What to do? 14 day Zenith BA to Valparaiso or 17 day Ryndam Rio to Valparaiso. As seniors, we love HAL for (wraparound teak decks, cushions on deck chairs, dedicated theatre, no extra charge specialty coffees, self service laundry, bath tubs, larger cabins, dining room chairs with armrests, no extra charge alternative dining and larger space ratio) Never sailed with Celebrity, but impressed with reviews. Berlitz rates Zenith 80 points higher without all the above.
This rating appears to be based primarily on food, however, we've seen some reviews that indicate Celebrity food quality has declined.
Also we like Rio departure. Of course Ryndam is more expensive.
We would appreciate any comments or suggestions.