I rated rates #1 because as a solo traveler I think the rates are to high. I love to cruise but the cost is just to high. Value I gave a 5 I had a wonderful time and I could not put a value on that. Its really to bad that HAL is discontinuing this cruise. Its a wonderful cruise. Also some of the ports on not on any cruise lines now. Also HAL does not give a solo passenger dooble Mariners points even though they are paying for another fare.