January 2015 - Ryndam to Caribbean - Southern
This was only our 2nd experience with HAL, although my wife and I have sailed over 50 times with various lines. I could find nothing to seriously fault on this trip. We missed Key West due to weather, but the Captain did arrange to stop at Grand Turk. Most of the passengers we met were avid and loyal HAL cruisers. Some did mention that service had deteriorated during recent years. Again, this was not apparent to us having only limited experience with HAL. We did notice that the food in the dinning room was good, but not excellent. In particular, beef and pork cuts seemed tough. We had a veranda cabin and were satisfied. A brand new cruiser would have been extremely happy. An experienced cruiser would have been (and was) pleased.