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Still haven't been able to get my hands on a copy of a true Camp Capers, other than the sample one provided by the Carnival web site. I e-mailed Carnival this question last week, but they haven't responded so I'll try you nice folk!:)

 

The sample Capers show that the Camp is closed between 6 - 7 pm each night for dinner. One night they provide the kids dinner on the Lido deck. However, I've heard they do the dinner almost every night. Which is it?

The reason I ask is that I'd really like to have the kids in Camp for one of the formal nights. Any experiences out there???

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Still haven't been able to get my hands on a copy of a true Camp Capers, other than the sample one provided by the Carnival web site. I e-mailed Carnival this question last week, but they haven't responded so I'll try you nice folk!:)

 

The sample Capers show that the Camp is closed between 6 - 7 pm each night for dinner. One night they provide the kids dinner on the Lido deck. However, I've heard they do the dinner almost every night. Which is it?

The reason I ask is that I'd really like to have the kids in Camp for one of the formal nights. Any experiences out there???

 

I don't think I have any of the capers, but I can tell you they do have dinner for the children every night if you would like them too. On the formal night the kids have a coke-tail party. This is where they can get dressed up if they want to. They have dinner and a dance party. The other nights they offered dinner on the 2nd floor of the Red Sail Rest. on the Glory. The closed every afternoon from 12-2pm but during this time they had games by the pool or other family things to do with counselors but a parent had to be present. THey also closed again sometimes 4-5 or 5-6 so they had an hour to prepare for the dinner. Immediately following dinner, they are escorted to the camp again to finish out the activities listed for the evening. If it is a port day and the kids are on board without a parent, they will feed the children lunch and they do not close from 12-2 unless you are on board, they ask you pick them up. This is also free of charge on port days as well as days at sea. Group babysitting is also available after 10 until 3 am for a fee. Feel free to ask more questions.

sharon

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Thanks Sharon! You answered most of my questions, even about what they do with the kids if you don't take them into port one day.

The schedule on the Carnival web site is so confusing. They show Free Play from 5-6 and from 6-7 Closed - Please pick up for dinner. I'm sure it may even change from ship to ship - we're sailing the Destiny in June. I would just like to be able to have one nice dinner with DH without the kids. KWIM?

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Morning Glory:

 

Hi! We're thinking about the Destiny also, but in May. We were on the Glory western, and I think it does change from ship to ship, but just a few observations...

 

The Camp closes from 12-2 on sea days, but is open the entire time the ship is in port. Pick-up on sea days was at 5. I thought I had a copy of the Capers handy, but can't seem to locate them. My memory says Cruizinrn is correct and that dinner is available - I am sure it is on formal nights. But the Glory had early sailaways (I think the latest we were in any port was 5-ish.)

 

Another point: the Camp was closed the last sea day a lot. It was open 9-12, closed 12-2, open 2-3, with parent-must-be-present family activities (talent show, etc.) from 3-5, re-opening at 7. This threw a wrench in my plans. I had hoped to square away the luggage and have some time for reading and lounging by the pool the last sea afternoon. In the end, it worked out well for future cruises (please, let there be more!!) as that was the only night we ended up using the Camp, and now I wish we had taken the kids more in the evening as they had such a blast!

 

With the Destiny staying late in Barbados and Aruba, I would think the Camp would be even more flexible in the evenings. Would be curious to know if anyone has a copy of the Camp Carnival Capers for the Destiny?

 

Also, we had the whole meet the counselors/sign up meeting, dance party in the disco, etc. the first night on the Glory (we left port at 4). I'm wondering how the 10 pm sailaway affects the process. (Also, dubious about my ability to keep the kids awake - and cheerful - until the end of a 9:30 lifeboat drill....)

 

Hope this helps....Happy Cruising!

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I&MsMom:

 

You raised some really good points! This will be our first cruise, so I had no basis of comparison i.e. sail-away, muster drill, etc. But 9:30 will either be no problem because they'll be so excited they'll be wide awake, or a big problem because they were so excited all day that they pass out pooped!:p

 

I haven't seen any posters on the Destiny thread with a copy of the Camp Capers. There had been one on the Miracle thread, but the link doesn't work.

 

I'll keep looking though.

 

Thanks for your insights!!! :)

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Ok I looked for ours. I normally keep ours but I think I threw them. Anyways I did find ones from 12-21-02. I have 6-8 year olds and 9-11 year olds. What are your questions and I can see if I can help.

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I found a copy of Carnival Pride's camp capers on this website: http://cruiseclues.com/activities.htm . If you go to the website, scroll down until you see camp carnival pride capers. It looks as if it followed the same as my cruise on the glory. It was closed 12-2 and also 45min around 5-5:45 so they could prepare for dinner. You can take take them to dinner with you and drop them off afterward or let them eat with the camp. I know once their dinner was over they took all of the kids back to the scheduled play area for their age group. Hope this helps.:)

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cruzinrn:

Excellent site! Thanks for the link!

snowy owl:

Thanks for your offer.

 

I'm going to review the capers once I print them out, and if I have any questions, I'll be back!

 

Thanks everyone, you're the best :)

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