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Norfolk to the Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Maasdam - Eastern Caribbean

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jeffyd
First Time Cruiser

This review is a bit long so bear with me. The bottom-line was we had a great time and loved the Maasdam (this was our second trip on her). If you have any questions, feel free to email me directly at jdemaria@carolina.rr.com. For background, my wife and I are in our mid-40s and this is our 8th cruise (5 on HAL, 1 on RCL, 1 on Disney and 1 on Celebrity). We have 3 children (16, 13, 10) who also ...
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Sail Date: December 2005

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children


Maasdam - Eastern Caribbean

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Papermoon4
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

The 'beautiful and elegant' Maasdam (as its Captain is fond of saying) lives up to that description even after 500 voyages on the high seas. I had taken my annual Christmas cruise with Carnival and had not sailed on HAL since the Rotterdam in 1978. Although this cruise was not quite as memorable as that one, it was still a very nice way to spend the holiday. EMBARKATION: I chose this cruise in ...
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Sail Date: December 2005

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Maasdam - Eastern Caribbean

Review for Maasdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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boomer58
First Time Cruiser • Age 2020s

Maasdam - March 31, 2005 - Norfolk, VA to Eastern Caribbean. My husband and I are experienced cruisers with HAL and other cruise lines. May I say from the beginning that there is a difference between a review from an experienced cruiser and one that is completely new to cruising and is reviewing their first cruise. A new cruiser is excited and loves most everything on the ship. An experienced ...
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Sail Date: March 2005

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Maasdam - Eastern Caribbean

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mongie
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

In a nutshell, the Maasdam was between very good and excellent overall. On the day of departure, we thought it was a bad omen when the ship arrived in Norfolk at 1:30 p.m. instead of an early morning arrival, due to high seas. HAL had already set up a local hotel ballroom with a modest lunch. It was about a 5-10 minute walk from the pier. The boarding process went very smoothly, in spite of the ...
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Sail Date: February 2005


Maasdam - Eastern Caribbean

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luvtravelin
First Time Cruiser • Age 2020s

This was our fifth cruise but our first cruise w/HAL-others were on Carnival (Fantasy,Inspiration,Jubilee,Triumph). We have also traveled to Bermuda many times and so I am bias because I have become accustom to a clean island, friendly people, a place where you feel safe/comfortable and little signs of poverty (to the tourists). We had a group of 6 traveling - 1 girl age 13 1/2 yrs., 1 boy age ...
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Sail Date: April 2004

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Maasdam - Eastern Caribbean

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susie-o
First Time Cruiser

Previously we have cruised twice, both times with Celebrity. This was our first cruise with HAL and probably our favorite so far. On the negative side, Norfolk is not ready for cruises. The ship was very late getting into port and embarkation was slow and annoying. We had a low number and still had to wait in line for a very long time, unlike our previous experiences in Ft, Lauderdale and ...
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Sail Date: February 2004

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Maasdam - Eastern Caribbean

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jgawne
First Time Cruiser • Age 2020s

My wife and I were excited to receive an offer from HAL for past cruisers to sail aboard Maasdam from Norfolk and receive an outside cabin assignment for the price of an inside...an no airfare necessary, as we live 8 miles from the pier. This was our 17th cruise and second on HAL. The ship is probably not the right one for the trip. They need a faster ship to cover the transit time, on time. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2004

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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