Disappointing

Maasdam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
Maasdam

7 Night Canada & New England Discovery (Boston To Montreal)

Sail date: July 29, 2017

Ship: Maasdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 107

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

As mentioned earlier, this cruise was disappointing. Holland America has changed considerably and I would rank it equal to Royal Caribbean and a step above Carnival. It is not a luxury cruise. People not dressing for gala nights, dining room food just ok. No traditional presentations of food (baked alaska), no dutch hat nights and it was hard to get to know the crew (other than the cabin steward).

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Main dining room food was not up to par. Lido deck options were varied.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Bingo, Thermal Spa and Spa appointments. Team Trivia. There didn't seem to be a lot of variety in activities.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Very good

Children's Programs

Not traveling with children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Great service

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin size was good. People in cabins near ours were smoking cigars and the smell carried over. .

Ship tip

This is not the luxury cruise line of old. They are just above par from where they once were.

Ports of call

Boston, Massachusetts Did not visit port

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
Loved this port. Yes we did a shore excursion

Halifax, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5
A lot of shopping. We did the hop on hop off bus.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5
Not much to do here.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

4 out of 5
Nice port. We did the shore excursion to Anne of Green Gables.

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
Loved this port. Shore excursion was a 3 hour walking tour.

Montreal, Quebec Did not visit port

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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