The Maasdam Cruise
Ship in the Panama Canal under the new Centenial Bridge
The MS Maasdam
is a Holland America cruise ship named for a dam located on
the Maas River in the Netherlands. The Maasdam features a
teak promenade deck, two-tiered dining room, and atrium with
glass sculpture. The ship also features an expansive art
The vessel serves destinations in Atlantic Canada, New
England, Europe, and the Caribbean.
attached images you can see the
Ship in the Panama Canal
on her South Bound Transit on January 13th 2010.
The Maasdam Cruise Ship
entering the Culebra Cut in
the Panama Canal
Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
Passenger capacity: 1,258
Crew members: 580
Gross Tonnage: 55,575 grt.
Length: 719 feet
Beam: 101 feet
Maximum speed: 22 knots
Dedicated: December 1993, by actress June Allyson
At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam
is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space
for maximum comfort. Many staterooms feature commanding
ocean views, and each suite has a private verandah.