The Cruise from Hell--Maasdam sailing from Norfolk 10-26-05
Has anyone heard about this? We were to start boarding at 11:30am but did not until 1:00pm. This was due to the virus that guests had on the cruise before. No self serve buffets due to the same fact. The wait staff has to serve everything from ice water, salt, pepper, coffee and everything on the serving line, including the knifes, forks, spoons and trays. Makes for really long lines. We did not have the BarBQue on the beach at Half Moon Cay.
While in port at St. John's the ship had a blackout and also sprang a leak. Many cabins were flooded and had no running water for showers or flushing the toilets. We are all just waiting to see what happens next.
All through these many mishaps the wait staff and most of the other crew have been very helpful and in good spirts. Oh, it seems that the staff in the dinning rooms have been working short.
This is my first HAL cruise, I just hope they are not all like this.
Thanks for reading,
Connie from Roanoke, Va
Sorry to hear about your cruise. My friends just sailed on her 10/1/05 and had a wonderful time with no problems. To me that just shows you how problems can occur at anytime without any warning and you have to be flexible. Just like when my sons broke out with the chicken pox without my knowledge they had been exposed. I had to be flexible and work around the situation. Sound like HAL did their best to prevent further illness.
Teresa and Larry
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