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First cruise with HAL after 3 RCCL we were wanting : 1. Fewer to no kids - more than we expected 2. Better service- good but no better than RCCL 3. Iternerary south east Asia - Awsome 4. Dinner guests - the best company ever. 5. Decor - a bit outdated in places but others were good like the exploration cafe the old crows nest. 6. Entertainment- average compared to RCCL but enjoyed BB. Kings 7.. Room attendants were attentive with the usual towel animals and lots of smiles but finding black hairs in the bath on arrival. 8. Food in main dinning was ok each night but the wording on the menu was not very clear. Some nights there was lots of differing flavours in each dish but the actual taste was a lttle bland. Many dishes could have been warmer. 9. Efforts for Christmas and new year were a little under whelming with no wow factor it was all ok but seems things had been tempered back compared to previous years after talking to regular cruisers.

It was pretty good but not excellent

Westerdam Cruise Review by Jilllowther

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
First cruise with HAL after 3 RCCL we were wanting :

1. Fewer to no kids - more than we expected

2. Better service- good but no better than RCCL

3. Iternerary south east Asia - Awsome

4. Dinner guests - the best company ever.

5. Decor - a bit outdated in places but others were good like the exploration cafe the old crows nest.

6. Entertainment- average compared to RCCL but enjoyed BB. Kings

7.. Room attendants were attentive with the usual towel animals and lots of smiles but finding black hairs in the bath on arrival.

8. Food in main dinning was ok each night but the wording on the menu was not very clear. Some nights there was lots of differing flavours in each dish but the actual taste was a lttle bland. Many dishes could have been warmer.

9. Efforts for Christmas and new year were a little under whelming with no wow factor it was all ok but seems things had been tempered back compared to previous years after talking to regular cruisers.
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