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Old 11-15-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Castaway Club Reception?

We are cruising as gold CC members for this first time later this month (B2B Dream). Does anyone know what day/time the CC reception typically occurs? I haven't seen it in the navigators. Does an invitation come to your stateroom? What takes place at the reception? Characters? Food/drinks? Other?


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Old 11-15-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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I am wondering this as well. We went to a reception on our second cruise, but that was before they made the tiers. We are gold on our next cruise and I was also looking on the Navigators, but did not see anything listed.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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You will get an invite in your room. I personally don't bother anymore. It is boring and there are no good giveaways or raffles anymore. You get a rice crispy mickey and a pen if I remember correctly. I have better ways to spend my time on DCL....
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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They no longer do a CC reception on the 3 night cruises on the Dream. Was just on last weekend, and it is not offered.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #5
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:08 PM   #6
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I personally have always liked the reception in all its forms. Free drinks, munchies and I very much enjoy the opportunity to chat with the officers. To each his own.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:13 PM   #7
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Are kids allowed or do we need to put them in the club?
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:22 PM   #8
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:42 PM   #9
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As someone else mentioned, they are no longer offered in the 3 night cruises. I think they happen 5 nights and up. We went on a 4 night one and it was not offered either.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:11 PM   #10
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We had one last Sept on our four-night unless they have changed it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:41 PM   #11
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The current incarnation is in Studio Sea (most of the time) with servers roaming with munchies and beverages. Usually Captain Mickey shows up for a "no line" photo session, the cruise director says a few words, and then the captain does his speech. The best part is the senior officers roaming around and talking at the tables before speeches. You get a plastic champagne glass on the way out. If they make it home without cracking, they are great conversation pieces in a college dorm or apartment.

You get an invitation in your stateroom.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:56 PM   #12
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We just got off a 4 night (11/11) and they had the reception in Evolution (Dream). Drinks and nibbles were offered, pictures with Sailor Donald, Captain gave his speech, and a video from Karl Holtz. Then chatting with officers and Mickey rice treats were handed out. We didn't see the glasses at this one or at the Fantasy reception last month.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:23 PM   #13
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Thanks!

Thanks for the replies. We're planning to go, especially because of a possibility of meeting a character there.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:08 PM   #14
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The receptions are a bit fun. Make sure to bring your own camera for character pictures, it's easier.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #15
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Are they only for gold & platinum members? IS it confirmed they are no longer offered on 3 nights?

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