A Look Around Holland America’s Maasdam Cruise Ship

by Janis on July 14, 2015

Holland America's Maasdam On June 27th, we sailed on Holland America Line’s ms Maasdam on a 7-Day Canada and New England cruise from Montreal to Boston. The ship was in Sydney, Nova Scotia on July 1, Canada Day, and ended in Boston on the U.S. Fourth of July celebration.

ms MaasdamWhile we’ve sailed on most Holland America ships, this was our first cruise on the ms Maasdam, a 1,258 guest-capacity ship launched in December of 1993. The ship’s name was inspired by the Maas River in the Netherlands.

Maasdam sailing into Quebec CItyThe ms Maasdam has an open bow policy, allowing guests out into the area when sailing into scenic ports such as Quebec City.

Maasdam sailing into Quebec CItyThere are a number of “hidden” walkways like this one near the bridge that are open to guests.

Maasdam, Holland AmericaThe wrap-around promenade deck is popular for walking. It offers great views whether at sea or coming into port.

aft pool, Maasdam  The aft pool is designated for adults only. One side is for smokers.

Crow's Nest, Maasdam  The Crow’s Nest has a beautiful, free-standing bar, different from the design of the same space on other Holland America ships.

Crow's Nest, Maasdam  The Crow’s Nest on the Maasdam also features floor-to-ceiling windows all the way around the space, making it an ideal spot for indoor viewing. Depending on the evening schedule, this area also features either a live band or a DJ.

penthouse, Maasdam During our cruise, a couple was celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary in the penthouse suite.

day mats, MaasdamThe sign of a good vacation is when you cannot remember what day of the week it is. Rotating rugs in the elevators remind you.

Main Dining room, MaasdamBy eating late (8 pm or later), we were sometimes able to get a perfect table for two by the window in the Rotterdam dining room.

sunset from dining roomAlong with a delicious dinner, we enjoyed a picturesque sunset.

We were delighted with the ms Maasdam, and the 7-Day Canada and New England itinerary

Have you sailed on Holland America’s ms Maasdam? What was your impression? Please share in comments below. 

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