Our satisfaction started with the organized embarkation at Ft. Lauderdale. We were onboard shortly after 11 am. What a wonderful surprise ourselves upgraded to a balcony suite. We can't say enough about our steward, Yuli, and our waiter, Dodi. Both were excellent ambassadors for HAL and we hope they are recognized as such by their employer.
We chose the 8pm fixed seating option. The food was delicious. The companionship at our table was enjoyable, and we laughed our way through haute cuisine for the entire cruise. The only caveat is the number of times we had chipped water goblets. On the fifth day 4 out of 5 of us had damaged stems that could be hazardous in the wrong hands. On day 6 it was reduced to 1 out of 2, and on day 7, reduced again to 2 out of 5. Still a poor perentage.
The Spa was superb. We enjoyed relaxing in the mineral bath & steam rooms before dinner. Highly recommended & a bargain at $250/couple for 7 days.