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Old September 12th, 2004, 09:35 AM
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Talking SOE Program

I am new to this board. What is the SOE Program. We are sailing the Zuid in October and wondering if this will affect our sailing, whatever it is.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 10:31 AM
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SOE program

Signature of Excellence. HAL is putting new mattresses, pillows, sheets, towels, robes, and duvets in all the cabins on all ships. HAL started doing this just this past spring. The penthouse and suite cabins were the first to get the new items. And as the months go by, all cabins will have everything. The program is suppose to be completed sometime in 2006.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 11:25 AM
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Not to be confused with FOD, FoBW or KMA.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 01:35 PM
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OK tom, you`ll have to explain this one!

KK, duvets aren`t going to be in all cabins...jean
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Old September 12th, 2004, 01:52 PM
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I believe KK is wrong.

Received this from Head of Housekeeping at HAL "The Duvets are only in Suites, fleetwide, except for the Prinsendam which has them in every room."
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Old September 12th, 2004, 01:54 PM
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That is correct. The duvets are only in the Suites and Penthouses.


They are very nice though.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 01:59 PM
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The rest of what KK posted was correct, from the HAL site:



More LuxurieGuests of Holland America Line already enjoy the most spacious and elegant accommodations in premium cruising. Ongoing enhancements include these additional amenities:
  • Premium Plush Euro-Top mattresses*
  • Highest-quality cotton bed linens
  • Large, plush towels and deluxe terry bathrobes
  • Massage shower heads
  • Lighted, magnifying make-up mirrors
  • Salon-quality dryers
  • Welcome basket of fresh fruit
  • Elegant stainless-steel ice buckets and beverage serving trays

* In suite categories PS and S effective spring 04. Extended to all stateroom categories on all ships during the period Apr 04 - Sep 06.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 03:11 PM
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gliles - thanks for bringing this to my attention - found it on HAL's web site. I have written to the Head Housekeeper and asked if the web site is correct or if it's a mistake. I was only posting what he had told me. Will let you know when I found out which is right.
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esme - You are right though, the duvets are only in suites. Heck, as long as I have a bed to sleep in, I don't care!
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Old September 12th, 2004, 05:26 PM
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esme - You are right though, the duvets are only in suites. Heck, as long as I have a bed to sleep in, I don't care!
That's exactly how I feel - just give me a bed and a pillow and I'm happy! Who needs a duvet in the Caribbean anyway. As it is we keep the room very cold and usually only need the sheet and one blanket. We're hearty Canadians, used to the cold Just came out of the pool and it was only 72F - chilly but refreshing.
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Duvets - Personally - we didn't like them on our Maasdam cruise this past May - Canada/New England - way too hot for us.
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elmorejj --

Jean: Sorry for the delay in posting. Day job got in the way.

FOD = Friends of Dorothy. I know many of her friends, but I don't vote in that primary.
FoBW = Friends of Bill W. Gosh, but that guy has friends on every ship.
KMA = Kiss it.

In my edit tag:

CYE = Check your e-mail. I've seen this a lot over on C@. Not sure if it's used elsewhere.
CYA = "Quick; think of a good excuse."
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