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Old August 4th, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by longbeach1 View Post
I've read a lot of reviews, but they are not 100% consistent, which is to be expected I guess. I am considering HAL for an Alaska cruise, attracted by a smaller size and some other things, but I have seen some (2012) reviews that are fairly consistent:

1. HAL ship is worn out, rust, etc. I saw this a lot about one ship in particular (Zaandam?). Are the ships worn out? Is that one in particular?

2. Complaints about HAL staff: not able to keep up with room maintenance duties (like cleaning) or "not my job" attitudes.

I'm thinking of writing to HAL for a response, but want to get your feedback.

Our first HAL cruise was to Alaska in 2008 on the Volendam .The ship was great .We had such a nice experience that we booked the Zuiderdam to go to the Panama Canal . Another great ship .We've since been on 2 more HAL cruises ,both times on the Veendam .
The cabin stewards were wonderful ,food in the MDR and a specialty restaurant was excellent .
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