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ms Maasdam

ms Maasdam Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Maasdam

Year built1993  /  Age : 26
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassStatendam
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
Crew588
Passengers-to-space ratio37
Decks13
Cabins629
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 / position of ms Maasdam

ms Maasdam current cruise is 37 days, round-trip Australia, Melanesia & The Pacific Islands Collector. The itinerary starts on 16 Nov, 2019 and ends on 23 Dec, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
16 Nov 18:45    Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia hotels
18 Nov 07:00 - 15:00    Brisbane, Queensland Australia
19 Nov 12:00 - 20:00    Gladstone, Queensland Australia
22 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Alotau, Papua New Guinea
23 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Kiriwina Island, Trobriand, Papua New Guinea
24 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Kitava Island, Trobriand, Papua New Guinea
25 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea
27 Nov 07:00 - 17:00    Cairns, Queensland Australia
28 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Townsville, Queensland Australia
29 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Airlie Beach, Queensland Australia
01 Dec 08:00 - 20:30    Moreton Island, Queensland Australia
03 Dec 07:00 - 17:00    Sydney, NSW Australia
06 Dec 12:00 - 20:00    Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
07 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Auckland, New Zealand
10 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
11 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Vavau, Neiafu, Tonga
11 Dec 10:00 - 18:00    Alofi, Niue Island
14 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island
15 Dec 08:00 - 23:00    Suva, Fiji
16 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Dravuni Island, Fiji
17 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Port Denarau, Nadi, Fiji
19 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia
20 Dec 07:00 - 16:00    Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia
23 Dec 07:00    Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia hotels

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 the 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.

Cabins

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 a 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 annexe; operates as an 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 sail-aways 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 theatre/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via a 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 speciality 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).

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Maasdam is Holland America's S-class vessel and fleet's 3rd oldest ship (2nd in its class) with sisterships VeendamRyndamStatendam. Named after Maas River (Holland), ship's Inaugural Cruise/Maiden Voyage was on January 1, 1993. When launched, these liners were some of the most advanced passenger ships in the world.

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

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
2019 Nov 16 17 days, round-trip Australia & Melanesia Sydney
2019 Nov 16 37 days, round-trip Australia, Melanesia & The Pacific Islands Collector Sydney
2019 Dec 03 20 days, round-trip Pacific Islands Adventure Sydney
2019 Dec 03 34 days, round-trip Pacific Islands & Southern Australian Holiday Sydney
2019 Dec 23 14 days, round-trip Southern Australian Holiday Sydney $1349
2019 Dec 23 28 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney
2020 Jan 06 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $999
2020 Jan 06 28 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $1999
2020 Jan 20 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Navigator Auckland $1099
2020 Feb 03 13 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $699
2020 Feb 16 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $1099
2020 Mar 01 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Papeete Auckland
2020 Mar 15 19 days, one-way from Papeete to San Diego Papeete $1849
2020 Mar 15 31 days, one-way from Papeete to San Diego Papeete $2969
2020 Apr 03 12 days, round-trip Mexico Sea Of Cortez San Diego $1449
2020 Apr 15 12 days, round-trip Mexico Sea Of Cortez San Diego $1449
2020 Apr 15 19 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego $2049
2020 Apr 27 7 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego $599
2020 May 04 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1549
2020 May 18 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1499
2020 Jun 01 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1699
2020 Jun 15 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1799
2020 Jun 29 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1749
2020 Jul 13 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1899
2020 Jul 27 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1849
2020 Aug 10 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1749
2020 Aug 24 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1699
2020 Sep 07 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1699
2020 Sep 21 4 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego Vancouver $399
2020 Sep 21 16 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego Vancouver $1499
2020 Sep 25 12 days, round-trip Mexico & Sea Of Cortez San Diego $1229
2020 Oct 07 12 days, round-trip Mexico & Sea Of Cortez San Diego $1299
2020 Oct 07 43 days, one-way from San Diego to Sydney San Diego $4329
2020 Oct 19 31 days, one-way from San Diego to Sydney San Diego $3249
2020 Oct 19 64 days, one-way from San Diego to Sydney San Diego $8029
2020 Nov 19 33 days, round-trip Australia Circumnavigation Sydney $5199
2020 Dec 22 13 days, round-trip Southern Australian Holiday Sydney $2399
2021 Jan 04 20 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney $2699
2021 Jan 04 40 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney $5319
2021 Jan 24 20 days, round-trip Indian Ocean Explorer Singapore $2899
2021 Jan 24 39 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney Singapore $5229
2021 Feb 13 19 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney Singapore $2599
2021 Feb 13 43 days, one-way from Singapore to San Diego Singapore $5229
2021 Mar 04 24 days, one-way from Sydney to San Diego Sydney $2899
2021 Mar 04 36 days, one-way from Sydney to San Diego Sydney $4099
2021 Mar 28 12 days, round-trip Mexico & Sea Of Cortez San Diego $1399
2021 Apr 09 10 days, round-trip Mexico & Sea Of Cortez San Diego $1079
2021 Apr 09 14 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego $1299
2021 Apr 19 4 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego $399
2021 May 03 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1699
2021 May 17 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1799
2021 May 31 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1899
2021 Jun 14 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1999
2021 Jun 28 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1999
2021 Jul 12 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1999
2021 Jul 26 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1999
2021 Aug 09 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1999
2021 Aug 23 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1799
2021 Sep 06 14 days, round-trip Great Alaskan Explorer Vancouver $1799

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