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On 2/23/2019 at 6:31 AM, mama_2_boys said:

Which one do you pick and why?

We pick both

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On 2/23/2019 at 7:58 PM, jimbo5544 said:

Curious as to where you perceive the decrease to be....

 

 

Adjusting for inflation, our cruises have gone way down in price over the past 20 years.

We may not have chocolates on the pillow anymore, but we have "Guys Burgers" and "Blue Iguana." We don't have tablecloths every night or an insane amount of silverware ["remember, just use the  eating utensil from the outside in"] but, FINALLY, after all these years, we have cakes at the buffet that tastes as good as they look. We no longer have big stage productions with a live band, but we have fantastic comedians, libraries with serve yourself wine, much easier embarkations, outdoor gyms to workout in, and fairly stress-free muster drills. We may have less "pool space' per person, but we have great water parks, no longer pay $9 a MINUTE if we need to get in touch with someone at home, and hey, a balcony is almost as inexpensive as an ocean view cabin[ remember when only the "richies" had balconies? I do.] 

I really can not see any decrease in value. not even a little bit.

Oh, and I pick evening.

Edited by vicky3vicky
Forgot to answer the original question.

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10 minutes ago, vicky3vicky said:

Adjusting for inflation, our cruises have gone way down in price over the past 20 years.

We may not have chocolates on the pillow anymore, but we have "Guys Burgers" and "Blue Iguana." We don't have tablecloths every night or an insane amount of silverware ["remember, just use the  eating utensil from the outside in"] but, FINALLY, after all these years, we have cakes at the buffet that tastes as good as they look. We no longer have big stage productions with a live band, but we have fantastic comedians, libraries with serve yourself wine, much easier embarkations, outdoor gyms to workout in, and fairly stress-free muster drills. We may have less "pool space' per person, but we have great water parks, no longer pay $9 a MINUTE if we need to get in touch with someone at home, and hey, a balcony is almost as inexpensive as an ocean view cabin[ remember when only the "richies" had balconies? I do.] 

I really can not see any decrease in value. not even a little bit.

In the almost 20-years of cruising with Carnival I think that the biggest changes have been in the quality of the food and entertainment.  I'm not saying that it isn't good now, because I'm still cruising with Carnival, but IMHO it isn't as good as it once was.

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8 hours ago, Lizc7gb said:

Both!

Yes. Most definitely both. We were always used to both, and I continue with it. It’s not that our room is messy, but I like my bathroom freshened up, clean towels, and fresh ice. So, yes, always both for me.

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My reply to the question posed by the thread title: No, I will not pick one.  I choose both.

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I haven’t cruised with Carnival since the selection started but we will  pick both on our cruise Saturday on the Horizon. We like our bed made in the morning and clean towels and a tidied bathroom in the evening. We always tip our room stewards extra. They work incredibly hard. Carnival needs to provide more staff so they’re not so over worked.

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3 hours ago, schazzy said:

 

Hardly anything is these days.

 

I think you and I tend to share sentiments on lots of things. This is where I disagree with you. Sure we can look back to when there was a big midnight fruit buffet or a higher quality dinners. Remember, all of those things exist somewhere, yet the industry doesn't overwhelmingly choose those. It is now more affordable, allowing more people to cruise and more frequently that before. Not to mention larger ships with more activities. I would bet there are a lot of people that would prefer this to the old ways. For those who don't, again, it's still out there.

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37 minutes ago, coevan said:

 

 

sorry, but that is one weird comment, how negative an attitude. 

 

Sorry, it was more a comment on the attitude of things in general aren't as good as people remember them once being.

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19 minutes ago, Joebucks said:

 

I think you and I tend to share sentiments on lots of things. This is where I disagree with you. Sure we can look back to when there was a big midnight fruit buffet or a higher quality dinners. Remember, all of those things exist somewhere, yet the industry doesn't overwhelmingly choose those. It is now more affordable, allowing more people to cruise and more frequently that before. Not to mention larger ships with more activities. I would bet there are a lot of people that would prefer this to the old ways. For those who don't, again, it's still out there.

 

Like I said in my response to coevan, it was more my sardonic sense of humor, I for one don't miss midnight buffets or the super fancy dinners. I'm not totally sold on the bigger ships yet, but I'm working on that. I enjoy cruising more now with the several changes and additions than I ever did. 

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 Morning for me.

A bachelor these days, so I pretty much makeup my own room. Roughly make the bed, put clothes away, keep the desk and bathroom neat. I'm happy when the steward enters my cabin and can relax and take a break.

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The first time this question was asked I was a little confused. Then thought here we go, starting to get less for my money. After a few cruises I don't really see why I need the room cleaned up twice. We are gone from the room almost all day, It's not dirty. We pick morning service. Steward stops by at night and gives fun times and change beach towels.

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We don’t need both, I would pick morning then stop buy and bring a funtimes and some ice, we will be happy.

and the reason I rather morning is I’m on vacation so if I can get someone to make me bed for me for a few days I’m very gracious lol

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8 hours ago, Joebucks said:

 

I think you and I tend to share sentiments on lots of things. This is where I disagree with you. Sure we can look back to when there was a big midnight fruit buffet or a higher quality dinners. Remember, all of those things exist somewhere, yet the industry doesn't overwhelmingly choose those. It is now more affordable, allowing more people to cruise and more frequently that before. Not to mention larger ships with more activities. I would bet there are a lot of people that would prefer this to the old ways. For those who don't, again, it's still out there.

What people want is the best for the cheapest.  The big dog in the room is that cruise lines are building billion dollar ships to entice people.  

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13 hours ago, grandmarnnurse said:

Yes. Most definitely both. We were always used to both, and I continue with it. It’s not that our room is messy, but I like my bathroom freshened up, clean towels, and fresh ice. So, yes, always both for me.

 

Same here... If we could only pick one, don't know which it would be because we really like having both.  :classic_blush:

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10 hours ago, OCruisers said:

 

Same here... If we could only pick one, don't know which it would be because we really like having both.  :classic_blush:

Then choose both. That is what we prefer, and what we chose. When the steward asked us if we wanted morning or evening, I simply said “both”, and to fill ice bucket twice a day. Our steward was great! Don’t even think you need to feel guilty about choosing both. And until they actually say you can only choose one or the other, I will continue to choose both.

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We can just call it what it is. Carnival wants to save money and reduce staff by giving each room steward more rooms. They make this possible by asking guests if they want morning or night service (or both). They hope that by having to communicate this to the room steward directly, you'll feel more pressured to only choose one. If this wasn't the case, you'd be able to choose it online like you can choose your bed configuration. 

 

I like twice a day service. I like having my room cleaned in the morning, and I like the turn down service with the towel animal and fun times at night. Its one of the small things that I look forward to about cruising. I'm still going to choose twice per day service, but it does make for an uncomfortable interaction the first time that you meet your room steward, since you're basically asking them to do more work for you than other people.

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I chose morning because that's the most practical for us. Bed gets made, towels get replaced after we've showered, and room service dishes get cleaned up. I don't care at all about turndown service, and really don't need the bed to be made twice, even though we often nap in the afternoon. We just ask to leave extra towels in the morning in case we run out.

 

They always did a towel animal in the morning and then would come back in the afternoon and drop off the FunTimes and all that good stuff.

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Morning. I would like the bed made and fresh towels after we've showered. I could make the bed myself but I don't want to. (I refuse to cook, clean, or do laundry on vacation. I do 100% of it at home and not doing it.) Our cabin is clean all day.

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I pick both.  We are not messy so in the evening I just want turndown service and fresh towels, if needed.

 

We tip extra at the end of the cruise, and if we can't have both morning & evening service, we may just discontinue the extra tip.

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I have never been offered the choice, but with 18 sea days on the Carnival Splendor to Singapore in Oct., I’m debating whether I will just opt for evening service or hang the do not disturb sign on those mornings I  want to hang out in my cabin with my jammies on. It’s just me, and I’m pretty neat, so not much to do but replace towels.

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We pick mornings because it is nice to come back to a nice clean stateroom in the middle of the day.  If we choose nightly service then it means that our cabin has messy beds and a dirty bathroom all day and the only time we get to enjoy a clean room would be only for a few hours at night before we turn in for the night.  And while some people say they are never in their cabin during the day we can say that is totally untrue of us.  We are always running back to our cabin to brush our teeth after lunch,  change our clothes if we get too sweaty, retreat to our balcony if the pool area is too loud and crowded and yes, at our ages of 70 and 72, to take a nap.

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8 hours ago, CheckersMidwest said:

Morning. I would like the bed made and fresh towels after we've showered. I could make the bed myself but I don't want to. (I refuse to cook, clean, or do laundry on vacation. I do 100% of it at home and not doing it.) Our cabin is clean all day.

 

2 hours ago, lady_cruiser said:

We pick mornings because it is nice to come back to a nice clean stateroom in the middle of the day.  If we choose nightly service then it means that our cabin has messy beds and a dirty bathroom all day and the only time we get to enjoy a clean room would be only for a few hours at night before we turn in for the night.  And while some people say they are never in their cabin during the day we can say that is totally untrue of us.  We are always running back to our cabin to brush our teeth after lunch,  change our clothes if we get too sweaty, retreat to our balcony if the pool area is too loud and crowded and yes, at our ages of 70 and 72, to take a nap.

 

Happily we can still have Both but agree with you if only one choice it would be Morning.  

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On 4/1/2019 at 10:14 PM, Steve551 said:

In the almost 20-years of cruising with Carnival I think that the biggest changes have been in the quality of the food and entertainment.  I'm not saying that it isn't good now, because I'm still cruising with Carnival, but IMHO it isn't as good as it once was.

well of course its not as good. No more midnight buffets. No more exceptional food displays worthy of picture taking and waiting in line to do it. No more beautiful works of art the ice sculptures. Nothing is the same. But it's still fun hope that they don't skimp anymore in fact i wish they would bring back the old days of cruising.  

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