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Old 03-09-2010, 05:58 PM
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I only have one tradition so far. Whenever I am about to board the ship for the first time, I always snap a photo as I am about to cross the gangway for the first time.
I did this on my very first cruise. I think it was because I was taking photos inside the cruise ship terminal, and the security told me to stop. So I had to put away my camera, until I was past security.
So here is one of my photos I took when I was about to board the cruise ship for the first time:
I love that pic! What a feeling when you first board!
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I've only cruised with my wife and our first of 10 cruses already was on our honeymoon on the Ecstasy. Our traditions include taking a picture of the bow of the ship showing the name of the ship. Boarding as early as possible. Buying a Fun Ship Special cocktail, then drinking it on Lido deck the at the front of the ship as the ship pulls out of port. Finally, restocking on Cruzan flavored rums for about $7 per liter.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:17 AM
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Sounds like a great tradition, Digitalrick, especially resupplying the stock
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Just before dinner we go down and my hubby has a bud light, and I get a rum punch (1/2 the rum I don't care for alcohol) but this one is good! Then after dinner about 11:00-11:30 we go to deck 9 to the back pool and have ice cream and a hot cup of tea and just relax!
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Thank you Papa55. I am glad you liked the photo. When I walk on to the gangway for the first time, I too have that feeling of excitment thinking about what the cruise will be like.
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It is very exciting and all the anticipation. Most of us work our butts off all year long so we can cross over for a short while.

One other tradition I still keep even though they have auto tipping now is giving an extra gratuity to the crew the last evening of the cruise. Those that went above and beyond my expectations, or did something extra for me. I go to the Info Desk and get tip envelopes to give them something extra and thank them.

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Old 04-12-2010, 09:56 AM
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Me, too, Dwayne. I really enjoy seeing their faces light up. I totally understand the reasons behind the auto-gratuity, but I really think the crew miss the last night envelopes, hugs, handshakes, and picture taking.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:17 AM
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Those Carnival commercials are still the best by far of any cruise lines. Every time I see one I smile and think "I could use one of those water wedgies right about now".
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:10 PM
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"I could use one of those water wedgies right about now".
Me too! Can't wait to try out those new slides on the Fantasy this fall.

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1. Board the ship.
2. Go to Lido Buffet.
3. Get corned beef on rye at the deli, with kosher pickle and cole slaw on the side.
4. Get beer from nearest bar or waiter.
5. Get two slices of pizza and another beer.
6. Go to cabin and settle in.
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