Far Ranging South Pacific Cruise

Maasdam Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 46

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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31 Night Pacific Explorer (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 22, 2017

Ship: Maasdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 322

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was a long cruise for us (31days) but it covered the South Pacific really well. The staff of the Maasdam really made the trip for us.


5 out of 5
Great. easy and fast.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The Lido Buffet had diverse food and was wonderfully serviced by courteous staff.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The Lectures were okay, few physical activities.


5 out of 5
All the musicians onboard were wondrful players. Really liked Barry from Boston at the piano bar.

Children's Programs

no kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the personnel worked so hard to make this cruise fantastic.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabins were kept immaculate.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

4 out of 5
No, I live here.

Tauranga, New Zealand

4 out of 5
No, just walked around.

Auckland, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Did the tour of Rangitoto.

Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Islands

4 out of 5
We did an independent tour of Ancient Tonga-a family owned presentation of Tongan life-including dancing and food. Highly recommended.

Vava'U, Tonga Islands

4 out of 5
We had an amazing presentation by the locals-They sang and danced and it was enchanting.

Cross International Dateline Did not visit port

It is not a port but a state of time.

Alofi, Niue Island

4 out of 5
Booked an independent tour with local Keith- it was a good introduction to the island.

Rarotonga, Cook Islands Did not visit port

We did not stop, seas too rough.

Papeete, Tahiti

5 out of 5
Did the Tahiti Natural Treasures around the island-the guide Lydia made it all worthwhile.

Moorea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
Did the tour around the island with William Albert-beautiful place.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

4 out of 5
Tour around the island-beautiful scenery.

Pago Pago, American Samoa

4 out of 5
Did the taste of Samoa-good introduction of island and dances.

Savusavu, Fiji

2 out of 5

Suva, Fiji

3 out of 5

Lautoka, Fiji Islands

3 out of 5

Dravuni Island, Fiji

4 out of 5
No, just walked around.

Waitangi, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Great and fast.
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