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Maasdam News

HAL & Seabourn Named Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute

posted April 22, 2014

For the third consecutive year, Holland America Line, together with sister line Seabourn, was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think-tank. The company secured its spot on the list by implementing and maintaining business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to company success and benefit the community. Read more...

Itinerary

The Maasdam sails various itinearies from various global ports.  Please visit the Holland America website for specific itineraries and ports of call.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 97 (May)
2009 Rating 97 (Nov)
2010 Rating 95 (Jun)
2010 Rating 99 (Dec)
2011 Rating 97 (May)
2011 Rating 98 (Oct)
2012 Rating 95 (Mar)
2012 Rating 93 (Oct)
2013 Rating 97 (Aug)
2013 Rating 99 (Dec)
2014 Rating 95 (Dec)
2015 Rating 96 (Sep)
2016 Rating 100 (Jan)
2017 Rating 96 (Feb)

Deck Plan

Sports Deck

Observation deck, basketball and volleyball courts

Observation Deck

Crow's Nest, Explorations Cafe (forward), Club Hal, The Loft, Game Room (aft)

Lido Deck

Fitness Center, Spa & Salon, Therapy Pools, Thermal Suites, Hydro Pool, Lido Pool, Lido Bar, Terrace Grill, Canaletto Restaurant, Lido Restaurant, Pizzeria, The Retreat, Sea View Bar, Sea View Pool

Navigation Deck

Passenger Staterooms

Rotterdam Deck

Passenger staterooms, Concierge Lounge, Neptune Lounge

Upper Verandah Deck

Passenger Staterooms

Verandah Deck

Passenger Staterooms

Upper Promenade Deck

Passenger Staterooms

Promenade Deck

Showroom at Sea, Meeting Rooms, Screening Room, Library, Explorations Cafe, Shopping Arcade, Atrium, Ocean Bar, Photo Gallery, Vista Dining Room (upper level)

Lower Promenade Deck

Showroom at Sea (balcony), Casino, Piano Bar, Sports Bar, Northern Lights Night Club, Lounge & Culinary Arts Center, Atrium, Pinnacle Grill, Pinnacle Bar, Explorer's Lounge, Vista Dining Room (lower level)

Main Deck

Showroom at Sea, Passenger Staterooms, The Atrium, Front Office, Shore Excursion Desk

Outdoor Features

Lido Deck

Main pool area featuring a Hydro Pool (forward), Lido Pool and Bar (amidships), and Sea View Pool and Bar (aft). 

Outdoor TV

LED screen and sound system will be integrated into the ship's superstructure, providing movies and video. 

Sports Deck

Volleyball & Basketball Court.

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Maasdam

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Named for the Maas River in the Netherlands, the ms Maasdam is the fifth ship in Holland America Line's 135-year history to bear the name. At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. Many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each suite has a private verandah.

Featuring an interior motif that pays homage to the historical Dutch East and West India companies of the 17th through 19th centuries, the centerpiece 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. Other intriguing art featured on the ms Maasdam are two abstract murals painted especially for the Rotterdam Dining Room and a collection of seven iron teapots and a charcoal brazier from Japan, which date from the end of Edo period.

Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Dining Venues
CDC Ratings Outdoor Venues
Deck Plan Kid's Camps
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Specifications

Ship Class: S Class

Launched: 1993

Refurbished: 2006 & 2009

GRT: 56,000

Length: 719 ft.

Draft: 25 ft.

Speed: 22 knots

Passengers: 1,258

Accommodations

All staterooms feature the Mariner Dream Bed with premium plush Euro-top mattress and high-quality cotton bed linens, flat-screen TVs and bathroom enhancements ranging from deluxe bathrobes to lighted, magnifying make-up mirrors.

All suites include comfortable bed duvets, fully-stocked mini-bars, VCR/DVD players with access to an extensive video/DVD library, personalized stationery and use of the exclusive concierge-staffed Neptune Lounge.

Lanai staterooms feature doors that open directly onto the walk-around promenade, while Spa staterooms located near the Greenhouse Spa offer exclusive amenities such as an organic cotton bathrobe and slippers, yoga mat, water fountain, special room service menus and treatments, and more.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 182 Sq. ft.
Ocean View & Lanai 197 Sq. Ft.
Vista 292 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 556-1159 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Interior

Interior staterooms have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, a standing shower, ice service, nightly turn down service, and complimentary fruit upon request.

Ocean View

Large or standard ocean view staterooms have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, a standing shower, ice service, nightly turn down service, and complimentary fruit upon request. Different categories of rooms contain different window arrangements, from picture windows, to portholes, or obstructed view window.

Lanai

Lanai rooms have sliding doors that open onto the lower promenade deck. They have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, glass sliding doors, and flatscreen TV and DVD player.

Vista Suites

Vista Suites, or Verandah Suites, have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, a private verandah, mini-bar, and fresh flowers. They offer a variety of pillow types, oversized bath towels, personalized cruise stationary, and one-touch concierge service.

Neptune Suites

Neptune Suites have 2 lower beds that convert into 1 king bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, whirlpool bath and shower, a large sitting area, a private verandah, mini-bar, one sofa bed for two persons, and fresh flowers. Amenities include use of the Neptune personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, complimentary bottled water, corsages and boutounerries on the first formal night, cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner upon request, and a cocktail party with the ship's officers. Special disembarkation service is provided, as is priority boarding for tenders and priority dinner seating requests. Guests in Neptune Suites also can access the exclusive Neptune Lounge.

Pinnacle Suite (Penthouse)

Pinnacles Suites have 1 king bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized whirlpool bath and shower, a large living room, dining room, dressing room, a guest toilet, and a private verandah. Other suite features include a mini-bar, refrigerator, one sofa bed for two persons, and fresh flowers. Amenities include use of the Neptune personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, complimentary bottled water, corsages and boutounerries on the first formal night, cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner upon request, and a cocktail party with the ship's officers. Special disembarkation service is provided, as is priority boarding for tenders and priority dinner seating requests. Guests in Neptune Suites also can access the exclusive Neptune Lounge.

Dining Venues

$=Specialty restaurant, surcharge applies

Main Dining Room

Two level Vista Dining Room. One level of the restaurant offers a flexible/open dining service from 5:15 to 9 p.m. daily, and the other hosts two seatings, an early seating at 5:45 p.m. and main seating at 8 p.m. Guests selecting flexible open seating may make reservations daily during a cruise up to 4 p.m. or simply walk up anytime during dining hours.

Canaletto ($)

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. Lunch is complimentary, but dinner is $10 per person.

Slice

Upscale pizzeria  serving signature pizzas, whole pies and slices to order. Tables and comfortable, padded chairs under a sunscreen provide an inviting place to dine al fresco. Located on Lido deck.

Lido Restaurant

Main buffet with several made-to-order stations serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Terrace Grill

Kid-friendly menus including tacos, hamburgers and hot dog on the pool deck.

Pinnacle Grill ($)

A premium dining experience with Bulgari China, Riedel stemware, and high-end sterling silver tableware. Courses include premium Double R Ranch beef and fresh seafood complimented by a Wine Spectator "Excellent" awarded wine list. A $29 per person surcharge applies. On every voyage, the Pinnacle Grill offers "An Evening at Le Cirque" for a unique taste of Sirio Maccioni’s legendary New York restaurant. The price to dine is $49.00 per adult, per evening.

Room Service

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24 hours a day.

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Notable Rooms

Showroom at Sea

Main showroom features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedy acts.

The Northern Lights

A swanky Dance club.

Mix

Lounge featuring three distinct bars into one area —Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales.

Screening Room

An onboard movie cinema for catching your favorite movies at sea.

Casino 

A full feature casino with slots, cards, roulette and more.

Ocean Bar

Lounge with panoramic views offers music and dancing.

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine

State-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests. 

Explorer's Lounge

Coffees, drinks and liqueurs are served to the classical sounds of the Adagio Strings.

Explorations Café

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.

Crow's Nest

Features sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

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Kids Only

Club HAL® - Kids

Children, ages 3-7, can participate in such activities as story telling, fabric painting, indoor games, ship tours, arts and crafts, charades, Uno®, drawing contests, ice-cream sundae parties, bingo or a farewell pizza party. A colorful, expanded playroom  with art tables, big-screen TV, puzzles and games (children must be potty-trained in this area - no pull-ups).

Club HAL® - Tweens

Tweens, ages 8-12 might learn golf putting, have disco parties and theme parties, participate in the award-winning National Park Service Jr. Ranger Program on Alaska cruises, compete in on-deck sports events, compete in scavenger hunts or simply play Ping-Pong with a friend.

The Loft and The Oasis

Teens, ages 13-17 will especially enjoy the teen disco, dance lessons, video games, teen sports tournaments, card games, trivia contests, bingo, movies and videos.

The Oasis

Follow a special passageway upstairs from the Loft to find the private entrance to The Oasis, a secluded teens-only sun deck. There is plenty of space to relax and socialize, as well as comfortable lounge chairs and hammocks, a nine-foot high water fall, cave and wade pool to cool off from the sun, and a state-of-the-art sound system. 

After Hours

Club HAL® After Hours is available on all ships (except the ms Prinsendam) from 10:00pm - 12:00am. The fee is $5 per child, per hour. Parents must pick up their children on time or a late fee is charged. For babysitting outside of the hours offered in Club HAL, guests may check at the Front Office to schedule this service provided by staff on a voluntary basis only.

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