I. Would definitely recommend this cruise to others. There was a great mixture of interesting ports plus an equal number of relaxing sea days. Our Vista suite was a first class accommodation; having our own small private balcony was a luxury we will never again forego. We purchased 15 Holland America shore excursions and feel 14 of them were worth every penny. (Not "Scenes of LaSerena and Elqui Valley.")
The staff, without exception, was excellent. The food was great; we preferred eating in the dining room as opposed to the more informal buffet line.
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Be aware....to get to deck 5 dining room stay on deck 5 from forward or midshipmen. Otherwise, there's a block which makes you go up and down extra stairs.