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fdbecker says ...
Jan 14, 2015

If you like a cocktail before dinner, take advantage of their buy one get a second one for a dollar in the Ocean bar or Crow's Nest.

Jaxon1313 says ...
Sep 06, 2017

Take a little cash to Canada.

AuraRose says ...
Aug 31, 2017

You will pay for Bottled water. Try to educate yourself to all possibilities of shipboard life. We never found all of the info - they did not provide us with enough info. Read Reviews. Ours is 5-star. Haven't read other reviews yet, but I can't imagine what world people are living in that went on our cruise and gave a bad review.

aaronmcilrath says ...
Jun 27, 2017

Enjoy every minute of it.

Phares2017 says ...
Jun 24, 2017

BB King Blues club was fun! If you do not want to get fancy for Gala Night in Dining Room, they had the same menu on the Lido.

sumaps2 says ...
Oct 29, 2015

If the seas get rough find the ginger.

typowers14 says ...
Dec 04, 2014

The Crowsnest allowed fabulous views while being inside in comfort.

CondoKing says ...
Nov 09, 2014

If you can afford it, get a Neptune Suite. It is like being on a different ship from the rest of the passengers.

adennison17 says ...
Nov 08, 2014

Don't miss the BB King show.

dunrovin says ...
Jun 10, 2014

Ask for "house wine". Otherwise the menu only has name brands at $$.$$

floridaHAL8 says ...
Jun 26, 2013

The Silk Den was always a quiet bar with a great view...an alternative to the Crowsnest.

dscaron says ...
Mar 26, 2013

Book all that you can in advance through HAL's website, such as wine packages, spa packages, massage, etc... it avoids having to rush around when you arrive and you can enjoy just exploring the ship. Whatever happens, relax and enjoy it! You aren't working!

protocrone says ...
Nov 29, 2011

Anytime dining was a little spotty. Make reservations early.

sdgarbernm says ...
Jan 07, 2018

Enjoy the full 360 degree promenade deck for walking! Three laps to complete each mile. Enjoy the fine art and historical photos of the Holland America cruise line that adorn the walls throughout the ship. Partake in the late night snack time at the Lido at 10:30pm. The made to order pizzas are great although it’ll take 30 minutes to complete from your time of order. Order a bucket of beers rather than a single beer. That’s way less expensive, and you can store the extra beers in your cabin fridge for later consumption. Visit the lovely and often underused Tamarind Bar for a delightful cozy, quiet and intimate space to unwind and enjoy company and drinks. The “Aft” facing balcony cabins are absolutely wonderful. They feature slightly larger balconies with a sweeping 180 degree view across the back of the ship, and those balconies and quiet and free of wind!

h20woman63 says ...
Jan 02, 2018

Bring Bonine for seasickness

MelloDee3 says ...
Jan 02, 2018

Don't be afraid to sail out of fear of sea sickness, you can barely feel the ship movement. I brought tons of dramamine and didn't use a single tablet. Very solid sailing experience.

donl1049 says ...
Dec 27, 2017

Relax and take advantage of all this ship has to offer.

cruisin6 says ...
Dec 26, 2017

Look at layout of ship prior to embarking on journey, so you can navigate ship. Ask lots of questions to staff everyone is very informed.

ChrisHumes says ...
Dec 26, 2017

Use the dining area for dinner and the Lido for breakfast and lunch

jackyknot says ...
Dec 24, 2017

Go to happy hour often


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