Hadn't cruised since last fall and the So. American ports was something new and the e-mailed price was very good.
Much of the HAL experience is excellent as always. Dining Room, Cabin Stewards and Bar staff do a great job.
Am a 4 star mariner with HAL and have witnessed a continual reduction of standards. Evening dinning menu choices were just OK. Number of options have been reduced a good deal. Flavor was lacking on such items as crab, lamb & beef. Crab was described as "King Crab", but legs were less than 1/2" in diameter, dry and tasteless. Leg of lamb had no taste. Beef was at times good, not always. Have typically looked forward to the evening dinning experience. Not so much this time.