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Old April 11th, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Never really understood why anyone would want to decorate the door. Really don't like anything that draws attention to myself nor could possibly identify who is staying it the cabin. Never seen it done in hotels so why do it on cruise ship ?
It makes it really easy to go right to your door on those loooong hallways
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:15 PM
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It makes it really easy to go right to your door on those loooong hallways
I,for one, never have gone right past my door.................funny thing,those numbers on it sure help
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Never really understood why anyone would want to decorate the door. Really don't like anything that draws attention to myself nor could possibly identify who is staying it the cabin. Never seen it done in hotels so why do it on cruise ship ?
Because it is festive and fun!
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Love you two pictures of the pirates...can you share where you got them from, or did you draw them yourself? They are excellent, would like to copy the one for our friends that we are cruising with, going to secretly decorate their door, they are celebrating their 40th anniversary. Thanks for you help...enjoy your cruise!
We designed them, but we had them commissioned from a friend who is an artist. Officially, I probably shouldn't. But, what I don't know doesn't hurt me.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:36 PM
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I,for one, never have gone right past my door.................funny thing,those numbers on it sure help
I am a big fan of numbers, too. But, then, math was always one of my best subjects.
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We always decorate our door and the cabin. The room stewards always get a kick out of it.
We also decorate the toweil animals and I have given some of them to the room stewards for thier cabins.

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We designed them, but we had them commissioned from a friend who is an artist. Officially, I probably shouldn't. But, what I don't know doesn't hurt me.
Does your friend do newspaper or web comics? The style is a dead ringer for something I've seen before, but I can't think of the name. (Of the artist or comic.)


I've never thought of putting anything on my door, but I've often wished my parents had a white board on their door so I can leave them messages they won't miss. I have a feeling if I put one on their door it would just end up walking off.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 11:36 AM
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We once saw a door with an "I am _____" magnet. The choices that were out there were sleeping, hungover and out. I chuckled everytime I walked past it.
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Does your friend do newspaper or web comics? The style is a dead ringer for something I've seen before, but I can't think of the name. (Of the artist or comic.)
His name's Bill Holbrook. On the web, he does Kevin & Kell and he has two newspaper strips called Safe Havens and On the Fast Track.
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Never really understood why anyone would want to decorate the door. Really don't like anything that draws attention to myself nor could possibly identify who is staying it the cabin. Never seen it done in hotels so why do it on cruise ship ?
Well I may not stay in alot of hotels, but I do own a 5th wheel and go to RV parks when I am not cruising and alot of campers also decorate their campsites. Flags with the last name are really popular. And you should see Disney Fort Wilderness Resort during the holidays! The resort and their guests will put your neighborhood housing developement to shame.

Decorating be it your home, dorm, rv, or hotel door is just fun and makes people smile, the proof is in all those decorating shows. Martha Stewart can certainly show you how to do some crafty holiday and celebration stuff.

Besides, why would anyone not try to make others feel good? People like to share their celebrations. Look at Facebook it's a very popular social sharing site. Heck look at how many people post celebrations here on this forum or on the Meet N Mingle thread. What's the difference if it's a posting online, or a balloon tied to a mailbox, a flag stuck in ground or a door sign?

I personally enjoy seeing them or and if you don't ...avoid DCL. They not only have door signs they decorate their whole entire doors and fellow passengers also do a gift exchange called a 'Fish Extender'. ...Guilty as charged, participated in my first ever Fish Extender last year and it was alot of fun! Almost didn't being that it was just hubby and I, but the folks on my sailing insisted especially since it was my 40th birthday.

Personally and this is just my opinion....I actually will go out of my way when I see a door sign just to see what it says. RCCL's room decoration package actually includes a door sign. I know because I just ordered one for someone that recently got married and sailed on Liberty of the Seas. I love the ones that are celebrating birthdays, honeymoons or anniversaries, they make me smile.....life is way too short as it is...celebrate and be proud of your accomplishments.
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His name's Bill Holbrook. On the web, he does Kevin & Kell and he has two newspaper strips called Safe Havens and On the Fast Track.
Kevin & Kell, that's what I was trying to think of! The human faces threw me a bit.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Never seen it done in hotels so why do it on cruise ship ?
Wondering this myself... I get doing it if you're traveling with a big group, or something...but otherwise, I don't really get it!
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I enjoy looking a door decorations. We usually have a cabin mid ship - aft and I will sometimes in the evening before returning to room for the night to walk the entire deck we are on to check out the doors. It inspired me to decorate ours so that maybe someone could enjoy it as much as we do.
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We were on a Halloween cruise and put the gel window decorations on the door. They started disappearing off the door one by one. So, I would recommend that you don't put anything on the door that you would be upset if it disappeared. We have also seen people take things off one door and put it on someone else's door down the hallway.
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We decorated our door and promenade window.
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We have decorated on CCL but it was more to identify rooms as we had 5 rooms, 3 balconys (out of 4 in a row) and 2 insides down the hall with 19/23 girls and 17/21 boys.

SIL made signage with our logo (rockin' the boat 50 years; parent's anni) and we put all 10 of our names on it so no one could tell which room housed girls and which one had boys.

All the rooms also had a post-it pad and pen so notes could be left for any of us. It was so much fun!
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Our upcoming cruise will be the first time we will decorate the door. I think it's fun and festive. We also used vistaprint (car door magnet - about 8x11). Here is our door magnet

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I am one of those who does not decorate my door. I don't want to draw attention to myself or my cabin. Just my opinion.
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We were on a Halloween cruise and put the gel window decorations on the door. They started disappearing off the door one by one. So, I would recommend that you don't put anything on the door that you would be upset if it disappeared. We have also seen people take things off one door and put it on someone else's door down the hallway.
Sounds more and more like a college dorm all the time.
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I love putting something on our cabin door. But one cruise we had a foam palm tree on our "mailbox"....one night when I got back late, and had a few glasses of wine, I was knocking on a door that had the foam palm tree on it so my sister could let me in..it turned out someone moved the palm tree and I was knocking on the wrong door! The person came out hollering at me in a foreign language and I realized it was the wrong cabin!!!!! Pretty funny..but I think I'll also pay attention to the number now.
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