Maxax Posted October 9, 2006 #1 Share Posted October 9, 2006 Okay...is it just me...or have others noticed this: We just got back from the Conquest, we cruised with our whole family, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brothers, sisters, husbands, wifes, etc....AND including two kids, niece and nephew, ages 9 and 11....it was their first cruise, and they thought they would check out some of the Camp Carnival stuff. Which is Great, that's all fine, and we all encouraged them to have fun and to try everything...and they sure did...only problem though was...it was September, School is in session...and there just flat out weren't ANY kids on that ship. All total...the VERY MOST we ever saw was around 30-40 kids....TOPS!!!! There just weren't many kids to interact with....all of the Camp Carnival things were VERY, EXTREMELY, THINLY, attended. Which is okay...it was September, and our kids still had a good time...but there just weren't any other kids on board the ship! Okay so here's the rub. We went to the Disembarkation meeting...(this wasn't our first cruise but for some of our fellow travelers it was...and the Disembarkation speech can be kind of entertaining...so we went. And you know AT this speech...there comes a time when the Cruise Director...starts to talk about the staff...and what a great job they have done...(AND I AGREE 100%)...but then he looks everyone square in the eye...and starts talking about Camp Carnival...and says, "Ladies and Gentleman...can you believe there were OVER 600 children on this ship this week...and the Camp Carnival staff has been handling ALL OF THEM!!!!!" WRONG, NOT TRUE...there was no where near 60 kids on that ship, muchless...600...and the whole audience just kinda lets out this big...."Ahhhhhhhh....like WOW, 600 kids on the ship,"....but NOT!!!! That wasn't true!!! Why would they say that. Most people seemed to be looking around at each other saying, "600 kids, wow...I haven't seen them?!?!" Later that day we were back at Camp Carnival...at the Talent Show for the kids...and all 5 of the families there...with all 4 of the kids in the show....were discussing this....and saying, "600 kids...WHATEVER....there's aren't 40 kids on this ship,"...and you know....probably in July...they have cruises with 600 kids, when the Camp Carnival staff is VERY Busy...but in September....there are NOT 600 kids on the ship...and I don't see why they feel the need to lie and tell you that....when its totally NOT TRUE!!! My parents just got back from another Carnival Cruise...and they made the exact same comment...that their Cruise Director...told their whole ship that there were over 700 kids on board, and they were totally dismayed by this...as in, "Where were these 700 children...we never saw them," but that doesn't stop Carnival from saying that there were...regardless!!! That just seemed REALLY Lame to me!!! We WAY appreciate the staff....we thought they ALL did great, we love our Room Stewards, We love our waiters, we appreciate everything everyone does...we do NOT take anything on a cruise for granted. But we could have done without the shameless...and OBVIOUSLY FALSE PLUG...for Camp Carnival....why tell everyone on the ship that there are 600 plus kids on board...when there is TOTALLY, nothing like that?!?! All of the parents that did have kids on board, kids that were constantly looking for something to do....all...felt a little bit...taken back by that comment...cause it was obviously so false! Just an observation...that seems to be consistent throughout the Carnival Fleet...during the school year! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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