October 8, 2007
Having been on the Conquest, the Sensation, and now the Holiday, I think the Holiday is just too small for anyone who has any sea sickness problems. You feel the ship's movement all of the time, even on relitively smooth seas. We were at the back of the ship, in cabin M182 aft. Most of the time the vibration was mild, BUT when turning or slowing the noise was so loud, it will wake you out of a sound sleep. And, the vibration was tremendous.
We had the brown water issues with the hot water, but it looked like rust from the hot water heater.
The pools are very small, the one at the back can hold maybe 8 comfortably.
The spa was a big disapointment, it consists of a sauna room with no place to change or lockers. The hot tub is outside by the pool and pool bar. I tend to avoid any hot tubs where alcohol is consumed because people tend to get in and not get out for nature calls (yuck).
The Library has very few books, so pack one of your own.
The good things about a small ship are that the food is hot when served and usually prepared as requested. We had the kindest waiters, Troy and Komang. They were so caring.
The crew on the Holiday is very nice, and you begin to recognize them all around the ship.
The shows on the Holiday were the best I have seen. The High Tea in the Piano Bar was wonderful and the pianist was terrific. The cabins are large and our steward, Lary, was very concentious.
I chose the Holiday for the ports to visit. I love Playa del Carmen and Cozumel and we had a great time. In total the cruise was great but I will not be on the Holiday again. It is too small for me.