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Last year we did get a beach towel from Jamaica.

I save any memorabilia from the ship, even a laundry tab!!!

Saved the daily newsletters, any cards handwritten from plates of treats left from our room steward. Our S&S cards, of course.

I asked the bartender at Boleros's, for a copy of the drink menu....we frequested the Latin lounge a few times and wanted a tactile memory...he gave me one. There is great graphic designing on it.

I asked a cashier at a market in Cozumel for some coins and paper money. I gave her $5 US and got 4 coins and 3 paper bills. Just asked her " what can I get for this?"... (Although I think it would be good to know the conversion rates, I didn't last year !!!)

I save all receipts from places we eat at or shop at in ports.

I haven't scrapbooked yet, and really don't know how to display the coins and paper money from Coz yet. Any ideas?

Also got a Christmas ornament from the ship gift shop (of the Mariner ship), and plan on getting one on the Carnival this December. Just starting my collections, and all this advice is really helpful, thank you so much...:)

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I usually keep some of the local currency (bills and coins) plus I buy their stamps usually at a post office.

I keep bills ie receipts etc. too just in case I wish to include them.

I also buy postcards too as a souvenir.

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I have a mug from the inaugural year of Monarch of the Seas (1991 or 92, I think). I have my coffee in it every Saturday and Sunday. I also collect fridge magnets. I know, not very original, but they are right there on the fridge and I see them every time I open it (too much, unfortunately!).

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Back from the Carnival Triumph, dragged home some more stuff.

Love the cups the drinks of the day come in, have a funnel cup and a yellow Carnival cup. They also had bright pink Carnival cups. We got those 'pins' for being past guests, those are nice. Brought home a conch shell from Nassau. Some powdery sand and shells from Half Moon Cay in a ziplock. All the capers. But my favorite souvenir is all the photos we take. Check out our webshots under Minn.cruisers.

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I have some souveniers that make me happy when I see them, but my favourites are,

1)the memories of the time spent with my sister,

2)the daily Carnival Capers events guide-I have every one in my photo album, and when I read them I can remember what happened on that specific day, and what we did.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, can't wait for the next one!:)

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An idea for displaying your coins and money in your scrapbook. I have used the plastic sheets that kids store their hockey cards in. I think there are about 4 or 6 slots per page. They usually have three holes, so you can just add them to your book.

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My favorite souvenir is a spanish (1 real) coin that my hubby bought for me from Grand Cayman Island on our last cruise. It's 330 years old and I wear it on a chain all the time. I love that it is actually that old and also from a sunken ship that was actually being attacked by pirates before running into a reef and sinking. So much history....and something that will be passed down for generations to come.:)

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I have to say I think mine are Christmas Orniments. We got on the ships and in the ports. Makes for a lot of fun putting up our tree.

 

TJ

 

 

 

I don't really know if this counts, but my favorite "souveniers" are my pictures. That is something I will keep forever. I love looking at them and remembering how much fun I had.

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Besides the memories of the experience? The pictures from the ports and before dinner on RCCL are on my list. We got a video from the Bahamas when we went swimming with the dolphins there, that's awesome to watch especially since it's 7 years old. My favorite actual souvenirs are from Jamaica, bought 3 years apart from each other. The first is a stick-figure person made of wire holding a surf-board with a picture of a sunset on it, it's cool. The second is a porcelin box with another picture of a sunset on it, which I put all the stubs and ship cards in.

 

Oh yeah, in the Cayman Islands I got a T-Shirt that is black and white but turns into color in the sun. I like that too.

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Le Cruiser has to say that his all-time favorite souvenier is the CCL Funnel hat you see him wearing in the photo/avatar! Le Cruiser and Madame Le Cruiser sailed on the Inspiration in April 2007 - celebrating Le Cruiser's 50th birthday, our 25th wedding anniversairy, our youngest son about to turn 18 and about to graduate high school! On Le Cruiser's birthday, his new found cruiser friends on the Inspiration serenaded him all day, bought him much many many Fun Ship Specials, Miami Vices and Frozen Rum Runners, and bought him the kewl CLL Funnel hat you see him wearing. Wore it through our last dinner on board, was serenaded again at dinner by everyone, got a kewl CCL birthday cake.... It was Le Cruiser's BEST birthday ever and he lovingly preserves that hat and breaks it out for the new Le Cruiser/Madame Le Cruiser's annual Caribbean 4th of July cookout!

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One of the favorite things we look for are wood carvings made by the locals on various islands. We have several carved island women from St. Lucia, Jamaica, the bahamas, & Costa Maya. I also bought a beautiful carved hammerhead shark & a stingray in Costa Maya.

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My son. Disney Magic New Years Turn of the Century cruise, his birth date 9-19.:)

Too funny...My son has the same birthday 9/19/03 and was also a "Christmas/New Year souvenir" - Even funnier...I see you're from Canton, GA - so is my husband's family and that's where we spent Christmas/New Year 2002!:rolleyes:

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We got a Freddy from the gift shop. Our Granddaughter loved hims o much he lives at her house now, so we will just have to book another cruise to get one to live at our house !!! I am also looking forward to getting those scrapbooks made especially for each ship. They are available in the photo area there and there are many different styles to choose from, also many other scrapbook papers, etc. Can't wait.

We save all kinds of stuff from the cruise to include in my scrapbook pages.

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My favorite thing to pick up is money from the island. I prefer paper money, but often pick up coins as well. It is a great addition to your scrapbook.

 

This is a great idea; wish I would’ve done this! Next time… Similarly, I save casino chips and slot machine coins—the small denomination ones! These are great in scrapbooks too. Though I was hesitant to spend the $50, I bought one of HAL’s robes on my recent (1st) cruise and had it monogrammed. I’m so glad I did! It’s a great robe and I love using it at home; dreaming of coffee on the balcony, sailing through the ocean… I also like to get local history books when on vacation (or, at least write down the titles and buy them later). I got this one in Grand Turk:

 

book of old postcards of Turks & Caicos Islands

 

Acting on the advice of Fodor’s Caribbean 2007, I picked up Times of the Islands in Grand Turk—an excellent, thick, colorful magazine:

 

Times of The Islands

 

I’m always sure to buy small pins from places I visit on vacation. I hope to put them all on something and frame them someday…a record of my travels. I started this in college because they’re usually small and inexpensive. I also buy extra postcards. They look great in my scrapbook, they often feature photos I couldn’t/didn’t get, etc.

 

Last year we did get a beach towel from Jamaica.

I save any memorabilia from the ship, even a laundry tab!!! Saved the daily newsletters, any cards handwritten from plates of treats left from our room steward. Our S&S cards, of course…I haven't scrapbooked yet, and really don't know how to display the coins and paper money from Coz yet. Any ideas?...

 

I do this too! I save every scrap of paper from vacation to use in a scrapbook. Sometimes the most “mundane” things at the time end up being really great in an album (like a map or colorful advertisement used as the background on a page). It also helps me remember details; I usually make the scrapbook years/months after the fact. You (Minn.cruisers) asked about displaying coins. I’ve used little clear plastic envelopes that you affix to the page. They’d hold the coins in place and easily display them (being clear plastic). I think I bought these at Joann Fabrics. I, too, love the photos I’m able to take on vacation. I take photos of everything! (Link below). Interesting thread…

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Another thing I discovered are what they call stretchy frames, they adhere like a frame around bulky items, and have a stretchy film over. I have to find them again online and order them, just thought of it.

Have to check out your link now.:p

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I wanted to start collecting Cabin Stewardesses but the Boss (DW) gave a very unusual answer in that for once it was short, the words of one syllable and straight to the point "NO".:mad:

 

So now I collect model of the ships we have been on.:o

 

Quite boring.:(

 

Still haven't found any Cabin Stewardessess on eBay.:D

 

Ron

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