Posted July 12th, 2017, 01:15 AM
I thought I had posted a reply to this thread shortly after our last cruise, but didn't see it. Sorry if this is a repeat.
We were on a Miami trip in 2016. Visited Grand Cayman, Belize and Roatan (spelling?) The Meet and Greet was set up, over 25 CC members said they would attend.
I saw a notice in the Fun Times saying it would happen just prior to early dining. I believe it was a sea day (day 4?) but could be wrong.
There were 5 CC'ers who showed up. My party of 4 and one other who came in about 30 minutes after the start of the event. Carnival had provided snacks (fruit bowl and something else) for about 50 people (we hardly made a dent in it). They offered free drinks. Two crew members were there, the assistant cruise director and someone from the hotel staff (assistant or director). We had a great time talking with them, getting insights into life as a crew member.
In my opinion, Carnival delivered all they could (except a personal engraved invitation). It was the CC members who failed to deliver.
Will I sign up for M&M on future cruises, YES. Will I attend, YES. I can only hope my fellow CC'ers do the same.
Paradise - Sept 04
Conquest - Sept 06
Pride - Sept 07 - not as planned - thanks hurricane
Paradise - Feb 08
Fantasy - Jul 08 - family reunion trip
Valor 08 - Oct 08
Splendor - Aug 09
Legend - April 12
Legend - April 14
Glory - May 16
Ski when the powder is deep,
Cruise when it melts,
and work in between to afford it