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Old 06-20-2008, 10:25 AM
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I was just wondering what kind of activities Carnival has on board. Do they have organized contests or games.

When I searched all I really saw was the hairy chest contest.

I am particularly interested in eating/drinking contests.
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:31 AM
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They have tons of contests, but I don't think they have too many eating/drinking contests.

However, they do have Fun Ship Fear Factor. Here is how it works (or how it worked on my cruise, at least) - they select a few volunteers, you have to do three separate contests, and they eliminate a few people after each round. For us, round 1 was dancing in front of everyone. Round 2 was popping ballons without using your hands ("fear of latex"), and the last one was a blindfolded eating contest. I got a big bowl of what I could only guess was a mixture of rice, grapes and spicy curry (for liability reaons, I don't think they could do any of the really nasty stuff they do on the real Fear Factor).

I'm proud to say that I won, got a trophy for it, and was featured on the cruise video looking like a moron .
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:29 PM
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I was just wondering what kind of activities Carnival has on board. Do they have organized contests or games.

When I searched all I really saw was the hairy chest contest.

I am particularly interested in eating/drinking contests.
MiketheKid is right, not many eating or drinking contests, you may need to challenge your friends independently for those. But there is a never ending games/contests of other kinds. Read the Carnival Capers every day on board to find them. There are trivia contests, scavenger hunts, putting contests, hairy chest, knobby knees, air guitar, lots of stuff
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Old 06-21-2008, 04:00 AM
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I have never seen a drinking contest. With the exception of an un-official, non-sponsored one during spring break once. The Newlywed and not so Newlywed game is always fun. The Fear Factor that Mike mentioned, and won, was a hoot last year! As far as eating contests, sometimes it looks like the entire ship signed up for an un-official one.

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Old 06-21-2008, 07:12 AM
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On my first cruise on the Festivale in 1981 they had beer drinking contests. Those days are long gone. They also had male night gown contests. Those are long gone too. You can imagine how those could get out of hand. All a part of Carnival changing their partying image. Which some people just don't want to accept they have changed.
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:56 AM
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On my first cruise on the Festivale in 1981 they had beer drinking contests.
That is hard to imagine. I don't recall them having them as far back as 1993. There is a big difference in having fun activities, and being a party line. They always have at least one late night deck party on the 5-7 night cruises. It is fun, but nothing over the top.

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Old 06-22-2008, 02:33 AM
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When I searched all I really saw was the hairy chest contest.
Gater, There are "tons" of contests as Mike noted. I have all of my Capers, that have the various ones listed. I don't have access to where they are stored this weekend. They have quite a few different trivia contests. And some physical ones as well.

If anyone can make a listing of the contests on recent Carnival cruises, it would be great.

In the mean time, here is a link to a sample Caper for one day. It is a pdf link, so you will have to "zoom in".

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Ahhh yes... Everyone trying to get the 24K plastic trophy.
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:18 AM
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Ahhh yes... Everyone trying to get the 24K plastic trophy.
They called the one I won a "ship on a stick".

It is a pretty neat souvenir from the cruise though.

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These are some of my Carnival plastic memories.
 
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