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Carnival's "Frightfully Fun" Halloween Promotion


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So I read the article on the home page and it sounds like all cruises starting on Oct. 9th wil have some sort of activity. Has anybody had any experince from the past theyd like to share, should we take a couple of "getup costumes" for any events?? Just wondering and asking? Would info on events (any kind but especially something like this) and such show up on your docs when you get them also like when formal nights are and stuff? here is the article for those that dotn want to click back:


August 24, 2006pixel.gifCarnival Halloween Promotion Sure to Delight, Horrifyhalloweennews.jpg In time for the yearly spike in sales of fake blood and Nixon masks, Carnival Cruise Lines has announced that it will feature a "Frightfully Fun" Halloween promotion aboard all its ships. Beginning on October 9 and culminating on the most fiendishly terrifying night of the year, the smorgasbord of phantasmagoria will include costume contests and parades, horrifying slasher films, trick or treating for kids between the ages of 1 and 14, and a chance to have your picture taken with embarrassed crewmembers dressed as M&M characters.


The promotion is the result of a partnership between Carnival and Masterfoods, manufacturers of M&M's, Snickers, Skittles and many other foods made primarily of sugar.


"Halloween has always been a festive time aboard Carnival's ships and our new 'Frightfully Fun' promotion goes a step beyond traditional Halloween activities, providing guests of all ages with an exciting and creative way to celebrate this popular holiday, 'Fun Ship'-style," said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president, CEO and honorary goblin.


Originating as a Pagan harvest festival, Halloween has evolved into a marketing gold mine for candy makers, confectioners and people who hand out apples instead of candy."



Edited to add we are two adults, are these things mainly just for kids like the contests an dthe activities??

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“Halloween has always been a festive time aboard Carnival’s ships and our new ‘Frightfully Fun’ promotion goes a step beyond traditional Halloween activities, providing guests of all ages with an exciting and creative way to celebrate this popular holiday, ‘Fun Ship’-style,” said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.



Great just what S&S was looking for an excuse to party. :D

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I cruised on the Victory several years ago over Halloween and they had a party including costume contest, music, special drinks, etc. It was a blast! If you go, pack a costume and join in the fun. Our was for the adults since not too many kids sail during October because of school! The crew even dressed up and it was fun trying to figure out who some of them were. I remember Chris Jefferson was still a social host on that trip but dressed up as a character from Star Wars (sorry I don't remember the characters name but he was red and black!) and I couldn't get over his costume which was fantastic! I won't forget that trip since I won the cruise bingo (Thank you again Chris Jefferson who was the caller) and got to cruise again 3 months later in a suite!

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We cruised last year on the Conquest for Halloween. I would say it was more for the adults. There were lots of adults in costumes and there was a costume contest and a costume parade around the promenade deck. I took Halloween decorations and decorated our door. It made it much easier to see. It was also formal night that night for us. I remember the winner of the costume contest dressed up as Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. From a distance you would have sworn it was Johnny Depp. He did a fantastic job.

The crew had taken over the teen club and created one of the best haunted houses that I have seen but it was only open that one night. The next morning all evidence of it was completely gone. Take costumes and join in on the fun.

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sounds great, thanks, i think i will tell my dbf to pack something for that, and great idea about hte door, i think im going to borrow taht one..lol


Be my guest. I think the room stewards got a kick out the decorations too. The first night after I put them on I saw several gathered around the door looking at them. I used a Halloween garland around the door frame. I had found a "static cling" thing which had a barred window with a monsters arm coming out of it. It made it look like it was part of the door and the monster was in the room. It was a 3D like image. I found it a our local party store which carries a lot of halloween decorations.Don't forget to pack tape if you will need it for your decorations.

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I was wondering if there would be some kind of halloween fun since we are cruising on Oct. 14-19. I'll have to let hubby know so we can figure out costumes. I wonder if there will be a deck party with everyone in costume like they had on our inspiration cruise that was on halloween? Some even wore their costumes to dinner halloween night.

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Absolutely pack costumes and join in the fun!

I've been on two Halloween cruises, pic here:


But they used to only do things if it was exactly on Halloween, this new effort to extend and expand is great!

Also, definitely decorate the door (I even decorated my cabin interior).

The stewards love it and are fascinated, because Halloween is not that big of a deal in other countries. It is a truly American event (other countries are slowly picking up). I also end up giving my decorations to the stewards after the cruise, as they have been so intrigued by the entire thing.


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Thanks for the info! My kids will really enjoy that! Of course, now I'll have to pack costumes, too. (Add another suitcase to the pile:o ) That may make up for the fact that will be on the way home during our neighborhood Haloween party (kids haven't figured that out yet).

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