This ship is over 20 years old and needs to be mothballed or remodeled completely. From every way we turned, tiles were broken, rugs old and dirty, furniture chipped, rails scuffed and dirty, and other disappointing details of the ship. Walls were chipped and broken away. Lights were unprepared. Bathtubs were molded, chipped, cracked, and ungrouted. We knew that the ship was old, but were severely disappointed in the lack of detail in keeping up the ship. I could have easily taken pictures, but overall, it was overwhelmingly disappointing and depressing.
The food was poor. We tried every restaurant to find a superior venue to no avail. Mixed drinks were week and poorly mixed with oversweet mixes and watered down liquor.
This family cruise of 7 people was very disappointing. We have cruised with Holland America in the past and will probably not do so in the future. Other passengers were equally disappointed. Strange smells permeated throughout the ship. We never heard from the Cruise Director and Captain spoke minimally. The food was inexcusable.