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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any additional perks if you are hosting (showing your cabin) from the cruise lines?

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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.

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Thanks for the welcome. Trying to find out if the Jewel is going to have a Meet & Greet for the trip in Alaska starting August 27, 2018 out of Seward, Alaska.

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Anything with "crawl" in its name does not sound inviting. Ugg!

 

Maybe they could rename cabin crawl to "Showcase of Cabins" similar to the Showcase of Homes so prevalent these days.

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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.
I organized one a few years ago on the Norwegian Pearl. Prior to our sailing I solicited roll call members to volunteer to be part of the "tour" after our meet and mingle. Some others wanted to just look, but not have their room on view. After I had the room list I looked at the ship's deck plan and figured out which order we would visit so we weren't going up and down and up again and front to back over and over. Once I had the most efficient path planned, I printed out enough of sheets (with a cute ship design, see attached) of room numbers to give all participants to be handed out at the meet & mingle. For the most part we moved in a herd, but if we got separated, I wanted everyone to be able to get to the next room. We visited all the way from an ocean view cabin to an family suite. Some had snacks or little giveaways, and our last stop, the family suite, had champagne, cake and hors d'oeuvre for everyone! It was a great experience! 1532487344479.thumb.jpg.21a9c64e5cf3b54b74cb2baed6c78a64.jpg

 

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Anything with "crawl" in its name does not sound inviting. Ugg!

 

Maybe they could rename cabin crawl to "Showcase of Cabins" similar to the Showcase of Homes so prevalent these days.

 

A rose by any other name...one is just more pretentious than the other. The original name is simply a spin off from the time honoured "pub crawl" - an event intended to be fun. If that's not your thing, then you should absolutely avoid it.

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It is when you drink too much and have to get back to your cabin...…...

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It is when you drink too much and have to get back to your cabin...…...
Much more common since the offering of included free beverage packages LOL.

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We did a cabin crawl on a 12-day Med cruise, had a very active roll call that got organized early. One person did an efficient map -- which was very helpful.

 

It's best to start with the smallest cabins, moving quickly, and then end up in the largest for actual socializing. On ours, the last was a huge aft cabin with a giant balcony which had room for all of us to crowd in.

 

For our event, participating cabins chose something that represented their home town/state/country:

1) a shot of a liquor -- we had Kentucky bourbon, Russian vodka, etc.

2) a silly token - temporary tattoos, key rings, stickers, postcards, plastic toys -- anything from home

3) cookies or candy

 

And we wrapped in a poker run. Each host had a deck of cards from the casino -- someone marked the edges to keep the decks distinct. Each crawler drew a card at each cabin to make their best poker hand. I think we had 8 or 9 cards, and there was some hilarious trading and out-in-the-open cheating (which is why the decks got marked FIRST). The 'winner' was plastered with ALL the left-over temporary tattoos, along with his choice of all the left-over cookies and candies.

 

We laughed the entire time!

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I organized one a few years ago on the Norwegian Pearl. Prior to our sailing I solicited roll call members to volunteer to be part of the "tour" after our meet and mingle. Some others wanted to just look, but not have their room on view. After I had the room list I looked at the ship's deck plan and figured out which order we would visit so we weren't going up and down and up again and front to back over and over. Once I had the most efficient path planned, I printed out enough of sheets (with a cute ship design, see attached) of room numbers to give all participants to be handed out at the meet & mingle. For the most part we moved in a herd, but if we got separated, I wanted everyone to be able to get to the next room. We visited all the way from an ocean view cabin to an family suite. Some had snacks or little giveaways, and our last stop, the family suite, had champagne, cake and hors d'oeuvre for everyone! It was a great experience! [ATTACH]425696[/ATTACH]

 

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So yes, I realize it’s been months since you posted this, but I just had to tell you how cutie it is! Love!

 

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I'd avoid cabin crawls where people drop their room key into a fish bowl and everyone draws one.

 

Hmmmm... yep, for sure. Is that some strange cruise version of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice ?! :loudcry::loudcry::loudcry:

 

Lynn

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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.

 

jdvmd

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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.

 

Attached Images

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/images/attach/jpg.gifbig blue margaritas.jpg (19.6 KB, 65 views)jpg.gifcabin crawl stop.jpg (6.7 KB, 68 views)jpg.gifname the sand.jpg (15.4 KB, 59 views)jpg.giftim-mint julep.jpg (21.7 KB, 56 views)

Excellent reply!

 

I have always enjoyed cabin crawls, and eagerly participate in them whenever I sail aboard a new ship or a type that I haven't already been aboard. I have conducted several myself, organized in advance on the roll call.

One of my requirement's raised some controversy on some of my roll call's, so I don't conduct them any longer..

In order to keep the 'crawl' at a manageable size, without need of splitting into multi groups, I ask all wishing to participate to be willing to show their cabin, if selected. I think it only fair that if you wish to see other's cabin's, you should be willing to show yours.

Once I have the final list, I will select one from each category, or more than one, if there is some anomaly that makes that individual cabin different, such a an 'angle balcony', or a 'sideway's inside, etc. I will make the selection to allow the easiest navigation from one to the next, with the basic intention of moving from the smallest inside, to the largest suite.

 

I plan the crawl to be held immediately after the Meet and Greet party. I will then line up the participants in order of our route, so that the person with the next cabin can be the first to see the current one, and then move ahead to open up theirs. The whole thing takes about forty minutes or so. I don't obligate anyone to provide anything at their cabin, so as to not discourage anyone that doesn't wish to. The crawl is about seeing different accommodations for future booking consideration, not as a 'pub crawl'...

The ship is always "sold out", so the cruise line can't show you the differences..

It is always a lot of fun, good exercise, and a way to learn your way around a new ship....

 

My all-time favorite 'crawl' was this one that I participated in .....be sure to wait for the surprise 'finale'...:)

Click first on the 'vimeo' then on the 'full size' icon....

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Bob, were there any cabins on the ship which you didn't visit?:p That ending in the captain's cabin was so great!

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Hmmmm... yep, for sure. Is that some strange cruise version of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice ?! :loudcry::loudcry::loudcry:

 

Lynn

 

I was. You have a good memory.

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Bob, were there any cabins on the ship which you didn't visit?:p That ending in the captain's cabin was so great!

We visited all the cabins of the participants. The ocean liner's of that era, built their cabins 'in place', as opposed to the current practice of modular cabins pre assembled. So there was a tremendous number of variations, to fit cabins into strange configs to conform to all the available spaces available. Lot's of "one-of-a-kinds".

 

Captain McNaught was a real gem, and so hospitable...that was his "day room", his private bedroom was next door.

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