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Question: Is the direct to your stateroom program in effect ?

Discussion in 'Holland America Line' started by BSeabob, May 2, 2011.

  1. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    I recall reading that HAL was going to start this and wonder if it has been implemented?

    Press release on Website has been disabled. Hmmmmmm?

    Thinking of boarding for our short cruise with only carry-on and would like to get rid of it right away as it would be a bigger than usual carry-on...if you know what I mean.
     
  2. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    yes -- it went into effect in February on all ships

    at 11:30 people start to board the ship and can go directly to their cabins

    the only exception recently was in ft lauderdale when the zuiderdale arrive back in port on april 22 with the noro virus -- the ship was cleaned thoroughly cleaned down - remained in core red for only 3 days
     
  3. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info-- nice to know for the future
     
  4. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    i have yet to experience this new concept
     
  5. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    I will tell you about it in a few weeks!!!!!!!
     
  6. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    Thks earl but I'll know myself next week.. sail on the Zammdam :)
     
  7. jk

    jk Well-Known Member

    That will be nice. Thanks for the info.
     
  8. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    No more waiting for your room . I won`t be missing that. I can unpack sooner and start to enjoy the cruise sooner!
     
  9. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    I just hope that we get our luggage sooner than we have in the past -- i hate getting it right around lifeboat drill and then rushing to unpack before going to dinner.
     
  10. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    Well it has allowed me the opportunity to dine in less than dress up mode on occasion though :)
     
  11. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    we have long since know to wear our dinner clothes when we get on the ship
     
  12. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    Maybe that's why I dress causally....when I board.....so I don;t have to dress up. :)
     
  13. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    we just wish that since we get to the shi[p by 11 am -- we could be among the first to get out luggage
     
  14. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    I often think that they see my name on the luggage and just set it aside until after supper. !! We seldom get it early. Maybe because we board so early ?? and it's on the bottom of the pile ??
     
  15. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    we have never figured out why we get out luggage so late either
     
  16. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    We have never had a problem getting our Luggage early.usually around 2 or 3 o`clock at the latest. I guess we have been lucky.
    Would not the people with Suites recieve their Luggage first.
     
  17. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    NOPE!!

    We have been in the Penthouse several times and never got our luggage early.

    One time we decided to go to the pier around 1 instead of 11 am -- still luggage did not come until lifeboat drill.

    All luggage is put into those big crates and put into the "hold" area of the ship -- then the crew assigned to work that area just unload those crates -- they have no idea which cabins are penthouse or deluxe suites -- the cabin numbers mean nothing to them
     
  18. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    We walked on with our bags. Room ready when we boarded...but we were delayed by Coast Guard inspection AND NOT ON TILL NOON.
     
  19. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    too often we have been caught with those coast guard inspections and couldn't get on the ship right away.
     

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