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there are not friges on all ships some of the older ones donot have them i know the triumph and exctasy dont have them but the conquest tipe do have them
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Originally posted by big_duck
Au contraire.

There hasn't been a Captains reception for at least a couple of years.
Ok so then I must be mixing up the past guest reception in which the Captain is in attendance
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Originally posted by LittleMiss
Ok so then I must be mixing up the past guest reception in which the Captain is in attendance
It's OK...all the free drinks you drank clouded your memory.
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Originally posted by big_duck
Au contraire.

There hasn't been a Captains reception for at least a couple of years.
There are no more free cocktails on captains dinner night? We've been staying on islands that we learned from cruising and haven't cruised since 2009...
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Hello if watching MUTS. or having a drink in one of the bars or lounges and feeling hungry go and order one or two whole pizzas and bring it back with you to MUTS or bars. Saw a group do this on last Cruise . Smart idea
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Originally posted by LittleMiss
Never and I repeat NEVER Let them know when you get sick. I had a friend whose mother began to throw up after her first dinner in the room, they went to the infermery on the boat where they quarantined her for THREE DAYS!! My advice, take Pepto or even have your PCP prescribe Lomitol for you let him know you are going out of the country, this is a medication for like food adjustments usually given when going to Mexico because of the water situation, but don't get caught up having to be quarantined in your room.
And if you get sick.....keep it to yourself and try to treat it unless you are simply dying....

Just a heads up
So.... reading through this thread, saw this...and all i can think after i stopped laughing was...this is how a cruise ship filled with zombies took down planet earth...
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I thought there were no more free drinks at the Captain's reception either, so I was shocked when I saw it on the schedule for my 3-day cruise on the Inspiration two weeks ago. There really were free drinks!

But I never found any information about the Fun Farewell Party....so maybe the captain's party replaced it for that cruise. I have been doing mainly 7 days in recent years, so maybe things are done differently on the shorter cruises. I definitely enjoy those Fun Farewell parties that have so fedw people in attendance on my longer cruises. Cheers!
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Originally posted by justhavingfun
Hello if watching MUTS. or having a drink in one of the bars or lounges and feeling hungry go and order one or two whole pizzas and bring it back with you to MUTS or bars. Saw a group do this on last Cruise . Smart idea
It took me awhile, I guess I am showing my age. MUTS is Movie Under The Stars. In case anyone else didn't understand the acronym.
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Originally posted by Mrs.G's Mr.G
It took me awhile, I guess I am showing my age. MUTS is Movie Under The Stars. In case anyone else didn't understand the acronym.
Thankyou!
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Originally posted by love2relax
I thought there were no more free drinks at the Captain's reception either, so I was shocked when I saw it on the schedule for my 3-day cruise on the Inspiration two weeks ago. There really were free drinks!

But I never found any information about the Fun Farewell Party....so maybe the captain's party replaced it for that cruise. I have been doing mainly 7 days in recent years, so maybe things are done differently on the shorter cruises. I definitely enjoy those Fun Farewell parties that have so fedw people in attendance on my longer cruises. Cheers!
I knew I wasn't crazy...... Or drunk ;-)
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Originally posted by LittleMiss
Never and I repeat NEVER Let them know when you get sick. I had a friend whose mother began to throw up after her first dinner in the room, they went to the infermery on the boat where they quarantined her for THREE DAYS!! My advice, take Pepto or even have your PCP prescribe Lomitol for you let him know you are going out of the country, this is a medication for like food adjustments usually given when going to Mexico because of the water situation, but don't get caught up having to be quarantined in your room.
And if you get sick.....keep it to yourself and try to treat it unless you are simply dying....

Just a heads up
It's "advice" like that that could lead to problems whether a virus or other cause. Understand the specific situation there, but that heads up could be dangerous in another situation (or to the entire ship in some cases).
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Originally posted by love2relax
I thought there were no more free drinks at the Captain's reception either, so I was shocked when I saw it on the schedule for my 3-day cruise on the Inspiration two weeks ago. There really were free drinks!
Originally posted by LittleMiss
I knew I wasn't crazy...... Or drunk ;-)
Yes Little Miss, but your two recent cruises were both on 7 day long journeys...so they did not have the free drinks at the Captain's Reception Party
It's OK, alcohol fogs the memory....just like there are many cruisers out there that can't remember a thing from college in the seventies because of what they smoked
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Originally posted by teddybarehead
So.... reading through this thread, saw this...and all i can think after i stopped laughing was...this is how a cruise ship filled with zombies took down planet earth...
Hey....a lot of times people do get sick but for the most part its just sea sickness I would hate to just have sea sickness and be quarantined, my advice you can go to the ship infirmary or to a doc at port, but I was just giving a warning as to what can happen. I would hate to see someone go on their first cruise and spend half of the cruise in their room.
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Originally posted by Mrs.G's Mr.G
It took me awhile, I guess I am showing my age. MUTS is Movie Under The Stars. In case anyone else didn't understand the acronym.
Thanks for explaining! First cruise and don't understand half the acronyms used..LOL - .
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Hi: I'm trying to understand the cabin categories Carnival uses. Is there a description of them anywhere. Are they different from ship to ship?

I see IS and 1A

My understanding is that Category 1A is an Upper/Lower with/or without a Porthole.

Can anyone tell me what kind of cabin an IS is?

Thank you.
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Originally posted by Aislinncursala
Carnival Cabin Categories
Hi: I'm trying to understand the cabin categories Carnival uses. Is there a description of them anywhere. Are they different from ship to ship?

I see IS and 1A

My understanding is that Category 1A is an Upper/Lower with/or without a Porthole.

Can anyone tell me what kind of cabin an IS is?

Thank you.
IS=inside
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Originally posted by Aislinncursala
Carnival Cabin Categories
Hi: I'm trying to understand the cabin categories Carnival uses. Is there a description of them anywhere. Are they different from ship to ship?

I see IS and 1A

My understanding is that Category 1A is an Upper/Lower with/or without a Porthole.

Can anyone tell me what kind of cabin an IS is?

Thank you.
Inside Stateroom?
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Originally posted by eltigre

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I found you organizing a list of tips in one post beyond helpful! Thanks so much for doing that!
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Originally posted by Aislinncursala
Carnival Cabin Categories
Hi: I'm trying to understand the cabin categories Carnival uses. Is there a description of them anywhere. Are they different from ship to ship?

I see IS and 1A

My understanding is that Category 1A is an Upper/Lower with/or without a Porthole.

Can anyone tell me what kind of cabin an IS is?

Thank you.
This thread gives info on every category of room on every Carnival ship.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1590170

As is mentioned on that thread, officially, Category 1A is Upper / Lower. However, some of the rooms actually have a twin bed plus a sofa bed (both lower beds). And some actually have the standard 2 twins that can be converted into a king. And some of the rooms do have a porthole, and a very small number actually have 2 picture windows.

IS is an Inside Guarantee. It is not a specific category. If you choose that, you don't get to pick your room, but Carnival guarantees that you'll get an inside room or better.
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They don't heavily advertise the farewell i.e. free drinks and appetizers party that much. There is a brief blurb about it (at least in the first day's caper from my in laws cruise on legend in october). There is also a past guest party (free drinks)
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