Great Itiniary but...

Maasdam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Canada & New England Discovery (Montreal To Boston)
Sail Date: May 30, 2015
Ship: Maasdam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 807
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The best part of this cruise was its Itiniary. The ports of call were excellent and we enjoyed almost all of out shore excursions (one in each port). Do not do The Best of Prince Edwards Island - too many shopping stops and it did not stop at the red cliffs - only saw them from a distance. Avoid the Hop On Hop Off bus - not enough time to do more than one or two stops on only one route. The ship was beautiful and elegant. The staff was friendly but service was just OK. Dinner took forever and we were the last ones out of the dining room every night. We have had better Steward's on other ships. The entertainment was fair - too many nights of the ship's singers and dancers and not enough outside entertainers. There were fewer activities compared to our other cruises and they did not have any game shows - not even the Love and Marriage Show or the Quest. The food was just OK - we did not go to any specialty restaurants. The weather was on the cild side - Fall may be a better tine to go for both weather and the Fall foilage.



Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
not enough activities and no game shows


1 out of 5
too many nights of ship's singers and dancers - costumes were great though

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
frindly but below average - slow waiters - poor steward

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
beautiful and elegant

Ship Tip

If you are a late riser be aware that breakfast ends at 10 AM!

3 out of 5
we arrived a day and a half early and spent a full day in Old Montreal. No time to tour on embarkation day.

Cruise St. Lawrence River

3 out of 5
we were expecting to see more scenery on the shoreline
5 out of 5
went to Montmercy Falls and Isle of Orleans (sp) - great excursion

Cruise Gulf Of St. Lawrence

3 out of 5
very smooth sailing
3 out of 5
Best of Prince Edwars Island tour was only fair - too much time for shopping and did not get close enough to the red cliffs
3 out of 5
The Lewisburg (sp) Fort was very interesting - too bad it was cold and raining
3 out of 5
The Citadel was very interesting - you should take a taxi instead of the Hop On Hop Off bus
5 out of 5
We had done Acadia Park and Cadillac Mt in the past (very good) so we did the Lighthouse tour by sea - very interesting but the weather was cold on the upper deck. The lower deck was heated but crowded.
3 out of 5
we disembarked and went to the airport. lasttime we were there saw the USS Constitution which was a very good tour.
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