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Old 01-30-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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Tncruiseman...welcome back!! How much does it cost to do the "Behind the Fun" experience? I've always wanted so see the bridge, engine room, etc. What was the most impressive part of the tour? Is it limited to a certain number of guests?

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The "Behind the Fun" tour is $95 per person and is limited to 16 people total. It lasts 3.5 hours and is worth every penny! (I would have lost more than that in one hour of the casino) They also give you some neat souvenirs (photos, hat, backpack, etc) and the recipe for Chocolate Melting Cake in household servings. You get to meet every department head, etc. I cannot really say what was the most impressive because it all was neat. The unique part was getting to see all of the crew deck and their way of life at sea.
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Welcome Back tncruiseman!

Great to hear you had an awesome cruise on the Carnival Triumph. Thanks for the up to date "Behind the Fun" tour comments. We had a recent discussion about it in another thread. This is a must do on my list. Did you have to get signed up really fast?

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Thanks for the link to this thread Dwayne and I'll take this post there too. We booked it immediately after boarding, so not sure how fast it filled up. It is limited to only 16 people and the shore excursion desk is right there when you board - so might as well take care of it then. From what I understand, the tour is offered on all Carnival ships. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed after the 3.5 hour inside look. Being on the bridge while the ship is at sea was worth the money by iteslf!
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"Behind the Fun" would be worth it for the Chocolate Melting Cake recipe. That is by far the best desert afloat.

Actually I think the mishap at sea may be our fault. Six of us cruise together and everytime we go there seems to be at least one (usually 3) mishap just prior to us leaving. We leave on Sat. Feb. 6, so this just goes with our "luck." I fear the cruise lines will pay us not to sail . Last year we did a cruise where one couple did 2 cruises, Carnival Legend with the other 2 of our group, then Enchantment of the Seas with us. A week later Legend rammed Enchantment leaving Cozumel. The really odd part was that our friends cabin on Enchantment was the spot on the ship that Legend hit!
So, beware. We leave Feb. 6. Should be accident free after that.
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We recieved some personal photos from my daughter and her finance aboard the Miracle. It was about 6 ft above the water line and from inside a crew cabin you could see sunlight. No one was hurt and they made repairs and sailed that night for Ft Lauderdale. I got a phone call from her at 11:45 and they had already arrived and planned to set sail on time that night. that would be some fast turn around. Did not get confirmed when they actually got under weigh,
She said they heard repairs being made for the 2 sea days back to Port Everglades. As far as the impact, they felt nothing when it happened, but the captain did come on the speaker and explained to crew and passengers that it was his fault, no mention of winds but guests don't want to hear that, but nice to at least own up to the hit publically. I sail on the 8th and will report a first hand look at the repair when I get back.
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Thanks for the link to this thread Dwayne and I'll take this post there too. We booked it immediately after boarding, so not sure how fast it filled up. It is limited to only 16 people and the shore excursion desk is right there when you board - so might as well take care of it then. From what I understand, the tour is offered on all Carnival ships. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed after the 3.5 hour inside look. Being on the bridge while the ship is at sea was worth the money by iteslf!
When we cruise we get a family pass for the crew areas, and it is fun to see how they live. The crew bar was so smokey I couldn't stand it. Did you get to see back stage, I find that fun. What we do not get is to be on the bridge. Our daughter downplays this tour but I think she misses the point - she lives it day to day and it's normal for her but for the rest of us it's fasinating. I may do this just to get on the bridge, it may remind me of my old Navy Days holding watch on a destroyer escort. Think they would let me take the wheel? NOT
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Cruise-dad...they did take us backstage of the theater to see everything, including the dressing rooms. The stage manager went over the various costume change times allotted, one of which was 37 seconds! Your daughter is to be commended for being able to do those! Actually, they will take a picture on the bridge of the Captain standing beside YOU HOLDING THE WHEEL! (it is a little bitty wheel by the way).
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Cruise-dad...they did take us backstage of the theater to see everything, including the dressing rooms. The stage manager went over the various costume change times allotted, one of which was 37 seconds! Your daughter is to be commended for being able to do those! Actually, they will take a picture on the bridge of the Captain standing beside YOU HOLDING THE WHEEL! (it is a little bitty wheel by the way).
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Wow, that "Behind the Fun" tour sounds exciting. I wouldn't have thought they would allow tours of the bridge post 9/11, but I guess that depends on the cruise line. I know Royal Caribbean didn't do that as of my last cruise in September 2009. However, there was a bridge tour that could be won at a bingo session. They said they used to to bridge tours, but after 9/11, stopped doing them for the most part.
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