Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2008:
This was my sister's and my 2nd sisters' cruise. We enjoyed the short Baja cruise that we did a couple years ago so much that we decided to go for a 7 night cruise this time. After much surfing on the internet, we decided on giving Holland America a try. Not that we were unhappy with Carnival, but this had the ports, dates, and debarkation city that we wanted. The price wasn't bad, either, at about $650/person for an inside cabin. As it got closer to our departure date and after final payment, I did find a cheaper fare, so I called them and asked if they could do anything about that and Holland America moved us to an obstructed oceanview cabin (4061-HH). I actually liked the room---full length windows so lots of light came in. I think my sister disliked it for that reason. She's prone to migraines and likes the total darkness of the inside cabins even in the middle of the day.