We have been on the Ryndam, and will be going on the Statendam (identical ship)next spring round trip from San Diego to Hawaii. Lots of sea days, which we enjoy as we don't have to rush around to get going in the morning.

The cheaper handicapped cabins are smaller than on Celebrity or Princess, esp. the bathrooms (even with the roll-in shower), and not in as good a location. We did use the tender-lift, which is nice for getting from the ship onto the tender, but you must give at least a day's notice that you will need to use it, and there is no guarantee that you will find it easy getting off the tender shore-side.

In general, I prefer Celebrity and Princess over HAL, but we wanted to take this trip, so we are going on HAL again.

(KLD)