Very smooth check-in, arrived at 11:30 and were onboard by noon. Luggage arrived promptly. Room was in excellent shape. Our itinerary was fantastic, stopping in unusual Alaskan ports of Kodiak Island, Homer and Downtown Anchorage. The food was very good to excellent in both the Rotterdam Dining Room and the Lido. Wait lines were short everywhere except minor lines at two spots in the Lido. The entertainment was excellent - great entertainers in the Showroom and the Singers, Dancers and HALCats were wonderful. The shows were very well received! Service was outstanding everywhere we went and all employees. We loved the Maasdam and will certainly cruise on her again if possible. Our only disappointment was they discontinued the salad bar in the Lido and you had to wait for the server to get to you. It caused a line there that I think is not necessary! Also, why so many special orders for breakfast? There should be a self-serve line available, no need to wait for common items. That is the only criticism I have of the entire trip! It was truly EXCELLENT and a FABULOUS value for the money. GREAT JOB HAL!

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Maasdam Cruise Review by Cruizer Bill

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2016
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Very smooth check-in, arrived at 11:30 and were onboard by noon.

Luggage arrived promptly. Room was in excellent shape.

Our itinerary was fantastic, stopping in unusual Alaskan ports of Kodiak Island, Homer and Downtown Anchorage.

The food was very good to excellent in both the Rotterdam Dining Room and the Lido.

Wait lines were short everywhere except minor lines at two spots in the Lido.

The entertainment was excellent - great entertainers in the Showroom and the Singers, Dancers and HALCats were wonderful. The shows were very well received!

Service was outstanding everywhere we went and all employees.

We loved the Maasdam and will certainly cruise on her again if possible.

Our only disappointment was they discontinued the salad bar in the Lido and you had to wait for the server to get to you. It caused a line there that I think is not necessary! Also, why so many special orders for breakfast? There should be a self-serve line available, no need to wait for common items.

That is the only criticism I have of the entire trip! It was truly EXCELLENT and a FABULOUS value for the money. GREAT JOB HAL!
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Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin E 805
Wonderful size room and well laid out. This room is very convenient to catching the elevators up t the dining rooms. Wonderful location! I would choose this cabin again.
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