Great Value for this 14 NIght Cruise!: Maasdam Cruise Review by Taraspop

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Great Value for this 14 NIght Cruise!

Sail Date: April 2010
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The itinerary was absolutely superb! Ship was smaller than we were accustomed but this provided a certain sense of rough sea day balanced out this advantage.

Overall service was very good with exception of inconsistent service in Dining Room for dinner. The food, however, in the Dining Room was EXCELLENT for more than 90% of the time...real creative and sometimes gourmet selections!

However, the food at the Lido (with exception of breakfast) was a notch below average, good service though. We ate at the Pinaccle Grill for $20 pp surcharge....well worth it!

Entertainment was very good and we only missed one or two shows.

All in all, I would rate our overall experience as a 9 (10 being perfect). Really nothing to complain about and a great value for the money. It was a GREAT vacation! Less

Published 05/16/10

Cabin review: G702 Large Ocean-View Stateroom

We booked an HH totally obstructed view and received an H category which has two good sized port holes. The cabin was on A Deck (bottom) and all the way in front of ship. Really no complaints since it was considered an upgrade! We found it had great storage, a full bath/shower and met our needs for space and comfort.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Aruba is a great island offering something for almost everyone. Great shopping, beaches, sights to see, etc. We took a two hour tour and highlighted photo ops, beaches, and popular tourist sites.

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Went on a photo tour booked by ship with a professional photographer. Did the island highlights as well as beaches......well organized and done very well.

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Interesting port, providing multi cultural population, nice beaches (I think Arnse was the best) although that may have been in Grenada (if this is Tuesday it must be Bonaire!). Our cruise actually stopped in 9 ports!

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One of the three ABC islands, main district was within easy walking distance of port. Offers good shopping, casinos, and some historical sites. Blue Bay beach was nice for snorkeling, swimming, $8usd fee per person which includes beach chair. Upscale beach adjacent to a luxury resort....very pretty and worth it.

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A French island which has an interesting history......nice beaches and scenery.

Upscale French island which reminded of us of French Riviera. Prices are high in general. Went to beach which was in walking distance of port......good snorkeling, nude sunbathers, lots of shells. Lovely island!

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