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Maasdam

Maasdam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,258
Crew Members:
580
Gross Tonnage:
55,575 grt
Length:
719 feet
Maximum Speed:
22 knots
Dedicated:
December 1993
Godmother:
Actress June Allyson

Latest Post

Warm Welcome for New Hires

Warm Welcome for New Hires

A welcome aboard luncheon took place on the Maasdam on August 23. While the weather was pretty cold in the port of Qaqortoq in Greenland, the atmosphere was very relaxed, warm and friendly in the lower-level dining room. Thirty-five newly hired employees were warmly welcomed on board by the ship staff and they graciously set…   read more of “Warm Welcome for…”

Recent Posts

Maasdam Called at Rotterdam Yesterday

Maasdam Called at Rotterdam Yesterday

Hallo HALblog readers. As you’ll notice, Maasdam made a one-day call at her home port of Rotterdam The Netherlands yesterday, August 11. Bringing home a good friend of mine — Roland Borsje he’s Maasdam provisioning master. Roland invited his family and me to visit him on the Maasdam. Happy to see a good friend after…   read more of “Maasdam Called at…”

Views of Maasdam Leaving Rotterdam Today

Views of Maasdam Leaving Rotterdam Today

It never fails — whenever a Holland America Line ship leaves the line’s home port of Rotterdam, Dutch shutterbugs start snapping photos and sending them to us. These are really fresh, as the ship sailed today.

Captain’s Log: Husavik, Iceland

Captain’s Log: Husavik, Iceland

Today we were docked at Husavik, Iceland. It’s a very quaint fishing village on the Skjalfandi Bay on the north Icelandic coast. Aside from the traditional fishing industry, ecotourism is the thing here, especially due to the abundance and variety of whale sightings offshore. Last night we crossed the Arctic Circle, and during the night,…   read more of “Captain’s…”