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This was my third and favorite HAL cruise. Every stop was a joy. Every excursion was very good to excellent. I love the Prinsendam--it's smaller than HAL other ships, and that's a good thing. All of the comforts and amenities of bigger ships, yet cozier and homier. Very, very clean. Great food. My only two complaints with HAL continue to be: terrible Internet service mostly schmaltzy entertainment Every port exceeded my expectations. I especially loved biking on St. Mary's in the Scilly Islands and the stop at Leo's Tavern in Killybegs, Ireland. HAL's entertainment department could take a lesson from that place--run by Enya's family. Loved the cruise director, Carlos. Loved our British captain. Loved (of course) our cabin stewards.

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Prinsendam Cruise Review by robynraymer

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This was my third and favorite HAL cruise. Every stop was a joy. Every excursion was very good to excellent. I love the Prinsendam--it's smaller than HAL other ships, and that's a good thing. All of the comforts and amenities of bigger ships, yet cozier and homier. Very, very clean. Great food.

My only two complaints with HAL continue to be:

terrible Internet service

mostly schmaltzy entertainment

Every port exceeded my expectations. I especially loved biking on St. Mary's in the Scilly Islands and the stop at Leo's Tavern in Killybegs, Ireland. HAL's entertainment department could take a lesson from that place--run by Enya's family.

Loved the cruise director, Carlos. Loved our British captain. Loved (of course) our cabin stewards.
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Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin H 403
I adored our cabin. It is large, yet cozy. I loved the closet--made it so easy to keep everything organized. Bathroom is excellent. Only one major drawback: one night there was a loud banging noise just below us. (This was on a particularly choppy night.) We couldn't sleep at all. I have no idea what this was. Maybe the anchor (because I heard they had to replace it.)
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