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Maasdam Cruise Review by jescott54: Ship in Disrepair

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jescott54
Member Since 2007
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Ship in Disrepair

Sail Date: June 2013
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: Boston

This ship is over 20 years old and needs to be mothballed or remodeled completely. From every way we turned, tiles were broken, rugs old and dirty, furniture chipped, rails scuffed and dirty, and other disappointing details of the ship. Walls were chipped and broken away. Lights were unprepared. Bathtubs were molded, chipped, cracked, and ungrouted. We knew that the ship was old, but were severely disappointed in the lack of detail in keeping up the ship. I could have easily taken pictures, but overall, it was overwhelmingly disappointing and depressing.

The food was poor. We tried every restaurant to find a superior venue to no avail. Mixed drinks were week and poorly mixed with oversweet mixes and watered down liquor.

This family cruise of 7 people was very disappointing. We have cruised with Holland America in the past and will probably not do so in the future. Other passengers were equally disappointed. Strange smells permeated throughout the ship. We never heard More from the Cruise Director and Captain spoke minimally. The food was inexcusable. Less


Published 07/01/13

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Port and Shore Excursions


We were only in port until 3:00 pm which is ridiculous considering we had to tender in and out. During the summer months, we needed to be in port until at least 7:00pm.

Acadia National Park

We were only in port until 3:00pm. Since we had to tender in and out, this was insufficient time. During the summer months, you need to be in port until at least 7:00pm.


The big draw here is the Anne of Green Gables house. Grandchildren were not interested.


Other than Peggy's Cove, not much to do here.

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City Tour

It rained so hard,we could not see one thing or enjoy the city.

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