As I prefer the small-ship lines, I can't say HAL is my favorite, but my first experience on HAL this fall was delightful. I for one appreciate the entertainment, as there was nothing even PG-13 involved, and for me, the cleaner the better. Enjoyed the service too - very nice, and with a nice attitude, friendly but not in-your-face about it. Not sure how well they do for kids/teens/families, though we had a large church group aboard (families included) and they all seemed to be enjoying themselves. I posted a review (Maasdam) on Cruisereviews.com if you want to check it out.