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Maasdam has sadly been retired from service. However, Holland America Line still has a fantastic choice of ships waiting to take you on your dream voyage.

Maasdam is the fifth ship in Holland America Lines' 135 year history to bear the name. Maasdam has been designed with the usual impeccable standards expected of Holland America and the 720ft ship carries less passengers in order to offer maximum space and comfort on board.

The centre piece of this beautiful ship is a Luciano Vistosi sculpture that features 2,000 pieces of glass and enjoys a superb location in the Atrium. There is fabulous art throughout the ship, including abstract murals painted especially for the Rotterdam dining room.

A fantastic feature onboard Maasdam is the Digital Workshop presented by Windows® where Microsoft-trained 'techsperts' will be on hand to teach everything you need to know about making digital photo albums, creating films and advice on taking great photos.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/1993
Tonnage 55451
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 18
Number Of Decks 9
Number Of Elevators 8
Number Of Pools 2
Number Of Restaurants 3
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 1266
Crew 557
Refurbished 04/02/2011

Ship Facilities


As you would expect from Holland America Line, Maasdam offers a fantastic selection of dining options. The Rotterdam dining room offers traditional five-course dining, the Pinnacle Grill is perfect for more sophisticated and elegant dining and The Culinary Arts Centre is a superb demonstration kitchen that offers intimate cooking classes and gourmet food presentations

  • Rotterdam Dining Room
  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Lido Restaurant
  • Food & Wine magazine presented Culinary Arts Centre
  • The New York Times powered Explorations Cafe


The entertainment on board Maasdam is to the usual high standards of Holland America Line cruises. You can take in Las Vegas-style shows in the theatre, an evening in the Casino or relax by the pool with a cocktail. With elegant formal evenings to children's clubs, everyone is catered for onboard.

  • Crows Nest - panoramic views by day, trendy club by night
  • Rembrandt Show Lounge - showcasing some of the best live shows at sea
  • Wajang Theatre & Culinary Arts Centre - live performances are to be expected at these entertainment hubs
  • Ocean Bar - cocktails, fine wines and refreshing beers can be found at this sophisticated bar
  • Piano Bar - enjoy your favourite drinks accompanied by tasteful piano music
  • Dolphin Bar - poolside bar, perfect for an al fresco drink
  • Family

    Kids have not been forgotten about on Maasdam and with some many fun activities to enjoy with others their age, they’ll never want to leave the ship!

    • Club Hal® supervised by fun full-time directors and staff
    • Colourful playroom for children aged 3-7, featuring art table, big-screen TV and games
    • Separate area for ages 8-12 with arcade games, Sony Playstation® games and ""Dance Dance Revolution""
    • The Loft and The Oasis - special teens-only area with lounges, internet access and an exclusive sundeck with waterfall.

    Things to do

    Spa and Fitness

    Even when on holiday, some cruisers like to keep on top of their workout, and Maasdam caters perfectly to this need. With both a gym and sports courts, there are plenty of ways to stay active during your time on the ship.

    In addition, at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, guests can choose from a range of treatments, relax in the hydrotherapy pool or let your worries and cares float away in the steam room and aromatic room. There’s even a lifestyle and fitness centre to give you advice and guidance on how to stay fit and healthy in your daily life.


    During your time onboard Maasdam, there are plenty of ways to stay occupied. With two pools and several hot tubs on deck, a popular pastime for many guests is simply laying back in the water and letting the world float by. Other facilities include:

    • Luxury duty-free shopping
    • Culinary Arts Centre
    • Explorations Cafe - books, music listening stations, internet, puzzles and more
    • Explorations speaker series - on subjects such as history, culture and cuisine
    • 24-hour email and internet

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