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Officers Attending the Meet and Greet?

Holland America Line - boards.cruisecritic.com
In the past when I setup the meet and greet with HALs Onboard Event Services Coordinator they provided me with a list of the officers so that I could send out personal invitations to invite them to the event.

I sent an email update this morning to the HAL "Onboard Event Services Coordinator" letting her know that our Roll Call numbers are now over 140 people for our upcoming 35 day Voyage of the Vikings. This is the person that coordinates with the ship to arrange for our Meet and Greet. I requested the names of the officers for our cruise so that I could send them personal invitations to the Meet and Greet. In the past we have normally had the beverage manager and CD and often have had the Hotel manager and the Captain when we had large groups like this one. Below is the response I received:

We have currently changed our policy regarding the meet and greet onboard Holland America Line ship:

We will no longer be requesting ship staff attendance for the meet and greets.

The purpose of a meet & greet is for cruisers to meet each other. Unfortunately the ships staff will not be able to attend, however they are frequently out and about where you can meet them. There is ?Ask the Captain? event on every cruise, where questions can be asked and answered.

This is disappointing as our cruise critic roll call represents more than 10% of the total passengers on the ship.

We had almost off the officers come to the Meet and Greet on our 30 day South Pacific cruise this past Feb. Just wondering what others have experienced at the recent HAL Meet and Greet events
Date: Jun 12, 2015   


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