135 Maasdam Tips


Jul 27, 2017

This is a small ship. As long as you know that before you go you will be fine. Few extras but that's what we like


Aug 08, 2017

This ship is a bit smaller than some of the newer ships and not quite as up to date on some features. This does not affect enjoyment of the cruise.


Aug 11, 2017

This is not the luxury cruise line of old. They are just above par from where they once were.


Aug 15, 2017

A good, cozy ship, easy to get to know your fellow passengers when there are only about a 1000 on board, easy to navigate and everything is clustered on specific floors. Would seriously consider this ship on a major ocean voyage (it goes across both the Atlantic and the Pacific) with long days at sea. Large, comfortable public areas and very good food.


Aug 16, 2017

Maybe my expectations for HAL were too high going into this trip so I ended up disappointed.


Aug 22, 2017

No real complaints which is really pretty amazing!


Sep 09, 2017

Use the dining room and skip the specialty restaurants.


Sep 30, 2017

It is an older crowd. Not much to do on sea days. Perfect if you want to rest and relax.


Nov 27, 2017

Bring lots to do and don't be afraid to speak up, if you like or don't like something. Its the only way changes will be made!


Dec 01, 2017

Soaps are supplied in bathrooms and the public laundry.


Dec 02, 2017

do not whine- and do not leave good manners ashore.


Jan 27, 2018

Too small for rough seas, nearly everyone was sick. And missed 1/2 the ports. So there isnt enough to do on a small ship with no ports and sick people.


Feb 03, 2018

If you want a smaller ship where you can get to know people on your cruise this is a great ship! Talk to people and you will make many new friends! I have been on many cruises and got to know people, but this ship is really one of the easiest to get to know other passengers. You will always find someone you have an affinity for, no matter who you are!


May 11, 2019

Guest laundry rooms are available! What a great bonus, especially on a 24 day cruise!


Mar 18, 2018

Read carefully all the information you get ahead of time and consider following all tips and advice. They are most helpful.


Mar 29, 2018

7pm Trivia in the Mix is lots of fun! And check out the Crow's Nest, beautiful views from the top.


Mar 29, 2018

The layout of the showroom in the upper floor is not well designed, and one has to be in the room well ahead of time, to get one of the few choice seats.


Apr 25, 2018

Check with Holland American to see if they have updated oceanview and veranda rooms.


May 22, 2018

Bring your own water with you and wifi is very expensive.


May 22, 2018

Note that this cruise is populated by older folks.

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