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4.9 out of 5

Fabulous Cruise by jasonschipper

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A great cruising experience. Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5

Canada/New England Cruise in the Spring by nancyleebstewar

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Beautiful countryside; so many excellent shore excursion it was a difficuly choise as to which ones to select. Food and entertainment was very good. Have a wonderful time.

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4.9 out of 5

Enjoyable Cruise by haguemom

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We arrived in Montreal a day early and enjoyed the city. The cruise was very relaxing. Much quieter than on the larger ships.

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4.4 out of 5

Very enjoyable Historic Coasts cruise by brentlgoddard

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We have taken 10 cruises on 4 lines but this was our first Holland America experience. We felt that, overall, this cruise included the best food and entertainment of any we have taken. The food was delicious. We especially appreciated that the desserts were actually sweet. The quality, professionalism and skill of the entertainers was superior to that found on our other cruises. The ship offers fewer options for fun (such as rock-wall, golf, water features, etc.) and the program offers fewer entertainment options. But it we enjoyed being mellow.

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4.5 out of 5

Our first cruise by hshort5

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Nice relaxing cruise. Good learning experience for first cruise.

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4.8 out of 5

Best cruise ever. by tjvavrek

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Great cruise, great entertainment, great service and good food.

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3.4 out of 5

Good and BAD points by rhmoen

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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.

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4.5 out of 5

My longest and best cruise to date. by sharonriley

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Had a great time. A lot of sea days, I'm surprised I enjoyed the sea time so much. Looking forward to our cruise next year.

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4.5 out of 5

A Trip of a Lifetime by hipple975

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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.

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4.4 out of 5

Far Ranging South Pacific Cruise by faithds

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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.

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5 out of 5

fabulous australia circumnavigation by wcward41

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we love HAL. have been on 15 + cruises -never a complaint. our only disappointment is rudeness of guests toward staff. that and stupidity of some people. example-- 1 of many--28 day islands and Amazon overheard a lady returning excursion tickets after she went on a tour in Manus to among other stops the "OPEN AIR MARKET" REPEAT "OPEN AIR MARKET" AND COMPLAINED BECAUSE IT WAS NOT "AIR CONDITIONED"-- to be fair men are equally stupid- overheard man on phone telling relatives back home- not to bother going to Amazon because "IT'S BORING"-

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3.8 out of 5

Not enough shipboard activities by Tishypoo

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I like the size of the ship and that it was not very crowded. The recent Hurricane might have played a part in that. Too many sea days and not enough to do. The ship board activities did not very much from day to day.

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3.7 out of 5

Canada Cruise by carolc926

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I travelled with a group of 14 friends. If I had been on my own, I think I would have had a hard time filling the days with activities. The food was good, and the crew was excellent. My main complaint concerned the condition of the ship - very worn.

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4.7 out of 5

Perplexed by stewill9

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I guess this is where I explain the title "PERPLEXED". I don't know whether or Holland America is to blame. But, why do you show a line titled "Cruise St Lawrence River" after Quebec City in the photo above? It looked like to me like we had the full day of cruising the St Lawrence, just like we had a full day of cruising the "Gulf of St Lawrence" 2 days earlier!!!!! SO, I thought we would arrive in Montreal on Sunday morning, not Saturday morning. It cost me over $500 for hotel (booked the last day of cruising at VERY high cost) plus extra charges to change our flight arrangements. You do list the numbers on the left of the photo above so that it says day 7 on both lines, but why do you have to have the second line 7 of "Gulf of St Lawrence" to confuse me???? NO REASON!!!! Or, you would have included a line for each of the other stops possible saying, "Cruise Coast of Nova Scotia!!!! It's an ERROR, for sure. Someone owes me compensation for $500, either or Holland America, whomever is responsible for this OBVIOUS error!! Or please explain to me how "Crystal Clear" this is. Again, WHY is that line even there??????

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4.4 out of 5

Summer Cruise on the Maasdam by WCF

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All in all, one of the best ships, crew and overall experience I've had. A bit more TLC on the ship, and it would be perfect. I will sail Holland America again.

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4.9 out of 5

Northeastern Cruise by dtrobert

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All in all, it was a great cruise. Reasonably priced and a good value. We totally loved it. We especially enjoyed the excursions and the dinner service.

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4.4 out of 5

Wonderful Cruise by Cruiser44196468

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Great cruise destination. Cool temps and more kids because of summer and destination but a must see. The ship was great and as always HAL service is above and beyond

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4.4 out of 5

Good Canada cruise by bhineman

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Good cruise, not sure i would do again though. We were really disappointed in the ship musicians overall. We are musicians so having to avoid bad performers i the bars was annoying.

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3 out of 5

Great Ports of Call, Ship - So So by mdandcrnevin

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Actually a 3 1/2. My favorite cities on the trip were Toronto and Quebec, which we saw by our Globus tour and then Quebec again, all of the Maritime Ports, and Bar Harbor on the Maasdam. All these towns had good restaurants, good pubs and many points of interest. The Canadians we met were all friendly and super helpful. The Maasdam is showing her age. There were repairs and maintenance going on underway that were likely due to her age. The immigration and then tendering in Bar Harbor was poorly organized and communicated. The food on board was good but not great. The service, especially for our cabin was excellent. The cabin was on the small side and dirty windows on the outside impaired our view. The ship does have self-serve laundry facilities, which is convenient considering we did a week's tour before the cruise.

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3 out of 5

Very good cruise, but for one major issue. by bcaruson

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The destinations were wonderful.  Quebec City felt like being in Europe.  PEI was beautiful as was going to Peggy's Cove in Halifax.  Bar Harbor is also pretty and interesting.  Sydney is not much of a destination, so take a tour that brings you out of town.

It would have been 4 stars but for an issue with a tour of Arcadia N.P., which was poorly handled by Shore Excursion Manager: Amy Hanson.

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