"The company recently announced an early embarkation program across its 12-ship fleet that features boarding as early as 11:30 a.m. and a leisurely disembarkation process at the end of the voyage. In addition, other service enhancements include a convenient folio posting of nominal, optional gratuities, as well as automatic service charge postings to bar-bills, thus simplifying the sometimes confusing cruise tipping system."
This sinks, It looks like HAL wants us to pay the salary of it people now, and who cares about the service. I also see that they have a few more things to Nickel and Dime us to Death.
This looks to be nothing but a Marketing Ploy to keep the people who are moving up to Oceania and Radisson.
Don't get me wrong we will more then likely still sail on HAL, but it makes you wonder just which way will the company go in the future.