MS MAASDAM (V)
TONN. BRT: 55,451 NRT: 26,945 DWT: 6,604
BUILT AT: Cantieri Navali, Fincantieri, Montefalcone, Italy
BUILT IN: 1992 YARD NO: 5882
ENGINES: Two Sulzer 12ZA40S + three Sulzer 8ZA40S diesel engines by Grandi Motori Italiani connected to two 12 MW ABB Cyclo converter electro motors.
ENGINE OUTPUT: 2 X 8640 Kw. + 3 X 5760 Kw. PROPS: Two (pitch)
SERVICE SPD: 20 Knots MAX.SPD: 22.31 Knots (trials)
LENGTH.O.A: 218.00 Meters LENGTH.PP: 185.00 Meters
BEAM OA: 30.80 Meters (Hull width) DEPTH: 40.00 Meters (Top Deck)
DRAFT: 7.70 Meters max. at a displacement of 30.305 Tons
PAX.CAP: 1266 Lower beds, Maximum 1469 (including 250 Pullman beds) in 625 cabins.
CREW: 571 (604 max).
SISTERSHIPS: Statendam (V), Ryndam (III, Veendam (IV )
REMARKS: 2 Becker Rudders, 2 Bow (1720 Kw.) and 1 Stern (1720 Kw.) thruster.
Constructed of steel as a purpose built cruise ship. Ordered on 29 November 1989 as the 2nd. of a series of four sister ships. Steel cutting commenced on 3 September 1991 with the first modules being assembled on 8 October 1991. The keel was laid on 8 April 1992 in a building dock.
Floated out for the first time on 12 December 1992. Technical trial trips took place between 19 and 22 July and 27 to 29 July 1993. The ship was delivered on 26 October 1993 at the shipyard and registered for Wind Surf Ltd. of Nassau with Holland America Westours as managers. Cost to built US 215 mln.
After a empty crossing the ship was named on 3 December 1993 at Port Everglades by the Actress Ms. June Allyson in the presence of a full complement of passengers and departed on the same day for her first commercial voyage. (10 day Caribbean cruise).
Took over in the summer of 1994 the European cruises of the Statendam (5). Since then alternating Caribbean cruises in the winter,and European cruises in the summer.
Reflagged on 10 May 1996 to Dutch register with registration for Hal Nederland N.V., Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
During 10 day dry-dock between 2000/2001 a 2400 sq. foot structure was added to deck 12, to make a teen area with computer space, disco and interactive video arcade, theater and rest room. The new space was called the Wave Runner.
During the dry – dock of the ship in the period 16 – 26 October 2003 in Freeport in the Bahama’s, a speciality restaurant “the Pinnacle” was added and a “Neptune lounge” for the suite passengers. Furtheron the Casino was expanded by removing a TV lounge and the ship was brought in compliance with the ADA act.
From 10 April 2006 to 26 April the ship, being in Freeport dry dock, went as the last one of the fleet through the SOE upgrade. This included, the removal of the card room, and the puzzle room which was replaced by one large area called the Explorations Café and Lounge. Also there was the renewal of the crowsnest, extending and remodeling of the Ocean spa, the Lido restaurant and a general upgrade of the interior and facilities.
2008 1258 guess in 629 cabins 55,575 brt.