Posted April 18th, 2013, 11:36 AM
We are looking at cruising again in 2014. My DDP and I (will be 42 and 49) feel RCCL is getting too young, the service is going down, and the quality of entertainment and cuisine is going down. Me personally I would love to sip a martini or brandy and hear a small chamber ensemble tucked off in a corner than to have my ears ringing from a high energy disco. Is HAL for us?
We did our first HAL cruise last year when we were 37 and 40 respectively. Before that we had done RCC and NCL.
We loved HAL, because mainly we enjoy quiet. We have absolutely horrible neighbors where we live; with screaming kids at ALL hours of the day and night, dogs barking constantly, people having loud parties - you name it and I can point to one of the houses surrounding us and it is happening.
As such, we do not look for a pool crowd, any major loud DJ events, or anything along those lines. We just want to be alone and enjoy the silence (well, at least to whatever extent is possible).
HAL is nice for us. You can just take nice walks around the deck and also sit in the library or Crow's nest. We enjoyed the dinners in the MDR and the breakfast in the Pinnacle.
I hope you will enjoy, should you decide to book HAL.