My boyfriend and I saw an ad in the paper for a repositioning cruise package including stays in San Diego and Las Vegas for a very reasonable $900 CAD tax included!!! I had heard good things about Holland America from coworkers and travel agents. I had previously cruised with Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas and was very pleased with them.
Embarkation was easy as we live in Vancouver, the starting port. We arrived around 1pm and were on board within the hour. We were greeted by staff on the ramp and saw a booth that was selling the all you can drink pop cards for $10 so I went for that deal.
Our room was pretty spacious although we had to walk to the very end of the ship as it is located at the bow. Our room attendant was very friendly and helped us change the beds to a king. Throughout our cruise, everything was taken care of and very clean. There were 3 closets so plenty of room for our clothes. The bathroom also had a bathtub; definitely a plus for Holland America! The food was pretty good in the buffet; what you would expect for a ship buffet. The drill went well and it was pretty fun to walk around in the lifevests. The sail-away party was fun also as you got to meet the crew and cruise director and they were all very approachable throughout.