Does anyone know what the earliest you can board ship on the Maasdam? I know that things have changed since the last time we sailed. Did the changes make this ship any different other than adding a new grill.
Am counting down the day until our cruise in November.
Boarding times have changed to 11.30am as long as the ship arrived back in port at the usual time. Your cabin probably wont be ready, but you can go to the lido for lunch, or to any of the lounges.....jean
Embarkation the last few months has been around 11:30 or so, lunch being served in the Lido only and then cabins ready for occupance somewhere around 1 or a little after. It's wonderful to get on the ship with most of the day to unpack and get acquainted with the ship!
Got back from the Volendam a few weeks ago. On the deck w/verandah suites (the largest suites) they had taken out the inside cabins and converted them to a concierge lounge. They plan to do that on all the ships. The new grill was super, as was the concierge lounge.
They did that last year on Maasdam. They took out four of the eight "I-category" insides on Navigation deck. Neptune Lounge went in it's place. However, they did leave the four insides. (We cruised in one of those insides last November after the installation of Neptune).
I figured by removing four inside cabins - normally generating say $500 for 7-night cruises (not counting port charges and taxes) times 52 weeks per year - then the Neptune on that ship must be worth about $104,000 per year.