One of Noordam’s younger guests, Kara, was about to lose her front tooth and told me on the gangway that she was concerned that the Tooth Fairy might not be able to find her here in Europe, plus she was wondering if she will get a dollar or Euro. I assured her that the Tooth Fairy will track her down and will most likely give her a Euro like she does for all of the other little girls here in Europe.
So, what to do? We coordinated with her dad to find out when the tooth came out and had Kara put it under the pillow. When she was fast asleep we removed the tooth, slipped a 1 Euro coin under her pillow and sprinkled fairy dust from her pillow all the way out onto the balcony like a trail. We also left a certificate and a a small goodie plate with balloons on her side table with a handwritten note from the Tooth Fairy:
“Dear Little Kara, Thank you for the generous donation of your front toothie. Here’s a certificate for you to keep always. Sweet dreams with lots of love & kisses — The Tooth Fairy!” We had one happy guest!
Mark Pells is Noordam’s hotel manager.