Club HAL is Holland America’s kids program, and a collection of dedicated venues is found on Deck 12. They were divided by age group—one for age 3-7 stocked with board games and a decorated in a spilled-paint theme; another is for tweens age 8-12 and had a Foosball table and video games. There was an unsupervised room with Xbox and Wii games available, but equipment could not be removed from the Youth Center.
There was also a teen venue called The Loft, with a DJ booth, stage and couches for hanging out. A hidden stairway lead from The Loft up to a teens-only outdoor space called The Oasis, decked out for a tropical-theme party with a splash pool and waterfall, faux palm trees and sun loungers. There were less than 10 teens on our cruise and we never saw any of them using this space (perhaps in part because the waterfall wasn’t turned on). If there were a few dozen teens aboard, we could see this space perking up.
The basketball and tennis courts are located right outside Club HAL and The Loft.
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