Maasdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
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2 out of 5

Great destinations, but a very poor experience onboard the ship

Sail Date: April 19, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This route is very beautiful and with a great crew, however the onboard experience do not achieve our expectation. The main dinner room (Rooterdam) is ok, with good food but the restaurant at Lido aren't 24h or even open until Midnight and have only few options of food and plates (always repeating).

 

Beyond that, the onboard entertainment was very poor, without even radio music and inloco shows (bands or singers) to bring more happiness in at least one of their two pools. The music only happened 2 days, with no more than 1 hour each day. Additional that, the ship have +20 years, so the technology and innovation isn't their biggest motivation comparing with others ships.  

 

Comparing with others cruises that We already did with Costa and Norwegian, Maasdam was the poorest experience cruising.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
always clean, but old ship with poor design and technology
Destinations and Excursions
Do not offer Diving as a Shore Excursion in all destinations
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Even without a children, I didn't found a childcare for those traveling with children, as I do frequently.
Entertainment
the onboard entertainment was very poor, with radio music without bands or singers to bring more happiness in at least one of those pools. The music only happened 2 days, with no more than 1 hour each day
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
The main dinner room (Rooterdam) is ok, with good food but the restaurant at Lido aren't 24h or even open until Midnight and have only few options of food and plates.
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very poor city with poor infrastructure. Get a shore excursion with Holland America. Do it by yourself could not show you all beatty of this place (happened with us)
George Town, Grand Cayman
Cozumel, Mexico

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