Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Carnival Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2007, 03:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 48
Default
Conquest Dec 9th.Following a wedding in port in Galveston there will be 23 on cruise consisting of family and friends.We want everyone to be able to do things they want to do but would like some tips on getting together and sharing memories,making sure no one gets left out of things, etc etc. This is the first cruise for all but 1 couple so we're all new to what to do.
Thanks
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2007, 03:59 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,009
Default
One of the great things about a cruise is that everyone can do their own thing. Then you can all get meet in a designated lounge before dinner. Your group should all be seated in the same area for dinner. (Assuming whomever put your group together arranged it that way). It would be nice for you to get a group photo of everyone somewhere on the ship or in one of the ports with the ship in the background.
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2007, 05:55 PM
Berick1234's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,495
Default
If you can get enough walkie talkies together...this is a great way to stay in contact...especially with this big party....
Enjoy the Cruise...


Bob E
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2007, 08:15 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 15
Default
when you get on with 23 people my sugestion is to run, run fast and run far !! lol at least from bar to bar !! sorry just poking fun !
__________________

Free Cruise Clocks
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2007, 09:31 PM
travelgal's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 85
Default
If you booked through a travel agent talk with them for your options. I know from past experience cruising with Carnival that groups can get together. If you did this booking on your own you can call Carnival and talk with them about your options. If you all want to dine at the same time you might also want to talk to them about that to make sure they have cross referenced all the bookings. Have a good time and enjoy your cruise.
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2007, 11:06 AM
MiketheKid's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 644
Default
On my last cruise, we had a much smaller group, but had the same worries. You usually receive the Carnival Caper (w/ has the schedule of events for the following day) around dinner time. We would take that with us to dinner, or breakfast the next morning, and let everyone decide what they want to do. That way, you can make a loose schedule of who wants to do what, and who they are going to do it with. Hopefully there will be a few events that will interest everyone, and will allow the entire group to meet up. And, like someone already said, you can always just plan to meet up at dinner time.
__________________
RCCL - Adventure OTS (Honeymoon!)
CCL - Carnival Miracle
RCCL - Enchantment OTS
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2007, 09:03 PM
SanDee's Avatar  
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 404
Default
We will be a group of 20 on Nov 4. From 5-59. This will the 2nd group cruise but the first was for 13. We let the daytime be pretty open but everyone must meet for dinner and then we usually spend the rest of the evening in the lounges, casinos and showroom. The younger ones (20s) usually like to sleep in so we have a meeting place at a certain time for those who want to. Usually half will meet for breakfast at 9am. After breakfast some head for the pools while others may find a quiet place to read, play cards or just visit. Pack about 4 decks of cards. It is a nice way to spend an afternoon with family. By lunch time most are up and around so we head off for lunch though some we will not see till dinner.

Family photos are a must! Take lots of photos. No cost except for the ones you buy.

As for excursions I have booked one for each cruise. This time everyone will do their own thing in Nassau but in St Thomas I booked a tour, shopping and beach trip and got a great price of $20.00pp and kids free for 6 hrs total. This will be a tour for just us and not other travelers. In San Maarten I have made arrangements for a tour but everyone can book or book on their own.

I also made arrangements for 10 people to be picked up by shuttle in Miami and taken to FL Lauderdale Airport. Total cost $135.00 The other 10 are going out of Miami or driving.

For the next family cruise I will pass the duty on to someone else. Have a great time from the 20 of us!


Free Cruise Tickers
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-16-2007, 01:58 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 20
Default
We had a group of 33 last summer aboard the Inspiration to Cozumel for a family reunion - so fun! Carnival arranged for us to have a private party in the disco for a couple hours, complete with music and drink - that was very cool. Make sure to get your whole family to the Newlywed/Not-so-Newlywed game - it'll be a riot! And I'd bet your newlyweds will get to play!

The great thing about a big group onboard is that you run into your friends/family all the time without smothering each other. You'll love it!

-Macaille
 
Closed Thread

Tags
carnival, cruise, cruises, cruising, curising, group, groups, people, rccl, scheduling, things, tips

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GROUP CRUISE!! ME ME ME Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 3 06-01-2008 12:50 AM
Group cruise kskelley40 General Cruise Chat 4 01-17-2008 07:13 PM
"group" cruise discounts jmsettles Carnival Cruise Line 0 09-21-2007 06:32 AM
Group Cruise choose2cruise General Cruise Chat 1 10-25-2005 03:37 AM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:50 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2