I was in a suite for my first HAL cruise Nov 2005 on the beautiful Zuiderdam. We appreciated use of the help desk in the Neptune Lounge. There were two wonderful ladies that worked the desk. We had access to free sea sickness pills, change travels cheques, check our on board account and pay on to it, make inquiries about shore excursions, etc. Otherwise, you would have to line up at the main desk on board. Coffee, juice and snacks are always available, plus an excellent assortment of pastries and cereal for breakfast, pre dinner appetizers and there is a large TV and Newspapers. You also get priority boarding. Nice to be first on board. The only bad thing I can say is that the room was cold. You use an access card to enter the room.
The Superior Veranda Suite we had was roomy (we were 3 adults). There was a bottle of champagne from the Captain, flowers and a bowl of fruit. A nice way to be welcomed and feel special.
BUT the very best thing about having a suite is the size of the balcony. It is as wide as the room and much deeper than the regular outside balconies. So, if I had the money I would again book a Superior Veranda Suite because of the size of the room and balcony. It will make you feel like a King/Queen.
Finally getting back on a Dam ship, Nieuw Amsterdam Nov'11 (My Mom's 80'th B'day cruise)
Navigator of the Seas 2010
Serenade of the Seas 2009, 2011