Maasdam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Canada/New England Experience

Sail Date: June 14, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

It was a wonderful experience, we made lots of acquaintances and a few close friends.

The staff was excellent and  we picked a great 2 weeks for sailing.

wish we had more time in Boston on the back to back cruise but we knew the itinerary before we booked.

It was very enjoyable time spent cruising

It was second cruise using HAL and compares with other cruise ships we have sailed with

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
I think more juices needed to be available throughout the day for people who are not drinkers, or coffee junkies
Cabin / Stateroom
We never need other than interior as we are there only to sleep and change clothes,if we need to see the scenery we go out on deck rather than look through the cabin view
Service and Staff
Lido staff, we adopted 4 young staff from Indonesia who were excellent, thanks Joanne, Sulay, Rapi, and Superman
I would liked to have had more cvountry music but that is only my preference
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
We did not use many onboard activities as we toured ports on excursions
Destinations and Excursions
Montreal, Quebec
Cruise St. Lawrence River
I had hoped to see more Beluga whales but that is not ships fault that they were not there
Quebec City, Quebec
Lots of WALKING and HILLS never seemed to go down streets always appeared to be going up hill
Cruise Gulf Of St. Lawrence
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
had a bad day of RAIN but scenery is gorgeous
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Loved the HUGE Fiddle when you disembark the SHIP great pic taking spot
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Great seaport and city to explore
Bar Harbor, Maine
It is only place on this cruise we had to TENDER to get to shore but not ships fault that harbor is too shallow to dock
Boston, Massachusetts
Cruising needs more than one day to enjoy this historic City, We should have sailed from Boston return instead of Montreal return but the city is rich in American History


This was the smallest ship we sailed with and we noticed the ease of getting around and the lineups for meals and shows were much nicer than the larger ships.

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