Holland America Line has announced that the popular MS Maasdam will leave the Holland America Line fleet during September 2020.
MS Maasdam is designed to offer passengers maximum comfort in intimate surroundings. The concept behind the development was to carry fewer passengers in order to provide enhanced comfort and a superb cruise holiday for definitive relaxation.
The wow factor is instant from the moment you board this glamorous ship, thanks in part to the stunning Luciano Vistosi glass sculpture that sits at the heart of the atrium. Traditional and elegant in design, MS Maasdam envelopes guests in a friendly atmosphere as she sails to some of the world’s most exciting destinations.
A fantastic array of entertainment and indulgences await you as you step aboard MS Maasdam. Roam the great range of duty-free shops in the shopping arcade or head over to Merabella for designer pieces. The Greenhouse Spa & Salon awaits you on the Lido deck for a day of pampering. Here you will find excellent treatment programmes combined with sumptuous surroundings to create the perfect day of pampering. Guests who are looking to relax and unwind outside of the spa can do so beside one of the ship’s pool, soaking up the Caribbean sunshine with a cold drink in hand.
MS Maasdam’s Fitness Centre is fully equipped with everything you need to work up a sweat and work off last night’s indulgences.
If you think holidays are made for indulgences head to the Culinary Arts Centre to learn from the biggest names in the culinary business and enjoy a divine meal for all your efforts. Bartenders and master mixologists will also be on hand for lessons in shaking and stirring the perfect cocktails and mastering wine pairings to a tee. Afternoon Tea in one of MS Maasdam’s lounges is another must-do and coffee and pastries are the best way to pass time with a book in the Explorations Café.
Holland America Line goes ‘on location’ in each of your destinations, bringing the experiences of your destination on board. Cook the perfect salmon in Alaska, roll sushi in Asia and learn to Tango in Argentina. It’s the perfect way to get to know a destination!
MS Maasdam caters for younger passengers extremely well with the inclusion of the famous Club HAL program aboard. From younger children right up to teenagers, this ship provides them with their very own sanctuary areas of with fun-filled activities so they have something to do no matter what time of day. The dedicated Club HAL crew are always on hand so parents can relax safe in the knowledge children are having a great time.
Choose from a host of bars and gathering places aboard MS Maasdam. Catch talented vocalists, dancers, comedy galas and variety acts at Showroom at Sea or head to the Wajang Theatre to catch a family-friendly movie.
The Crow’s Nest is the perfect place for you to meet friends old or new for a drink and take in the sweeping panoramic views. The popular venue transforms into a lively dance club after dark. Enjoy cocktails and ocean vistas in the aptly named Ocean Bar, where live music provides the soundtrack to your night. Spice your night up with a visit to the lively Mix Bar, where you will find three speciality offerings – champagnes, martinis, spirits and ales – all in one place.
Fancy a flutter? Test your luck at the Casino, where you will find tables games including poker and blackjack.
The Rotterdam Dining Room is the main restaurant on board MS Maasdam and welcomes passengers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy silver service amidst magnificent surroundings as you dine in 5-star luxury style. The seven course menus include tempting choices each evening, with classic favourites, vegetarian choices and regionally inspired cuisine prepared by world-class chefs. The Rotterdam Dining Room offers one level for guests opting for Traditional Dining sittings at 5.45pm and 8.00pm, with the second tier reserved for those choosing Holland America Line’s ‘As You Wish Dining’. This more flexible option allows diners to arrive whenever they choose and dine with different companions each evening.
Holland America Line offer exceptional speciality dining venues and The Pinnacle Grill aboard MS Maasdam is exquisite in every way. Dine on mouth-watering culinary creations combined with the perfect wine selections taken from the Pacific Northwest. For a taste of Italy, head over to Canaletto, where you will find a menu brimming with classic Italian flavours.
Long day exploring today’s port? Head to the Lido Restaurant, where you will find great food in a relaxed environment. This 24-hour buffet restaurant is popular throughout the day and you will find an ever-changing array of dishes to suit even the fussiest of eaters.
Holland America Line encourages passengers to enjoy their holiday in comfort and a casual dress code is the norm aboard MS Maasdam throughout the day. Evenings fall into two categories; Smart Casual and Formal. Smart Casual makes up the dress code for most evenings on board, with the exception of two formal evenings each week. Formal nights are great excuse to don your finest evening wear, with ladies often opting for cocktail dresses or long evening gowns and gentlemen choosing suits or tuxedos
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