Maasdam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

A bit disappointing

Sail Date: May 19, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We are avid cruisers, and this was our first experience on Holland America. While the cruise was not bad or unenjoyable, we feel that this ship's quality was not up to the standards of other cruise ships we have been on.

Pros: Ease of embarking and debarking. Ports of call.

Cons: Smoking allowed in prime public areas.

Recommends Maasdam? No.

Ship Quality
Ship never felt overcrowded. Beautiful atrium.
Food and Dining
Overall, the food was good. Dining room was very hot and the problem was not resolved until day three after much complaining from our table.
Cabin / Stateroom
Loved the tub and spaciousness of the bathroom. Did not like the location of cabin which was far aft and VERY noisy.
Service and Staff
Staff was great. Although there must have been many new people as some appeared not to know where things were and could not answer questions.
Not much variety. Same performers every night but one which was disappointing.

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