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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

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

Simply spectacular itinerary. Overall great cruise with great service.

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4.0

Great Cruise by richdbb53

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

The cruise was beautiful. The crew were always polite. The room was spacious and the port of calls were fabulous. Online activities could have been advertised better. The food was good and a large selection.

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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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4.5

Pleasant cruise by Mindyschocolate

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Caribbean - Western

I was on this ship as part of a family reunion. Myself (then nearly 21) and my 17 year old sister were the youngest in our group, and probably in the lowest age category on the ship. I have no memory of a lot of young kids on the ship. Overall it was a pleasant cruise. Food and service was excellent and we had ample space in the cabin. What I remember best about this cruise (this was 20 years ago so bear with me) was the port excursions. They were super fun. The ship itself was fine, but I have very few memories of the ship itself outside of the restaurant, the atrium, and the line dancing I participated in. I have no memory of the pools, other shipboard activities, shows or literally anything. Nothing bad about that ship, but if I can't remember what I did at age 20 (I am 40 now so not super old) then it wasn't memorable either. This line is geared towards the older, seasoned cruiser. Think Viking cruise line people and that's your crowd here.

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4.3

Our Second Maasdam Voyage by BOBandSTEVE

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Ship: Maasdam / Destination: South America

Overall, we were very pleased with this cruise. I didn't rate the ports due to time filling this out, but highlights for us were Panama (took a tour through the locks), Antigua on a Sunday in Lent - Amazing!, and we loved Puerto Vallarta's Old town section and walking along the Malecon.

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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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4.8

Canada is beautiful! by tadom316

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

While this cruise was one-way and a little more expensive per day than other cruises, we loved seeing parts of Canada that are mainly overlooked. Quebec City is like being in Europe and by far the most quaint of all the stops.

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5.0

Enjoyable by soulgood

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

We spent 3 days in Montreal prior to Our Cruise, this gave Is time to experience the Beautiful City, Embarkation on the ship was fast & easy ( especially when you check in Online & order excursions prior). 

 Our room ( 540) was larger than I expected! It was located on the Main deck. I asked my travel agent to also have our room near the self serve laundry ( Hate bringing dirty clothes home!) We were 3 doors down & across from one! Our room Steward was friendly & Helpful! In fact all of the Staff from Steward, Barista, Dining, Desk, etc,We're Great! 

 Our food was Good & had many Healthy options. ( salad bar on Lido deck). We enjoyed Movies in the Theater ( 7 & 10 pm). Explorations with The Fab Barista( Angeline) & library were enjoyable. The were t many children onboard,,Thank goodness! Our Excursions were fun! Not many were scheduled too Early( we are on vacation after all!😊) Our trip was relaxing & the ports were interesting! 

 Debarkation was Easy! We were Staying in Boston for a few days & Doubletree Bayside hotel had a shuttle pick us up!

Only Cons,,Expensive Internet! And if you pay,,you can't use Netflix! ( you could borrow a DVD from front desk)

When we pulled into ports, folks rushed into the terminals for Free Wi-Fi! Lol!

We enjoyed ourselves & we are frequent Cruisers,,Good Job to Holland America

 

 

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We enjoyed each of the excusions greatly. by abertsch68

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

Once we were moved to a different xabin, the cruise was good.

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Great Ports, Great Crew by Cruiser91221475

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

We particularly enjoyed the ports and views of the glaciers. The service was wonderful and we had a lot of confidence in the captain to get us through one day of really rough seas. However, we didn't realize that Holland America catered to the older senior crowd who weren't very outgoing or friendly. The entertainment and activities were also geared to their interests and tastes. I realize that Carnival caters to the younger crowd, but I the young rowdy crowd is not fun either. I think the people who are now in their sixties will be the new target market for Holland America real soon so they might look into finding more energetic entertainment and entertainment.

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Maasdam - Alaska 2016 by coles

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

I loved the smaller ship vs the mega-liners.  The staff was great, very friendly and helpful.  Embarkation and disembarkation was both extremely easy and fast.  The quality and taste of the food was excellent, although the variety/selection/availability could be improved.  We much prefer a self-service buffet on the Lido deck, and would like the Grill to be open for the dinner hours as well as lunch.  The ship's entertainers were first-rate.  There was virtually no passenger-participation  entertainment, such as Karaoke, talent show/contest, choir.  Even for the two times (we had to convince them to hold more than one) that Karaoke was hosted, the selection was limited, and they did not know how or have the proper equipment to change the key.  We really missed that aspect of cruising.  The ports on this Alaska cruise were great, the scenery outstanding, and overall it was a wonderful cruise. 

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4.0

Very enjoyable vacation by kbiris

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

This cruise from Montreal to Boston was our nineteenth cruise, so we had a pretty extencive experience with different cruise lines. Some of them were good and some were really bad, but this cruise vas pretty good and we enjoyed each day we spent on this ship. The food was good, even Lido restaurant on the 11th deck was really nice. We had a lot of food restrictions, especially dairy, grains and potato should be avoided. Our dining room steward Ketut Sunantara was so attentive to us, that every dinner he brought us a menu for the next day to give us a chance to chose what we want and they cooked our dishes according to our restrictions. He told us that even if we chose an entry that contains anything that we cannot use, this ingredient will not be used or will be replaced. It was so touching to feel that they really care about us and do their best to make us happy! One evening we went to Lido restaurant and asked about Almond milk. It was not among their items but the restaurant staff promised us to bring it to our room a little later and when we returned to our room after the show it was their waiting for us.The cleaning staff was very efficient and the itinerary was pretty good, each day we arrived to a new town and had almost the whole day to spend there. Quebec, Charlottetown, Halifax and Bar Harbor were the most interesting places amount our cruise stops. The ship was not very big and probably because of that fact it was not crowded, we did not have to wait for seats in restaurants or around the pool. The only thing that was disappointing was shows. Each production was pretty pure, hardly professional, although dancers and singers tried to do their best.

 

 

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Thirty Ninth Wedding Anniversary Cruise by Bahabaa

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Maasdam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

Why wait for the fortieth anniversary to take a Holland American Cruise?! We decided almost last minute to take the Canada New England Cruise on the Maasdam August 24-31, 2013. August 24 was our 39th Wedding Anniversary. We have had a rough summer and figured what better way to make it all better. Loved Quebec, Charlottetown, & Bar Harbor, other ports were very nice as well.

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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

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
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

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
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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4.4

Memorable Cruise (51-Night Australia Circumnavigation) by whitelawcs

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
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

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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

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
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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