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484 Holland America Maasdam Cruise Reviews
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hennypennycrafts
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We wanted to explore New England and Canada's eastern coast as my husband had fond memories of it. So me, my husband and two adult children decided this would be the cruise. The Maasdam is a smaller ship. We only had 1100 on board when ... Read more
ABQcruiser
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
280 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 4th HAL cruise (plus several on other lines). We signed on for this cruise while in Alaska a year ago, enjoying that a lot and wanting to do this itinerary. We stayed one night at the Epik Hotel in Montreal, just a block from ... Read more
MsEllen Traveler
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
We chose the Maasdam for the great itinerary which sailed the St. Lawrence River from Montreal, so nearly all of the sailing was scenic and in very calm waters. We loved Montreal, Quebec City, PEI, Nova Scotia and Bar Harbour. Weather was ... Read more
Carolmielz
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This ship is in need of huge repairs! I traveled from Montreal to Boston! The ports were good but the accommodation was terrible Room 1- Black soot was coming out of our a/c unit and falling on the furniture! It was dirty and ... Read more
Ottawa Goalie Mom
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Embarkation in Boston was seamless. Great staff to greet and direct you. Got on the ship less than an hour after our arrival at the dock. Room was ready and our luggage arrived very quickly. Large Oceanview cabin was clean and the ... Read more
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esimon
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
749 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This trip met all our expectations. Embarkation was quick and easy we boarded ahead of schedule. Disembarkation was equally as easy. Took a transfer from port to airport - wise idea. Ship is older but in great shape. Well ... Read more
Almond01
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My family, four women, chose this cruise for it's itinerary and the date. Most of us live in the Sunbelt and wanted to get out of the heat. I have been recently cruising with Celebrity and have been at the suite level with Luminae Dining. ... Read more
CryNoMo
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I chose this cruise because it was the only one that went to Quebec City and Montreal. It exceeded my expectations with regard to service, food, and especially entertainment. Shows were varied and exceptional. I would recommend this cruise ... Read more
tigger77callie
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Overall the trip was wonderful, but there were some larger scale issues we encountered that certainly did not ruin the trip, but caused some discomfort (this will be at the end of the con section) Pros: All of the employees we ... Read more
rodash
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Holland America has a lock on the Canada/New England route in the summer, so the only choice was which of their two ships and which direction to travel. I chose the Maasdam from Montreal to Boston. I was delighted to find the ship in ... Read more
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Schwingoh
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
89 forum posts
10 helpful votes
The Maasdam was a great ship based on what you are looking for. Happy and helpful crew. Very clean ship. All the public areas and cabins are great and not really showing their age. Cabin windows look bad inside and out as well as ... Read more
BillFurst
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
When it rained, which it did most days, the crew brought out buckets to catch the rain coming thru the roof. Watch dripping in the buffet line was discussing. Some bathrooms on top deck closed due to flooding. I am great full the ship ... Read more
dag144
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
397 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this itinerary because we love the smaller S class ships. Soon they may be a memory. We like warm weather and were pleasantly surprised with each of the five ports we visited not to mention Boston and Montreal. The weather was ... Read more
mensa
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
19 helpful votes
A balcony cabin on deck 9 was good for us, as I wanted views of the coast and passing vessels. Starboard side would be ideal for this Montreal to Boston trip. Decks 9 or 10 are convenient to dining and facilities. Food selection was ... Read more
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peter grant
Member Since 2008
11 reviews
26 forum posts
7 helpful votes
At the end of my last HAL review for CC, I said “we’ll be back only with a great itinerary plus a significant upgrade and discount.” For our 15th Holland America cruise, we got both, cancelling a trip on the same ... Read more
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25thden
Member Since 2009
1 review
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have cruised many times with HAL, and we've enjoyed all of the ships on which we've sailed. The Maasdam was the smallest HAL ship we've cruised, so we didn't know what differences we'd see. Our experiences with HAL have always been ... Read more
zonacruiser25
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
377 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We selected the Maasdam Panama Canal cruise since the ship visited 12 ports over the 24 days. We were able to visit 8 ports we had never visited before. There was also no tendering at any port that was great and made the port experience ... Read more
liketraveling
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
775 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was a 24 day Cruise. The Cruise started in San Diego through the Panama Canal. There was a choice to disembark in Fort Lauderdale, New York or Boston. I cruised this with my elderly father who uses a rollator walker. We decided ... Read more
JPJPJP58
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We choose this cruise for the Panama Canal, which was an excellent experience. But the ship either needs three months in drydock for upgrades or to be target practice for the Holland Navy. The AC did not work in many staterooms. It ... Read more
LocoLoco1
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
888 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the Itinerary. 3-Star cruise, 5-Star itinerary with fun on the Polynesian Islands. We cruise often, usually long cruises. We are active retirees, swim, hike the jungle, snorkel, cliff jump, motorcycles. We enjoy ... Read more
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offwegoagain13
Member Since 2012
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had heard about the cruise from friends who did it a couple of years ago and it sounded great and they wanted to go again. We did. Overall it was a fantastic experience for us. It is a lot of days at sea but we managed to handle it. ... Read more
bunone
Member Since 2007
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife and I have been cruising for 20 years, and this was our first sailing with Holland America. We have sailed with Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival, and Oceania, enjoying 266 days at sea. After sailing on the Maasdam ... Read more
Stickwitch
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
16 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my Number 1 bucket list trip. The itinerary was perfect but the ageing ship presented many plumbing issues, some cabins were flooded and a few unlucky passengers had to be moved several times. Bathroom flushing issues were taken ... Read more
Traveling Dot
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
744 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I choose this cruise because I wanted to see places in South America. I had a great time with all my cruise critic friends that I planned this trip with on our Roll Call. All the excursions that we chose were wonderful and would ... Read more
kayakmom
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
21 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and the convenience of round trip San Diego. We did do shore excursions in almost every port and knew we would need to since most ports were in the middle of nowhere and industrial. We enjoyed the ... Read more
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