This was our fourth Mediterranean cruise, our first with Holland America, the other 3 with Celebrity - Unfortunately we were disappointed with parts of the Holland American cruise.
Overall, the ship was clean and the staff pleasant. We were in a balcony cabin which was clean, comfortable, and well appointed. We found the food in all areas of a high standard and on par with Celebrity but there is where the comparison ends.
Although the staff are pleasant, they are consistently pushing beverage packages and buckets of beers. At the sail-away party you are offered a drink from the trays carried by staff only to find out that there is a charge for this drink.