Holland America's cruise ship, the Maasdam, underwent an extensive multimillion-dollar refurbishment in 2006, adding new stateroom furnishings and bathroom upgrades, an Italian restaurant, and a lounge called Mix, which offers three bars, including both the piano bar and casino bar. Twenty-nine new lanai staterooms were also added and 16 spa staterooms with special room-service treatments. The ms Maasdam, measuring 720-feet, is designed to carry fewer guests but provide them with more space and comfort. Itineraries include anywhere from 17- to 45-day transatlantic crossings and Caribbean Island cruises.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.