Excellent cruise, nice size of ship

Maasdam Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Maasdam

40 Night Australia Circumnavigation & New Zealand Collector (Auckland To Sydney)

Sail date: October 07, 2019

Ship: Maasdam

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise, one of the most relaxing cruises we have done, no big cities, nice pacific islands and not a flurry of activities on board

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Boarded in Auckland, super quick and efficient, from taxi to cabin less than 30 minutes

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was great, dined mostly in main dining room, wife had plenty gluten free choices and we did not have one course that we could fault

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Not too many activities which was good, loved the trivia quizzes

Entertainment

3 out of 5
There was a distinct lack of quality stage shows in the theater, some of the other entertainment was no to a great standard either

Crow's Nest

5 out of 5

Great staff, daily trivia quizzes, lovely outlook, comfortable seating

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
First rate, cabin steward was fantastic and dining and bar staff made the cruise for us

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
A little old but we found it very relaxing, all areas were kept very clean and never lacked a space to sit down

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Good size for an inside cabin, well laid out, very clean

Ship tip

Get the ships itinerary and other information via your phone (free onboard)

Ports of call

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Boarded here, great port because it is right in the city, easy to access to many points of interest

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
Beautiful island, not too much to do but small shops are interesting and beaches are lovely

Lifou Isle, New Caledonia

5 out of 5
Interesting, local dance and music laid on, nice walks and good beach

Mare Isle, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

5 out of 5
No much to do but small souvenir shops and walk along shore were interesting

Isle Of Pines (Ile Des Pins), New Caledonia

5 out of 5
Stunning beaches, not much else though unles you visit local resorts

Noumea, New Caledonia

5 out of 5
Very interesting city, lots to see and do, easy access from ship, a bit exspensive though

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Disembarked here, very easy

Hamilton Island, Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Townsville, Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Cairns, Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Cruise Great Barrier Reef Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Lizard Island, Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Cruise Ribbon Reef Region Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Cruise Torres Strait Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Darwin, Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Komodo Island, Indonesia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Broome, Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Exmouth, Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Geraldton, Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Fremantle (Perth), Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Albany, Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Adelaide, Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND, AUSTRALIA Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Melbourne, Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Burnie, Tasmania, Australia Did not visit port

Did not do extended cruise

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very easy, crew were efficient, shore staff as well, plenty taxis available

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