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Has anyone received anything for free on Carnival, just by asking for it


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Pack of cards - asked for two, actually.

 

It doesn't really occur to me to ask for such items unless actually useful to me.  We got the cards because it seemed like a great way to while away the time one afternoon.  But we both couldn't remember the rules to any particular two-person card games!  So we made up a set of rules that vaguely resembled Rummy.  I think.

 

But beyond that, and such minor essentials like a toothbrush that you might have forgotten like @hard_eight noted, I don't know what else I could ask for that I would deem useful enough to pack and take home. 

 

I need to go browse the Celebrity forum to see what kind of goodies are achieved in such manner.

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Also deck of cards at guest services.

 

I didnt have a corkscrew to open wine and the bar tenders arent allowed to open it. You have to call room service who gave me a plastic cork screw with carnival logo, but cost me a tip so not sure that counts.

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Also deck of cards at guest services.
 
I didnt have a corkscrew to open wine and the bar tenders arent allowed to open it. You have to call room service who gave me a plastic cork screw with carnival logo, but cost me a tip so not sure that counts.
It depends if the tip was more than the cost of an ordinary plastic corkscrew
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If you have a special occasion and message John Heald on FB a few days prior to your cruise, he will also send something to your room.  Otherwise, I don't really get a big kick out of asking for "extras" unless I really need something.  

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My first Carnival cruise was for my son's high school graduation and John Heald had a half dozen chocolate covered strawberries delivered to our room. My son was so tickled and he devoured them.  I was really impressed and gushed over this to our cruise director (Big Sexy Josh Waitzman) and he sent another half dozen to our room.  

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I get free stuff all the time!!  Cookies, strawberries, wine..... from the casino!

 

LOL, so I guess its not so free!!  haha!

 

Seriously though, one of the casino hosts saw us on shore with our grandkids one day and sent us, out of the blue, 4 fruit tarts with pastry cream (yummmmy).  It was such a nice gesture.  The grands loved them, as did we!!

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3 hours ago, drsel said:

 

 

On a Celebrity thread, so many people have received tons of free goodies and gifts.

So I thought of starting the same on Carnival

 

 

Beggars on John Heald's FB page receive goodies and gifts.

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Years ago --- 2008 - 2015 (?) --- we got a basket full of goodies in the bathroom that included toothpaste, nose strips, razors and more. Also chocolates on the pillow, a pen and paper and postcards. Lately I've gotten a pack of cards from guest services, plus platinum perks like Tervis cups and keychains. The best things we got "years ago" were the "returning cruisers" cocktail party starting with your second cruise (Where everyone cheered for the ships they'd sailed on)! And the Farewell cocktail party open to all. Those were the days!

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2 hours ago, BlerkOne said:

Beggars on John Heald's FB page receive goodies and gifts.

Ah yes the beggars on John Heald’s FB - acting as if a plate of free strawberries is equivalent to winning the lottery.

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I've never asked for anything for free.

 

  I get a lot of perks and freebies through the casino and usually give them away to people I meet on the cruise...cooler bags, blankets, tumblers etc.  First time cruisers love it and I'm happy to share.

 

And I'm happy i don't have to haul it home!  My days of collecting "stuff" are over....LOL

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, maryann2 said:

Yes the beggars!

 

Last time they charged $1 for the cards at guest services. Used to be free from the casino.

                        I remember it being the opposite. High quality used  cards in the casino with a hole punched through for $1.00. Cards with Carnival logo free at GS.

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4 hours ago, Butterbean1000 said:

John Heald sent us a bottle of champagne and strawberries for our anniversary.

He found out I was on an upcoming Carnival cruise a few days prior to embarkation for me back in a December. He did arrange for a very kind welcome back gesture. He obviously knows Carnival isn’t my preference but was surprised and joyful to see I was booked on one.

 

@JH because I know you’re going to see this, thanks again!

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He found out I was on an upcoming Carnival cruise a few days prior to embarkation for me back in a December. He did arrange for a very kind welcome back gesture. He obviously knows Carnival isn’t my preference but was surprised and joyful to see I was booked on one.
 
@JH because I know you’re going to see this, thanks again!
How will he know who you are from your nickname X disconnections
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