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MSRussell
September 13th, 2010, 01:24 PM
I asked the Captain last week when I was cruising about the coins. He said that he knew about the tradition, but didn't know where they were. The Maitre D said it was under the hull.
I was satisfied, but the Captain went one step further. While I was dining, an official looking man came over and asked for my name and Stateroom number. I thought I was going to the 'naughty room', so I asked why. He said the Captain was sending an officer to take me to see the coins.
The next day, I was taken to a box that is welded on the outside of the ship, and there they were.
On the Legend, the coins are up the ladder from the 10th deck, and right above the mini golf course. There is a dodgeball court right next to it, with netting all around.
When I cruise in November on the Destiny, I'm going to look for them there.
Melanie

IflyWithDi
September 13th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Never heard of good luck coins do all ships have them?

kml2000
September 13th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Cool!!!!

Did you have a good trip on the Legend??? I am at the six month mark - yeahhhh!!!!!

Edmund DeWinter
September 13th, 2010, 01:49 PM
Yes, apparently all of the Carnival Cruise Ships have a "lucky coin" which is in a small box which is welded shut somewhere on the ship itself.

Does anyone know where the one on the Carnival Ecstacy is located?

douglinc@msn.com
September 13th, 2010, 01:54 PM
Free cruise if we find them?????

Doug

IflyWithDi
September 13th, 2010, 02:02 PM
Where who knows where it is on the Dream or are they moved around?

MSRussell
September 13th, 2010, 02:29 PM
It is a maritime superstition that Every ship that is built, no matter what kind has the coin welded before the ship is completely built. It appeases the Gods, and creates good luck.
I don't believe that they are moved around.
The legend was Fabulous....you will lOVE it.
Melanie

Flairy
September 13th, 2010, 03:10 PM
I never knew about this before, but I did a quick google search. Check this out!

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/08/28/a-magic-coin/

IflyWithDi
September 13th, 2010, 03:21 PM
Thanks for the link not sure but I think I have seen a box like this on a carnival ship before but not sure.If you find it how do you claim the free cruise?

kicia
September 13th, 2010, 04:36 PM
There is no free cruise. They were being funny.

ChefSusan
September 13th, 2010, 04:40 PM
The coin ensures safe passage on whatever waterway the ship is sailing.

Unfortunately, no free cruise :(

I'll have to search Freedom and see if I can find it, and then rub it for good luck in the casino! :p ;) :D

MSRussell
September 13th, 2010, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the 'Google' link, I read it, and it's good reading!!
Melanie

platinum.wannabe
September 13th, 2010, 05:12 PM
Interesting! Thanks for sharing. :)

marygal
September 13th, 2010, 05:24 PM
INteresting never knew that will have to look for it on the Pride in 2 weeks :)

Flairy
September 13th, 2010, 07:03 PM
No problem! Happy to help "discover" things we didn't know!

NYOB
September 13th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Thanks for the information. I am looking forward to seeing them on my upcoming cruise.

BallFour4
September 13th, 2010, 09:15 PM
Yes, apparently all of the Carnival Cruise Ships have a "lucky coin" which is in a small box which is welded shut somewhere on the ship itself.

Does anyone know where the one on the Carnival Ecstacy is located?


Look at the base of the mast, right by the jogging track.

Valmcp
September 13th, 2010, 09:30 PM
very cool!

cmtom89
September 13th, 2010, 09:41 PM
I never knew this. Certainly going to look for it when we go on the Legend at the end of October! Thanks for sharing.

RizzoLee
September 13th, 2010, 09:49 PM
That is so cool! I didn't know about this, but will be on the lookout!

noblepa
September 13th, 2010, 10:02 PM
This tradition goes back to at least Roman or Greek times. Traditionally, the coins were placed under the main mast, before it was stepped. That may be why the Maitre d' thought that they were in the bottom of the hull.

Now days, the masts aren't quite the same. I've seen the coins in a display case welded to the base of the mast on the top observation deck. I don't remember what ship it was on.

Paul

wantocruisemore
September 13th, 2010, 10:51 PM
NEAT!!!

I think I'm going to look/inquire about the Triumph's coin when I go in Nov.

Sounds like a fun treasure hunt.

MrFunInTheSun
September 13th, 2010, 11:49 PM
On John Healds blog (link below), you can see Mike Julius placing the coin on the Carnival Magic.

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/08/28/a-magic-coin/

cmtom89
November 13th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Thanks for this thread....we looked for them and found them on our Legend cruise in October. It was a fun thing to look for as we explored the ship.

mrs141
April 23rd, 2011, 12:59 PM
Where is it on the fantasy?

dustyroad
April 23rd, 2011, 01:31 PM
how about the spirit? has anyone found it on her?

mrs141
April 23rd, 2011, 02:09 PM
I've been searching today around the funnel and track on the fantasy and have had no luck :(

BallFour4
April 23rd, 2011, 02:16 PM
Yes, apparently all of the Carnival Cruise Ships have a "lucky coin" which is in a small box which is welded shut somewhere on the ship itself.

Does anyone know where the one on the Carnival Ecstacy is located?

At the base of the mast, in the mini golf area. They have a sight glass that allows you to see them.

.

MrJulius
April 23rd, 2011, 02:20 PM
I believe that the coin ceremony had to do with the RENAMING of ships, not the commissioning of a ship. Just renaming a ship is bad mojo and should never be done without the proper procedure. I think that the coin (a real coin) had to be fastened to the inside of the hull.

I don't have any links, but I remember this from my boating days.

I could be wrong, it happened once before.

bondgirl007
April 23rd, 2011, 03:16 PM
On the Spirit, hole 7 on the mini golf course, if you are facing the little sign that says 7 look over to your right and up a little.

Crusin Karen
April 23rd, 2011, 03:21 PM
Miracle?? :confused::D:p:rolleyes:

babies12
April 23rd, 2011, 03:33 PM
If memory serves me right try looking around the sports deck area. I once recalled someone finding a coin there but I don't remember which ship. Just start searching around those areas along the walls a little high up.

SeaScout
April 23rd, 2011, 03:57 PM
Miracle?? :confused::D:p:rolleyes:

Yup. The Miracle has them also.

realtyexecdeb
April 23rd, 2011, 04:11 PM
Thanks for sharing Melodie! I'm sailing on her tomorrow and I'll be sure to look for it!;)

dustyroad
April 23rd, 2011, 05:27 PM
On the Spirit, hole 7 on the mini golf course, if you are facing the little sign that says 7 look over to your right and up a little.

thanks so much. i will look for it in 3 weeks when i am on her in alaska :D

MSRussell
April 23rd, 2011, 05:34 PM
On the Dream, the coin is a little hard to spot. I went as far up as I could go on the ship, then gave up and went to Guest Services and asked them.
They never heard of it, so they called the bridge and asked them.
Turns out it is behind of the top of the water slide, and the display is even with the background, so it was a little hard to seet, but I found it.
Melnaie

KandCsailing
April 23rd, 2011, 05:44 PM
Photos of Legend's coins from our 2010 cruise.
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo247/kerri_mac/legend%202010/P1120065.jpghttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo247/kerri_mac/legend%202010/P1120066.jpg

jhale
April 23rd, 2011, 05:46 PM
Yes, apparently all of the Carnival Cruise Ships have a "lucky coin" which is in a small box which is welded shut somewhere on the ship itself.

Does anyone know where the one on the Carnival Ecstacy is located?

On the Ecstasy they are on the radar mast.

cuyahoga11
April 23rd, 2011, 06:14 PM
It is a maritime superstition that Every ship that is built, no matter what kind has the coin welded before the ship is completely built. It appeases the Gods, and creates good luck.
I don't believe that they are moved around.
The legend was Fabulous....you will lOVE it.
Melanie


Not trying to be funny but they must have forgotton to put them on the Splendor