Trackypup, not disputing your posting re / HAL but what problems did you encounter? It's been 3-4 years since we were on HAL and I was just wondering as we had talked about maybe sailing them again.
We had some friends who had cruised a couple of Princess ships and loved them, then cruised the Mariner and then the Oasis and then HAL , on the Zuiderdam, I believe. They were very unhappy but it seemed to be because after cruising on the Mariner and the Oasis with the big open central promenade they felt confined as the Zuiderdam had no such promenade like the 2 RCCL ships, I can see where that could affect someone's feeling about a ship. So, I was just hoping you might elaborate on your dislike re / HAL.