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With its mid-sized capacity and classic styling, Holland America's stately Maasdam is a manageable and pleasant ship. After eighteen years in service, it has succeeded in retaining its youth -- with a major ...
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396 Holland America Maasdam Cruise Reviews

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AlanAllyn
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
2,958 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
6 forum posts
4 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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Cruizer Bill
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
1,300 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Very smooth check-in, arrived at 11:30 and were onboard by noon. Luggage arrived promptly. Room was in excellent shape. Our itinerary was fantastic, stopping in unusual Alaskan ports of Kodiak Island, Homer and Downtown ... Read more
Maasdamers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Our family took a 14 night cruise on the Maasdam to Alaska, which included SE Alaska as well as Anchorage, Homer, and Kodiak. I highly recommend this cruise and itinerary. I had thought that the Maasdam would be showing its age and not ... Read more

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NCJJCPJC2013
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Both HAL and the Maasdam came highly recommended. We wanted a 14 night cruise that went to more ports than the previous Alaskan cruise we took in 1999. I read up on the Maasdam reviews and liked what I read. After booking we heard it had ... Read more
nw gardener
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
178 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This was our second HAL cruise, and our first 2 week cruise, and the Maasdam is the smallest ship to date for us. We [hubby and myself], loved the size of the ship, and although it is an older ship, thought it was well maintained. ... Read more
California Desert Rat
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We picked this cruise due to the many ports that other ships can't reach. Anchorage, Homer & Kodiak. And a new stop, "Icy Strait Point". We have sailed on Holland America before, and to Alaska. Were disappointed at the ... Read more
seniorcruiser1956
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
All of my friends told me the wonders of Holland America and how great they were...we were excited. Paid a lot of money for a room in the bowels of the ship, lots of noise from the engines but we figured, how much time do you spend in ... Read more
juliemax
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
13 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We had sailed on the Maasdam 6 years ago and that experience hooked us on Holland America cruises. This cruise has a wonderful itinerary. We did an 8 day Alaska last September and were very disappointed with the weather. This trip we ... Read more

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BJM123456
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
Liked a smaller ship.They had good reviews. Staff was top notch and very helpful.Room service was good. Had breakfast in our room a lot.Had a balcony room and enjoyed it very much.Dining room food was good and the Dive Inn had the best ... Read more
floridaschneid
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it had 2 stos we had not been to before. We always cruise with HAL because we have earned the perks of 4 star status. We always have excellent service. We have good food too. The ship has changed the lido ... Read more
Milliescot
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as the dates fitted well onto the end of a holiday in the USA. We have cruised about seven times before but never on Holland America. The Maasdam is an older ship but to us seemed well maintained and we liked the ... Read more
big16foot
Member Since 2011
1 review
69 forum posts
11 helpful votes
---Ship was in excellent condition, older but in better condition than the Ryndam ever was. I love the layout of the Ocean Bar and that there was no windshield on the Observation Deck. I did notice two plumbing issues and 1 of the 8 ... Read more
patsylll
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I chose this cruise as I have been on the Maasdam before and really like this size of ship. It is large enough for good entertainment but small enough to get to know fellow cruisers. I took my 80 year old father with me for his first ... Read more

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The 2 Ds
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
51 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary as there were 2 islands we had not visited. We have sailed multiple times with Holland and the Carribean. When we arrived at the terminal there was a bit of a line for check in. We completed this step ... Read more
WoodBoss
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
First time on the Maasdam but our 8th trip on HAL. First time on this class ship. We had no problems with our stateroom (a larger ocean view) but did hear from other passengers that some leaking had occurred. I noticed a large fan at the ... Read more
sparkle57912
Member Since 2014
1 review
35 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Up until this cruise I was on Princess and was generally quite pleased with my experience. Having been told many times that Holland was better than Princess, we took the plunge due to the fact that the cruise visited Martinique, and St. ... Read more
Seavoyage
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
667 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The Ship - Well, she's getting up there in her years. 2nd time on MS Maasdam. Still lovely however ceilings leak especially when it rained, air conditioning barely works in staterooms as well as public areas and water doesn't drain well ... Read more
Griyagray
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Everything you wish a cruise won't be is what this cruise was. The ship itself older but refurbished. Needs to be put out of commission really. Ports advertised were not ports we visited. Nicaragua was cancelled never knew why, ... Read more

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konslerg
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
17 forum posts
8 helpful votes
One thing to note: The average age of guests was probably close to 70, much older than other cruises we've been on. Even older than guests on our other HAL cruise. The day going through the Panama Canal was very interesting and ... Read more
Sailaway17162
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First, let me sail that we had a wonderful time. Brazil and the Amazon was amazing. The ports were great. As always the crew was also terrific. We were just shocked by the myriad problems the ship itself had. There were numerous leaks, not ... Read more
ucanown2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We chose this trip for the ports which were great. Stayed in Rome 4 days before embarkation, and enjoyed that very much. Weather could have been better, rough seas that time of year. The ship was so, so, the cabin which we had upgraded to ... Read more
mysticsailor
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
50 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was a Ft. Lauderdale transatlantic including cruising 4 weeks in the Mediterranean with a return transatlantic to Ft. Lauderdale. This was my first cruise longer than 22 days and was facilitated by the many tips from my fellow CC ... Read more
islandblue
Member Since 2013
1 review
76 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We flew into Montreal the day before the cruise and stayed at the lovely Fairmont hotel, The Queen Elizabeth. We took a taxi over to the old port area to enjoy lunch at a recommended crepes restaurant - Chez Suzette. Excellent! We took ... Read more

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