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Old March 11th, 2008, 12:31 PM
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Question "Dam Ships" hats

I was just wondering, do they still sell the hats in the shops onboard that say "Dam Ships" on them? I've seen a lot of people wearing them when I've been in various ports on my other cruises and I want one so bad!! I sail on the Eurodam in Decmeber (it'll be my 1st HAL cruise)!!
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Old March 11th, 2008, 12:42 PM
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It's hit or miss in the onboard shops. Check early and also speak with the shops manager. A shipment may be coming on board during the cruise.
Also, check eBay. I have frequently seen the "Dam Ships" caps for sale there.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 12:46 PM
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We saw them on Maasdam, Volendam and Noordam. I think they are usually on all the ships. Perhaps from time to time they have sold out and are awaiting a shipment.

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I was just wondering, do they still sell the hats in the shops onboard that say "Dam Ships" on them? I've seen a lot of people wearing them when I've been in various ports on my other cruises and I want one so bad!! I sail on the Eurodam in Decmeber (it'll be my 1st HAL cruise)!!
I got one on the Amsterdam in Alaska last September - and it was on sale

I guess one would not be able to buy a "Dam Security" cap... I had a hard enough time trying to get a photo of one!
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I've won one playing Trivia.
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just bought one on the Noordam last week...
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We got ours by cashing in our "Dam Dollars" on Westerdam.

Funny thing - my Dad got one too, but Mom won't let him wear it because she says it's disrespectful to the Navy!
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The Noordam has them. Sorry we didn't buy them.
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I got one with dam dollars on Zuiderdam last month...it's a nice dam hat.
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They've been available for Dam Dollars on my last three cruises, though the Dam Ships hats they sell in the gift shop are a little bit nicer.
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Our family enjoyed taking "dam" pictures and going to the "dam" giftshop at Hoover Dam. Can't wait to buy a "dam" hat on our "dam" cruise.
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Thanks everyone!! I'm sure they will make sure they have a nice big shipment of those dam hats for the New Years cruise!! I hope they have a nice dam big party on that dam ship!! I can't wait!!

Just a quick question from a HAL newbie, what are "Dam Dollars" and how do you get them?
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Should be in the shops On Board. if not on display almost for sure they have a few in the back or ask the Cruise Director. They often use them for prizes.
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Thanks everyone!! I'm sure they will make sure they have a nice big shipment of those dam hats for the New Years cruise!! I hope they have a nice dam big party on that dam ship!! I can't wait!!

Just a quick question from a HAL newbie, what are "Dam Dollars" and how do you get them?
Check the daily programs for any "sport" activity ie: golf putting, shuffleboard, basketball free throw, ping pong tournament, etc. conducted by various members of the cruise activities staff. All participants earn a "dam dollar" per event, with winners getting extra dollars (varies). At the end of the cruise, you can "cash" these in for various logo merchandise like caps, t-shirts, sweat shirts, travel bags, etc. These items are distinctive from the ones sold at the logo shop. The purpose of the program is to encourage more physical activity by passengers. This program replaced an earlier program that awarded participation in physical fitness activities.
It's a lot of fun and you get to meet some of the friendliest fellow passengers this way. Participation is high on sea days, lower on port days as you would imagine.
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want my DAM SHIPS hat?

doesn't fit my big head very well haha
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I love my dam ships hat. Got it with dam dollars on the Oosterdam in February. It was a great conversation starter in San Diego after the cruise was over. I met some people on the city bus from the zoo who had been on the same cruise with me. I had never seen them on the ship but we chatted for the length of the bus ride. As I was touring around the city other people saw the hat and we would start chatting about cruising.
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Check the daily programs for any "sport" activity ie: golf putting, shuffleboard, basketball free throw, ping pong tournament, etc. conducted by various members of the cruise activities staff. All participants earn a "dam dollar" per event, with winners getting extra dollars (varies). At the end of the cruise, you can "cash" these in for various logo merchandise like caps, t-shirts, sweat shirts, travel bags, etc. These items are distinctive from the ones sold at the logo shop. The purpose of the program is to encourage more physical activity by passengers. This program replaced an earlier program that awarded participation in physical fitness activities.
It's a lot of fun and you get to meet some of the friendliest fellow passengers this way.
That sounds like so much fun!! I'll definatly try to participate in some things. Unfortunatly, I'm not very good at mini putt. basketball, ping pong, etc. I do love to meet my fellow passengers though!!

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want my DAM SHIPS hat?

doesn't fit my big head very well haha
I'd love your DAM SHIPS hat but how are you going to get it to me? I don't live in or anywhere near Maryland. And I'm sure you don't have a big head.

Nice car in your signature by the way!!
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