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Excellent cruise - great staff, food and comfort! by sandysmithfl

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: South Pacific

Wonderful itinerary and ports in gorgeous countries. The ship experience was very positive.

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4.2

Great Nz Cruise by oldkiwi

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: South Pacific

we really enjoyed our cruise, Maasdam is a lovely ship to travel on and crew were excellent. would recommend ,particularly for older tourists

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4.4

Lovely trip some of the best snorkeling ever. by rrappy

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: South Pacific

We like the new EXC format on the Maasdam. We spent most of our port time either snorkeling or on one of the Zodiac tours.

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4.6

Very enjoyable cruise around Australia by couriel

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: South Pacific

This was the longest cruise for us and we were worried that we might be bored but the truth is that time flies when you are having fun and we certainly did have a wonderful time that almost felt short.

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4.5

Excellent cruise, nice size of ship by goraro

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: South Pacific

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

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4.4

Memorable Cruise (51-Night Australia Circumnavigation) by whitelawcs

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

This was an interesting cruise--one that I had wanted for several years. I learned a lot about Australia and New Zealand and New Caledonia that we don't hear much about in the United States. Although our captain had to make decisions about health care and windy conditions, the alternatives were just fine. The ship conditions (food) were good.

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4.4

Relaxing and interesting cruise from Japan to Sydney by jillopy

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

This was a different cruise with the emphasis on the US involvement in WWII which I wasn't really that interested in. Very little focus on the Australians in PNG etc which was disappointing. Found the cruise very relaxing with interesting places to visi

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3.9

War tour by Yolanda1954

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Japanese ports were safe and well organised. Not expecting that much emphasis on WW 2 battles

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3.8

Educational and interesting by suej13

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Transpacific

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.

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4.3

Happy by dscrg

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Ship: Maasdam

Good cruise and itinerary. Meals were nothing special. Entertainment was average.

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2.2

Breathtaking Scenic Voyage on Tired Ship. Lackluster leadership with a crew looking for inspiration! by Itsa

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Alaska

This was our 3rd HAL cruise this year. It was booked following our extraordinary experience on the Volendam, a b2b thru PC. Everything extraordinary there was present as mediocrity on the Maasdam. The crew .mkes the ship experience Best 5* from the heart - HAL encourages participation in relegious services on board.

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4.8

Awesome cruise to Alaska by radbooks

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Alaska

Loved being on a 21 day cruise!! We've been on about 30 cruises and this is one of our favorites.

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4.7

Awesome Itinerary by waltgschiel

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Alaska

Just an awesome adventure that we hope continues for future cruise seasons. Absolutely recommended!

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4.7

Exceptional cruise! The itinerary was amazing; very satisfying. The ship was great; our wheelchair accessible lanai cabin was perfect and met every expectation and need. Five-star service. by bluestek

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Alaska

Simply spectacular itinerary. Overall great cruise with great service.

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2.1

Terrible cruise to Alaska by AlbertoRguezA

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Alaska

NEVER TRAVEL AGAIN WITH THEM. THEY KEEP MY MONEY AND HUMILLIATE ME. PUT ME ABORD ON ARREST IN MY SUITE THE THEY OF VANCOUVER WITH THE SECURITY CREW BEFORE THEY EXPULSE IN THE BAD WAY OF THE SHIP.

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French Polynesia by MMurrah

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Transpacific

Leadership on this ship was bad. Captain is arrogant and had zero personality. Hotel direct Florin was the exception. He was absolutely all in and did a fabulous job. If there was a problem he fixed it, then followed up with us to let us know what had been done. Best ship hotel director ever! Best room stewards ever! Food? Here’s a shocker for you: on a 24 day French Polynesia cruise where everywhere you stop is lush with bananas and coconuts... you can’t get EITHER on board!!! About 10 days into the cruise I asked why and was told by the food and beverage director that the ship buys NOTHING from any of the places we visit!! That ALL THEIR FOOD, 100%, comes from the US because one time they had a problem with food purchased elsewhere. So this cruise left from Singapore, then took on more passengers in Brisbane, then more in Auckland. And all our food was from the US! So zero bananas for us. That was a problem for MANY passengers. I asked the food and beverage director why we couldn’t have some tropical fruit sorbets like coconut and was told they buy them all from the US also and don’t make them. He was insulted when I asked! But confirmed that they don’t. This was my first (and last) Holland America cruise. I’ll stick with Celebrity and NCL thank you very much. No problems with either.

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5.0

Maasdam is a great ship and it was a super cruise by NWMike

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Transpacific

Wonderful cruise on a wonderful ship. Looking forward to the next cruise on Holland America

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3.9

Great round trip to Singapore and the Far East. by Hakapa

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Overall we had a great time. Given this overview, we will likely go back to Vietnam and do a land based tour.

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3.6

Great Ports, Ship & Crew, HAL's "EXC In Depth" Experience Was Terrible by kevinheaney

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

It has been 6 years since we did our last HAL cruise and we could see a definite difference in the on board experience. Cost cutting is very evident and although we are 4 star mariners would only choose HAL again if the itinerary was unique and not offered by anyone else. Such a disappointment from what was one of our favourite cruise lines

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3.3

Christmas and New Year cruise by rmh

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

This was a cruise on a smaller ship. It was disappointing to see that the dress code for gala dinners was not strictly adhered to. On New Years eve there was no balloon drop, just a deck party on the lido.The biggest let down was the lack of Professional entertainment in the theatre at night. Not many activities organised during the day either which was poor, especially on sea days. There was no Destination expert as such and the company running the excursions did not seem to have the knowledge of say Princess staff

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