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 a shore excursion from the ship. There were 4 or 5 ports that made you feel trapped. If you didn't take a shore excursion you had to pay to take a shuttle to get to a safe or interesting part of town. We often were docked at the shipping ports and were not allowed to get a taxi or walk from there. The activities planned on board (other than the nightly shows) were very limited unless you wanted to learn about history(the speakers they had were dull or misinformed) or triva. It's pretty bad when you go to check out DVDs and they say you may only have one because too many people want them. That says they had nothing else to do. It wasn't until the last few days when the Mexican Embassadors came aboard. Many people had trouble with their cabins: toilets not working, DVD players not working, and to top it off our neighbor had his sink and toilet overflow in the middle of the night. We were awaken by the sounds of vaccuums and blowers trying to dry out their carpet.

Disappointing Ship

Maasdam Cruise Review by toradon

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
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 a shore excursion from the ship. There were 4 or 5 ports that made you feel trapped. If you didn't take a shore excursion you had to pay to take a shuttle to get to a safe or interesting part of town. We often were docked at the shipping ports and were not allowed to get a taxi or walk from there. The activities planned on board (other than the nightly shows) were very limited unless you wanted to learn about history(the speakers they had were dull or misinformed) or triva. It's pretty bad when you go to check out DVDs and they say you may only have one because too many people want them. That says they had nothing else to do. It wasn't until the last few days when the Mexican Embassadors came aboard. Many people had trouble with their cabins: toilets not working, DVD players not working, and to top it off our neighbor had his sink and toilet overflow in the middle of the night. We were awaken by the sounds of vaccuums and blowers trying to dry out their carpet.
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