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Maasdam Cruise Review to Transpacific

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Maasdam

21 Night North Pacific Adventurer (San Francisco To Tokyo)

Sail date: July 09, 2019

Ship: Maasdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Lots of good lectures. Unfortunately, there weren't enough seats in showroom. Had to get there 1/2 early to get a seat. The ship really needs a maintenance overhaul. They also cut back on staff and amenities.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Pinnacle was great. Main dining room was very noisy. Prime rib looked and tasted like it was done in a microwave. Filet was actually a slice of a roast.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lectures were fantastic. unfortunately, not enough seating

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Just average. Typical cruise entertainment, nothing special.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
It seems that HAL has cut back on service people. They always seemed to be rushed and overworked

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Our room was just below the galley where the the commercial dishwashers went on from 10pm to 4;30 am. Bad design. Surprised HAL would even rent that space. Also several rooms in our corridor had water problems- from broken pipes to pipes to overflows Cabin 370

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Noisy. Little or no sleep for 3 weeks because of dishwashers just above us. Had some drainage problems. Problems with AC - it took 2 days to get it down from 84 degrees to at least 72. Small cabin. No refrigerator. Small TV.

Ship tip

Don’t trust your expert HAL cruise consultant to choose a room for you.

Ports of call

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
Very crowded. There were 4 other ships in port. Go see the Lumberjack Show. Very funny.

Sitka, Alaska

4 out of 5

Kodiak, Alaska

4 out of 5

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

4 out of 5

Nome, Alaska

3 out of 5
Water too rough to send us in tenders

Cross International Dateline

5 out of 5
Smooth crossing

Kushiro, Japan

5 out of 5

Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan

4 out of 5
Just a big city. Don’t bother taking bus tour to Tokyo.

Shimizu, Japan

5 out of 5

Kobe (Kyoto), Japan

5 out of 5

Takamatsu, Japan

4 out of 5

Kochi, Japan

5 out of 5

CRUISE KANMON STRAITS, JAPAN

5 out of 5

Kanazawa, Japan

5 out of 5

Vladivostok, Russian Federation

3 out of 5

Otaru (Sapporo), Japan

5 out of 5

Hakodate, Japan

5 out of 5

Korsakov, Russia

3 out of 5
Didn’t get off ship

Petropavlovsk, Russian Federation

3 out of 5
Didn’t get off ship

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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