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Maasdam Cruise Review to South Pacific
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Maasdam

28 Night Hawaii Tahiti & Marquesas (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail Date: March 25, 2018

Ship: Maasdam

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 717

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

Very good itinerary. Lower staterooms needs to be brought up to date, for the $$ you spend for them. Better training for room stewards and wait staff and folks incharge of the muster stations.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Beginning muster drill was a joke. Our section would have gone down with the ship. Who ever was incharge of our station didn't know what to do.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Good tasty dining room food. Tasty desserts. Lido buffet was good be not alot of variety, Lots of lamb. Pinnacle Grill was excellent.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not many offered and when they did a couple activities overlapped. Cruise director morning chat was interesting, and their guest speaker was very good (Mr. Buzzard). Only group activities we participated in was trivia.

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Over 1/2 this was there first contract in the dining room and bars and it showed. Muster drill was a joke!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Deck 8 was very nice. Decks 10 & 11 were nice.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Very old couch, worn out rug. Old 50's/60's blond venee on dresser and closet. Closet doors did not evenly match.

Ship Tip

Check with Holland American to see if they have updated oceanview and veranda rooms.

Ports Of Call

San Diego, California

5 out of 5

Honolulu, Oahu

4 out of 5

Lahaina, Maui

4 out of 5

Cross International Dateline

3 out of 5

Fanning Island, Kiribati

4 out of 5
Interesting atoll. very small but gives you a good view of 'atoll' life. The 4-6 hours we spent there were enough but well worth while.

Cross The Equator

3 out of 5

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

3 out of 5

Raiatea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
Beautiful entry into port and interesting walk around. This was a pleasant surprise

Papeete, Tahiti

3 out of 5

Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago

4 out of 5
Another interesting port. Well worth the hours we spent there.

Nuku Hiva, Marquesas

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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