What fun freebies are still availibe on Carnival ie: free drinks, free treats & perk

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#1
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What fun freebies are still available on Carnival ie: free drinks, free treats & perk?

Here are the ones I know about:

-Free drinks at the end of the cruise at bon voyage party
-Free drinks at past guest party
-Reduced price drinks at Captians party
-Soft Serve Ice Cream 24/7
-Free Sandwiches and breakfasts from room service
-Free Robes to use on vacation if you request them from steward
-Discount om drink of the day


Freebies in which I'm not sure if they exist anymore:

-Sundae Bar (daily)
-Milk and cookies on Lido at 4:00 PM
-Free Champagne at art auctions
-Rafael to win free cruise

Please add more freebies that you know about and feel free to clarify if the last 4 freebies are still offered.

Thanks
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Soft Serve was available 24/7. Champagne was free at the art auctions. You have to purchase the tickets to win a cruise, they are not free. Not sure on the cookies I never looked for them last cruise.
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Free deck of playing cards at Guest Services desk
Free lanyard at the casino
Free Tshirts at camp carnival
Freebies in bathroom
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Didn't we establish there's no milk & cookies passed around on Carnival?

Don't forget free drinks at the farewell party. Aaah yes I see you mentioned that.
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M.S. EARTH
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Originally posted by silygirl77
What fun freebies are still available on Carnival ie: free drinks, free treats & perk?

Here are the ones I know about:

-Free drinks at the end of the cruise at bon voyage party
-Free drinks at past guest party
-Reduced price drinks at Captians party
-Soft Serve Ice Cream 24/7
-Free Sandwiches and breakfasts from room service
-Free Robes to use on vacation if you request them from steward
-Discount om drink of the day


Freebies in which I'm not sure if they exist anymore:

-Sundae Bar (daily)
-Milk and cookies on Lido at 4:00 PM
-Free Champagne at art auctions
-Rafael to win free cruise

Please add more freebies that you know about and feel free to clarify if the last 4 freebies are still offered.

Thanks
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lots more now. just post your sailing and cabin on john healds blog or facebook page and he will send free stuff right to your cabin.
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Originally posted by Name Of The Game
Didn't we establish there's no milk & cookies passed around on Carnival?

Don't forget free drinks at the farewell party. Aaah yes I see you mentioned that.
We had milk and cookies, they just didn't bring them around to you. My youngest DD and I enjoyed milk and cookies in the afternoons on the Lido deck...
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#9
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Originally posted by silygirl77
-Free drinks at the end of the cruise at bon voyage party
I can see where this could be confusing to some. The bon voyage party, at the beginning of the cruise, is really just sailaway, and the drinks cost $. The party at the end of the cruise (usually the last day, just before dinner, from what I've read) is the farewell party-- and that's where the drinks are free.
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I think they have wine and liquor/martini tastings that are either no charge or have a nominal fee. They also have a cooking demo that is both interesting and tasty. We did it on our last cruise for the first time. It lasted about an hour and was enjoyable.
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Originally posted by livestocruisetoo
I think they have wine and liquor/martini tastings that are either no charge or have a nominal fee. They also have a cooking demo that is both interesting and tasty. We did it on our last cruise for the first time. It lasted about an hour and was enjoyable.
I asked about the martini tasting and they wanted to charge me full price for martinis so I walked away. I would have been interested in a tasting. There might have been something where you paid a flat fee, like they do with wine tasting.
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Originally posted by deadmoney
I get a free designated driver for the week
This is what makes the cruise even better. Don't have to worry about anyone!
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#14
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FREE, nothing is free on a cruise ship. All the so-called freebies listed are paid for in the cost of your ticket. Especialy if you are a solo passanger paying 200% single supplement.
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#15
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How about Afternoon Tea on Sea Days? It is still a free treat!
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#16
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Originally posted by deadmoney
i get a free designated driver for the week:d

lol!!!
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#17
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Originally posted by deadmoney
I get a free designated driver for the week
Lol. If we're going down that road, how about free baby sitting at Camp Carnival?
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#18
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Originally posted by firefly333
I asked about the martini tasting and they wanted to charge me full price for martinis so I walked away. I would have been interested in a tasting. There might have been something where you paid a flat fee, like they do with wine tasting.
The martini tasting is $17 for 4 mini sized martinis. This card is from our 3/27/11 Glory cruise and describes the different choices:





Our martinis:

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#19
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Originally posted by livestocruisetoo
I think they have wine and liquor/martini tastings that are either no charge or have a nominal fee. They also have a cooking demo that is both interesting and tasty. We did it on our last cruise for the first time. It lasted about an hour and was enjoyable.
Liquor tasting is usually held the first night of the cruise and you are given the option to taste a couple of different liquors in thimble sized plastic cups.

The wine tasting is usually held on a sea day in the steakhouse. There is a charge for this. The first one we did in 2009 was $12.50 a person. The last one on the 3/27/11 Glory was $17.25 each. We tasted 5 wines and it was discussed how different foods can either enhance or take away from the flavor of a wine.



Food plate to accompany the wine tasting:

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#20
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For $17 if they had given me a price I would have done it. They didnt seem to have any information on Conquest and I asked and was there on purpose. I couldnt get a answer and finally gave up.

I plan on doing the wine tasting this next cruise. We had a group meet and greet the last time as the wine tasting.
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