Hi Frase....I first sailed on HAL's old Noordam in my early 30's with my Aunt who was in her 70's at the time...we had a great time. I loved that ship. HAL so far is my favorite line for several reasons. For starters the ships are classic and not huge mega monster ships...I never have to search for a lounge chair, the service is great, the food to me is really good. I don't like to have a waiter pester me while I'm eating but rather stop by once or twice. I like that. I like to relax on a cruise and I don't like a lot craziness. Now that I'm in my mid 40's I'm going on the Eurodam in Oct. 2008 and I'm excited. Another reason I like HAL is because their cabins are bigger and more comfortable...and the rates are usually excellent compared to RCL and some others...With HAL its like Those who've cruise HAL know!!! Hey why don't you join us on the Eurodam Oct. 18th 2008?