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sharonriley
Apr 27, 2018

Great for our age group. Can not comment on children service s.

riverbottomgift
Oct 01, 2015

The 4th floor was easy to move around the ship. Elevators were never crowded and real close to our cabin. Also close to the Medical Services. Thank goodness we didn't have to use them.

davidphs1955
Apr 20, 2015

Don't book an outside cabin in the aft section.

susanhwood
Nov 06, 2014

On port/tour days its much faster to eat on the Lido deck than wait in dining room for fine dining

FrankPeters
Sep 26, 2014

The Lido deck was always a great place to eat.

jsam1951
Apr 06, 2013

Very quiet cruise and this made it very enjoyable.

dsquare
Oct 25, 2018

It isn't a super-ship but large enough to have most of the things that travelers want but small enough to avoid being overwhelmed by crowds.

twendling49
Oct 17, 2018

Maasdam is a nice sized ship with generally good facilities, but it also shows its age. The crew was almost constantly fixing and painting something, life boat 12 was out-of-service for the first half of the cruise because the lift mechanism was being repaired. Hot water was available only part time for the first few days of the cruise, the bath tub drain did not function and the shower walls and curtain were mildewed and dirty. Cabin stewards were not a attentive as on previous Holland-America and/or Princess cruises. The men's restroom on the Lido deck near the pool was very dirty and smelled awful. Holland America fraudulently listed Pitcairn Island as a port-of-call, which according to the Maasdam Captain was never meant to be a port-of-call and never will be.

jwt
Sep 03, 2018

Old ship

drrose
Aug 29, 2018

Do not go!

pvs2
Aug 21, 2018

A small ship with a fine atmosphere. It’s our favorite

abertsch68
Aug 21, 2018

Make sure that the stateroom you are selecting is not being misrepresented online.

jrsox
Aug 18, 2018

Be sure to read everything you can about the cruise ahead of time. Ask any questions you may have in advance. Clarify rules for the dining room before going.

expatinvallarta
Aug 17, 2018

I bought a set of magnetic hooks - because all walls are metal they attach well. Great for hanging jackets and hats

chefchampagne
Aug 13, 2018

Ask for a power strip right when you check in with your room attendant. There is literally only one power outlet in the entire room.

donnaboling
Jul 30, 2018

The smaller ship means you don't feel like a cattle call at meal time. Flexibility in eating arrangements was very nice.

CathR
Jul 20, 2018

Beware the pressure to buy more and more and more in the spa.

mrsbuckman
Jul 10, 2018

Ask for a fan for your stateroom. Cabin never cooled to a comfortable level.

kashti
Jul 09, 2018

Wonderful

jasonschipper
Jun 12, 2018

Bring your appetite. Great food!