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Maasdam Cruise Review to Alaska

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review

14 Night Alaska Great Land Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 29, 2016

Ship: Maasdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 541

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

We particularly enjoyed the ports and views of the glaciers. The service was wonderful and we had a lot of confidence in the captain to get us through one day of really rough seas. However, we didn't realize that Holland America catered to the older senior crowd who weren't very outgoing or friendly. The entertainment and activities were also geared to their interests and tastes. I realize that Carnival caters to the younger crowd, but I the young rowdy crowd is not fun either. I think the people who are now in their sixties will be the new target market for Holland America real soon so they might look into finding more energetic entertainment and entertainment.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved the bed, unexpectedly comfortable.

Ship tip

Good size ship for getting into smaller harbors. The crew is great, really helpful and friendly even when the passengers were difficult.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5

Homer, Alaska

3 out of 5

Kodiak, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5

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