A three-deck-high atrium is the centerpiece of this ship, with gleaming brass rails and soaring glass sculpture. In keeping with Holland America tradition, the Maasdam houses a $2 million collection of art and artifacts that honors early Dutch exploration. There's Las Vegas-style entertainment in the two-deck Rembrandt Showroom, which is outfitted in Delft ceramic tiles, brocade fabrics and mahogany paneling. Tables are set with crisp linens, fine crystal and Rosenthal china in the two-level dining room, which is surrounded by windows on three sides and features an antique marble fountain from Argentina. The Lido Deck is a favorite spot for many passengers. Here, a bronze sculpture of frolicking dolphins overlooks a pool surrounded by deck chairs. Nearby, there's a bar and a grill serving hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as the Lido Restaurant, which offers sumptuous buffets and an ice-cream bar. One of the most unique features is the Culinary Arts Center, a state-of-the-art show kitchen with plasma video screens and cooking display counters -- a must-see for food and wine enthusiasts. There's a large complement of cabins and suites with verandas on this ship.
$12 for suites and $11.50 per guest, per day for all other staterooms automatically charged to onboard account (amount can be adjusted according to quality of service received). 15% tip included on beverage orders.