Maasdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4 out of 5

A Wonderful Cruise!

Sail Date: March 03, 2006

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We have cruised several times before, but this was our first cruise with Holland America. We liked the smaller crowds and not having to wait so long to get on and off the ship. Our ship, the Maasdam, was an older ship, but it was beautiful. This cruise was longer than any we have taken so far, giving us time to savor the pleasures of cruising. We looked forward to dining in the main dining room each evening, but we enjoyed eating on the Lido deck for breakfast and lunch. Lido dining was no hassle at all. The service was great in both restaurants. We also liked having a choice each evening after dinner of going to the show in the Rembrandt Lounge or watching a movie in the Wajang Theater. Our stateroom was very nice and included a bathtub and not just a shower. There was a good variety of shore excursions to choose from to meet the interest of almost anyone. Overall, our cruise experience on the Maasdam was one to the best we have taken so far, and the islands were beautiful.

Pros: Sailing out of Norfolk was convenient and easy. The at-the-peer parking was handy. And the ground transportation made it even better. Embarkation and debarkation were faster than past cruises and the shore staff helpful.

Cons: Food service in casual dining was not always available as with some other cruises.

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