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Goleta Cruiser
Member Since 2007
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise in order to spend more time in Lima, Peru and to visit ports we had never seen. We enjoyed the ports. We took the train from Santa Barbara to San Diego and walked over to the ship. We arrived about 1 pm and just ... Read more
rnwratchet
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Poor climate control lead to many visits to infirmary and treatment. Guests spreading illnesses quickly. Excursions expensive, over priced and most available on shore for half price. Those in charge of excursions unorganized. ... Read more
Pamdiego
Member Since 2016
1 review
60 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Our first long (30 night cruise) so wasn't sure how it would be. We definitely got our money's worth. Loved the food on this ship. All of our interactions with staff were positive. From cabin stewards to Debbie who helps with future ... Read more
committedcruiser
Member Since 2011
13 reviews
28 forum posts
6 helpful votes
i chose this cruise because i had ntaken a 35 day cruise on volendam last yr and i likedthe service. also i liked the itinerary of this cruise, and living in vancouver cruising out of san diego means a 2.5 hr flight embarkation and ... Read more
Sailaway17162
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We are regular HAL cruisers and were very pleased with this cruise. Almost all the ports were very interesting, and we learned a lot about the Western side of South America. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. The Maasdam is ... Read more
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Alphen
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1,762 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Chose this cruise for the convenient itinerary, ending in Lima, which was great to combine with a post cruise visit to Machu Picchu. Although at a considerable age, ship is still in good shape and very well maintained by its ... Read more
Philadelphiawren
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
As always on HAL, the staff were amazing: good-humored, helpful, considerate, resourceful, and always smiling. BUT our room was like a refrigerator most of the time; leaks around the ship were scary; much of the furniture is shabby. ... Read more
lumberman
Member Since 2011
1 review
144 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Chose solely for the Itinerary, 3 days in Lima, allowing for Macchu Pichu trip. The friendly but sometimes dozy staff, were average best. The cruise director, if you wish to call him that was invisible. Boring sea days, no music, ... Read more
Canada Laoda
Member Since 2014
1 review
42 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I chose the itinerary so that we could go to Machu Picchu post cruise. The itinerary was a bit shorter than we would normally cruise. The embarkation in San Diego was great and uneventful. The disembarkation in Lima was another story, ... Read more
toradon
Member Since 2017
1 review
32 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Let's start with the positive. The Singers and dancers were wonderful. The food was good and the crew was very friendly. Our cabin was nice and our steward was great. Many ports were good and easy to find thing to do if you didn't take ... Read more
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elyria3449
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Chosen for location and timing. Ship was old and tired with many problems including air conditioning, tenders, internet system (awful) and plumbing. Nice staff could not overcome these many issues in my rating. The high end, Pinnacle ... Read more
Ray23
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
2 helpful votes
This was our 16th cruise but only our second with HAL. We had a particularly bad trip with them in 2016, but decided to give them a second chance (we also got a great deal on the price!) We had to catch the ship in Auckland so flew out ... Read more
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kiwikaye
Member Since 2010
1 review
36 forum posts
7 helpful votes
As we live in Auckland New Zealand and the cruise left from there we were very excited about taking this cruise. The ship is fairly old (we heard that it is to be taken out of HAL's service in 2018) and it is showing its age. Our room was ... Read more
captainrod
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
It was the worst cruise of the prior three. The ceiling in the lido restaurant leaked, as we carried our food past trying not to get drops of unhealthy, dirty, water on our food. The Wifi was crappy and cost a lot, they charged for ... Read more
frbob
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
228 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We boarded the Maasdam in Sydney on 1/15/17., destination San Diego, 39 days later. The agenda was terrific; Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Hawaii...pretty much to die for. We only missed one port in the agenda and that ... Read more
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meir
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have never been to New Zealand and Australia before, and figured out that a cruise could be a good way to get a glimpe of this part of the world. The result exceeded our expectations. We had a great cruise and visited new, interesting ... Read more
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Red Rock Doc
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Very good schedule of ports to visit and staff all very helpful and friendly. We loved the "Neptunes" and their jazz music. The hotel staff did respond to a request to not close the promenade deck for maintenance during sea ... Read more
pinzel
Member Since 2006
1 review
106 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as we had sailed on Holland America before and wanted to be away at Christmas. We were not disappointed. Embarkation was trouble free with quick access to the ship. We sailed this time in a forward cabin 704 which ... Read more
Rod P
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Convienent at the time of booking. Very scruffy ship in some parts and and the tenders were and their handling was not up to,standard. There is no way they could handle 150 pax in an emergency. (I have handled similar or bigger sized ... Read more
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jarobinstx
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruize because of the amazing locations packed into the Christmas Holiday. The service and food were exactly what we have come to expect on Holland America and we were not disappointed. Through the ports and shore ... Read more
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Kona52
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 helpful votes
This cruise was our 6th overall and third with Holland. We did our first 3 cruises with Princess but they were full of noisy and unruly children whose parents did not even try to control them. The staff and crew of our Princess cruises did ... Read more
2greynomads
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I chose this cruise due to pricing, but after getting the feeling of being nickel and dimed at every turn, is it all worth it. The potable water was so distasteful from the tap you had to buy water. At 4.25 US a bottle -you have to be ... Read more
Steveoka
Member Since 2005
10 reviews
24 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We are avid cruisers and have tried most cruise lines over the years and find if you look hard enough for fault you will find it but we must say that the Maasdam was a true delight to sail on. The ship itself is well presented and well ... Read more
A memorable Masdam experience
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We liked the itinerary, the time of year and the size of the ship. The trip was perfect. There were plenty of sea days to enjoy the daily activities, interesting ports of call and thankfully perfect weather. The onl;y disappointment ... Read more
Munchkinstutu
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
69 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We are avid cruisers averaging 2-3 cruises per year -- we especially like long repositioning cruises, and have cruised NCL, Celebrity and Carnival. This was our first Holland America cruise and in all categories HAL and the Maasdam ... Read more
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