In the bread aisle, a woman, who clearly had only seen the front, looked at me and said something to the effect that she knew what I meant (about damn ships, I guess) as her husband was a former Navy man.
I had to turn around and show her the list on the back and explain that I wasn't a disgruntled former sailor.
I guess it was funnier if you were there, but I got a chuckle out of it. I've had to explain that shirt several times, when people saw only the front. Some people don't get it even then, since HAL is not as well known as Carnival or Royal Caribbean (No TV commercials, I guess).
1994 - Premier's Oceanic aka "The Big Red Boat"
1999 - Carnival Paradise (non-smoking period)
2004 - Carnival Glory
2005 - HAL Veendam
2006 - HAL Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera
2007 - HAL Zuiderdam
2008 - Dawn Princess - Mexican Riviera
2009 - MSC Orchestra
2013 - Celebrity Solstice - Alaska
2014 - HAL Zuiderdam - Panama Canal