OMG......this is a fantastic ship. Extremely gay friendly. IN fact, the Tampa-St Pete MCC was on this cruise. The food was good, the activities were great fun. The Verandah rooms include a whirlpool, vcr and verandah. The verandah was much larger than other ships. This ship is 7 years old and shows it in some places, but it is kept very clean. I recommend Holland America for your cruises.