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riverbottomgift
Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 01, 2015

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.

davidphs1955
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Apr 20, 2015

Don't book an outside cabin in the aft section.

susanhwood
Contributor Level: Purser
Nov 06, 2014

On port/tour days its much faster to eat on the Lido deck than wait in dining room for fine dining

FrankPeters
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 26, 2014

The Lido deck was always a great place to eat.

jsam1951
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Apr 06, 2013

Very quiet cruise and this made it very enjoyable.

carolc926
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 09, 2017

Use the dining room and skip the specialty restaurants.

stewill9
Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 22, 2017

No real complaints which is really pretty amazing!

victoriamahal
Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 16, 2017

Maybe my expectations for HAL were too high going into this trip so I ended up disappointed.

WCF
Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 15, 2017

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.

kssparky
Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 11, 2017

This is not the luxury cruise line of old. They are just above par from where they once were.

dtrobert
Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 08, 2017

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.

Cruiser44196468
Contributor Level: Purser
Jul 27, 2017

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

richdbb53
Contributor Level: Purser
Jul 24, 2017

Keep your expectations behind and you will have a great time.

bhineman
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Jul 11, 2017

Don't book shore excursions on the trip...overpriced

bcaruson
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Jul 05, 2017

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.

mdandcrnevin
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Jul 04, 2017

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.

dsara1204
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Jun 27, 2017

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

snuson
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Jun 27, 2017

I needed to visit the medical staff. Very professional and helpful.

leehanley
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Jun 20, 2017

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.

soulgood
Contributor Level: Purser
Jun 10, 2017

Relaxing & Enjoyable Cruise! Not crowded & Great staff


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