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Maasdam Cabin Reviews - Large Oceanview

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Large Oceanview Cabins 9 Reviews
Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.
Large Oceanview (C)
Large Oceanview (C)

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Cabin #323 on Promenade deck, oceanview on the starboard side. Great location as we were able to be outside within minutes on covered deck with walking facilities. Very convenient to the shows, dining room, and everything onboard. Great closet space, loved the bathtub. Only downside...other people went out every morning and got the deck chairs right outside our window. so if that would bother you, look elsewhere. No chairs were placed on the port side since the rail was solid and the view was more limited, but still provided more privacy if that is an issue.  Read entire member review.
Stateroom - We have a Lanai room (CA) on the Lower Promenade Deck and I had thought I might be able to get out onto the Promenade Deck from our room with the scooter. But the Lanai door has a lip of about 4" and no ramp so it would be hard to get the scooter over it. The scooter hangs up on all the thresholds out to the deck anyway - the ramps are too steep and I/we have to lift it over. We have two reserved deck chairs outside our room and the two mats for the chairs were in our room. The door is mirrored on the outside. I went out on deck through our lanai door to take pictures of the sail-away. To get back in there is a white plastic card which you have to hold up to a sensor and when the light is green (and it is very hard to see - sometimes I could hear the click but couldn't see the light), you can quick open the door. It is a VERY heavy door. A weaker woman than I am would not be able to open it. I enjoyed being able to get out on deck quickly, but did not make much use of our reserved deck chairs. Bob didn't care for it and he never used that door. The windows were cleaned each morning about 7:00 so they were always clean. The bed was made up as a king, and there wasn't enough room for me to get the scooter past it to the other side of the room so we moved one of the night tables over under the desk and shoved the bed over. That made enough room for me to come in and park by the bed, although I don't have an easy time getting to the nightstand or out of bed. We ran an extension cord from the desk under the bed to my side of the bed to plug in the power strip (for the scooter and computer). I eventually put the phone on the floor next to the bed as I had other uses for the nightstand. There was a small couch on the same side as the bed, and on the other side is the TV, with the ice bucket under it and the desk. The TV had Fox News on it which pleased Bob. We've moved the chair from the desk over next to the couch because of the nightstand under the desk. There are only two drawers in the two nightstands and three more in one of the closets which also has the safe in it. We had a safe which was opened with a number instead of a credit card like last time (this is better). There are two hanging closets and we had plenty of hangers, and one more closet with shelves. The steward kept the room clean and the ice bucket filled and made us towel animals, even though he had so many rooms to do. A couple of times he didn't get to us until after we were back for dinner. The bathroom had a tub and I asked for a shower chair so I could sit and use the handheld shower, but they said it would be a safety hazard. I think getting into and out of the tub is the hazard - not sitting on a stool in it. I also had a real hard time getting the shower to give me water that wasn't too hot. The bathroom had shelves where Bob could keep his razor plugged in. He had his pill keeper also on that side. I had mine on the other side, but the soap dish was there, and it kept getting wet, so I moved it to the bottom shelf. It is really nice to have a door that we can just open and it stays open without having to put a chock in it. Bob opens the door and then stands in the hall so that I can get out without running over anyone. The same with the bathroom door. It opens out flat and stays stuck to the wall rather than swinging. From the photos I took on our first Maasdam cruise I can see that they have redone the bathrooms  Read entire member review.
Excellent Crew & Great Service by gentlemancruiser
As I noted in my review, the Maasdam cabins have a air vent which is about 8"x 11" and it allows ALOT of noise from the corridors. I didn't see them on other S Class ships. I've already told HAL that cabin 388 is far too close to the elevators to be considered at C class cabin. You could hear elevator bells each time arrived a deck 6 (lower promenade deck.  Read entire member review.
Adequate, but lacked mini fridge. Rented one for $2 per day. Good location, near atrium, elevators, stairs, but not noisy. Window looked out on promenade. OK during day, since we could look out but walkers could not see in. At night, with our lights on, it was possible to see in, so we had to be careful to keep curtains closed. Comfortable and adequate, but nothing special.  Read entire member review.
Canada/ New England by leisurelifestyle
Our cabin # was 391 I think we were below the galley because around 11PM we could hear tables & chairs or something being pushed across the floor. This didn't bother our sleep because we were up late-reading for just coming back to our cabin. If people turn in early I can see where it would be annoying or could even wake you from you sleep.  Read entire member review.
Repositioning by hybrn8
We had 2 of 3 cabins in a section on the Promenade deck and liked them very much for these reasons: immediate access to outside without cost of balcony which would have been a waste of money in the fall; speedy access to elevators and stairs; convenient to laundry and show room. The cabin is small and gets smaller the longer you're on board. The tub is very deep so getting in and out for able-bodied folks is dicey so I don't understand why HAL, which caters to more 'seasoned' and less nimble clients, doesn't remove them and replace with the tubs with walk-in showers. Biggest complaint - air conditioner/heater vents positioned so they blow directly on the bed (I had a sore throat every morning from the air in my face overnight) and there is no way to alter the air flow or turn down the fan speed (there is a constant mild roar). Finally, all the paperwork that appears hourly is such a waste!  Read entire member review.
Good closet and storage but not in the bathroom, quiet, view is of the Prom Deck. Lights are left on all night on the Prom Deck, so you can't see anything because of the glare.  Read entire member review.
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Maasdam Lower Promenade Deck
Maasdam Promenade Deck
Maasdam Upper Promenade Deck
Maasdam Verandah Deck
Maasdam Navigation Deck
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