Holland America Line ms Maasdam
Named after a stately dam on the river Maas, the ms Maasdam Holland America cruise ship is among the most spacious ships at sea today. Like the rest of the Holland America Line's premier fleet including its flagship, ms Amsterdam, ms Maasdam was designed to carry fewer passengers than other ships in her class. Her three-deck high atrium is evidence to this offering wide open space. A monumental glass sculpture by Luciano Vistosi of Italy stands tall in this atrium, twinkling and sparkling up the center of the grand spiral staircase.
Guests sitting on two levels of the Rotterdam dining room overlook an antique marble fountain from Argentina. And beyond these works of art is a breathtaking view of the water. Holland America Maasdam cruises can be taken to magnificent destinations such as Canada and New England cruises during the north's optimum sailing season, or south for the cold weather months where it visits Southern and Eastern Caribbean ports.
Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
Passenger capacity: 1,258
Crew members: 557
Gross tonnage: 55,451
Length: 720 feet
Beam: 101 feet
Maximum speed: 22 knots
Holland Americas' ms Maasdam heads to some pretty exciting places---ports of call that stoke the fires of adventure, imagination, history, and most of all, fun!
Please note that the itineraries listed below are simply examples of the cruises available with ms Maasdam; check the "Cruise Search" feature on www.cruisenetwork.com, or call a certified Cruise Specialist with Cruise Network at 1-888-267-1232.
11-Day Southern Caribbean Cruise
Talk about an itinerary that has it all! Relax in the sun at Holland America's private island, Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; experience the best in duty-free shopping in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; spend the day enjoying the sights and sounds of San Juan, Puerto Rico's El Yungue Rain Forest. That is but a taste of the many flavors available on this roundtrip cruise from Norfolk, VA.
|0||Norfolk, Virginia||--||5:00 pm|
|2||Half Moon Cay, Bahamas||11:00 am||6:00 pm|
|4||St. Thomas, U.S. V.I.||10:00 am||6:00 pm|
|5||Roseau, Dominica||9:30 am||6:00 pm|
|6||Bridgetown, Barbados||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
|7||Basse-Terre, St. Kitts||Noon||6:00 pm|
|8||San Juan, Puerto Rico||7:00 am||1:00 pm|
|11||Norfolk, Virginia||8:00 am||--|
15-Day Canada & New England Cruise
Clean, brisk air; golden and red leaves on the trees and underfoot; the best of electric metropolises and quaint coastal towns---this is what you'll get with a 15-Day ruise to Canada and New England. Leave from the pseudo-tropical port of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and sail north through the Atlantic to New York, New York; Bar Harbor, Maine; Sydney, Nova Scotia, and more, before your trip ends in Quebec, Canada. Or, opt for the 7-Day Eastern Canada & New England cruise (itinerary listed below).
|0||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||--||5:00 pm|
|2||Charleston, South Carolina||7:00 am||10:00 pm|
|4||Norfolk, Virginia||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|6||New York, New York||8:00 am||4:45 pm|
|7||New London, Connecticut||7:00 am||6:00 pm|
|8||Newport, Rhode Island||7:00 am||11:00 pm|
|10||Bar Harbor, Maine||7:00 am||3:00 pm|
|11||Halifax, Nova Scotia||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|12||Sydney, Nova Scotia||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|14||Quebec City, Quebec||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|15||Montreal, Quebec||8:00 am||--|
7-Day Eastern Canada & New England
|0||Montreal, Quebec||--||5:00 pm|
|1||Quebec City, Quebec||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|2||Saguenay River Cruising||7:00 am||10:00 am|
|3||Charlottetown, Prince Edward||11:30 am||5:00 pm|
|4||Sydney, Nova Scotia||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|5||Halifax, Nova Scotia||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|6||Bar Harbor, Maine||8:30 am||6:00 pm|
|7||Boston, Massachusetts||8:00 am||--|
35-Day Transatlantic Swing - Greenland, Iceland, and N. Europe
Leave from Bean Town, Massachusetts, and sail off into the land of the Vikings, Danes, Inuit, Normans, and Celts. This is a cruise rife with history and adventure; you'll feel as if you've sailed back in time when you stop at some of these ancient ports of call. Nuuk, Greenland, is a small metropolis of just over 14,000 people; you're never far from the majesty of nature in this place. Reykjavik, Iceland, is the world's most northernmost capital; walk through the city or take a look at the natural geysers and hot springs in the area.
|0||Boston, Massachusetts||--||4:45 pm|
|2||St Pierre, Canada||11:00 am||6:00 pm|
|3||St John's Nf, Canada||8:00 am||4:00 pm|
|4||Labrador, Canada||1:00 pm||4:00 pm|
|6||Nuuk, Greenland||7:00 am||1:00 pm|
|7||Cruising Prins Christian Sound||1:00 pm||6:00 pm|
|9||Reykjavik, Iceland||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|11||Lerwick, Great Britain||10:00 am||6:00 pm|
|12||Bergen, Norway||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|13||Stavanger, Norway||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
|14||Kristiansand, Norway||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
|15||Oslo, Norway||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
|17||Rotterdam, Nl||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
|18||Paris (Le Havre), France||10:00 am||10:00 pm|
|19||Plymouth, England||7:00 am||6:00 pm|
|20||Cork, Ireland||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|21||Dublin, Ireland||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|23||Torshavn, Faroe Islands||9:00 am||6:00 pm|
|25||Akureyri, Iceland||7:00 am||6:00 pm|
|26||Isafjord, Iceland||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
|28||Cruising Prins Christian Sound||7:00 am||1:00 pm|
|29||Qaqortoq, Greenland||7:00 am||4:00 pm|
|31||St Anthony, Newfoundland||7:00 am||3:00 pm|
|32||Corner Brook, Newfoundland||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|35||Boston, Massachusetts||8:00 am||--|
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Accommodations onboard Holland America Maasdam are as luxurious as they are spacious. Suites are available in three different categories: Penthouse Verandah, Deluxe Verandah and Veranda Suites.
All suites offer gorgeous floor to ceiling windows and private verandah for outstanding views of the ocean and approaching destinations. Also featured in suites you'll find a whirlpool bath and shower, refrigerator and mini bar and extra sitting area. All are very comfortable with unbelievable amenities, but the Penthouse Verandah surpasses them all.
ms Maasdam - Penthouse Suite
Offering 1159 sq. ft., this suite offers an oversize whirlpool bath & shower, a living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, a sofa bed fit for 2 people, a mini-bar, a refrigerator, a guest toilet and floor-to-ceiling windows! An absolute extraordinary stay aboard a cruise ship! Category PS.
ms Maasdam - Deluxe Verandah Suite
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. 556 sq. ft. with verandah. Category S.
ms Maasdam - Verandah Suite
The Verandah Suite has 2 lower beds that can be combined into a 1 queen-size bed; a whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, and floor-to-ceiling windows. 292 sq. ft. with verandah
ms Maasdam - Large Outside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have a partial sea view. * 197 sq. ft. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. Category C, D, DA, DD, E, EE, F, FF, G, H, HH
ms Maasdam - Large or Standard Inside Stateroom
Except for a view, the inside staterooms have almost everything the outside stateroom has. 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 182 sq. ft. Located in categories I, J, K, L, M, MM, N, and NN.
Exclusively available to Penthouse and Deluxe Verandah Suite guests is the Neptune Lounge, a place to relax over breakfast pastries and your favorite newspaper, or gather for conversation, evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.
For entertainment, the ms Maasdam offers a variety of options whether it's enhancing your knowledge of wines in the Wine Tasting Room, an elegant evening of drinks in the Explorer's Lounge or evening of pampering at the Greenhouse Spa and Salon.
Let your cares melt away in at the Greenhouse Spa and Salon; there is an Aerobics and Weight Training area, a beauty salon, a Thermal Spa, and locker rooms for men and women.
Stroll around on the wide teak deck of the Lower Promenade that wraps itself beautifully around the ship or find a good spot to read some of the book you borrowed from the onboard library. Speaking of a good spot to read, the large pools on the Navigation Deck and the Lido Deck are serene and inviting.
On the Promenade Deck you'll see the Wajang Theatre and Culinary Arts Center, where you can watch experts of the kitchen put on demonstrations. You'll also find the Photo Lab and the Hudson Room on the same deck.
On the Upper-Promenade, the Gourmet Shops, Boutique, and Ocean Bar, which all surround the Atrium, are great places to spend an afternoon. The Exploration Cafe Exploration Lounge, and Queens Room, located towards the aft of the ship, are equally great places to relax.
When it comes to entertainment, what's more exciting than a night at the casino! Choose your game-blackjack, stud poker, draw poker, roulette, dice tables, slot machines. For inexperienced gamblers, the Maasdam's casino is staffed with friendly attendants that can show you how it is done.
Find Broadway-style entertainment in the Rembrandt Show Lounge, named for the Dutch master artist. This venue offers a great atmosphere for any show, whether it's music, theatre, dance or comedy.
Holland America cruise line Maasdam's signature restaurant, the elegant two-story main Dining Room offers floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides of the room. With one of the most extensive menus at sea, highly respected chefs blend modern Continental cuisine, regional specialties appropriate to the location of the cruise and traditional favorites.
The Terrace Grill, an outdoor burger joint, features hamburgers and hot dogs as well as a taco bar. Casual dining is also available in the Lido Restaurant every night. For luxury dining options, guests interested in a more intimate, candlelight setting, will enjoy the Pinnacle Grill, the ship's reservations-only restaurant.
Holland America ms Maasdam - Cruise Reservations
Holland America Line Maasdam 2006 cruises will be sailing to a variety of spectacular destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, as well as Bermuda. For more information on Holland America Cruise Line, Holland America Maasdam cruises, Holland America line maasdam Canada 2006 cruises, or to make your Holland America Cruise Reservation, give us a call today to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced Cruise Network cruise specialist, which are always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you in any way.