I have an odd relationship with flowers. I think they are beautiful and I love to look at them, yet I don't have any in my house. I am not a green thumb kind of girl at all! I also don't really like my husband to buy me flowers...not sure why. I think it's because I'd rather get a gift that I can keep forever, like jewelry. I will admit, however, that I liked him to buy them for me when I worked outside the home, because I liked all the oohs and aahs that I got at work. ;)
One thing I noticed on our Holland America Caribbean Cruise were the beautiful orchids that they have on the tables in the Lido restaurant. This is the place where we ate most of our breakfasts and lunches. It is the casual buffet style area. And yes, there is a beautiful orchid on EVERY table!
I may not have a green thumb, but I know a beautiful flower when I see one. Are these not gorgeous?! Obviously someone that works for Holland America does have a green thumb.
These are the special touches that I enjoy while on the ship. I notice all the details that Holland America does, whether it be art work, antiques or orchids. This is part of what makes traveling special to me.
If you are an orchid grower, you might like the idea of using tiny hair clips to hold them in place like they have done below.
What kind of special touches do you enjoy when traveling, either on a cruise ship or in a hotel?
I always enjoy hotels that fill the ice bucket for you. Holland America does that in their rooms as well. I would never turn down a chocolate on my pillow either. We got that when we stayed at the Greenbrier and Trump Hotel recently.