Maasdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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10 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 13, 2015

Ship: Maasdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 302

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

This was my first Holland America cruise. From their reputation I expected a top quality service and food. We got neither. I found myself ordering the lesser of the evils on the dinner menu! I like to try new foods, just most of them didn't sound like they'd be good! Service was good in most cases, not outstanding as I'd expected from a cruise line with such a good reputation.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Difficult menu choices and I'm not a fussy eater.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Didn't participate in games.


1 out of 5
Singers and dancers triied but just didn't make it!

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The crew seemed inexperienced.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Obviously old. Bed super comfortable!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Bed was very comfortable.

Ship tip

The small size was and under 1300 passengers was great.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Free bus is a great way to get around the old section.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

1 out of 5
Pier is so long, it's difficult to walk that distance at my age.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Dock is close to center of town.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Had a good island tour.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

1 out of 5
Pier is too far from shopping area. We had to hire a cab to take us to town.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5
Pretty water. I didn't get off the ship.
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