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Old 11-19-2009, 08:38 AM
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Our daughter will celebrate her 20th bday while we are on our cruise. I always like to make a big deal of special days for our kids.

I am considering purchasing the birthday decoration package thru RC's website, but wanted to know if it's worth the price. (It looks a little "cheesy")

I thought about bringing my own decorations, but it would also be nice to have RC decorate our room for us (as my daughter will be with me most of the time, and I don't want to have to try to get her out of the room to surprise her with the decor).

Any thoughts?

I have also had it noted on our reservation that it is her bday, does anyone know what will be done by RC to recognize the event?
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:01 AM
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They used to bring a cake to the table and put balloons on the cabin door for birthdays, anniversarys, and honeymoons. Not sure if it still happens. If you got the package, at least they'd decorate while you were gone and it would be a total surprise. I haven't bought the package, so don't know how cheesy it is Hopefully, someone on our board has purchased it.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:52 AM
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I have seen signs on the doors that say "Happy Anniversary". At dinner there seemed to be quite a lot of birthdays and "HB" was being constantly sung.

I took a look at the gear on the RC site and was not impressed. If your favorite colors are blue and gold, then you're in business, but if not, too bad. I think you could do better by taking some crepe paper and other decorations and doing it yourself. I certainly wouldn't pay $75.

You can always decorate her door with birthday paraphernaila. Nothing wrong with that.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:54 AM
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They used to bring a cake to the table and put balloons on the cabin door for birthdays
I would guess that fees have been paid for these. And on the birthday cakes they don't have candles. I'm sure they'll sing "HB" for her at dinner even if you don't buy a cake. Just remind the Head Waiter.
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I agree that $75 is way too much. They do offer a $31 stateroom birthday decoration package that I might consider, but the blue and gold (with RC all over it) is not my favorite choice of birthday decor.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:10 AM
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but the blue and gold (with RC all over it) is not my favorite choice of birthday decor.
Exactly what I thought when I saw it and exactly what turned me off. If a companion was celebrating a birthday, I'd just take a few small decorations and do my own thang.

I'm sure your daughter will spend some time at the pool and you can say you'll meet her there later, then whip out your decorations without her knowing. I'm sure she'll have a great birthday!
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They still sing to you at the table, and they gather several of the staff to do it.

I would do it myself...just get someone to keep an eye on her...they can always call the cabin if she is heading back.

This last cruise, there were some heavy rollers because they all had gold personalized (with their first names) VIP plaques on their doors. They were from La Mirage in Las Vegas and there were a lot of them. They kind of took over the casino most evenings and got all kinds of perks...
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