ncdebe: I don't know when she sails out of Norfolk, but I understand she will be refurbished October 16-26th. I'm going on 2-7 day back to back cruises Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 out of Lauderdale so will post a "review" of what's been done when I return. I only hope they keep the piano bar the same as it was and not change it to the Volendam and Amsterdam configuration.
Can't wait - after all, any day on a cruise ship is a day in paradise!
What exactly do they usually do in a "refurbishment"? I would be very interested in hearing your review after you sail since we have never done HAL and I have heard some criticisms of the state of this ship.
The only other pay restaurant I have done is on NCL in the Le Bistro for $12 each - and definitely worth it. Had filet mignon and a chocolate fondue to die for. To be honest, I don't remember what the other courses were.