How to update your Meet & Mingle Party Registration with Your Cabin Number Etc

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#21
Rolling Meadows, IL
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I was asked to evaluate/respond to our Cruise Critic M & M onboard the Carnival Vista 01/13/18 cruise in an email. I did respond and wish I had gotten a reply to my response in my email.

Here is the hot topic. We did have our M & M the first sea day at 9 AM in the Piano Lounge. I did get an invitation in my mailbox the first night of our cruise. Not everyone did.

Before we got on the ship, I had read from a previous passenger when they had their M & M. At our informal get together right after the Muster Drill......I had forewarned everyone that attended that it might certainly be held the next morning. I told them to double check that evening in their FUN TIMES for it. It was published in the Fun Times.

The problem was that some people did not update their cabin numbers if they changed rooms. Some people did not get their invites and some people did not get their FUN TIMES the night prior. I also think some people just never read their Times when they were told to please check for the announcement over and over again on the Roll Call.

We still had about 35 people attend and Carnival had a lovely spread of refreshments and treats. I personally was disappointed that no officers came to address the group. I don't know if this is typical with Carnival Cruise Critic M & M. I was also on the FB group and in order to have a cohesive group I suggested we all register with Cruise Critic. Now the person that was in charge of that FB group told our group that she will never do a Cruise Critic party again. She said that she always gets a date and room assignment ahead of the cruise for the FB group and everyone knows about it ahead of time prior to the sailing.

The last 2 M & M I attended on NCL we had several officers that spoke to us. Is this because on Carnival the Cruise Critic members are not as valued as much. It seems the FB group gets better recognition from Carnival.

Just thought our members should know what they are up against.
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#22
Hamilton ON
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Originally posted by racingraysswimmom
I was asked to evaluate/respond to our Cruise Critic M & M onboard the Carnival Vista 01/13/18 cruise in an email. I did respond and wish I had gotten a reply to my response in my email.

Here is the hot topic. We did have our M & M the first sea day at 9 AM in the Piano Lounge. I did get an invitation in my mailbox the first night of our cruise. Not everyone did.

Before we got on the ship, I had read from a previous passenger when they had their M & M. At our informal get together right after the Muster Drill......I had forewarned everyone that attended that it might certainly be held the next morning. I told them to double check that evening in their FUN TIMES for it. It was published in the Fun Times.

The problem was that some people did not update their cabin numbers if they changed rooms. Some people did not get their invites and some people did not get their FUN TIMES the night prior. I also think some people just never read their Times when they were told to please check for the announcement over and over again on the Roll Call.

We still had about 35 people attend and Carnival had a lovely spread of refreshments and treats. I personally was disappointed that no officers came to address the group. I don't know if this is typical with Carnival Cruise Critic M & M. I was also on the FB group and in order to have a cohesive group I suggested we all register with Cruise Critic. Now the person that was in charge of that FB group told our group that she will never do a Cruise Critic party again. She said that she always gets a date and room assignment ahead of the cruise for the FB group and everyone knows about it ahead of time prior to the sailing.

The last 2 M & M I attended on NCL we had several officers that spoke to us. Is this because on Carnival the Cruise Critic members are not as valued as much. It seems the FB group gets better recognition from Carnival.

Just thought our members should know what they are up against.
NCL always has several officers attend the meet and greet. Some speak or answer questions. Sometimes they mingle a bit and leave. I just got off NCL Spirit Canary Is cruise. Nice turn out of officers.
Carnival usually has the cruise director pop in but not always. That's about it.

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#23
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Joined Jan 2018
Missed the deadline to sign up for the meet and greet (although we did sign in to the Roll Call).
If it is listed in the Fun Times, can we still show up even if we are not registered?
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#24
Wisconsin
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Joined Feb 2018
Received an email from Carnival onfirming the M&M on upcoming cruise 3/24/18. Although it doesn't specifically state a date & time, I am looking forward to meeting everyone in 14 days and counting!!!!!
#25
Anchorage, Alaska
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Joined Jun 2007
I just wanted to comment on the Carnival M&G that was arranged for the Dream sailing March 11. They set it up for our first sea day. Not only was it posted in the Fun Ship times but we also received a card reminder the night prior with the time & location for the M&G printed on it. The meeting was set for Mon, the 12th, at 3 pm in one of the conference rooms. We arrived (there was a sign in the hall stating that the Cruise Critic M&G was being held) about 2:55 pm (we being myself, my hubby, & daughter) and NO ONE was there! At 3 pm the CD Chris (Flying Scotsman) & his assistant arrived! It was a little embarrassing but he made it funny ("shouldn't have to meet & mingle with your family!" ) We chatted about how these M&G's are being set up and no one is going. They had chairs set up and a long table with coffee, hot water & tea bags, juice, water, and a large tray of yummy choc chip cookies! We chatted about our cruising experiences, common CD friends, & got a selfie with them. They left about 3:15. Shortly after two other CC members arrived and we chatted for a little bit. We left around 3:40 - no one else showed & I felt so bad about the waste of food & drink.
Please inform people that they need to make an effort to attend these functions. If not, then they should not be surprised or complain when Carnival stops doing them. It's too much work for them just to avoid a few complainers on a blog site.
(I also made a comment on the roll call page.)
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#26
Ottawa, Canada
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I think timing is everything - our MM was set for 9 am on the first sea day - I did not attend and I know many others did not as well due to the scheduling...I think it would have been better attended later in the day.....
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#27
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Our MM was in the afternoon of the 2nd sea day (4:00 I think?). There is no perfect time, but this seemed to work - after tea but before dinner - and was fairly well attended.

Our Princess MM was in the morning and was less attended (as a % of those who signed up).

There is so much to do on the ship that it is hard to get a good time, but I think the 1st or 2nd sea day late morning or late afternoon is good.
#28
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I tried to sign up for the meet and mingle on the Legend sailing April 20/18. That date doesn't show up in the list of sailings. I emailed and sent my information in but never heard a thing back. Have decided not to worry about it. Que sera, sera.
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Originally posted by MelShi
I tried to sign up for the meet and mingle on the Legend sailing April 20/18. That date doesn't show up in the list of sailings. I emailed and sent my information in but never heard a thing back. Have decided not to worry about it. Que sera, sera.
It may not have met the 25 person minimum by a deadline and has been removed.
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#31
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Originally posted by kathysue
I am trying to organise meet & mingle for Carnival spirit on 16th July but cant do it. Plz help me

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It looks like your party of 2 and another party of 4 are registered, so 6 of the 25 needed. After you have 25 registered, Carnival then does the party for you (at least that's how I understand it).

Good luck!