Maasdam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

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9

3 out of 5

A relaxing trip

Sail Date: June 17, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

The Maasdam is the smallest ship I've been on, but that was an advantage this trip.

Pros: I liked that I didn't have to travel far for getting on the boat and for coming home.

Food and Dining
The food in the Lido Cafe, buffet, was great. In the dining room, dissapointed. Breakfast juices were watered down, corn syrup served with my pancakes instead of the MAPLE syrup listed in menu. Dinners served in the dining room were what one would expect however I thought it took a long time to be served and the food was no longer hot. Over all I wuld say, stick with the Cafe.
Cabin / Stateroom
State room size was good, (Veranda) a little cramped but we managed. Decor was fine and fairly fresh in paint and paper etc. Beds were EXCELLENT. I've never slept that sound in a strange bed.
Service and Staff
Staff seemed primarily Indonesian and there was a definite language barrier most of the time with the ones we interacted with the most, servers, stewards. For the most part they tried hard. An exception was the Servers behind the counter at the buffet, again language ws an issue but they seemed to make no attempt to help clear things up when asked a question about menu items. Mumbles and we were "dismissed". Upper management were very helpful, friendly.
Entertainment
We did not partake of a lot of daytime activities, we were on shore excursions. The shows were average. Comedian wasn't funny at all, the "guest' singer however was fabulous!!. The ship cast was very good as well. Nice variety and talented group.
Ship Quality
The smaller size was an advantage when travelng with people with limited mobility and stamina issues. Layout seemed pretty standard so getting used to it was not a problem.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
We did the Titanic Tour of the city. Very informative, guide pleasant. The Cemetery was the highlight and appropriatly done with the reverance it desreved.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
We did the Titanic Tour of the city. Very informative, guide pleasant. The Cemetery was the highlight and appropriatly done with the reverance it desreved.
Quebec City, Quebec
We had genealogy in mind for this port and were not disappointed. A small independent walking tour to an ancesters historical dwellign was excellent. We did the tour of Isle d'Orleans, again for historical reasons, and loved the tour of the island. Wish there were three dys in this city, LOVE the walled part of the city, oh heck, loved ALL the city.
Don't Miss: St. Anne's Shrine and Montmorancy Falls
Quebec City, Quebec
We had genealogy in mind for this port and were not disappointed. A small independent walking tour to an ancesters historical dwellign was excellent. We did the tour of Isle d'Orleans, again for historical reasons, and loved the tour of the island. Wish there were three dys in this city, LOVE the walled part of the city, oh heck, loved ALL the city.
Don't Miss: St. Anne's Shrine and Montmorancy Falls


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