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Would you pay $100 to attend the inaugural ceremony for Eurodam?
Holland America is charging passengers on Eurodam's first sailing $100 per person for tickets to the ship's christening on July 1. Would you shell out $100 to attend the inaugural ceremony for Eurodam?
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Last edited by CarolineCostello; April 8th, 2008 at 04:53 PM.
Holland America is charging passengers on Eurodam's first sailing $100 per person for tickets to Eurodam's christening on July 1. Would you shell out $100 to attend the inaugural ceremony for Eurodam?
Yup, it's something that doesn't happen all the time and you don't get the chance to go very often. Also, it would be really neat since I'm sailing on Eurodam over New Years this year!! It's a huge part of the ship's history and since I love ships and cruising so much, I would love to go and $100 isn't that bad.
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You tell me one other event you can go to, possibly meet and mingle with celebs and royalty, and it's only going to cost $100.00. It's set as a shore excursion. What better way to see the best of a country than to maybe meet its reigning monarch!
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My feeling is that an innaugural event is much like a wedding or a cocktail party or an open house; WHOever is GIVING the party gets to select the guests AND make all the rules! IF the "rules" say you wear black tie -OR you pay $100 OR you have a certain cabin OR you sit in a certain place; OK -you NOW know "The Rules". Ball is in YOUR court!
The "celebrity or Royalty" thing wouldn't even interest me.
We have paid the $100 pp to attend, but I didn't vote. I can't really say with assurance that it's worth it from a monetary standpoint. I don't know what all is included. But I agree with others that it's a one-time affair for us.
I remember seeing pictures and articles about Beatrix and her sisters in magazines when I was growing up and we all sort of felt that we knew them. I'm not usually a fan of royalty, but those three girls just seemed very likeable.
I'm sure my husband wouldn't be interested in paying to see her, but I think I would.
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...possibly meet and mingle with celebs and royalty...
I don't think there will be much mingling going on - the VIP's are generally kept at arms length from the rest of us.
I wouldn't have been going because I find HAL's $100/pp surcharge insulting - particularly considering what we're paying for the cruise itself...
...but my best friend insisted and paid for us, so I'm going.
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