We have been aboard HAL ships twice on Halloween. Little (close to nothing) was made of Halloween and that seemed to suit the vast majority of the pax.
As I remember it, they had a costume party after dinner late night in the Crowsnest . Seeing as DH and I often go to the crowsnest for a late evening drink, we were present (not in costume) and not very many folks came in any sort of costumes.
Maybe on Zuiderdam???? The ship that supposedly is reported to be marketed to families??
I know that it has been a few years since I sailed with them.. but.. I had three certificates, and some kind of platinum medal thingee to wear around my neck (not that I ever did
do they still give out those certificates? not the medals.. as I hated that, and much preferred the lapel pins.
thanks.. back then we used to do them as close as 3 months apart.
At one time my mother would fly to Canada and stay 6 weeks.. go home for 6 weeks, and then fly down to visit me for 6 weeks.. she would see those old HAL commercials and say.. "lets book a cruise" :lol sometimes there was only a couple of weeks between her saying this and us getting on a ship.
But it did not take my sis and I too long to pack :lol
Given the fact I've been sailing with Holland America since 1975, I remember the "old" medallions on the blue and orange ribbons!
Michael and I both have the new copper medallions and lapel pins. :thumb
By the way, back in the 70's, costume parties were often held onboard, regardless of the time of year. My favorite costume was a two-person one where both were dressed as toilets and eah had a sign around their necks...one said, "Early Seating" and the other was.....you guessed it...."Late Seating!" =lolgang =lolgang =lolgang
Amazing Red spent so much time aboard at that stage of her life.....Most are busier then and not quite able to do that. Kids, Husbands, Jobs, Bills ........
We cruise about every three months ......and we have ONLY spent over a year of our lives aboard in the fabulous "S"....except for this last treat when we enjoyed the "PS".....
John.....anytime you want "some heavy metal".....just sing out. Those darn things (the new style) weigh a ton and are very unsuitable to be presented to woman IMO.
They look ugly and are very uncomfortable to hang around a lady's neck. BRING back the old style. No ONE I KNOW CAN STAND THESE NEWER ONES.