Very nice cruise

Maasdam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night New England & Canada Discovery (Boston To Montreal)
Sail Date: May 28, 2011
Ship: Maasdam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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.


3 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We have sailed many times but this was the first on Holland America. All was as expected.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
Scenery was monotonous.
3 out of 5
Enjoyed trip to Baddeck and Bell Museum. Nice Scenery.
5 out of 5
Nice port with lots of small stores for shopping (my wife's favorite pastime).
5 out of 5
Very nice city with a European flavor. We enjoyed Quebec a lot.
5 out of 5
Nice small city. Trip to Peggy's Cove was very nice.

Pros: Food

Cons: Entertainment

Recommends Maasdam? Yes!

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