Number of Cruises: 2
Cruise Line: Holland America
Sailing Date: August 6th, 2004
I was traveling with the Ships Dentist so I was boarded early at 8AM and didn't know my cabin assignment until I got on. After being cleared by Canadian Port Authority and HAL authority it was time to get onboard. The first stop was to the infirmary to meet the off-going dentist. Then securing all of the luggage in the dental clinic and then time to relax as our stateroom was prepared.
After strolling around the decks for 1/2 and hour we went back down to the clinic and moved our luggage to our cleaned stateroom. (Approx. 10-11AM) It was room 1802 on the Dolphin Deck.
All of the ports on the cruise were different from one another and neat to venture around in. The food in the main dining room was GREAT as always. The entertainment each night in the Vista Lounge was excellent, from the Broadway style shows to the comedian. There was nothing wrong with the ship or the cruise that I could find. As with the first cruise with HAL (Last Aug. in the Carribean for 14D) they truly live up to their Signature of Excellence. (Can be viewed from HAL's site.)
I'd recommend HAL to anyone who is going to be going on a cruise.