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Old 07-16-2007, 06:47 AM
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Hi DJDon, welcome to Cruise-Chat. The DJs on Carnival always have such great personalities. It's a great job to have. I'd be happy to trade places, but my hubby would not like it. I would also like to thank you and all of your fellow workers, you all do such a wonderful job. Are you in Lithuania now? Just curious as to how you like to enjoy your vacation. Have you been on a cruise for your vacation?
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:09 AM
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. Every time he entered our cabin (as wtih all our cruises) the shoes are put away and the floor clear so they don't trip over something, the dirty clothes are neatly in which ever suitcase we are using as the "dirty clothes bag", the towels that need to be replaced neatly in a bundle in corner of the bathroom floor...our cabins are never "trashed". He seemed to appreciate it.
I think you have a great point. I know if we want to change our towels to leave them on the floor and we could just toss them into a heap. It is a nice gesture to not leave things a mess just because we paid for the room and service, even if we plan to give a nice tip.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:35 AM
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Hello LHP,

Well, your answer was better than mine Because it really makes our job easier and more safe, as well as you put us away from a thing "why did you touch my stuff", which sometimes happens as well and we were the ones to be blamed.... Not complaining , but just imagine what it takes to service 26 to 30 messy cabins twice a day.... You got the point


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Hi Mike,

Well, I don't really believe that there is something that annoys us the most, because whatever you guys do, it's just our job to make sure everything is taken care of afterwards. So doesn't matter, if you're a party animal or a messy guy no one treats it as a kind of personal offense which makes us goin' mad behind the scenes... (as long as we get paid for that ) so... don't get me wrong, I am really not trying to save anyone's reputation or smth... When I was a cabin steward, yeah, sometimes it was a challenge to deal with the "royalties", but you know, whnever you work on a ship, you work as one big team and that helps you out a lot. Overall, it's fun and sometimes funny to be here...Oh my god, sometime's you can hardly hold your laugh when you hear questions like "are there any computers in the internet cafe?"...


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Hi Don,

I have a question (and I'm sorry if someone already asked Gino this): What do passengers do that annoy crew members the most? People pay alot of money to go on a cruise, and they want to be treated like royalty, but I'm sure some take it too far. Any interesting stories regarding this??

Thanks,
Mike


I actually had a cabin steward at the end of our Alaskan cruise that thanked me for not acting like a Princess. Every time he entered our cabin (as wtih all our cruises) the shoes are put away and the floor clear so they don't trip over something, the dirty clothes are neatly in which ever suitcase we are using as the "dirty clothes bag", the towels that need to be replaced neatly in a bundle in corner of the bathroom floor...our cabins are never "trashed". He seemed to appreciate it.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:44 AM
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Hey Frase,

Yes, most of the crew, especially the asian guys are used to make phone calls from payphones whenever in US port.Talking about the brands, there are no favorites as each and every card, costing $5 to $10 gives you a different amount of time you can speak with the guys back home, but I've noticed most of asian crew using the one named "Hello Asia"... Any card is ok... It's just a matter of few minutes more or less on it... Hopefully got your question answered...



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Hello DJ_Don_CLL:

Anyway, here is my question:
I heard that crewmembers use long distance calling cards to phone home when they are in port. If so, are they a particular type of long distance phone card, or can a crewmember use any long distance phone card? Any brand?

I ask this since I heard about including such a phone card as part of the tip given at the end of a cruise. So I just might give the crewmembers that served me such a phone card, if I know which phone card in particular to get.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:54 AM
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Hello Penny!

Well I am happy to finally do what I like to do... But even cleaning up the cabins was a fabulous experience which I gained meeting so many different people from all over the U.S., this was a good way to develop myself quite a bit... Having in mind I'm just 24... No, currently I am aboard Ecstasy, which sails out from Galveston TX, going to Cozumel and Progreso... And here you experience the southern hospitality for real.. And I haven't been cruising as a guest, but I am considering doing it on my vacation, just to see how everything looks from YOUR perspective!

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Hi DJDon, welcome to Cruise-Chat. The DJs on Carnival always have such great personalities. It's a great job to have. I'd be happy to trade places, but my hubby would not like it. I would also like to thank you and all of your fellow workers, you all do such a wonderful job. Are you in Lithuania now? Just curious as to how you like to enjoy your vacation. Have you been on a cruise for your vacation?
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:57 AM
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Fat Tuesday's my favorite, but I can smell yours, being like 200 ft away sitting in an internet cafe.... Damn internet is so expensive onboard even for us... Only the captin and the cruise director have unlimited access...

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Hve you made it to my favorite bar in Cozumel
"No Name Bar"?
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:30 PM
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Fat Tuesdays has great margaritas. Especially at 9 am. We stopped there for our breakfast (margarita) before going to Chankanaab Park. We returned after the swim with the dolphins for a few more yummy margaritas. Do hope you get to go on a cruise DJ_Don so you can experience from our viewpoint-it rocks!
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:47 PM
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DJ Don, we just got off the Ecstacy on Saturday! Were you in the hallway area down from the casino or in a lounge? Hats off to a great cruise! Did you happen to notice the 7' guy walking around with his two "bodyguards"? Those would be our boys.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:05 AM
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DJ Don. We will see you in Dec.
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:59 PM
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DJ Don, we will be cruising with you Aug. 30. What club will ou be in so we can make sure to stop & say hello...
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