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Maasdam Cruise Review to Alaska


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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14 Night Alaska Great Land Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 04, 2016
Ship: Maasdam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 518
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The Holland America Maasdam was a terrific, older ship that was small which allowed it to get into every port we visited...no tenders! The staff could not do enough for their passengers: the food, entertainment and general atmosphere of the ship was superb. The ports of call were great and I was impressed that we either docked in town or there was a free shuttle to take us to town (with the exception of Victoria) 14 days was the perfect length for this perfect vacation!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
do not know

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
lots of storage, big bathroom by cruise standards, did have a tub/shower combo with a pretty big step to get into it

Ship Tip

The ship was very easy to get around. The staff was fantastic. Entertainment was varied: there was something for everyone. My favorite place was the Crow's Nest with its large windows and excellent view of the sea at the front of the ship.

5 out of 5

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we were not able to go here as there was too much ice from the glacier. The captain, though, did take us to another glacier instead that was qite nice
5 out of 5
took a excursion to Mendanhall Glacier but not through ship's excursion. The ships excursions were quite pricey
5 out of 5
I had visited here 10 years ago and there was absolutely nothing here except an old canning factory that was no longer working. They have really added a lot to see and do in this port although most everything was very pricey. I would not take the shuttle into Hoonah as there is nothing there
5 out of 5
we booked a ride on the Alaskan Railway that went to Grandview and back...but again, on our ow, not through HAL. Scenery was beautiful but it was almost too long of a ride
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

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