The embarkation was delayed due to weather. Port of Norfolk, disjointed and disorganized. Ship itself, lovely. Food, mostly excellent and service very nice. We had a terrific cabin steward who always seemed to be waiting somewhere just out of sight. Wine steward at dinner was also excellent. Ship was clean, well maintained, and clearly professional all the way. We would have liked more music later into the night, but shows they had were very good. The fact that Holland America is a "green" operation encouraged us to sail with them, since we are concerned about ocean dumping, which they do not do. It is an older crowd which "party animals" might find too sedate, but we found our tablemates entertaining and engaging. My only complaint would be to organize shore excursions better. Maybe it was because it was our first experience, that it seemed a bit chaotic. All in all, an excellent and inexpensive way to spend ten days in the Caribbean.
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