The cruise was fine, let me start by saying that. But the ship is showing it's age. People were calling it the "rusterdam" because of all the rust evident everywhere. The chair is our room was in deplorable condition. Took pics and sent them to Guest relations. Arms were filthy and the whole chair stained. The crew was amazing as always.
Did notice some changes in the dining room menu. Could no longer order French onion soup nor crème brulee every night. Looked forward to that. The Eggs Benedict station only had 2 choices- Benedict and Florentine where there used to be 6 or 8 choices. The New Year's Eve celebration in not what it used to be. Basically only the mid ship lido area- no place to sit and no silver tray service.
Entertainment was the same. The embarkation-disembarkation process was seamless as always. We enjoy HAL, but the ms Zuiderdam is our least favorite ship so far. Hoping it was just this ship (we go back on her in March) and not representative of things to come.
Cabin was average, as expected. Chair in cabin was filthy
Maho beach for a change and the French side
Beautiful place, it never disappoints if you love the beach
Not one of our favorite ports. Usually go to Baranchina's or Raices for Mofongo
Visit Jack's Shack! Much less touristy than Margaritaville!