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Maasdam Cruise Review by seakayaker: Brasil and the Amazon

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Member Since 2013
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 2.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Brasil and the Amazon

Sail Date: February 2013
Destination: South America
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

We arrived at the terminal around 1:30 and was greeted with a check in line that snaked all over. For a ship with only 1150 people, taking 2 1/2 hours to check in is pretty bad. The line was just as long when we did get checked in as it was when we started.
Felt the ship was fairly dirty when we got there and it took about a week for it to really look better. By the time we left 49 days later, it was looking really good.
Experienced some of the same problems the lady from the previous cruise wrote about. Our commode over flowed several times, but they responded quickly each time. The ship was the coldest we have ever sailed on and there were MANY people sick with colds, etc. I swear you could almost see your breath in some of the spaces. Cabins in our area lost partial power several times but maintenance was right there.
The food and service in both the dining room and the Lido deck were very good. The only complaint was that there were times when it seemed the dirty More dishes would never be picked up, especially in the outdoor areas.
Due to the length of the cruise, we may have had special entertainers, but all were very good. I couldn't have afforded to pay to see them on the outside.
All of the staff were very friendly and the customer service people, ie. Future cruise, computer help,excursions, etc, kept longer hours than usual.
We had several tender ports and in general, they went pretty smooth.
Over all a pretty good cruise. Less

Published 03/13/13

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