Maasdam Review

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Introduced in 1993, the second Statendam-class ship, Maasdam was named for the Maas River in the Netherlands, the fifth ship in Holland America Line's history to bear the name. In the ship’s central atrium is Luciano Vistosi's Totem, a soaring sculpture made up of nearly 2,000 pieces of glass. Other art featured in Maasdam’s collection are two abstract murals painted for the dining room and a collection of seven Japanese iron teapots and a charcoal brazier dating from the end of the Edo period.

The sister ships included in the S- or Statendam-class retain the most classic and traditional characteristics of Holland America Line vessels. Routinely updated with innovative features, including Signature of Excellence upgrades, they combine all the advantages of intimate, midsize vessels with high-tech and stylish details.

At the heart of the ships, triple-deck atriums graced by suspended glass sculptures open onto three so-called promenade decks; the lowest contains staterooms encircled by a wide, teak outdoor deck furnished with padded steamer chairs, while interior, art-filled passageways flow past lounges and public rooms on the two decks above. Either reach the lower dining room floor via the aft elevator, or enter one deck above and make a grand entrance down the sweeping staircase.

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