The 4th floor was easy to move around the ship. Elevators were never crowded and real close to our cabin. Also close to the Medical Services. Thank goodness we didn't have to use them.
Don't book an outside cabin in the aft section.
On port/tour days its much faster to eat on the Lido deck than wait in dining room for fine dining
The Lido deck was always a great place to eat.
Very quiet cruise and this made it very enjoyable.
It is an older crowd. Not much to do on sea days. Perfect if you want to rest and relax.
Use the dining room and skip the specialty restaurants.
No real complaints which is really pretty amazing!
Maybe my expectations for HAL were too high going into this trip so I ended up disappointed.
A good, cozy ship, easy to get to know your fellow passengers when there are only about a 1000 on board, easy to navigate and everything is clustered on specific floors. Would seriously consider this ship on a major ocean voyage (it goes across both the Atlantic and the Pacific) with long days at sea. Large, comfortable public areas and very good food.
This is not the luxury cruise line of old. They are just above par from where they once were.
This ship is a bit smaller than some of the newer ships and not quite as up to date on some features. This does not affect enjoyment of the cruise.
This is a small ship. As long as you know that before you go you will be fine. Few extras but that's what we like
Keep your expectations behind and you will have a great time.
Don't book shore excursions on the trip...overpriced
This ship is smaller and older than any others we have been on. It was easy to negotiate. The food was above average. The shows were not much except for a truly amazing magic show, (Matthew Dowden). Our balcony room was very nice. The destinations were, for the most part, wonderful.
The 7th floor is closed off in the center of the ship. You have to go the forward or aft stairs/elevators to access each half. The laundry facilities are older, but very handy especially after a week's tour prior to the cruise.
If you need to get to the front desk and you are in the aft of the ship you have to go to the eighth floor and go down to the seventh floor. Every can you get in Alito is the same as if you get it in the dining room so is it worth to go in the dining room I don't think so. Also they do have washers
I needed to visit the medical staff. Very professional and helpful.
I would suggest taking the anytime seating. The main dining room opens for dinner at 5:15PM, and it gets crowded. If you don't have a reservation you may have to wait awhile. Or, if you wish a later seating make your reservations for the time you want for every night of your cruise right away.
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