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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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Sblue1229
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our cruise ship experience with the smaller size of the vessel which allows for better customer service. The cabin stewards, Lido buffet servers and the Rotterdam restaurant workers are friendly, courteous, helpful and make you ... Read more
NANAANDPOPPY
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The cruise really was terrific---food wonderful--cabin clean and quite roomy---even had a tub. very small annoyances----crosswords are printed on half pages and are impossible to read---also decaf coffee was not decaf several days. the ... Read more
Kittj
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 15th cruise, and we have cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Norwegian. The Maasdam is older but still in good shape. This is probably the smallest cruise ship we have cruised on, and we quite liked it. ... Read more
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HellieC
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had no high expectations of the Maasdam as a ship, as she is older than many and we had read reviews that she was showing signs of age. However we were pleasantly surprised to find that she was well maintained and in better shape than ... Read more
Old Timex
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my 3d cruise and 1st on Holland America. Original cruise for October 2014 was canceled due to mechanical problems on the ship. Holland America refunded our money and gave a $ 1700 credit for a cruise within a year! The Maasdam ... Read more

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Joanhat
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After choosing this cruise because of the itinerary, we had mixed experiences on the ship. A norovirus episode on the prior sailing made for a delayed, and very poorly organized, embarcation. Long wait, poor communication, inadequate ... Read more
FunFox
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Beware, as we were too naïve to, that if a cruise company informs you that there is an active Norovirus outbreak on the ship you are about to embark on – your cruise will be compromised. Of course the severity of the outbreak ... Read more
Bonbon65
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was my first cruise alone and I had a great time and would do it again! There was some illness on the ship but I did not get it. The staff worked diligently all the time to make sure that all areas of the ship where disinfected. ... Read more
hjharri
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
58 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We winter in Florida - so we drove over to Fort Lauderdale - stayed at the Rodeway Inn- leaving our car for the 14 days - took the shuttle to and from the cruise terminal, had excellent service. Embarking was fast, seemed we just sat ... Read more
slabeaume
Member Since 2004
9 reviews
798 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our 2014 Maasdam cruise so much, that when we received an email with an OBC offer if we booked a future cruise --- we checked the Maasdam itineraries and decided to go back to the Southern Caribbean in 2015---but for 14 nights ... Read more

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Bethany Beach
Member Since 2006
12 reviews
193 forum posts
0 helpful votes
April 17 – May 1, 2015 Ft Lauderdale – 14 day Southern Caribbean Cabin: 174 – 9th deck Verandah Deck Have cruised on several mid to small size ships on several lines. Liked this size ship for getting from one ... Read more
governor travels
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
There were four of us on this particular cruise. To reach Ft. Lauderdale we took the Cruise Connection from Sarasota, Fl. and arrived around noon time. The porters were there to take our luggage. A person from the Cruise Connection handed ... Read more
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
1 helpful vote
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

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WilkinsNC
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
G&G
Member Since 2007
1 review
2,270 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

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jaxcruiser1961
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
75 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
9 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
Karma1988
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
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
2 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

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