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Maasdam

For immersive voyages and in-depth exploration

For adventurous escapades, Holland America Line’s Maasdam is the ideal ship. Lined with inflatable zodiacs, she offers access to off-the-beaten-path destinations, and as the only ship in the line dedicated to In Depth Voyages, you’ll enjoy engaging and authentic shore excursions, lectures, interactive workshops and cultural performances, ensuring a fully immersive cruise experience. Refurbished in 2011, Maasdam is spacious yet intimate, and has a traditional nautical design combined with modern amenities such as wireless hotspots and speciality bars.

Cabins

Holland America Line's graceful, mid-sized ships are known for their generous amount of personal space. All staterooms on board the MS Maasdam feature luxurious, quilted pillow top mattresses, fine linens and towels, premium massage showerheads and Elemis Aromapure bath products.

All Suites & Staterooms include:

  • Complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining (some menu selections at extra cost)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Generous storage
  • Safes for your valuables
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Complimentary ice service

There are also a limited number of staterooms for sole occupancy. Wheelchair accessible staterooms may be available on request, subject to availability.

A side view of a ship to indicate its length219.15 m (719 ft)

Length

A ship's width, known as beam32.24 m (105.8 ft)

Breadth

A champagne bottle on a string1993

Maiden voyage

A passenger1,258

Passenger capacity

A crew shoulder board580

Officers & crew

A ship with decks9

Passenger decks

A cabin with arrows indicating size13.09-118.26 sq m (141-1,273 sq ft)

Approx. twin cabin size

Life on board

Discover an array of activities to enjoy during your time on the Maasdam. In addition to the pools, spa and fitness centre you’d expect on board, there are exciting opportunities to brush up your skills or take some time to learn a bunch of new ones! Take a self-guided tour of the Gallery, displaying a $2 million collection of art and antiques, or learn how to edit, display and share your holiday photos with Microsoft-trained hosts. 

Indulge your passion for natural history aboard the Holland America Maasdam with groundbreaking films, concerts and activities in conjunction with BBC Earth, or enjoy a moment of relaxation at yoga or Pilates sessions - followed by taking in the sea air from a sun lounger beside one of the two outdoor swimming pools. Fancy something more active? Why not join the action on the basketball or volleyball courts. There's never a dull moment on board the MS Maasdam. 

Amenities

Bars, restaurants and lounges
  • Pinnacle Grill (extra cost)
  • The Dining Room
  • Lido Market
  • Dive-In
  • Master Chef's Table Pop Up (available on 8+ night cruises, extra cost)
  • Canaletto (extra cost)
  • Ocean Bar
  • Gallery Bar
  • Pinnacle Bar
  • Afternoon tea on port days
  • High tea dance on sea days
Sports, activities and entertainment
  • BBC Earth Experiences
  • Digital Workshop, powered by Windows
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Club HAL and The Loft
  • Two swimming pools
  • Fitness Centre
  • Basketball & Volleyball courts
  • The Shops of Holland America Line
  • Casino
  • Movies in the Screening Room
Also…
  • Wi-Fi and internet centre
  • Health and beauty salon
  • Extensive Library
  • Explorations Central area
  • Shops
  • Laundry Service (extra cost)

Cuisine

On the Holland America Maasdam there are four restaurants plus snack bars and ‘pop up’ speciality selections, you'll have plenty of choice of where to dine… Grab a signature burger by the pool at Dive-In, choose sophisticated ambience in the elegant dining room, spend a romantic evening in the Pinnacle Grill. You can even enjoy in-room dining any time of day.

For included breakfasts, lunches or an unforgettable dinner, the elegant Dining Room is your destination of choice on the Maasdam ship. With menu selections from classic favourites to vegetarian options, to dishes inspired by the regions you’ll visit.

A typical dinner menu in The Dining Room

Appetizers
  • Honey Pineapple with toasted coconut and strawberries
  • Orange Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with melon trio skewer and lemongrass aioli
  • Escargots Bourgignon with herb garlic butter and Burgundy
Soups and salads
  • Creamed Artichoke and Heritage Carrot Soup with rocket pesto and creme fraiche
  • Chicken with Soba Noodles shiitake mushrooms and scallions
  • Salad of Arugula and Frisee with Williams pear, mandarins and pistachios
Entrees
  • Cracked Pepper Tenderloin with Grilled Shrimp and caramelised pineapple and balsamic reduction
  • Rack of Lamb with Tomato Couscous and Garlic Pearls roasted red pepper and artichoke
  • Maple-lacquered Duck Breast with corn cranberry pudding and braised Swiss chard
  • Yellowfin Sole Fillet with potato crab gallette and suace vierge
  • Baked Ricotta Stuffed Shells with garlic-basil-tomato sauce and Parmesan
  • Truffled Mushroom Risotto with parmesan and mascarpone cheese
Desserts
  • Chocolate Souffle with warm dark chocolate sauce
  • Balsamic Strawberries with white chocolate mousse
  • Lemon Meringue Cheesecake with blueberry sauce and crushed amaretti
  • No-sugar Black Forest Cake with cherries and chocolate shavings