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Celebrate the Holidays of Season with your Cruise Critic Friends -- Halloween - Thanksgiving - Hanukkah - Christmas - Kwanza - The New Year

 
 
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Old September 27th, 2013, 08:10 PM
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Default Halloween on board- Anything special?

Anyone ever cruised on Halloween? Just booked a last minute (well, month away) cruise on the Imagination, and our "fun day at sea" is Halloween! Wondering what, if anything, Carnival does? Do people dress up.. are there decorations... a themed deck party? Any info is appreciated!
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Old September 27th, 2013, 08:27 PM
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They decorate the ships. Lots of people wear costumes. Lots of cool door decorations. There were costume contests for kids and adults. Many people dance and party. It's a fun time.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 09:03 PM
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I did one Halloween cruise on the Spirit in 2011 - it was a blast! The ship was already decorated when we embarked and I think Halloween was a few days later. Lots of costumes since they had a costume contest and a costume parade. I think there was a little trick or treat route set up for the kids as well. The casino also had some promotions going on - for example with roulette, if you bet on 13 and it hit, you got to draw from a pumpkin for a prize. I had no idea - I always cover 13 - and got dinner for 2 at the steakhouse, a t-shirt and (I think) $50. That was only on Halloween night, though. It was a really fun cruise and I'm thinking I'll have to do it again someday.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 11:03 PM
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I'm doing my first Halloween cruise this year on the Triumph looking forward to good times!
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Old September 27th, 2013, 11:13 PM
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There should be a costume contest and decorations. We also had drink specials and Halloween themed desserts at dinner.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 11:34 PM
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We have cruised Halloween twice now and love it. A lot of passengers in costume. By a lot I would say most. It is a blast!!!
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Old September 27th, 2013, 11:40 PM
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We were on Liberty 3 yrs ago and there were lots of costumes although we just wore Halloween tshirts. They had a Thriller dance class which was fun. Definitely themed pics & decorations.


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Old September 28th, 2013, 07:01 AM
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going on our 1st Halloween cruise on The Dream end of October, cant wait. I will dress up but hubby will not dress up....his lost.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 09:04 AM
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We're going to be on Sunshine on Halloween. I'm hoping that there is a lot of Halloween excitement even though we'll be in Europe. Regardless, my wife and I have our costumes bought (I'm going as Toga Man and my wife as a witch).
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Old September 28th, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by lpengin View Post
Anyone ever cruised on Halloween? Just booked a last minute (well, month away) cruise on the Imagination, and our "fun day at sea" is Halloween! Wondering what, if anything, Carnival does? Do people dress up.. are there decorations... a themed deck party? Any info is appreciated!
You are going to have a blast! halloween cruises is one of my favorites
I also going on the Imagination this year Oct 28 I am shopping for our
costumes and door decoretions...............Isa
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Old September 28th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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I would love to see some pictures when you get back.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 10:11 AM
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Going on the Liberty for Halloween. This will our 3rd Halloween cruise. They are so much fun....
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Old September 28th, 2013, 10:16 AM
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I'm so happy to hear that they do stuff for Halloween, I need to go start planning my costume and decorations now! Thank you all for the info! I'll definitely post pictures when I get back
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Explorer of the Seas - September 2012 (Bermuda)
Carnival Imagination - August 2011 (Western Caribbean)
Monarch of the Seas - January 2009 (Bahamas)
Disney Magic - June 2004 (Eastern Caribbean)

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Old September 28th, 2013, 10:30 AM
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Going on our second Halloween cruise, the Pride. Last year we did the Freedom on Halloween. I have some pics:

Decorations:






Some of the costumes:



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Old September 28th, 2013, 10:34 AM
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The special Halloween dessert in the MDR:



And another decoration



Even the crew dresses up

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Old September 28th, 2013, 10:42 AM
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I don't know if they still do it but we were on the Conquest on Halloween in 2005 and the crew set up a haunted house. It was really pretty good and the crew working it seemed to be having a great time. It was set up in one of the lounge areas and was actually pretty good, my daughter loved it. They had costume parades and contests as well.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 11:18 AM
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We've done 3 or 4, and even if you choose not to dress in costume, it's still loads of fun to people watch. The show gals raid the wardrobe department and go all out!

Here's some pics to wet your appitite: http://s1124.photobucket.com/user/Ke...it%20Halloween
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Old September 28th, 2013, 11:23 AM
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We love cruising over Halloween! Fun to dress up or just see everyone else's costumes.
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GREAT fun! Some of the most fun I've ever had on a cruise, occurred at Halloween time. ENJOY!

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Old September 28th, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Yeah, Halloween on the Conquest this year! I can't wait!

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