This was our ninth cruise, second with Holland America. We were disappointed with the Maasdam. We had no hot water for most of the cruise, and rusty water after they attempted to fix the problem. Many cabins were without air conditioning. We were very surprised at the condition of the ship as it is rated 4.5 stars. Although the interior design on the ship is good and comfortable, the plumbing and air conditioning are in need of replacement.
On the bright side, the food was good and the service was excellent. The buffets were better than Princess. Due to the condition of the ship, we will not cruise on the Maasdam again.