Named for the Maas River in the Netherlands, Maasdam is the fifth ship in Holland America Line’s 140-year history to bear the name. Featuring an interior motif that pays homage to the historical Dutch East and West India companies of the 17th through 19th centuries, the centrepiece 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.
While on board, choose from an array of on board activities that allow you to pursue new interests or relax and rejuvenate. Each voyage offers a variety of educational opportunities for guests to discover particular topics in more depth. These topics include Photography, Nature and Science, Arts and Culture, Food Wine and Spirits, History and Perspective as well as active exploration. On board there will be experts in these fields to guide, teach and instruct guests.
It is important to note that, from September 2018, Maasdam will no longer have a kids club on board nor will be operating production shows. Changes to Maasdam are to create an innovative and customised approach to cruising for seasoned travellers who are curious, thoughful and eager to find ways to see and understand the world.
Maasdam aims to explore the most fascinating corners of the globe. Close to home, discover Australia, South Pacific and New Zealand with cruises from Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland enjoy one of the newly introduced cruises out of Papeete, French Polynesia, which will introduce you to Pacific islands you may have never cruised to before. If you’re looking to cruise from Australia to another exotic destination have a look at cruises cruises to the US or cruises to Asia.
Once in America, Maasdam has itineraries that explore both the north and south of the continent. In the north, embark on an Ultimate Alaska itinerary which integrates the icy straights of Alaska with the western coast line of the US, or board in Boston or Montreal to witness the striking natural beauty and quaint coastal towns while cruising in Canada and New England. Or cruise from San Diego to South America with cruises through the Panama canal or to discover Incan Empires.
Maasdam cruises in Asia have a small number of cruises departing out of Singapore or Yokohama, however there is a number of cruises that either cruise into or out of an Asian port to other areas of the world. You can cruise into Asia from Fremantle, San Francisco or Seattle, while cruises from Asia end up in Australia.
Digital Workshop, powered by Windows: Guests will be able to “show and tell” their vacation memories, learning 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. Free workshops taught by Microsoft-trained “techsperts” make it easy and fun, even for novices
Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options.
Pinnacle Grill: This intimate venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Double R Ranch Beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated “Excellent” by Wine Spectator – as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.
Canaletto Restaurant: Named for a famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto is your destination onboard for an intimate Italian dinner. The evening begins with the chef’s selection of antipasti with a taste of the delicious fare and personal, polished service to follow.
Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties.
The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen for gourmet presentations, tasting events and intimate cooking classes.
Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations; Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights; and Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates.
Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.
Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.
Rembrandt Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.
Crow’s Nest: offers sweeping 270 degree views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.
Club HAL: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 – 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.
The Loft: designed exclusively for teens (13 – 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.
Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues on Holland America Line cruises
We invite you to dine “As You Wish” To savor Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. On board, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.
The Pinnacle Grill
Refined and luxurious, romantic and intimate, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.
“Spartire” is the Italian word for sharing; our new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends.
Aboard the Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, enjoy the Tamarind for food evoking the rich culinary traditions of Southeast Asian, China and Japan.
The two-tiered Dining Room with its sea views, white linens, sparkling crystal and Rosenthal china, elevates each dining occasion. Whether you choose a pre-set seating and dining time or the freedom each evening to dine “As You Wish”.
Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining featuring a variety of selections. Breakfasts feature pancakes, fresh fruit, omelets and more. Lunch, choices include sushi, pizza, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. In the evening, enjoy entrees from both the Lido and the main Dining Room.
Each New Day, a Wealth of Cruise Activity and Indulgences
Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many – or as few – as you please. It’s an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream – do everything, or do nothing at all.
- BBC Earth Experiences:
Enjoy exclusive BBC Earth Natural History content on board. Learn about the ocean and natural world through amazing concerts, films, shows, children’s activities and featured cruises.
- Club HAL:
Club HAL provides a wide variety of exciting youth and teen-friendly activities for guests ages 3 to 17, supervised by full-time staff with degrees in education, recreation, childhood development or related fields.
- Digital Workshop, powered by Windows:
Learn how to edit, display and share your vacation videos and photographs through our Digital Workshop powered by Windows®.
- Explorations Cafe:
Powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.
- Fitness Center:
For rejuvenation through exercise, we offer fitness classes in yoga, Pilates and more, as well as a professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. Two refreshing outdoor pools also await, along with basketball and volleyball courts on deck.
- Greenhouse Spa & Salon:
Choose the blissful pampering of a facial or let the trained fingers of a massage therapist soothe your muscles while working fragrant oils into your skin.
- Signature Shops:
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.
Spectacular Shows, Live Music, Diverse Lounges, Movies and Casino Gaming
Evenings on board glitter with choices. Arrive in a lounge to the strains of a lively dance band. Take in a thrilling show on stage. Share a martini flight in Mix; sing along in the Piano Bar. Stay up late into the night.
Dancing with the Stars: At Sea
Whether you like to Tango or Quickstep, or enjoy watching sizzling dance performances, you can experience the excitement of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars: At Sea on board Holland America Line.
Cruise guests can learn the steps, meet the stars, and join the fun. Six feature theme cruises offer an in depth Dancing with the Stars: At Sea experience with dance lessons from the pros, a question-and-answer session, photo opportunities and a dazzling production with the stars and glamorous costuming from the show.
In addition to the theme cruises, all 15 ships in the Holland America Line fleet will feature exclusive Dancing with the Stars: At Sea dance lessons developed by the show’s professionals and lead by the onboard dance team. Select guests from these classes will be invited to dance center stage in the show lounge in an exciting dance-off performance.
BB King’s Blues Club
Due to the tremendous popularity of the B.B. King’s Blues Club on Eurodam, Holland America Line is pleased to welcome B.B. King’s Blues Club to the Westerdam, Zuiderdam, Noordam, and Nieuw Amsterdam. Join these world-class musicians as they create a dynamic energy that will move you to sing and dance along.
On Holland America Line cruises, your every wish is our pleasure to fulfill
Always at the heart of the Holland America cruise experience is our warm and award-winning style of service that is never in the way and never out of reach. We sail with nearly one crew member for every two guests, providing the intuitive, gracious service that has long defined classic cruising. Our extensive onboard services, from special dining requests to full service laundry and dry cleaning services, are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our specially trained crew takes pride in anticipating and fulfilling your every wish. From our waiters and bartenders to our chefs and wine experts, our spa technicians and fitness instructors to our officers and housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to providing you with the gracious and personalized service that will make your cruise vacation memorable. On board the ships of Holland America Line you’ll discover a cruise experience that is modern, fresh and appealing – in an ambiance that is timeless and refined.
- 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