Thank you very much for your reply. I am glad to hear that your experience has been that HAL is not shy about making use of the roof over the midships pool in inclement weather.
Thank you for the tip on Only Fun Vacations; I have bookmarked them for the future.
You said that the ship is like a home away from home, and that's a pretty high recommendation. Now it's up to me to entice my sweetie to try Holland America.
We've been thwarted by snowstorms in the past when trying to fly to our winter cruises. Being that we live on West 49th Street, the Noordam would just about be picking us up at our front door!
Thanks again for your advice and opinions.