Ms Maasdam’s first Aussie departure was a 43-day circumnavigation of Australia and New Zealand. Starting in Sydney, the vessel cruised north to Brisbane, Cairns and Bali, then headed south to Fremantle, Albany, Burnie, back to Sydney and across to New Zealand, concluding in Auckland on 18 November. Next ms Maasdam will embark on a number of 13-, 14- and 17-day sailings between Auckland and Sydney until 15 Jan, when she will reposition to San Diego.
Ms Maasdam is making her maiden call in Australia and will remain in the region until the end of January. The ship is the fifth vessel in Holland America Line’s history to bear the name and is consistently named by Holland America Line Mariners as one
of their favourites. The vessel offers all of the line’s enrichment, enter tainment and culinar y initiatives including the Culinar y Ar ts Center, Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto Restaurant, Explorations Café and Rembrandt Show Lounge.