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We got into a long discussion with a friend this week about our first cruise (many years ago) that prompted us to get our our Royal Caribbean drink ware we've collected.  Our first cruise was on Monarch of the Seas and I think the first thing we did was purchase the drink of the day that included the souvenir glass! 

 

Hoping this photo brings back fond memories for many of you and hope that we will be cruising again sometime soon!

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We collected the glasses on our first cruise, couldn’t tell you where they are now. My memory includes my husband cleaning the balcony window every day to get the best views possible!

 

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We arent into  collecting anything ( except money   lol )  but our first cruise was on the Voyager about 15 years ago .

We were hooked as soon as we stepped onto the ship with the huge promenade and  classy dining room .

Shows were excellent especially the Beatles tribute band ( we saw it twice ) .

We liked everything and we have cruised many times with RCCL and the promenades got bigger and bigger .

We like Oasis class and stuck with those ships once they were launched .

 

Hopefully we can cruise again if things normalize , in a couple of years with no restrictions .

 

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From our first Royal cruise in the early 90s...our six year old daughter was a "baked potato" in the kids costume parade on the pool deck.  We were all hooked on cruising from this point on.  I'm in big trouble if she sees this post!!!  

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One of my favorite cruise souvenirs is this medal I received from playing cornhole (but I got 3rd place 😂). Not your usual cheap "prize" like a highlighter, keychain, hat, etc.

 

Seeing it reminds me of my favorite cruise - 2017 Fourth of July Alaskan Cruise on Explorer of the Seas - and my favorite Cruise Director activity staff member Silvia Pristavkova (who moderated the cornhole game).

 

 

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3 hours ago, Ukigirl said:

We collected the glasses on our first cruise, couldn’t tell you where they are now. My memory includes my husband cleaning the balcony window every day to get the best views possible!

When I first saw the photo, I thought enjoyed the DP waaaay too much the night before.  

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My first cruise was two weeks after 911 on carnival Fantasy out of Port Canaveral. The sail away was pretty quiet. Everyone was still stunned by the events in NYC. We were escorted several miles by a helicopter gunship. We got moved from a midship cabin to the second cabin from the bow on the Riviera deck. When we were leaving Nassau the captain informed everyone that the ride back to Canaveral was gonna be rough due to a tropical depression we were trying to get around. It was so rough that night! The bow would rise way out of the water and then crash into the big waves, making a loud boom, as the ship was also rocking side to side really bad. I had sea legs for 3 days! Now 35 cruises later haven't had another cruise that bad. Love me some Oasis class ships!

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At one time I think I had the Schooner Bar glass and the Hurricane glass.  I also think I had the anchor shot glass.

 

The 2000 glass would be cool to have.  During that timeframe were were doing Princess and Disney (I have a cool poster from a Disney 2000 cruise)

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5 hours ago, MLBFan24 said:

One of my favorite cruise souvenirs is this medal I received from playing cornhole (but I got 3rd place 😂). Not your usual cheap "prize" like a highlighter, keychain, hat, etc.

 

Seeing it reminds me of my favorite cruise - 2017 Fourth of July Alaskan Cruise on Explorer of the Seas - and my favorite Cruise Director activity staff member Silvia Pristavkova (who moderated the cornhole game).

 

 

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My daughter and I got the same ones for a scavenger hunt 🙂

 

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3 hours ago, bouhunter said:

My daughter and I got the same ones for a scavenger hunt 🙂

 


Isn’t the quality really good for an activity prize? Hopefully when cruising resumes, they have some room in the budget for these small items that get overlooked, but appreciated by guests. 

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12 hours ago, Host Anne said:

We got into a long discussion with a friend this week about our first cruise (many years ago) that prompted us to get our our Royal Caribbean drink ware we've collected.  Our first cruise was on Monarch of the Seas and I think the first thing we did was purchase the drink of the day that included the souvenir glass! 

 

Hoping this photo brings back fond memories for many of you and hope that we will be cruising again sometime soon!

 

 

Great memories.  Thanks for posting. I also collected those little metal loving cups for a long time.  Good times!  

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7 hours ago, JamesEM said:

I remember getting an actual prize for winning trivial, don't forget horse racing and bingo that didn't cost a fortune.

Horse racing was SOOO much fun!

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On our last cruise on Adventure of the Seas, August 2019, my mom worked very hard collecting swag prizes at the trivia contests. The zipper pulls were like gold. Fun times indeed.

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My wife does a house purge every few years, getting rid of stuff that we've accumulated but no longer use.  Unfortunately, the most recent purge included all of the various logo plasticware, light up drinking glasses, water bottles, etc. that filled an entire kitchen cabinet shelf (not just Royal stuff).  All gone now except for a Liberty coffee mug that I still use.  For some reason, I wanted to hang on to those plastic Labadoozie cups.

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July 2011 Honeymoon to Bermuda, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and San Juan- shipwreck snorkeling in Bermuda, rhino riding to Orient Beach in St. Maarten and ATVing in the El Yunque Rainforest in San Juan..

August 2012 to Bermuda-Touring the caves

July 2016 to Bermuda- taking our 2 year old for a swim in Horseshoe Bay...taking a little time from the fun swimming to train for a triathlon as well

April 2018 to Port Canaveral, Nassau and Coco Cay- watched a SpaceX launch from balcony, dolphin encounter in Nassau and swimming with sting rays in Coco Cay....also, just lazily following a fish for 10 to 15 minutes as I snorkeled there.

 

And of course all of the fun time with family and friends aboard the ship eating, playing games and going to shows!!! 

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