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Steveoka
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
17 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We are avid cruisers and have tried most cruise lines over the years and find if you look hard enough for fault you will find it but we must say that the Maasdam was a true delight to sail on. The ship itself is well presented and well ... Read more
A memorable Masdam experience
Member Since 2016
1 review
We liked the itinerary, the time of year and the size of the ship. The trip was perfect. There were plenty of sea days to enjoy the daily activities, interesting ports of call and thankfully perfect weather. The onl;y disappointment ... Read more
TexT
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 forum posts
We chose this Australia-bound cruise on the Maasdam as it ticked several key boxes. Foremost was our preference for smaller, more intimate ships that offer more of the Old-School cruising experience. The embarkation port and itinerary ... Read more
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SALAMANCA2014
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
We selected this cruise based on the Ports of Call. This was a repositioning cruise starting in Seattle, Washington. The length of the cruise fit our schedule. The Internet worked very well for a cruise ship. There was a couple of ... Read more
a56traveler
Member Since 2010
1 review
38 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Chose the cruise for the ports. Made it to Anchorage without any issues, but then Captain said two storms coming in, so skipped three ports and a glacier to get out ahead of the storm. Skagway and another glacier substituted. Headed to ... Read more
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SannyAnnie
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Our trip was the 14 day Alaska cruise. HAL picked us up at Seattle Airport and bussed us to the cruise terminal. Very easy! Representatives were at each bag claim, and took great care of us. Embarkation was also smooth. My photo ... Read more
Good to be back
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our ninth Alaskan cruise and in many ways our best. It is no secret that the staff are truly who makes a cruise a special event. The Maasdam staff was beyond exceptional. The wait crew in the Ocean bar, Val, Jerome and Angela went ... Read more
sippycup12
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We wanted to see as much of the Alaska coastal cities as we could, so we choose the 14 day Great Land Explorer cruise with Holland America. The Land word in the title is a little misleading. You are seeing the coastal area mostly. And ... Read more
Reeslangspi
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose the cruise for the itinerary - Hubbard and Tracy Arm glaciers, Icy Strait, Sitka, Ketchikan, Juneau, Homer, Anchorage, Kodiak. What a great itinerary. This was our first 14 day cruise and the ship activities during sea days were ... Read more
jerseyv
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
42 forum posts
5 helpful votes
On August 15th we sailed from Seattle on the Maasdam heading for Alaska and back. This was a special Prairie Home Companion cruise and the difference from typical cruises became very apparent at the musical events when additional seating ... Read more
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Todolm
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Both embarkation and disembarkation were smooth. I was traveling with someone who has modest mobility issues and the HAL staff and crew made travel so easy. This was A Prairie Home Companion cruise, so the entertainment and activities were ... Read more
rjwaxman
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
Itinerary was interesting, took us to parts of Alaska most cruise ships avoid. In fact, except for Ketchikan and Juneau, we were the only ship in port. We like Holland America because they include a locations guide, in this case a native ... Read more
lakeforestCA
Member Since 2006
1 review
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise for the different ports it stopped at. This was our 4th Alaskan cruise and our first with HAL. We probably won't go on anther HAL cruise as we were not impressed. Everything was average at best. The food in the ... Read more
owee baby
Member Since 2013
1 review
62 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We decided to go on this cruise for a number of reasons .We had never been to Alaska before and wanted to see this majestic place ,as we have heard the views were fantastic . and this turned out to be very true .I truly enjoyed the ... Read more
JYKN
Member Since 2011
1 review
59 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the great ports, reasonable price & that it is a Holland America cruise which happens to be our favorite. I'm surprised by all the complaints that have been published by passengers about this cruise. The ports ... Read more
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gckeicher
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
197 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Without going into horrible detail, it was the worst ship, accommodations and food I have ever experienced on a cruise. However, the itinerary was wonderful, most of the crew was very good except, they continually spoke to one another in ... Read more
lindaanddavid
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to Alaska because of the 14 day itinerary. Many of the other cruises offer 7 day back to back however go to the same ports on the northern route as the southern route. We were very pleasantly surprised with the ... Read more
Czech1
Member Since 2015
1 review
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Rather mediocre quality food and entertainment for the most part. Food was overly sauced and fancy but the end result was "strange tasting food" that reflected the Filipino and Indonesian influences of the chef. Maybe 2 -3 ... Read more
nvrgvup
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to embark and disembark. They have it down pat. We took advantage of their luggage service that checked us, and our bags in with the airlines. About 2 days before disembarkation, they ... Read more
LindaLouise
Member Since 2012
1 review
81 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as it sailed RT Seattle and offered our first glimpse of Alaska. We will have to go back some day to do a land tour. Really enjoyed the small towns we stopped in. Hi-lights were: Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour in ... Read more
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JoAnnaBullhead
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We do this cruise every year. 14 day Alaska. This year the weather was the worst.. rain and cold every day. ( Not Holland America's fault) Great people both staff and guests. 5 main gripes.. 1. Food in Lido unappealing looking and ... Read more
nmd
Member Since 2011
1 review
113 forum posts
3 helpful votes
this is the second time we have done this 14 day cruise. although this time we did have rain at every port, it did not stop us from having a great time. we most enjoyed our visit to Icy Strait Point and Hoonah. the best shopping in the ... Read more
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AlanAllyn
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
3,018 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
July 4 - 18, 2016 This was our third cruise to Alaska, third trip with Holland America with at least 20 cruises on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess and Crystal. Alan was celebrating his 80th birthday on the first night of the ... Read more
traelee01
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was our very first cruise, but I can't imagine making a better decision! The 14 night Great Alaskan Land Explorer itinerary caught my attention right away. At 45 days out, we got a great price so I booked an inside room for myself and ... Read more
karenbink@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for its ports of call. And we were very pleased with ALL of the ports. It was a great sized ship as we were able to dock at ALL of the ports, no tenders--Yipee. Embarkation and disembarkation were extremely ... Read more
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