I'm new to HAL and planning an Inside Passage cruise out of Vancouver on the Volendam in Aug 2020. Debating whether to select a cabin upfront or take our chances and let HAL choose. Is it likely we will get least desirable (noisy, etc.) cabin if we let HAL choose ?
Would you spend an extra $300pp to sail in June/July (rather than 3rd week of August) or use it to guarantee a cabin mid-ship which seems to be the most desirable?
Also has anyone experienced seasickness on this particular route ? I've been sick on deep sea fishing boats and on a sailboat boat on Lake Michigan in choppy waters but not a cruise (have been on 3). I've read that motion sickness isn't so much an issue on the IP cruises out of Vancouver
Thanks in advance for your help.