CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line Maasdam Eastern Caribbean March 10, 2005

This was our third, and worst, cruise with HAL. In order to open the casino and on-board shops early (according to HAL) the ship left Antigua five hours before the originally scheduled departure time, meaning that my wife and I could not take the ferry to Montserrat for the day - which was the main reason for booking this particular cruise.

We have noticed that HAL is becoming more "Carnivalised" - more interested in selling you drinks and land tours than leaving you alone to enjoy your cruise and do what you want. We won't be sailing with HAL again.



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