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Sunday, December 15, 2019

    MS Maasdam

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    MS Maasdam
    MS Maasdam

    MS Maasdam (Holland America Line)

    Overview

    MS Maasdam is named after the Maas River in the Netherlands. She features a two-tiered Rotterdam Dining Room and a fully teak deck. She features Lanai staterooms which have mirrored glass doors that open directly onto the Promenade deck.

    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.

    During the summer months MS Maasdam spends her time on roundtrip cruises from Seattle up to Alaska. In the winter she relocates to Sydney, Australia and performs cruises round the entire coastline of Australia and some cruises to the Fiji Islands and New Zealand.

    Trivia

    When launched her class proved to be one of the world’s most technically advanced and optimised cruise ships in the world during sea trials.

    Ship info

    Cruise Line:Holland America Line
    Status:In service
    Ship size:Mid-size ship
    Ship class:Statendam
    Sister ships: None
    Passengers:1,258
    Staterooms:675
    Total crew:580
    Ship length:219.0 m
    Ship beam:31.0 m
    Ship draft:7.5 m
    Tonnage:55,575
    No. of decks:10
    Elevators:8
    Service speed:22.0 knots
    Onboard currency:US Dollar
    Registry port:Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
    IMO number:8919257
    Call sign:PFRO
     

    Build details

    Shipyard:
    Build date:November 1989
    Build cost:$180 million USD
    Entered service:January 1993