Great Experience: Maasdam Cruise Review by mcriss50
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Destination: Canada & New England
We booked an excursion every day through Holland America....we feel more comfortable if there is some change in time schedules (as did happen to us in Quebec as we had to leave early) and we easily changed the tour when our original one was leaving at a much too early time for us. We enjoyed all of them.
My husband especially enjoyed the onboard Digital classes they had each day. He say he really learned a lot about photo on the computer & more. The instructor was wonderful & so easy to learn from. He also used the gym everyday & loved riding the bike looking at the sea.
We hit most of the shows & enjoyed them all. They had a comedian who was perfect for the audience....no 4 letter words, some references to older shows & such & was actually very funny....not always so.
The ship Maasdam is a mid size so it is really easy to get around & nothing is very far from where you want to be.
The only minor complaint we had was with the Lido Buffet......#1- the hours were not long enough....we came back from an excursion about 3:00 & it was closed so our only option was hot dogs/hamburgers place by the pool, #2 - my husband is a none seafood eater so a few times there was not as many options for him as he would have liked. To the plus side we were able to have steaks cooked to our liking (mine - rare, his - well done). The other complaint is that cruise ships should have free internet as all hotels have this now.....the cost is just too expensive. You can get free WI FI in every port though if you really want it. We just kept our phones & computer off for the duration...it was kind of nice being unconnected for a change.
We really enjoyed this cruise & would possible go on this ship again, especially if it were the same crew but a different location. Glad we did this one but once for this route was enough for us. Less
Cabin review: 024
Fantastic. We loved the size of the room & balcony. Having all the closet space & drawer space you could possibly need was great. The separate dressing area was a nice addition. The room was so clean, the bed very comfortable king size.
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