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#1
Ewing, NJ
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Pssst!

Have you seen the new Carnival/Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle button on this forum? Look to your right. Yes...the right. See the button under the first ad? Click Join the Party, well..to join the party! (It will take you to the Party Registration Page!)

There will now be Official Meet & Mingle Parties on board your 7-day or longer Carnival cruise!

Enjoy!

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#3
pittsburgh
134 Posts
Joined Mar 2015
That's messed up. As of right now we have enough people for ours in July but Cruise Critic never notified me although they have notified some people hopefully they dont screw up ours
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#4
5 Posts
Joined Mar 2016
Yes, we had over 110 people signed up for this & we received a confirmation email from CC, we were told to watch our Fun Times for the event. Well we got off the ship on Sunday and there was never an event planned for us. Most of us still planned different get together through our f b group, but I was disappointed to see this not actually happen for us.

#6
Dark Side Of The Moon
211 Posts
Joined Feb 2016
Originally posted by Boysmomtami
Yes, we had over 110 people signed up for this & we received a confirmation email from CC, we were told to watch our Fun Times for the event. Well we got off the ship on Sunday and there was never an event planned for us. Most of us still planned different get together through our f b group, but I was disappointed to see this not actually happen for us.

John Heald has no love for CC. All lines but Carnival corp show the love.
#7
2,387 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
Originally posted by Hog Rider
John Heald has no love for CC. All lines but Carnival corp show the love.
CC has no love for John, either.
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#8
422 Posts
Joined Jan 2013
Originally posted by Boysmomtami
FYI, we registered for this... Even got a confirmation email, well it never happened
This shouldn't surprise anybody. We get a daily dosage of how much John Heald and Carnival hates Cruise Critic and its members, even though they are paying customers. I wouldn't make a joint venture happen either.
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#9
East Coast
6,571 Posts
Joined Mar 2013
Originally posted by Boysmomtami
FYI, we registered for this... Even got a confirmation email, well it never happened
Sorry that must have been disappointing for everyone that signed up. I would likely never participate in a CC m&g but if I had and it was dissed, I would be a little irritated. I don't know who dropped the ball, but they either need to pick it up and get it right or forget it all together. I haven't seen anyone else provide feedback, so maybe this was a ship specific issue.

As for JH and CC, there's no love lost on either side. CC is not a victim.
#10
Pacifica, CA
141 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
Originally posted by LauraS
Pssst!

Have you seen the new Carnival/Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle button on this forum? Look to your right. Yes...the right. See the button under the first ad? Click Join the Party, well..to join the party! (It will take you to the Party Registration Page!)

Enjoy!

Laura
I'm writing to make sure you know what didn't happen at the Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle on Carnival Miracle cruise of April 9, 2016...

The notice was in the Fun Times for a get together at Sam's Bar at 6pm...we were waiting outside the room for a chorus rehersal to end, it didn't so one of our group members went to the door to tell them that the room was to be ours for a Cruise Critic gathering...th crew there relinquished the room and said hey wre unaware... no one from Carnival or Cruise Critic rep came...no refreshments, no nothing and we found out at Guest Services they were unaware of this party and never had any arrangment with Cruise Critic,,, a dissappointment but we had a great group of people and made our own party sans the refreshments~~~ what happened?
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#12
Kissimmee, FL
75 Posts
Joined May 2004
We were on the April 16 Conquest and yes there was a meeting listed in the fun times for the first sea days. I think about 60 signed up here and there were only 24 or so that showed up. Refreshments were the standard pastries and coffee, ice tea, water. There was an officer present for a short question period and he left and a cruise critic member took care of the prize drawing which was ship on a stick, champagne and medals. It was nice.
#13
140 Posts
Joined Nov 2010
We just participated in the one on Magic last week. It was listed in the Fun Times for 5:30 and they had the Vibe Club reserved with a sign out front listing the event.

There were multiple Carnival people present. A PR person, the Hotel Manager, the Housekeeping Manager, the Entertainment Director and the CD.

They had the entire bar area filled with pastries, cookies, fruit juices, coffee and water. It was a very nice spread.

There was only 5-6 people there and they left very quickly. Another 5-6 wandered in and out. One gentleman, came simply to gripe about everything wrong with Carnival and cornered the PR person as soon as she walked in.

We stayed around an hour and had a great time with the crew. CC members dropped the ball on this one by not showing up. Carnival put forth a great effort to make it nice.
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#14
789 Posts
Joined Feb 2016
Originally posted by Velcro911
We just participated in the one on Magic last week. It was listed in the Fun Times for 5:30 and they had the Vibe Club reserved with a sign out front listing the event.

There were multiple Carnival people present. A PR person, the Hotel Manager, the Housekeeping Manager, the Entertainment Director and the CD.

They had the entire bar area filled with pastries, cookies, fruit juices, coffee and water. It was a very nice spread.

There was only 5-6 people there and they left very quickly. Another 5-6 wandered in and out. One gentleman, came simply to gripe about everything wrong with Carnival and cornered the PR person as soon as she walked in.

We stayed around an hour and had a great time with the crew. CC members dropped the ball on this one by not showing up. Carnival put forth a great effort to make it nice.
5:30? PM? Had I signed up, you would have never met me. I would be getting ready for dinner. What an odd time. What day of your cruise?
#16
pittsburgh
134 Posts
Joined Mar 2015
If anyone knows how to contact Cruise Critic directly that would be great it sounds like they are having them but really bad times anyone or Cruise Critic Personnel see this please figure this out
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#17
pittsburgh
134 Posts
Joined Mar 2015
It's too bad the cc folk who signed up for it didn't show.
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#18
Tampa area
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Joined Feb 2006
Paradise not on list.
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#19
Citrus Heights, CA United States
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Joined Dec 2002
Somewhere there seems to be a disconnect in the communication between the ship personnel and the Cruise Critic members. What a shame for those in CC who want to attend but the timing is off and for those who did attend and Carnival was no where to be found. We go on the 4-day in the summer and we sometimes create the M&G thread in the hope someone will respond. True these short time cruises are not the draw the longer ones are in my experience. Our NCL ones are always well attended and fun and I will continue to go to those. Perhaps should my DD and I ever take a longer cruise with Carnival this will be ironed out.
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#20
near los angeles
9 Posts
Joined Apr 2016
we just signed up for the m&m on the miracle. its our first for our honeymoon. we're hoping to meet some seasoned pro's and learn some tips . any word on how or if it will happen. or will we find out onboard?
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