This is a great thread. I agree with all that was said. We quickly achieved 4 star status (or as my wife calls it "unlimited free laundry"), with HALs long trips. Voyage of the Vikings, Circling the South Pacific, repositioning to South America, Two & Three week Alaska cruises, Collector cruises (special priced B2B), etc. The Prinsendam cruises were great. Even though this ship is no longer part of the fleet. HAL seems to carry on its tradition on the older smaller ships.