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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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382 Holland America Maasdam Cruise Reviews

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Basel ismail
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Our first ocean cruise a dream come true for me,the Maasdam was a big enough ship with ought it being over sized just right as you can get to every thing and every where easily . The ship had two crews one that ran the ship and the ... Read more
missbiloxi
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We took the 10 day Caribbean Cruise on MS Maasdam on April 7, 2015. This was our first cruise on Holland America. I researched Holland America and knew it would be an older crowd. There were many things I liked about the cruise: 1. Not ... Read more
bevandtom
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
This was my first trip on Holland America and was shocked. I had always heard of how wonderful this cruise line was. It was anything but. The air conditioner in the room did not work. The second night around 2 am in the morning they ... Read more
WilkinsNC
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Everything on this cruise FAR exceeded our expectations, with a very few minor exceptions: 1. Lido deck dining constant and substantial vibration on upper floors 2. A/C was marginal but not uncomfortable 3. Disembark for Half Moon ... Read more
myleen
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Booked this cruise at the last minute. This was our second time on Holland America and we were amazed at the exceptional customer service aboard this ship. We were in a Vista Suite and enjoyed the cabin. Our room stewards were wonderful ... Read more

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G&G
Member Since 2007
1 review
2,246 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Enjoyed a wonderful 14-day cruise on HAL'S Maasdam. Ports, food and outstanding crew were great. We traveled with 6 of our friends. Everyone agreed the cruise was a success. Then came getting off the ship! The lines were unbelievably ... Read more
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Dooby Pagoda
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise had a great itinerary and a nice length, 11 days. It visited a bunch of "saint" islands: St. Martin, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, St. Croix, plus a few other places: Martinique, Barbados and Half Moon Cay. The stops were great, and ... Read more
Mexfolkart
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
1,072 forum post
0 helpful votes
We sailed on the HAL Maasdam on Jan 2 out of FLL in Cabin 808. This was one of our best cruises ever! Our ports were fabulous..St. Maarten, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Barbados, Martinique and St. Croix plus Half Moon Cay! We loved the less ... Read more
jaxcruiser1961
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
74 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
My wife and I just returned from 10 days on the Maasdam. Embarkation was fast and efficient. Arrived at the port around 10:30 am and we were in our cabin at 11:45. We were in cabin 657 on the Main deck. Perfect location and very quiet. ... Read more
Heikar
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
This was our 10th cruise with HAL and it was one of the best. We have typically cruised on the Vista class (1,900 passengers) and have really enjoyed them. First night at dinner on this cruise, I asked my wife what she thought of the ... Read more

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Karma1988
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
This was our first cruise so we weren't sure what to expect. We are in our 40's, travelling with two kids (tweens). Overall, we really enjoyed this cruise. This is not a party ship and the crowd is definitely older, although there were ... Read more
goodall
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our experience on the Maasdam was less then positive. My partner and I cruise a lot and this was our first and last time sailing with Holland America. The experience started off on a negative note with lunch at the buffet. Lines were ... Read more
sandee1atsea
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
I can understand others saying they "loved" this ship and the cruise. Public rooms were lovely. Crew was fantastic. Ports were interesting. Our room was well situated and we liked it, EXCEPT....as others have stated, there were ongoing ... Read more
Mamebo
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was one of our best cruises ever. Great staff starting the Cruise Director, Mark Brignone. Dining room and housekeeping staffs were one of best we have ever sailed with. While the Maasdam is getting a little worn, HAL does a good ... Read more
fltam
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is a long review but it was a long cruise (42 days). Fort Lauderdale Embarkment/Disembarkment: Neither were too bad. Maybe 15 minutes to embark and 30 to disembark. Have spent over an hour waiting to disembark previously so I would ... Read more
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ploppenheim
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
While the hotel staff is caring and concerned, the condition of the ship is awful. Upon boarding, at least 50 cabins on 2 decks had no air conditioning and many of the public rooms were too warm including deck 8 which encompasses the ... Read more
robynraymer
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
We had been on one other HAL ship, the Noordam, and loved it. (never been on any other line) The Maasdam was every bit as nice--just smaller. If we cruise again, we will choose HAL, unless some other highly-rated line offers us a deal we ... Read more
may1021
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
301 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
We did this sort of last minute and I am very glad that we did. This is a very pleasant small ship with a terrific staff. It reminded me of the earlier days of cruising. There are no bells or whistles here. It is just a nice straight ... Read more
cruzmann
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
57 forum posts
1 helpful vote
When people ask if I liked this cruise the answer would be a qualified yes and likewise when asking about the ship I would also give it a positive rating. But, I'm not sure about either. If you talk about the cruise itself you have to take ... Read more
gsrunyan
Member Since 2009
1 review
239 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
Holland America prices its Canada/New England cruises at a premium. It is not worth the money. 1) The "spacious" rooms are not spacious-my wife and I could not pass each other anywhere in our veranda "suite." Lots of closets, sure, but ... Read more

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jpcouncil
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
This cruise was uneventful, relaxing and entertaining. Our favorite ports were Quebec City and Halifax. Our suite was just as good as I remembered from a previous HAL cruise to Alaska. Room steward was also very good. Actually, all ... Read more
Bobcatkitty
Member Since 2014
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
I'm certain HAL wishes they didn't send me an email questionnaire, as I had little good to say about our cruise. Food was so-so, a/c and heat didn't work in our suite. I needed a 15' extension cord to plug in to use my sleep machine, and ... Read more
terrykane
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
I wanted to take a cruise from New England to Canada and surpise my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law as our travel companions. This cruise was a discounted cruise. This cruise cost me more that a 16 day transatlantic repo cruise and ... Read more
Travelgrandma10
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This time I went with my sister on the cruise instead of my hubby. He was nice enough to stay with our Mother while we were gone. We flew into Boston a day early and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, Boston Garden. I can't say the hotel ... Read more
Spodelover
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We enjoyed the ports of call. We met a lot of nice people. I wouldn't say the ship experience was the best. This is our third HAL cruise. Our room was very nice. Clean, comfortable, and a sweet steward who took good care of us. The ... Read more

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