135 Maasdam Tips


Jun 05, 2018

The $49 unlimited laudry srvice was a great way to pack fewer clothes and always have what you need clean to wear!

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Jun 09, 2018

Expect to go to bed early and be bored. Not a ship for solo travelers or anyone looking for a party cruise.

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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.

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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.

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Aug 17, 2018

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


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.

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Aug 21, 2018

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


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.

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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.

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Jan 03, 2019

It was the most terrible cruise I have been to .Their service was very poor . we had to pay for everything in USD dollar even when the whole trip was happening in Aidtrallia and they didnt tell us while we were booking it .The ship was almost like a retiredment house and we didnt notify about that before .95 percent of people were 65+.Of course they were lovely people but it was not our plan to spend time and our holiday just with reading books and boring/ repeatetive stuff about the sea life ! No entertainment at all .I was in the cruise for 16 days and just 2 nights was musice nights .Absoulutly Nothing to do in the cruise.Food was terrible and every day the same menu without much variety. They droped us on the shore every time we supposed to see different ilands or city , without any transport option and we had to pay extra to get the taxi or any other transports . Not even any help . It was so noisy and we cant sleep well.the beds were not comfortable and I got back pai Their customer service wad very poor and confusing.It was almost waste of money and time to travel with them .The boring ship with no efford to make the guest happy as we were in holiday .It was just about getting your money in any way they could without offering a good service .the only posetive point about them is tsome of room staffs who were friendly.I will never ever travel with them again in my life and If you have plan to do it I shall say you will regret it just like us .I wont recommend them to any people in my network.

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Jan 20, 2019

Make sure that you find out information on the ports visited before joining. The EXC onboard guides appear to just gather their information from google and are not very helpful

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