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Old 04-30-2011, 03:51 PM   #466
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Thanks for the advice, great to have a former CMer let us grateful cruisers how to best say "thank you!" I didn't think we could bring homemade items on board, though. If I'm wrong, I will gladly come stocked with some of my famous scottchies and chocolate chip cookies!

10/02/2011 Dream a little dream...
I left a big package of OREOS in the Lab this week. Who doesn't love OREOS? I gave my Host, Server, and Asst. Server goodies bags filled with a Hershey's mix.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:43 PM   #467
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I left a big package of OREOS in the Lab this week. Who doesn't love OREOS? I gave my Host, Server, and Asst. Server goodies bags filled with a Hershey's mix.
Yes I too left a big bag of pb cups in the lab and a cash tip too.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:30 PM   #468
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No really a secret - but goes into the ya don't know if you don't ask.

On the Dream a couple weeks ago:
1. My 5YO wanted steak for dinner. It was not offered on the kids menu, but was on the adults menu. No problem with her getting it. But, it did mess up their "kids get served" thing.

2. We missed our early seating cuz DD was sound asleep after a day at CC. Around 7:30 we went looking for something. Room service or burgers/hot dogs. Neither we really wanted. Went to AP (the restaurant we missed) and asked if they could place us in the 2nd seating. No problem!
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:49 PM   #469
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No really a secret - but goes into the ya don't know if you don't ask.

On the Dream a couple weeks ago:
1. My 5YO wanted steak for dinner. It was not offered on the kids menu, but was on the adults menu. No problem with her getting it. But, it did mess up their "kids get served" thing.

2. We missed our early seating cuz DD was sound asleep after a day at CC. Around 7:30 we went looking for something. Room service or burgers/hot dogs. Neither we really wanted. Went to AP (the restaurant we missed) and asked if they could place us in the 2nd seating. No problem!
I think too, you could have contacted the dinig room and had them send your dinners up to you. I say this because, on the few occasions where one of us left early (before our entrees arrived) with one of the kiddos, they sent a plate up to the room for us instead.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:12 PM   #470
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Great thread!!!! Subbing in for trip in June of 2012...Thank you for all the great info
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:49 AM   #471
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Great idea! I just have a question: Has anybody ever found any of these "left for the followers" items going into their room? I keep reading people do it, but I never read about anybody finding stuff left by the predecessors. So, is it really worth it? Or is it going to garbage anyway?

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I think the cabin stewards would keep for themselves or trash. THe person following in the cabin might just consider it someones trash left behind & not useful.
We have never thought about leaving our door shoe holder, and 10 shelf collapsing closet organizer- as we take them on every cruise & most vacations, so dont want to have to buy new ones each time
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I left a big package of OREOS in the Lab this week. Who doesn't love OREOS? I gave my Host, Server, and Asst. Server goodies bags filled with a Hershey's mix.
Thought the hershey sampler was a good thing to give as well, I know I always pick out the special darks! Great idea on the oreos!!

Also, I read that cash has to be turned in, and they all split the cash since they don't consider it fair that (typically) only the last night of cruise staff get "thanked." I also read that to especially thank a CM, to buy a couple $10 phone cards so they can call home.

Anyone know for sure on the cash or offering calling cards?

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Old 05-02-2011, 03:01 PM   #473
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We made a point of befriending a few Canadian youth counselors- they loved chatting about home, and hearing about the coooold weather they were missing out on. To thank them for being so great to our kids we left them with a bunch of unique-to-Canada chocolate. They were thrilled to have a little taste of home!
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:28 PM   #474
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Good info here. I will make sure I read them all before our cruise next year.
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Another good tip is to bring your swimsuits in a day bag when you board (or kids can wear them under their clothes). That way you can hit the pool right away, before everyone's bags start arriving and it gets crowded. We like to eat lunch poolside and watch the kids swim as soon as we get on board. Then I sneak off to decorate our door with magnets at 1:30, which is the earliest you can get to your room. By the time the kids are done swimming, they head down to change and they get to see my latest masterpieces and a welcome message from me![/QUOTE]

Wonderful idea!
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:23 AM   #477
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2. We missed our early seating cuz DD was sound asleep after a day at CC. Around 7:30 we went looking for something. Room service or burgers/hot dogs. Neither we really wanted. Went to AP (the restaurant we missed) and asked if they could place us in the 2nd seating. No problem!
That's great to know!!! I was worried bout CC Day because we have a 2 and a 4 year old who (I'm sure) will be wiped out afterward. If they sleep through dinner it's nice to know that attending second seating may be an option. We can always ask!!
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this isn't as much a secret as something overloooked, my family had a wonderful time playing Shuffleboard. It is on the lower decks, a few CM's didn't even know where it was?! But, once we found it, we had a lot of fun.

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this isn't as much a secret as something overloooked, my family had a wonderful time playing Shuffleboard. It is on the lower decks, a few CM's didn't even know where it was?! But, once we found it, we had a lot of fun.
We really enjoyed playing shuffleboard as well -- my DD is looking forward to playing it again on our upcoming cruise. Deck 4 was a nice, uncrowded spot to relax as well.
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Glad to hear about Deck 4! It might quickly become one of my favorite places!
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