There are so many wonderful things about sailing with Holland America. I know from the cruise critic board, that HAL is not for everybody but it is for me. I like that the crowd is older and there aren't many children. I like that we turn in early. I don't go to the discos or shows anyway after being so tuckered out from the day tours. I love the art and the gorgeous flower arrangements. I love the tradition and the creative furniture. I love the cabin stewards from the Philippines and Indonesia that are so nice and normally have been on HAL ships for a long time. They know the ship and are well-trained.
One thing I really love that the stewards do is make those great towel animals. They tend to match the towel animal to my mood. If I am grumpy and tired, they might make me a scorpion. If I am playful and happy, I get a monkey hanging in my room when I come back from dinner.
|Definitely a monkey|