We chose this cruise because we love long lazy relocation cruises. This one did not disappoint us. San Diego is a great port and we explored the city over five days, prior to departure. Embarkation and disembarkation were seamless and effortless. The Maasdam is an old ship, but has been maintained well. Our verandah cabin on deck ten was large, with plenty of storage and handy to the stern pool, the Lido and the dining room. Entertainment and activities provided were not brilliant, but enough to keep the Holland America demographic happy. Barry from Boston, the nightly entertainer in the piano bar was the highlight for us. Some of the ports of call are very small and without too much infrastructure for tourism. However, the snorkelling was very good! The staff on the Maasdam is excellent - especially our Cabin Steward - Victor - he was awesome! A throughly enjoyable 23 days.......

A small, friendly old ship with a big future!

Maasdam Cruise Review by WilliC

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah
We chose this cruise because we love long lazy relocation cruises. This one did not disappoint us. San Diego is a great port and we explored the city over five days, prior to departure. Embarkation and disembarkation were seamless and effortless.

The Maasdam is an old ship, but has been maintained well. Our verandah cabin on deck ten was large, with plenty of storage and handy to the stern pool, the Lido and the dining room. Entertainment and activities provided were not brilliant, but enough to keep the Holland America demographic happy. Barry from Boston, the nightly entertainer in the piano bar was the highlight for us. Some of the ports of call are very small and without too much infrastructure for tourism. However, the snorkelling was very good! The staff on the Maasdam is excellent - especially our Cabin Steward - Victor - he was awesome! A throughly enjoyable 23 days.......
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Vista Suite with Verandah
Cabin BC 046
A great cabin! Slightly too close to the smoking area by the rear pool. Quiet and comfortable. The beds will hopefully get new mattresses after the next dry dock - they were a little lumpy.
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