By all means, let the Head Waiter know what day her birthday is. They will bring a birthday cake and sing for her. They will make it special.
Other things you can do - pre order a birthday decoration for the cabin. They have them for all occasions, I am fairly certain they have one for brithdays (streamers, balloons etc...) And if you are planning on using camp carnival, let them know which day is her birthday and they will most likely do something for her also.
What a great birthday gift! Of course, you'll just end up making her a cruise junkie like the rest of us...
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Hi AlbanyHDTV, welcome to Cruise-Chat. What a fantastic birthday gift! I'm a whole lot older than your daughter, but still available for adoption Your daughter will love the Atlantis in Nassau, then you can go to the free beach (Cabbage Beach) that is adjacent to the Atlantis Property. There's a great beach right where you dock in Grand Turk, with some shopping as well. I think they have ATV excursions there as well. We did a great snorkel through the ship with 2 stops. One was for beautiful coral and the other was abundant fish, including the resident barracuda.
Congratulations on your upcoming cruise and Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Are they still providing the cake for free? They show them on their website for $8 and delivery at the dinner table. Room decorations are $35.
The reason I ask is RCI doesn't give the cake out anymore. Not sure if Carnival has followed suit. On RCI they stick a decoration on a piece of standard issue dessert cake and sing for you, but if you want a special cake they ask for your cruise card.
It's probably up to the head waiter, or perhaps there are two types of cakes - a standard freebie or $8 for something a bit more fancy. They show two birthday cakes - vanilla with strawberry filling and chocolate with chocolate mousse filling.
No free cake anymore for my BD in December, they just brought a piece of whatever cake was on the menu with a candle in it..didn't even sing! For Hubby's this past September, I bought one of the BD cakes from the formalities shop on board = order it at least the day ahead - it was $8 and boy was it terrific, really yummy-- and our waiters and couple from the ajoining area sang Happy Birthday.
Hi AlbanyHDTV, Welcome to Cruise-Chat. I'm not sure what they will do for free, other than singing for special occasions. By all means do as Jim suggested and tell the Head Waiter or Maitre'D. Also, make sure your travel agent has the special occasion noted on your booking.
They stopped the free cakes a few years ago. I didn't realize they upped the birthday cakes to $8. They were $5 when they first started charging for them.