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Cruise Line
Maasdam
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Traveler rating

Excellent

232

Very Good

144

Average

87

Poor

44

Terrible

30

Cruise type

547


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dfriise48

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Holland America makes the best of COVID outbreak

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My wife and I booked these back to back to back cruises aboard the Maasdam to avoid flying home from an extended trip to SE Asia and Australia. It was also meant to give us an opportunity to visit numerous ports in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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frontline

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Comically bad

The cruise seemed like a good way to see SW Australia while kids school is out, here in the States. Well, we did see Australia and it’s beautiful. But the cruise on the other hand... Maasdam is an ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lyndarra

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

A New Winner - HAL

My cruising backgound since 2012. Celebrity 6, HAL 4, RCI 3, Carnival 1, Princess 1, MSC 1. I titled this review "A New Winner" because HAL is my new favourite cruise line, previously Celebrity. It was a close ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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JanDay

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

In-Depth EXC cruise is unique

We love Alaska. This cruise showed up with a three week itinerary hitting ports we had not seen before, as well as several of our favorites and terrific glacier cruising days. We noticed it was booked as an ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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gomontavista

5 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

An old ship in need of renovation

This was one of few cruises out of San Francisco with a tour of Alaska and onward to Japan (21 days) with a circle Northern Japan for an additional 14 days. Itinerary: This ship visited several ports not normally ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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HokiePoq

17 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

EXC Circumnavigation Does Not Disappoint

This itinerary has been a bucket list cruise for a number of years. By the time we were finally able to book it, it had become an EXC cruise. I am so pleased with the lectures given by the EXC naturalists. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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txmrs

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

MS Maasdam Cabin 379

Cabin is smaller than any we have occupied on 18 prior HAL cruises (with the possibe exception of when we sailed on the MS Prinsendam) Pros: Centrallylocated amid ship. Easy access to Dining Room and Atrium ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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arosetti

2 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Disaster

This cruise on the Maasdam has managed to achieve what no other HAL cruise has managed to achieve, make us regret booking it. With well over 75 cruises under our belt, this cruise scores the highest in its ability ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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kira5

6 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Immigration snafus impacted very good cruise

We enjoyed this cruise on the Maasdam. We paid a low price, less than $100 a day per person plus port fees and gratuities. Our stateroom was clean and roomy for an inside and we appreciated the full size sofa. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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inekee

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

A great little ship

We like Holland America. And we selected this cruise because of the itinerary. We were on the ship for 8 weeks starting in San Francisco on June 18. The Maasdam went to a lot of ports in the first 3 weeks. Namely ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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reads2go

6 Reviews Written

75 Helpful Votes

EXC Program really worked well

We have cruised HAL in a number of locations but really wanted to try one of their smaller ships. We also were very interested in the EXC program and the itinerary around Japan. As always HAL knows what its ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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dbh3

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good itinerary, great ship

We picked this 21 day cruise, longer than most Alaska cruises, because we love Alaska and the ship went to ports not often visited by cruise ships. The Maasdam is a relatively small ship that has a great variety of ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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High Range Steve

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

The Maasdam has deteriorated since 2007 cruise

Maasdam cruise to Alaska 2019 Positive Experience: Our Holland American Line (HAL) cruise consultant, Amy, was a great help to us in managing our cruise including a cabin upgrade. The ship is beautiful, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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JMAXMV

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Glorious EXC In-Depth cruise

I had been to Alaska on a one week guy;s fishing trip on the Kenai Peninsula, and a one week family, adventure small ship cruise in SE Alaska. The itinerary for this cruise caught my attention, as well as the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Shadow Cat

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Small ports - Big impact

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. As with most HAL cruises, it was port intensive. On board were a geologist, naturalist, a chief of the Tlingit people, an indigenous wood carver and a couple who ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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cowes20

5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

The secret for a great cruise

Here is our secret for a great cruise. Prior to embarkation and having read all the wonderful marketing material, we discount the hype by 20 per cent. Now let's be honest. Have you ever had a burger or sandwich that ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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nwebb01

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Love EXC cruising on Maasdam

The exotic itinerary and smaller port destinations made this voyage our choice. Papua New Guinea, 3 stops including the Trobriand Islands and Conflict Islands; Timor Leste, 2 stops on Borneo. Palawan in the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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linnibelle

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

EXC not what we thought it would be

When we booked last year we didn't know it would be an EXC cruise. We thought we'd give the new product a go but it seems to be a cost cutting venture. We went to the major ports of Noumea, Port Vila and Auckland on ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Lodemark

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Not Happy

Because of the ports of call around the Pacific and previous cruises with HAL had been quite good. Embarkation at Brisbane was fine. Our Neptune suite felt like the same as previous on the other HAL cruise, very ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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big43rdkid

7 Reviews Written

73 Helpful Votes

Another great HAL cruise with surprise upgrade

We did a Auckland to Sydney cruise on the Maasdam just prior to Christmas last year. Needed to go to sea again(yes I am getting hooked) and found a great deal for a Brisbane to Auckland via South Pacific so ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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sailawayDPR

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Southeast Asia Highlights 40 days

We chose this cruise because we loved the itinerary. I always wanted to see the Maldives and we hadn't ever dreamed of seeing many of the ports. The Maasdam is a partially refurbished old lady but the crew are ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kwar

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not a fan of the new ETC or whatever cruising

Chose this cruise for the time of year and itinerary. Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and more and combined 2 back to backs for a total of 40 days. Love the ship, hated lack of good entertainment and better ship ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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mutsch

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Standard getting low

WE took this cruise because we were interested in the ports of call. If we had known in advance that HAL was only interested in the passengers going of EXC tours we wouldn't have taken this cruise. Most of the stops ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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okiedokiegirl

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise with interesting ports.

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, particularly Sri Lanka. We had a wonderful time. The Maasdam is a beautiful, elegant ship. My husband and I like the size, even though the ship doesn't offer all of ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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edinburgh58

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overall Good Voyage

I have sailed on Maasdam 4 times over the years, the last time just before she was refurbished in 2016 on a Caribbean cruise. Selected this cruise for its ports along the Western Australian coast and Indonesia and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Maasdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining3.04
Entertainment3.03.6
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.7
Family3.03.2
Enrichment4.03.6
Service4.04.5
Value For Money4.03.8
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