$2249
2018 Dec 08 13 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$799
2018 Dec 21 36 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney$2949
2018 Dec 21 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Fremantle Sydney
2019 Jan 06 40 days, one-way from Fremantle to Singapore Fremantle$2499
2019 Jan 06 20 days, one-way from Fremantle to Singapore Fremantle$1399
2019 Jan 26 40 days, round-trip Indian Ocean & Southeast Asia Explorer Singapore$2499
2019 Jan 26 20 days, round-trip Indian Ocean Explorer Singapore$1399
2019 Feb 15 41 days, one-way from Singapore to Brisbane Singapore$3049
2019 Feb 15 20 days, round-trip Southeast Asia Highlights Singapore$1599
2019 Mar 07 38 days, one-way from Singapore to Auckland Singapore$2849
2019 Mar 07 21 days, one-way from Singapore to Brisbane Singapore$1799
2019 Mar 28 40 days, one-way from Brisbane to San Francisco Brisbane$3749
2019 Mar 28 17 days, one-way from Brisbane to Auckland Brisbane$1499
2019 Apr 14 23 days, one-way from Auckland to San Francisco Auckland$2799
2019 May 07 21 days, round-trip Ultimate Alaska & Pacific Northwest Adventurer San Francisco$3099
2019 May 28 21 days, round-trip Ultimate Alaska & Pacific Northwest Adventurer San Francisco$3149
2019 Jun 18 43 days, one-way from San Francisco to Yokohama San Francisco$6169
2019 Jun 18 21 days, round-trip Ultimate Alaska & Pacific Northwest Adventurer San Francisco$3299
2019 Jul 09 36 days, one-way from San Francisco to Yokohama San Francisco$5009
2019 Jul 09 22 days, one-way from San Francisco to Yokohama San Francisco$3129
2019 Jul 12 33 days, one-way from Seattle to Yokohama Seattle$4909
2019 Jul 12 19 days, one-way from Seattle to Yokohama Seattle$2979
2019 Jul 31 14 days, round-trip Land Of The Rising Sun Yokohama$2399
2019 Aug 14 43 days, one-way from Yokohama to Sydney Yokohama$5829
2019 Aug 14 14 days, round-trip Land Of The Rising Sun Yokohama$2329
2019 Aug 28 29 days, one-way from Yokohama to Sydney Yokohama$4099
2019 Sep 26 51 days, round-trip Australia Circumnavigation & New Zealand Collector Sydney$9009
2019 Sep 26 21 days, round-trip New Zealand & Coral Sea Odyssey Sydney$3699
2019 Sep 26 11 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$2229
2019 Oct 07 40 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$7449
2019 Oct 17 30 days, round-trip Australia Circumnavigation Sydney$5799
2019 Nov 16 37 days, round-trip Australia, Melanesia & The Pacific Islands Collector Sydney$5319
2019 Nov 16 17 days, round-trip Australia & Melanesia Sydney$2699
2019 Dec 03 34 days, round-trip Pacific Islands & Southern Australian Holiday Sydney$5559
2019 Dec 03 20 days, round-trip Pacific Islands Adventure Sydney$2899
2019 Dec 23 28 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$4739
2019 Dec 23 14 days, round-trip Southern Australian Holiday Sydney$2899
2020 Jan 06 28 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$4269
2020 Jan 06 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$2099
2020 Jan 20 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Navigator Auckland$2399
2020 Feb 03 13 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$2399
2020 Feb 16 27 days, one-way from Sydney to Moorea Island Sydney$4659
2020 Feb 16 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$2499
2020 Mar 01 33 days, one-way from Auckland to San Diego Auckland$5039
2020 Mar 01 13 days, one-way from Auckland to Moorea Island Auckland$2399
2020 Mar 15 31 days, one-way from Papeete to San Diego Papeete$4369
2020 Mar 15 19 days, one-way from Papeete to San Diego Papeete$2899
2020 Apr 03 12 days, round-trip Mexico Sea Of Cortez San Diego$1699
2020 Apr 15 18 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego$2399
2020 Apr 15 12 days, round-trip Mexico Sea Of Cortez San Diego$1699
2020 Apr 27 6 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego$599
2020 May 03 1 day, one-way from Vancouver to Seattle Vancouver$99