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jgarges
Jul 04, 2015

Generally you can board earlier than what guidelines tell you.

DRWandLDG
Apr 29, 2015

The special duty-free, discounted prices of items offered on-board were not so special or discounted at all.

mwajr
Jul 28, 2014

Looking for a place to just kick back, hang out and have a great view? Go to the library.

pd10s27
Feb 10, 2012

Eat lunch in the dining room,much more relaxing and good service.

captsnookus
May 11, 2016

We liked the size of the ship.

jiyaep
Dec 31, 2015

You can go much earlier than the suggested boarding time and its recommended. People start lining up to check-in VERY early and it gives you a nice opportunity to explore whats on the boat before everyone gets on. Bring nice gala clothes - a lot of people dress up.

jandi
Aug 19, 2015

In Barcelona, book a Delta flight and use their transport to the airport. It makes disembarkation very easy!

bentoclan
Mar 20, 2015

The Library had a wonderful view , great mocha coffee, puzzles ,books. but if you wanted to get on the internet to go through your email. .. forget it. That did not work. No Air service.

snugharbor
Feb 17, 2015

The internet café and Crow's nest was a great place to hang out.

darrellcook
Jan 26, 2015

Dine as you wish gives the flexibility we enjoy. Eat whenever, wherever we choose. Sometimes with large table, other times eat alone as a couple.

karlbradley
Nov 03, 2014

The chairs in the "Crows Nest" were the most comfortable. We also liked playing cards with friends to pass the time.

candym
Mar 26, 2013

The age of this cruise is much older than expected but everyone was very nice and fun to be with. Try dine as you wish as you get to meet others from around the world.

Sunshine42
Jan 09, 2012

If you are going to anything in the Vista Lounge, go early as a lot of the seating is taken up by large support poles that cut off the line of sight to the stage. If you come in late you will not be able to find seats from which you can see the stage.

krbowen1978
Dec 09, 2018

Don’t take shore excursions through Holland American

juana20676455
Nov 29, 2018

Bring friends.

CruiserAZ13
Nov 28, 2018

It is well worth it to travel as a Neptune suite guest or higher. Great perks and lovely staff concierge Hector and Irwina.

christz
Nov 28, 2018

The pool and hot tubs are best used earlier in the morning before people are up and about. There are two pools, one amidships with a retractable cover and one at the rear, each with lounges for relaxing and sunning. Each pool has adjacent hot tubs.

RoyalCaribe4Evr
Nov 24, 2018

Don't. The ship is old and it broke down. The tiles in the Lido had gray stuff oozing up through the cracks, and the floors were constantly wet. Verandah rooms have regular hinged doors (as opposed to sliding glass doors) that folks are constantly slamming.

birdbathannie
Nov 18, 2018

Be ready for Sweet People!!! We loved our staff, every one.

Lives2vacation
Nov 08, 2018

Cancel and book another ship