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Cabin Crawls are usually set up at the Meet & Greets. Those with different cabin catagories such as inside, ocean view, balcony, minisuite, suite, and haven offer to let others visit their cabin to see if they would like this type of cabin for a future cruise.
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Originally posted by lovemycrazy cats
I think that is an awesome idea. Sign me up!


It is set-up by the organizer of M&G out of volunteer members of Roll Call


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It looks like a few of the members of my sailing's Roll Call are also interested in doing the Cabin Crawl and I have tentatively been picked as the group leader. Since I have never been involved in one I am still trying to gain some info so if anyone has additional knowledge please let me know. One question that came up was are non Yacht Club members of the group allowed to tour those cabins on the crawl? I would think that should be allowed as it would give the opportunity for others to see exactly what the Yacht Club offers and therefore promote future bookings in those cabins...but that is just my opinion, not something I know to be a fact.
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Originally posted by Diggerof4
Is there anymore info on this...very interested!! ie: it is only for one day or more?
It is usually done early in the cruise. Just a note... if you take a group to the Haven (Norwegian CL), the concierge wants a heads up (not impressed with our crawl! LOL)
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Originally posted by Kamlhj
Cabin crawl... sounds like me on a cruise morning!
You must be on the all inclusive alcohol sailing LOL. We did our Cabin Crawl and it was quite fun to see the differences in the cabin layouts. 3 of the cabins were in the Yacht club so those members graciously offered us sodas and adult beverages when we visited their staterooms. I have my next stateroom picked out when I sail the Divina again.
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I have had SO much fun doing cabin crawls in the past, but this time we are on Celebrity and I am wondering if that is just not a "thing" on that line? Nobody has mentioned it and I looked on some other roll call sailing dates and don't see any mention of it there either. It is feeling a little stifling to me! I am afraid to even mention it....has anyone done a cabin crawl on a Celebrity Cruise?? We have typically done poker runs as part of these as well, and ended with a slot pull---Such a great way to meet people!
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Not sure why this is posted on the "Community Contest" section. This should be part of the "ask a cruise" question or brought up on individual roll calls.
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Is there any such thing as a 'pub crawl' equivalent on a cruise ? (either around cabins and / or around the bars on the ship?) If we end up going over a birthday, it might be fun.
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Originally posted by Sallyann0684
Is there any such thing as a 'pub crawl' equivalent on a cruise ? (either around cabins and / or around the bars on the ship?) If we end up going over a birthday, it might be fun.
We have done poker/drink crawls on several ships. The cabins that were hosting supplied drinks/snacks for everyone. Also, did this on Celebrity for the poster who asked above.
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Thanks jdvmd! It sounds like a friendly environment. I might wait to be asked since it's our first go! (Or we can do a private run of the drinks crawl and see who we bump in to!)
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Here is a post I did several years ago that you might find interesting. Not sure if the pictures will come across as I just cut and pasted.

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Posted September 24th, 2013, 04:16 PM

Here is a little info from the past cabin crawls I have participated in.

I've done several cabin crawls but the ones on the Oasis of the Seas, NCL Epic, Celebrity Summit and Holland America Westerdam stand out the most. We have always just gone in and gone out of each cabin in five minutes or less (unless alcohol is involved). Have two door stops so the first person can prop the door open with one of the stoppers. The last person out the door removes the door stopper, so on and so on. You don't want to be the person stuck holding the door for everyone so having a door stop is crucial.

Plan the route logically so you don't go back and forth from one end of the ship to the other or up and down floors. Print up the route and distribute at your meet and greet etc. or post the route on the roll call and have participants print themselves. This is important as you will invariably lose people during the crawl and they need to know where to go. For example, if some cannot do stairs, they will take the elevator and become separated from the group. It happens.

You always want to get a variety of cabins -- you don't need four balconies or three insides unless they are vastly different like an obstructed view or an aft balcony.

Be prepared for those that say they are going to host and then they don't. Have had this happen on the Summit, the Epic and the Westerdam. We all stood there in the hallway while someone knocked and knocked on the door. We finally left.

I have even had people who were not part of Cruise Critic or our roll call join in on the crawl. They saw the big group of people moving along the hallways and decided to see what was going on.

The Summit and Westerdam cabin crawls were very memorable and different from the others. On the Summit, each cabin host provided a drink/food item from their home state. I did "Big Blue Margaritas" in honor of my beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats. Another Kentuckian served mint juleps.

Some provided souveniers including engraved pencils with "Summit Cabin Crawl, April 2011." We used the pencils to write down our answers for the "Name the Island Where this Sand Came From" contest. The winner received a bottle of wine.

It was a very port intensive beachy cruise with only one sea day and that was the last day of the cruise. It was a lot of fun. We also played poker getting one card as you exited the cabin. Great way to see a lot of cabins in a short amount of time.

On our Westerdam cruise, we did the same thing with serving drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. I had cabernet sauvignon as well as some Kentucky bourbon candy and chocolates and held a raffle for some personalized cruise items that I had ordered from Vistaprint.com like a T-shirt, tote bag etc. Had our younger participants draw the names out of a cup.

We had some nice smoked jerky from Montana and salmon from British Columbia.

Several of us changed our dinner plans that evening as we had so much fun and just kept talking and drinking!

Cabin crawls/Poker crawls are great fun!

Linda

Here are some photos from the Summit poker/cabin crawl.

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Originally posted by Sallyann0684
Thanks jdvmd! It sounds like a friendly environment. I might wait to be asked since it's our first go! (Or we can do a private run of the drinks crawl and see who we bump in to!)
I want to do this on my March 3rd Equinox...I have done them before. SO much fun!! On our last cruise one person in our group had an owners suite, another had an aft-facing cabin, so it was really fun to see the different types. I was even interested to see the sizes of the typical inside and ocean view. We also brought souvenirs from our home state to give out. Great time!

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Originally posted by Diggerof4
Is there any additional perks if you are hosting (showing your cabin) from the cruise lines?
No. This is just something fun to do with others from your roll call. The cruise line has nothing to do with any of it.