Expect it all We were on Holland (my favorite) 3 years ago and we had a Deluxe Verandah Suite.......it was glorious. We also went on the 10 day and had room service 2 nights. We could order right off the regular dining room menu. It came to our room hot and was great. We also had breakfast served on our balcony every morning. It was delicious. Go for it......what a treat. Have a great time. I can't wait to cruise with them again.
What can we expect relative to food availability in our stateroom on HAL?
I haven't been on HAL for a couple years, but one thing I remember is you could order hot breakfast -- eggs, bacon, etc. -- from room service. That is unusual. Other than that, the room service menus were pretty standard, with the dining room menu available during dining room hours.
Although I have never ordered room service for dinner on HAL, I think I remember hearing that you can only order from the dining room menu [for room service] during certain times.
I recall reading somewhere that there is about an hour, during which you can order room service and choose from the dining room menu. After that, it reverts to the regular room service menu.
On our cruises, my husband orders breakfast from room service every day. I am an early riser, so I go up to the Lido to get my fresh-squeezed OJ, croissant, etc.
Room service is wonderful -- I just can't seem to stay in my cabin long enough to get it!
I also appreciate the fact that on HAL you can write in breakfast items on the hang card if they are not already listed. If it is something that HAL normally serves for breakfast then you most likely will get it.
Breakfast on the verandah is worth the cost of the cruise!