Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Gay / Lesbian Cruising
Register Forgot Password?

Gay / Lesbian Cruising Gay and Lesbian Cruiser's Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old February 10th, 2005, 07:18 AM
Scott and Scott
Posts: n/a
Default Maasdam out of Norfolk

Hey all,

Just got back from a HAL cruise on the Maasdam out of Norfolk to Antigua, San Juan, St. Martin, and U.S.V.I.
I am a great fan of HAL (6 cruises so far with them - 54 days) but......

1.) Don't expect the ship to EVER be on time. We left 2 hours late (after waiting in the cold), shortened out time at every port, and arrived back to Norfolk 6 hours late. I understand from the staff that this is not usual.
2.) Nautucus (which is the lauch pier) is not set up for cruise ships so I would not recommend rushing to get on board. They queue you up all over the place and you stand for ever.
3.) The North Atlantic is rough. Having my own boat in Lake St. Clair (near Detroit) I had no problem with this but on the way back we experienced 25 foot swells and let me say the ship was rocking!!!! Sneeze guards in the Lido cracked, wine glass were knocked over at dinner, and I have never seen so many black eyes on the ship.
4.) The cleanliness and attentiveness I have come to expect from HAL was lacking on this ship. I am not entirely sure what the problem is but I think the new tipping policy has soemthing to do with it. I must say our wine steward (Rohario I think) was great - and quite a hot body as well!
5) Two shows were cancelled due to the weather.

On the positive side I still had a great time and the food was the best I have ever experienced on HAL.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


2004, february, maasdam, rough

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Cruise from Hell--Maasdam sailing from Norfolk 10-26-05 luv2card Holland America 3 November 1st, 2005 10:57 PM
Maasdam - Norfolk Late Arrival Noreen Holland America 2 March 1st, 2005 10:15 AM
Maasdam 11/30/04 - Southern Caribbean out of Norfolk Jorge Holland America 2 November 27th, 2004 11:18 AM
Maasdam March2 Norfolk Blanche Welborn Holland America 4 February 19th, 2004 11:08 AM
Norfolk Va imacruising Chit - Chat for Cruisers 6 January 12th, 2004 07:59 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:03 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1