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MAASDAM & RYNDAM - 1954 deck plan w/ interiors

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Holland America Line:  A sixteen-page deck plan from 1954 for the MAASDAM and RYNDAM sisters.

Unlike most transatlantic ships of the era, the RYNDAM/MAASDAM carried only 39 in a tiny First Class while the rest of the ship was given over to 840+ Tourist Class passengers.  The concept proved popular and led the way for later ships such as the STATENDAM and Cunard's SAXONIA sisters. 

There is a four panel photo of the RYNDAM and seven decks are shown in detail.  Black and white interior photos show off stylish and whimsical design.  RYNDAM Tourist Class views include Gymnasium, Children’s Playroom, Promenade Deck,  Cocktail Bar, Palm Court, Barber Shop, and a cabin.  MAASDAM Tourist Class photos show the Lounge, Card Room, Smoking Room, and Dining Room.  First Class photos show, well, nothing.  There are none.  Just in case a potential passenger didn't get the point of these ships, the slogan "A New Concept in Tourist Travel" is emblazon on the first pages while in the back is a cross-section of the ship with "TOURIST" spelled out to show how much space the lesser class had.  In contrast, the small First Class area on Boat Deck looks like a prison. 

While these ships started off popular, by the early 1960s their passenger loads had dropped way off.  Holland America made one big mistake when designing the ships - none, zero, zip of the Tourist Class cabins had private facilities.  That made them unsuitable for most cruises and unpopular for crossing.  By 1968 both were out of the fleet. 

Excellent condition.  

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