Thanks again for sharing your experience... I did learn a valuable lesson... However,
FYI and perhaps for the benefit of other newbies:
I did followup with HAL Ship's Services (1-800-541 1576), (this number gleaned from reading some of your many helpful posts with others). They told me, as you did, that the proper way to do this is by using this number to arrange for onboard flower delivery at least three days before departure!! AND They suggested several nice alternatives that can be done even after sailing. I was able to have shipboard credit delivered to my lady's room for a nice long spa session while on board. Hopefully this will be a welcome alternative!! Don
I did phone Ships Services when you asked the question about the flowers and that is how I found out that you would have had to order 3 days ahead; however the gal I spoke to didn't say anything about a gift certificate or have any other suggestion. I am so glad that you decided to call them and they were able to help you.
I am sure your lady friend will enjoy her nice long spa session.