The movie moves along at a good pace, with the majority of the film being shot by Laura herself in hand-cam fashion. That being said, I never had that uneasy feeling I get when watching the same type of films made by big-budget studios ( I'm looking at you.....Cloverfield). This footage is interposed with sections featuring old family videos, stock news footage and a few brief interviews. These scenes work well to expand upon Laura's sailing background and the events leading up to the beginning of the voyage, including the infamous (in my opinion absurd) incident between her and the Dutch Child Welfare Office.
Overall, Maidentrip is an enjoyable film to watch and I would even recommend showing it to young teens (the few f-bombs are far between, completely relevant in context and hardly worth a concern). Who knows? It may inspire the next great adventurer or explorer. It's very well put together, with good pacing, informative sections and great scenes featuring the ocean and various destinations. I never minded the subtitles - does anyone really? If I was to make one complaint, it would be the "selfie" angle was used a bit much, but that would be nitpicking. I won't elaborate any further because I'm a firm believer of being as spoiler free as possible in my reviews. You'll just have to watch it yourself and let me know your opinions in the comments section.
Maiden trip is available on Amazon, Netflix and many other online streaming services.