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Maasdam cruises aim to explore the most fascinating corners of the globe.  Close to home, discover Australia, South Pacific and New Zealand with cruises from Sydney and Auckland or 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 or New Zealand to another exotic destination have a look at cruises cruises to the US or cruises to Asia.

Once in America, Maasdam cruises 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 discover the vibrant atmosphere of the Mexican Riviera.

Maasdam cruises in Asia have a number of departures from Singapore, with a handful of itineraries that cruise from Asia end up in Australia.

Looking for something else? View more options for Holland America cruises.

Named for the Maas River in the Netherlands, Maasdam is the fifth ship in Holland America‘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 cruises are to create an innovative and customised approach to cruising for seasoned travellers who are curious, thoughtful and eager to find ways to see and understand the world.

Features

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.

Dining

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.

Canaletto Restaurant

“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.

Tamarind Restaurant

Enjoy the Tamarind for food evoking the rich culinary traditions of Southeast Asian, China and Japan.

Main Dining

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

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.

Activities

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.

 

Entertainment

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 Maasdam cruises. 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 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, Nieuw Amsterdam and Maasdam Join these world-class musicians as they create a dynamic energy that will move you to sing and dance along.

Service

On Maasdam cruises, your every wish is our pleasure to fulfill

Always at the heart of the Holland America 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 Maasdam cruises, you’ll discover an experience that is modern, fresh and appealing – in an ambiance that is timeless and refined.

Facts

  • 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
DateCruiseShipDepartureReturnMin PriceSave up to*
20191116
16 Nov 19
17-day Australia & MelanesiaMaasdamSydneySydney$999,999Select
20191116
16 Nov 19
37-day Australia Melanesia & The Pacific Islands CollectorMaasdamSydneySydney$3,313Select-24%
20191203
03 Dec 19
20-day Pacific Islands AdventureMaasdamSydneySydney$1,724Select-32%
20200106
06 Jan 20
14-day Pacific TreasuresMaasdamSydneyAuckland$5,006Select
20200106
06 Jan 20
28-day Pacific Treasures & New Zealand Navigator CollectorMaasdamSydneyAuckland$3,549Select
20200120
20 Jan 20
14-day New Zealand NavigatorMaasdamAucklandAuckland$2,019Select-20%
20200203
03 Feb 20
13-day Australia & New ZealandMaasdamAucklandSydney$1,866Select-18%
20200216
16 Feb 20
14-day Australia & New ZealandMaasdamSydneyAuckland$2,059Select
20200216
16 Feb 20
29-day Australia New Zealand & The South Seas CollectorMaasdamSydneyPapeete$5,552Select-11%
20200301
01 Mar 20
15-day South Seas SamplerMaasdamAucklandPapeete$3,779Select-11%
20200301
01 Mar 20
34-day South Seas South Pacific Crossing & Hawaii CollectorMaasdamAucklandSan Diego$6,093Select-10%
20200315
15 Mar 20
19-day South Pacific Crossing & HawaiiMaasdamPapeeteSan Diego$2,629Select-15%
20200315
15 Mar 20
31-day South Pacific Crossing Hawaii & Mexico CollectorMaasdamPapeeteSan Diego$4,332Select
20200403
03 Apr 20
12-day Mexico Sea Of CortezMaasdamSan DiegoSan Diego$2,172Select
20200415
15 Apr 20
12-day Mexico Sea Of CortezMaasdamSan DiegoSan Diego$1,869Select-22%
20191203
03 Dec 19
34-day Pacific Islands & Southern Australian HolidayMaasdamSydneySydney$3,728Select-17%
20191223
23 Dec 19
14-day Southern Australian HolidayMaasdamSydneySydney$2,019Select-23%
20191223
23 Dec 19
28-day Southern Australian & Pacific Treasures HolidayMaasdamSydneyAuckland$3,764Select-11%
20200504
04 May 20
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,433Select
20200518
18 May 20
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,490Select
20200601
01 Jun 20
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,693Select
20200615
15 Jun 20
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,875Select
20200629
29 Jun 20
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,848Select
20200713
13 Jul 20
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$3,039Select
20200727
27 Jul 20
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,972Select
20200810
10 Aug 20
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,827Select
20200824
24 Aug 20
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,760Select
20200907
07 Sep 20
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,780Select
20191106
06 Nov 19
10-day Australia CircumnavigationMaasdamFremantleSydney$1,589Select-31%
20200415
15 Apr 20
19-day Mexico Sea Of Cortez & Pacific Coastal CollectorMaasdamSan DiegoVancouver$3,292Select
20200427
27 Apr 20
7-day Pacific CoastalMaasdamSan DiegoVancouver$1,225Select
20201222
22 Dec 20
13-day Southern Australian HolidayMaasdamSydneySydney$3,309Select-12%
20200921
21 Sep 20
16-day Mexico & Sea Of CortezMaasdamVancouverSan Diego$2,250Select-16%
20200925
25 Sep 20
12-day Mexico & Sea Of CortezMaasdamSan DiegoSan Diego$1,710Select-18%
20201007
07 Oct 20
12-day Mexico & Sea Of CortezMaasdamSan DiegoSan Diego$1,710Select-18%
20201007
07 Oct 20
42-day Sea Of Cortez & South Pacific Crossing CollectorMaasdamSan DiegoSydney$5,794Select-20%
20201019
19 Oct 20
30-day South Pacific CrossingMaasdamSan DiegoSydney$4,287Select-25%
20201019
19 Oct 20
63-day South Pacific & Australia Circumnavigation CollectorMaasdamSan DiegoSydney$11,660Select-11%
20201119
19 Nov 20
33-day Australia CircumnavigationMaasdamSydneySydney$7,885Select
20210104
04 Jan 21
20-day Australia & Indonesia ExplorerMaasdamSydneySingapore$4,197Select-21%
20210104
04 Jan 21
40-day Australia Indonesia & Indian Ocean CollectorMaasdamSydneySingapore$7,603Select-17%
20210124
24 Jan 21
20-day Indian Ocean ExplorerMaasdamSingaporeSingapore$3,792Select-23%
20210124
24 Jan 21
39-day Indian Ocean Papua New Guinea Philippines CollectorMaasdamSingaporeSydney$6,811Select-17%
20210213
13 Feb 21
19-day Papua New Guinea & Philippines AdventurerMaasdamSingaporeSydney$3,405Select-25%
20210213
13 Feb 21
44-day Papua New Guinea Philippines So. Pacific CollectorMaasdamSingaporeSan Diego$7,011Select-18%
20210304
04 Mar 21
25-day South Pacific CrossingMaasdamSydneySan Diego$3,991Select-22%
20210304
04 Mar 21
37-day South Pacific Crossing & Sea Of Cortez CollectorMaasdamSydneySan Diego$5,556Select-21%
20210328
28 Mar 21
12-day Mexico & Sea Of CortezMaasdamSan DiegoSan Diego$1,855Select-19%
20210409
09 Apr 21
14-day Mexico & Sea Of CortezMaasdamSan DiegoVancouver$1,860Select-19%
20210409
09 Apr 21
10-day Mexico & Sea Of CortezMaasdamSan DiegoSan Diego$1,466Select-18%
20200921
21 Sep 20
4-day Pacific Coastal CruiseMaasdamVancouverSan Diego$734Select
20210419
19 Apr 21
4-day Pacific Coastal CruiseMaasdamSan DiegoVancouver$684Select
20210503
03 May 21
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,550Select-10%
20210517
17 May 21
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,646Select-10%
20210531
31 May 21
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,839Select
20210614
14 Jun 21
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,935Select
20210628
28 Jun 21
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,935Select
20210712
12 Jul 21
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,935Select
20210726
26 Jul 21
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,935Select
20210809
09 Aug 21
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,935Select
20210823
23 Aug 21
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,646Select-10%
20210906
06 Sep 21
14-day Great Alaskan ExplorerMaasdamVancouverVancouver$2,646Select-10%

EXPLORE 4 - MAASDAM

Book select 2020 and 2021 sailings and receive Explore 4 extras:- Up to US$800 Shipboard credit- Complimentary Pinnacle Grill Dinner- US$25 Beverage Card (for 3rd & 4th guests) PLUS Verandah & Suite guests also receive a Premium Internet Package*
Book By 31-10-2019

EXPLORE 4 + AIR CREDIT - AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Book select sailings and receive up to AU$1000 air credit PLUS Explore 4 extras*:- Up to US$800 Shipboard credit - Complimentary Pinnacle Grill Dinner - US$25 Beverage Card (for 3rd & 4th guests) Verandah & Suite guests also receive a Premium Internet Package* Contact our reservations team to utilise air credit. 
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EXPLORE 4 + AIR CREDIT - ASIA

Book select sailings and receive up to AU$1000 air credit PLUS Explore 4 extras*:- Up to US$800 Shipboard credit - Complimentary Pinnacle Grill Dinner - US$25 Beverage Card (for 3rd & 4th guests) Verandah & Suite guests also receive a Premium Internet Package* Contact our reservations team to utilise air credit. 
Book By 31-10-2019

SAVE ON SUNSHINE - MAASDAM EXC

Soak up the sunshine and save! Reduced rates and reduced deposits on select sailings to sunny destinations. PLUS book a suite and receive a Premium internet package*
Book By 31-10-2019

BOOK WITH $10PP DEPOSITS

Book your cruise with just a $10 per person deposit*!
Book By 06-11-2019

BONUS DISCOUNTS

With service of choice, our bonus discounts are available online or by phone.
Book By 12-11-2019

TOP TEN SALE

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Book By 23-10-2019

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