Hello everyone. I am new to HAL but not to cruising. I am looking for your honest opinions regarding a HAL cruise. Your input will help me decide if I want to book a HAL cruise, or not. ; ) Here we go: The cruise I am interested in is the 10-night on board the Rotterdam IV, out of Philadelphia. Ports of call are San Juan, St Maarten, Tortola, & Half Moon Cay. (I've been to these destinations before.) Questions: What type of atmosphere shall we expect? My past cruises have been on Royal Carribean & Carnival. I'm 36 and my husband is 42. We are not "crazed party animals" but we do like to engage in karaoke, dancing, gambling, wine, socializing, conversations games, etc. What type of dining room attire do HAL cruisers wear? We like to dress more like business casual and usually shun the extravagant gowns and tuxedos. Although we do appreciate well dressed individuals, we feel the "glamour" is not needed if one is going on a carribean vacation. Should I expect excellent cuisine in the dining room? I have been hearing that the HAL Rotterdam is like *banquet dining*. This description concerns me. Anything else you would like to add is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much! M.E.L.