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Maasdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Could have been better

Review for Maasdam to Australia & New Zealand
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Toohey
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2018
Cabin: Verandah Suite

The cruise was chosen for the itinerary - a journey around some of the islands of French Polynesia - not because we specifically wanted to travel with Holland America.

What we liked:

- islands did not disappoint, itinerary was good (one island was missed due to swells)

Cabin Review

Verandah Suite

- Bed quite comfortable, choice of two types of pillow

- Balcony good (very private);

- Shower fine

- Tried to use bath - ok but small and difficult to get in and out of (and we have no mobility issues)

- Plenty of hanging space for clothes

- Cabin not terribly spacious for a 'suite'

- Decor and soft furnishings need an update (although the carpet seemed new)

- TV and DVD player basic and situated in a difficult position

- Power outlets limited

Port Reviews

Tahiti (Papeete)

Papette is an interesting port, although it has its shortcomings, for instance, virtually everything is shut on a Sunday. If you are there on a Sunday, you need to have a tour of the island booked, unless you want - are able to - hang around the ship. If it is a weekday, the central market is one of the most interesting places to visit.

Moorea

We have been to Moorea before. Then we took a half-day tour of the interior of the island, this time we simply went to a local beach using a taxi share with another couple for $5 USD each.

Rangiroa

As an atoll, it was a very interesting contrast to the previous mountainous island, Nuku Hiva. Walked to the public beach and had a great time swimming around. Otherwise there is not a lot to do.

Bora Bora

We had been to Bora Bora before when we did a Moto (island) break. This time we decided to relax at a local beach that we reached by a local bus for $5 USD each. Enjoyed the best coconut smoothie we will probaly ever have and the beach was fantastic.

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