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Maasdam Cruise Review by jklc123

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Member Name: jklc123
Cruise Date: October 2011
Embarkation: Montreal
Destination: Canada & New England
Cabin Category: BA
Cabin Number: 132
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 4.0
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Cold weather - great trip!
In spite of cold, windy weather, this was a cruise with interesting ports on a comfortable ship. We spent 3 nights in Montreal & were glad we did as there is so much to see. DH did not heed my warnings, from CC posters, regarding paying for internet access & due to slow or dropped connections, was not able to use most of the minutes he purchased. Free Internet access was available at all port terminals. We did appreciate the advice to take a shoe pocket holder, which we hung on the bathroom door for personal items, as well as the wine bottle opener we used for wine we brought on board, and the 3 prong electrical converter for the one electrical outlet on the desk.

We used room service for breakfast before an early morning excursion, for dinner during high seas & for dessert a couple of times -- sent promptly & good quality.

Due to Hurricane Ophelia, we experienced such high seas and winds that we were had to skip Sydney, which was a disappointment. We both are prone to a bit of sea sickness, but again, thanks to CC posters, we starting taking Bonine the night we sailed, and ginger tablets when the ship was rocking, and we were basically fine.

I can now understand one reason people book BB trips as I would have loved to have one more day in each of the ports, to explore more of Quebec City & area, to see more of Prince Edward Island than charming Charlottetown, more of Halifax & more time in Acadia National Park, and of course to see Cape Breton Island, which we missed.

Publication Date: 10/24/11
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