I just don't get cruising with Stuffed Animals

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Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
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Cute story of a stuffed tiger lost at the Tampa airport.
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/hi...tional-airport
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Wichita, Kansas
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I love off beat people! If you bring a stuffed animal I will use that as an excuse to come talk to you and see what you're all about. I try to hang out with fun loving people wherever I go. When they are brave enough to be silly, I know they are up for a good time. I'll even pose for a picture with your stuffed adventurer!
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We take girl cruises/trips every year..a couple of years ago one of our friends couldn't go....we purchased a blow up doll, nothing X RATED, dressed her and took her every where we went. It was a real conversation starter, we had people asking to have their picture taken with the doll after they heard the story behind her!!!! TOOOOO FUNNY! We made a scrap book for the girl that couldn't go, the doll was her stand in....
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Texas
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Originally posted by volmoma
We take girl cruises/trips every year..a couple of years ago one of our friends couldn't go....we purchased a blow up doll, nothing X RATED, dressed her and took her every where we went. It was a real conversation starter, we had people asking to have their picture taken with the doll after they heard the story behind her!!!! TOOOOO FUNNY! We made a scrap book for the girl that couldn't go, the doll was her stand in....
Aw that's kinda cute that you missed her so much you took a stand in.

I've thought about getting a stuffed animal as a conversation starter. We had dinner one night on our last cruise with two gentlemen with stuffed animals. I felt like I let them down by not properly oooooh -ing and awwww -ing, but after raising two stuffed pet crazed girls, I'm kind of over stuffed animals.

I keep trying to think of something kind of original to choose instead. Spouse has nixed a couple of ideas. Which is sort of surprising, since normally he's of the whatever as long as I don't have to carry it persuasion. ha!
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I do it for a friends kid for their class. The kids send their stuffed animals on vacations with friends and family. Then we send post cards back from each island. I use an app where the postcard is a picture of the animal on that island.




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Miami/Naples, FL
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It's fun...once again, I am not bothered by what other people do to have fun on vacation.
I am way too busy having fun to notice other people.....


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Provo, Utah
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Originally posted by RuthlessBoss
No worse than having to sit near a snotty nosed cranky kid.
Or some self-righteous snob.
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DC area
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Joined Mar 2016
My mother, who is 70+ years old, brings her full-sized teddy bear **plus several changes of clothes for the bear** wherever she travels, including our cruises. She doesn't take him around the ship but he does like to hang out in our cabin window. She bought him a little stuffed salmon in Alaska to be his traveling companion. On our Alaskan cruise, I bought a larger stuffed salmon as well as a stuffed eagle and I did cart them all around the ship and took their pictures, which was a lot of fun. I took a stuffed giraffe on our last cruise to Bermuda. And about to leave again in a month, currently debating which animal I'm going to bring with me. I tend to wear weird hats; on said Alaska cruise, my mother bought me an orca hat (that I had looked at and put back) and I wore that thing all over the ship, and since I skipped my grad school graduation for my Bermuda cruise, I decorated and wore a graduation cap for a couple days. I also always bring my captain's hat which is a hit with the crew. My new thing will be an orca bag that I'll be bringing with me and will use around the ship. We sail HAL which I find to be enjoyable if somewhat stuffy (and not in the animal sense), but as long as I can have my fun without ticking off anyone too badly I'm good. The captain on the Alaska trip I don't think was too happy about posing for a photo with a stuffed salmon though....
Enjoyed reading through this thread; wish there were more personal mascots in evidence on our voyages!
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