Holland America Line’s Maasdam begins cruising to and from Quebec on May 8 (from Fort Lauderdale to Quebec City). She’ll do a series of Canada/New England cruises through the early summer before being joined by Eurodam in August and September. Quebec City, Montreal and Saguenay are extremely charming destinations that you’ll appreciate no matter if… read more of “France Without The…”
Karen Wiles sent us this photo of Maasdam anchored off Half Moon Cay on a recent Caribbean cruise.
Geene, Maasdam’s crew purser, sent in this fun story and photo. Last Thursday the Zuiderdam and Maasdam called in Half Moon Cay together. The crew pursers set up a friendly football game between the ships on the far end of the beach. It was hard work for the players to play on the soft sand… read more of “Soccer Match on the…”
The collection of the absentee ballots for the April 9 Indonesian election is fleet-wide, and Crew Purser Greene sent us photos of Maasdam’s crew casting their ballots. The “Playstation stalls” were converted into election booths for privacy. Human Resources Officer Avi Sofyan, Senior Human Resources Clerk Tri Nur and Purser Adhi Surindera coordinated the affair…. read more of “Maasdam’s…”
Greene, Maasdam’s crew purser, sent us this nice post about another Holland America donation: On March 18 the Maasdam called at St. Kitts and donated about 60 chairs and around 12 bags and boxes of clothes, medical equipment, books and toys to the Redeemed Baptist Church at Upper Cayon. The chairlady of the church, Lylette… read more of “Maasdam Makes…”
Jocelyn Wu from Holland America Line’s public relations department currently is sailing aboard Maasdam. She sent us this beautiful photo from St. Thomas taken at the top of Paradise Point looking out to the pier. The ms Noordam also was at St. Thomas.
With the return of the spring there will be the return of the Massdam in Montreal. I can’t wait to see the ship back again in the old port. I fell in love with the Maasdam on our first cruise with the family. And we are always happy to see her in Montreal. Here is… read more of “Postcard from…”
The Maasdam just had a dry-dock, and one of the things on the list was refurbishment of the teak decks. The only remaining space was the bow, namely Deck 7 forward. This one can never be done during the dry-dock period, as this deck is always filled with containers and garbage skips. The superintendent therefore… read more of “Tweaking the Teak…”