My husband and I are booked on the Zuiderdam in March for our anniversary. Now, I've cruised before, but it was long ago, in the ancient late 70's & early 80's when I was a college kid who was fortunate to assist elderly relatives on 3 Sitmar cruises. In following discussion threads on the board the past week, I realize things might be a bit different now, and I have some questions for you kind folks: 1) Embarkation in FLL. We are in an S suite, so I'm wondering if there are embarkation perks to being in one of those lovely rooms. Embarkation procedures from your experience would be great. I know what HAL website says, but I am interested in info. from this group. What have you learned from your embarkations that you wish you would have known your first HAL cruise to make it go more smoothly? 2) Spa services on the ship. Worth the $$? I've heard they are quite expensive! 3) Dining--we've requested late seating, a table of 6. (We do not know anyone on the ship). Should we, or may we, request a certain area of the dining room? TIA for any input you might have! Carol B.