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Maasdam Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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17 Night Australia & New Zealand Explorer Hoilday (Auckland Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 19, 2017

Ship: Maasdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 631

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We enjoyed the trip. The Maasdam is a lovely ship. The service and accommodations were wonderful. The food at the Rotterdam is phenomenal. My husband preferred eating at the Lido. I would recommend this ship and cruise to anyone.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pete enjoyed the quality gym equipment. Sharon enjoyed the spa experience.


3 out of 5
The dance troup had quality dancers but I thought the magicians and comedians were not the best.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Auckland, New Zealand

4 out of 5
We enjoyed the Hop on Hop Off bus. We were able to get a feel for the city. We spent time at the museum and gardens.

Waitangi, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Breathtaking- we did a kayak trip of the bay.

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Leaving Sydney was beautiful =sailing past the Opera House and under the Sydney Bridge. We visited a wildlife center and the Blue Mountains.

Melbourne, Australia

5 out of 5
Beautiful city with amazing gardens. It was Christmas Day, so most places were closed.

Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5
We toured a wildlife center and went into a cave and saw glow worms. Tasmania country side is just beautiful.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

4 out of 5
We took a train trip along the coast- breath taking. We also took a tour of a museum and Larnach's Castle.

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
a quaint small port. We did a boat tour of the bay. We saw dolphins, blue penguins, and seals. We also walked around town and went into the old lighthouse, visited some of the shops and ate fish and chips at a local restaurant.

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
we saw the Beehive, the Legislative buildings, went through several museums.

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
We rented bikes and rode the coastline. We went through several towns.

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
We toured a Mauri village with native singers and a meal. We also saw kiwi farms and Hell's Gates.


4 out of 5
It was easy process and seamless trip to the airport.
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