Maasdam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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4 out of 5

Very nice cruise

Sail Date: May 28, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The Maasdam is a very nice ship for its size. It is very clean and the crew is extremely friendly and helpful. I wish there were more staterooms with balconies.

Pros: Food

Cons: Entertainment

Recommends Maasdam? Yes!

Most nights there were big production numbers. When you cruise a lot as we do, this gets old fast. A comedian would have broken up the monotony.
Ship Quality
We have sailed many times but this was the first on Holland America. All was as expected.
Food and Dining
Food on the Maasdam was excellent. The menus contained ample choices and there were options available if you didn't like the choices that evening. I was impressed that they didn't run out of some foods as some lines do.
Cabin / Stateroom
While this wasn't a balcony stateroom, it was very nice, clean with lots of storage space for clothes. In fact, their was more storage than on many newer ships.
Service and Staff
Very friendly staff. Our dining room steward went out of his way to make sure everyone at our table received every special order menu item. He was great.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Nice port with lots of small stores for shopping (my wife's favorite pastime).
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Scenery was monotonous.
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Enjoyed trip to Baddeck and Bell Museum. Nice Scenery.
Quebec City, Quebec
Very nice city with a European flavor. We enjoyed Quebec a lot.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nice small city. Trip to Peggy's Cove was very nice.

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