How many of you who have cruised on the Zuiderdam met Hunky Dory? This guy is just amazing...by the end of the cruise, he knows everyone by name that he has come into contact with. He works in the dining room and Lido.
There is no one in this world like Hunky Dory. My husband and I miss him sooo much! I am gonna try to get a tv show to go do a story on him, he is just amazing in every way! We are gonna go back on the Zuiderdam on purpose just to be with him again! (hopefully he'll still be there!)
Hunky Dory must have returned to the ship shortly before our November cruise. He said he had just heard from his wife that she was not pregnant which means he must have been home a short time before or he is extremely understanding to have another man step in because of his absence. LOL
He told us he isn't giving up...he is still trying over the phone lines.....LOLOL He is a piece of work!!!!
WELL I'M NEW 2 THIS AND THIS IS MY FIRST POST!!!! I JUST MET HUNKY LAST WEEK WHEN I WENT ON THE ZUIDERDAM FOR A CRUISE ON MAY 28TH -JUNE 4!!!! BUT HE'S GOING HOME 2 INDONESIA 2MORROWZ!!! AND HE WILL BE BACK IN SEPTEMBER I THINK!!! THE WHOLE TIME ON THE SHIP I NEVER LEFT HIS SIDE I STAYED ON LIDO FROM 7:30 AM- 3:00PM AND WHEN I WAS DONE THERE WENT TO DINNER AND WENT UP 2 SAY HI WHEN HE WASN'T BUSY!!!! THERES NOT MAY THINGS ON THE SHIP 2 DO IF YOUR 17!!!! AND SO THROUGH HIM I MET THE WHOLE CREW ON THE SHIP AND EVERYONE KNOWS ME IT'S QUITE AWESOME!!!!!! ALL THE WAITERS KNOW WHO I AM!!!! BUT HUNKY IS AMAZING HE REMEMBER'S LIKE MORE THAN 1000 NAMES EACH CRUISE!!!! PRETTY NEAT. I MISS HIM BUT WE EMAIL EACH OTHER!!!!! NEXT CRUISE I TAKE IM GOING ON THE SAME SHIP HE'S ON!!!! HE WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY CRUISE!!!!!! ALSO DID YOU GUYS MEET BAS 1 OF HUNKY'S FRIENDS!!!!! THE RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREGULAR COFFEE WITH CRRRRRRRRRRREAM!!!!!!!! GUY HES COOL 2 ALONG WITH THE WHOLE CREW!!! THIS WAS THE NICEST CREW ON A CRUISE I HAVE EVER SEEN AND I'VE BEEN ON 4 OTHER CRUISES W/ DIFFERENT LINES!!!!!! SO... GOD BLESS YOU HUNKY!!!!!!
I love Hunkey Dorey. The guy is one of the greatest selling points HAL has going for it. He goes far beyond remembering (almost) everyone on a cruise. The first time Hunkey Dorey meets you he will introduce himself, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hello. I Honkey Dorey. What you name? Pleased to meet you (insert your name here). I Hunkey DoreyÃ¢â‚¬Â From that point in time onward, he will remember you! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not kidding.
At first I thought it was just well developed short term memory/recall ability, until I observed this little encounter the second day.
As Hunkey was introducing himself to a lady, he happened to glance over her shoulder, waved to an approaching couple and called out, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hi Kathy, Hi David! It me, Hunkey Dorey!Ã¢â‚¬Â The couple stopped dead in their tracks and the lady said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hunkey, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been three years!Ã¢â‚¬Â Hunkey Dorey looked pensive for a moment and replied, Ã¢â‚¬Å“No. Almost. It three years in July.Ã¢â‚¬Â This guy is absolutely phenomenal (almost to the point of being spooky). Every morning, I was greeted with, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Good morning John, Where Pat?Ã¢â‚¬ And, on occasion, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hi John. Pat looking for you.Ã¢â‚¬Â
I cruised on the Zuiderdam in June of 2007 and never had the privilege of meeting Hunky Dory. Is he a stateroom steward or a dining room server? I might be on the Zuiderdam again this summer for another wonderful Alaska cruise.