Compared to other cruise lines, Holland America offered this extensive cruise at a reasonable price with 35+ ports of call and fantastic scenic cruising throughout including a marvelous 4 day tour of Antarctica and a week touring the Amazon. Excursions at each port were plenty and varied and catered to many levels of physical activity and pricing. My favorites were the archaeological sites, wild and natural environments and the food and wine tours.
Life on board was very agreeable and the common areas were nicely kept.
Most evenings we enjoyed dinner in the main dining room where the service was perfect and the food, tasty and satisfying. I also dined numerous times at the Pinnacle Grill where the food and service are so good.
Everyone, from the ship's captain, management, and all service personnel were exceptionally gracious and ever accommodating.
Thank you HAL for a memorable time.
G F Matthews