Oktoberfest festivities..

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#1
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Does anyone know if Princess does anything special during Oktoberfest, i.e. polka, sausage, specials on beer, etc.? More specifically, on Ruby..
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Originally posted by klfhngr
Does anyone know if Princess does anything special during Oktoberfest, i.e. polka, sausage, specials on beer, etc.? More specifically, on Ruby..
I don’t think so???
But you better get your Grandma her 2 Grand Mariner drinks and Celebrate Oktoberfest with her.
Tony
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#3
SoCal Baby!
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Originally posted by Lucky TGO
I don’t think so???
But you better get your Grandma her 2 Grand Mariner drinks and Celebrate Oktoberfest with her.
Tony
Lol, thanks Tony, you know i will! The beer is for me lol!
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#5
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On the Emerald last week they hung banners in the Piazza and they had a special dance and a beer stein holding contest. They combined it with a balloon drop.


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#6
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klfhngr.... Goggle - Princess Cruise Line - "Festival of the World" Oktoberfest 2017 Onboard Activities....
#7
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This was in an entertainment email for my upcoming cruise:

OKTOBERFEST

  • Pull on your lederhosen and grab a stein of beer. It's time for Oktoberfest! In our onboard celebration, polka music fills the air, leg-slapping dancers perform in Bavarian garb and the "kinder" can try their hand at pretzel making.



From the Princess website:

OKTOBERFEST (SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER)

Fleetwide
Pull on your lederhosen and grab a stein of beer. It's time for Oktoberfest with Princess Cruises! More than 6 million people celebrate this 16-day annual fair in Munich, Germany each year, commemorating the 1810 royal wedding of King Ludwig I to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. On our Oktoberfest cruise vacations, polka music fills the air, leg-slapping dancers perform in Bavarian garb, squeezebox classes are a gas for all involved and the "kinder" can try their hand at pretzel making.
Featured Oktoberfest Activities:
  • Cultural trivia
  • Traditional dance & language classes
  • Beer tasting
#8
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Nice! Beer tasting!!!

Thanks all!!!
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#9
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Originally posted by Astro Flyer
This was in an entertainment email for my upcoming cruise:

OKTOBERFEST

  • Pull on your lederhosen and grab a stein of beer. It's time for Oktoberfest! In our onboard celebration, polka music fills the air, leg-slapping dancers perform in Bavarian garb and the "kinder" can try their hand at pretzel making.


From the Princess website:

OKTOBERFEST (SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER)

Fleetwide
Pull on your lederhosen and grab a stein of beer. It's time for Oktoberfest with Princess Cruises! More than 6 million people celebrate this 16-day annual fair in Munich, Germany each year, commemorating the 1810 royal wedding of King Ludwig I to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. On our Oktoberfest cruise vacations, polka music fills the air, leg-slapping dancers perform in Bavarian garb, squeezebox classes are a gas for all involved and the "kinder" can try their hand at pretzel making.
Featured Oktoberfest Activities:
  • Cultural trivia
  • Traditional dance & language classes
  • Beer tasting
Yeah, lots of talk, not much action on our cruise.

Jim
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#10
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Got an email detailing the activity coming up. Mentioned Octoberfest but not Halloween!


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I see that the children can try pretzel making. Of course, the kids will not be thanked for letting their German counterparts go first - because the latter are always kinder ...
#12
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Just off the Crown and they had one evening where they had entertainment in the Piazza with the staff and musicians dressed in Bavarian attire. I see in the patter they also had a Bavarian Hat Making session in the afternoon. We didn't really participate in these so I can't comment.

The one thing DH liked was that they had larger bottles of Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen beer (included in the drink package) for the entire cruise.
#13
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Also just off the Crown, and yes, they had Paulaner beer 500ml bottles. Worked out at $9.14 approx after the 15% gratuity was added.

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#14
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Originally posted by newport dave
Also just off the Crown, and yes, they had Paulaner beer 500ml bottles. Worked out at $9.14 approx after the 15% gratuity was added.
Paulener is one of my favorite beers & hopefully they'll have it available on our upcoming Royal Princess cruise.