we loved our cruise. Cruising is new to us but enjoyed the people and cruise line. Holland America treated us like royalty. We were younger than most of our cruise mates but found people friendly and socialable. The 5 days at sea on way "home" seemed long- no internet to connect to our children! Also, missed "Christmas" season mood setting! We will use holland America again. Also, was a good price and Dorthea our agent was very helpful!