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^ It was pretty gross. I mean, they were really hyping up the deck party with the "anniversary cake" and I was expecting it would be like one of those giant table cakes or something, as we've seen them on other ships as part of just a regular midnight buffet, but it really just looked like someone picked up a normal sheet cake from Publix about an hour before the party.

 

Again, just one more little thing we shook our heads at.... Oh, Carnival!

 

Publix cakes are WAY nicer than that piece of garbage. Hell, even Wal-Mart cakes are infinitely superior to it! Honestly, that cake picture shocked me more than anything else you posted.

 

That looks like something I would make - not something produced by alleged "professionals."

 

Oh, Carnival.

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What are Carnivals' embark and disembark procedures?

 

I thought Royal Caribbean has a very smooth system in place.

 

Very similar to Royal Caribbean system. The weirdest thing was when we got the debarkation information it said the EARLIEST you could get off the ship was 8am. Having been on so many cruises I found this VERY odd and told my group to be ready to go at 7:45am (we had people in my car that needed to get to work and school). At 7:15am they announced the first group could leave!?!?

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I just got an email from a radio station about the band 311 doing a cruise in May. I thought that would be a very interesting and fun first cruise. I looked into it some more, and they'll be sailing on a Carnival ship. Even though a band is sponsoring the cruise and I'm sure they'll be on one of the nicer ships, I just can't let my first cruise ever be on a Carnival ship. I'm going to look into some RCCL options now.

Jason did this last year. Here's a look.

 

This is still the only way I'd consider sailing with Carnival.

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That kind of event does look pretty cool. I think KISS and Kid Rock do similar events every year, KISS is doing theirs this year over Halloween on the Norwegian Pearl, and Kid Rock does his on the Carnival Destiny.

 

All Kid Rock and Carnival jokes aside (and I know there are a lot of them), seeing any artist you like in this type of setting would be a pretty unique experience. Would be cool to see more artists try this in the future. Maybe a RCCL Lady Gaga's Monsters Cruise, or join Elton John in 2014 aboard the Celebrity Solstice for the 2nd annual Saturday Night's All Right For Cruising Cruise....

 

Kid Rock's 3rd Annual Chillin The Most Tour

 

KISS Kruise II

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Guys, NKOTB have been doing cruises for a bunch of years now!!!!

 

Seriously though, I've heard mixed things about the 'theme/celebrity' cruises. They're always priced a lot higher than normal and some of them involve very little interaction with the theme/celebrity. It's definitely something to do your research on first.

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That kind of event does look pretty cool. I think KISS and Kid Rock do similar events every year, KISS is doing theirs this year over Halloween on the Norwegian Pearl, and Kid Rock does his on the Carnival Destiny.

 

All Kid Rock and Carnival jokes aside (and I know there are a lot of them), seeing any artist you like in this type of setting would be a pretty unique experience. Would be cool to see more artists try this in the future. Maybe a RCCL Lady Gaga's Monsters Cruise, or join Elton John in 2014 aboard the Celebrity Solstice for the 2nd annual Saturday Night's All Right For Cruising Cruise....

 

Kid Rock's 3rd Annual Chillin The Most Tour

 

KISS Kruise II

 

 

Or...the 'Saturday Night's All Right for Smashing Your Ship Into A Giant Rock' cruise!

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Guys, NKOTB have been doing cruises for a bunch of years now!!!!

 

Seriously though, I've heard mixed things about the 'theme/celebrity' cruises. They're always priced a lot higher than normal and some of them involve very little interaction with the theme/celebrity. It's definitely something to do your research on first.

 

if only they could get Marky Mark to open. It would be a Walberg family reunion.

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I just got an email from a radio station about the band 311 doing a cruise in May. I thought that would be a very interesting and fun first cruise. I looked into it some more, and they'll be sailing on a Carnival ship. Even though a band is sponsoring the cruise and I'm sure they'll be on one of the nicer ships, I just can't let my first cruise ever be on a Carnival ship. I'm going to look into some RCCL options now.

Jason did this last year. Here's a look.

 

This is still the only way I'd consider sailing with Carnival.

 

I thought someone posted a report about it! I just couldn't remember if it was posted on TPR or I saw it somewhere else. Now I have something to read while at work.

 

But in all seriousness, I would much rather be on a RCCL ship for my first cruise, and I would like to go with a bunch of TPR friends. I'd go with my parents, but they are not "cruise people". Mom keeps saying she'd get sea sick. The celebrity/theme cruises sound awesome, but if I'm paying a lot of money to be on that ship I would want my moneys worth.

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When I worked for Oingo Boingo in the 90s, 311 was one of the opening bands that toured with us. They were nobodys then. I remember playing roulette with those guys in some Las Vegas casino after the show and no one had any idea who they were. Crazy to think they now have their own cruise!

 

--Robb

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Personally, I think Carnival is going about this all wrong. It's all a matter of marketing. To wit:

 

According to an article in USA Today last week, redneck culture is at its highest plateau since the mid-'90s Jeff Foxworthy craze, with shows like Hillbilly Handfishin', My Big Redneck Wedding, etc. So why not invest in some Mason jars (for drinks), change the name of a few things on the buffet (but not the food itself) and turn this ship into the world's largest (and only) Redneck Cruising Experience? They could probably tack on a couple hundred dollars per person for the "privilege" of sailing this majestically themed ship.

 

And I'm only half joking.

 

Jason "I met Jeff Dunham on a cruise ship before anyone had ever heard of him" R.

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God, this place sounds worse than nara dreamland...

 

But carnival doesn't have anything even nearly as awesome as Aska.

 

Seriously, if Nara Dreamland was still open, I'd happily go back just to ride Aska over and over again!

 

Then again, it probably wouldn't be nearly as good with nearly empty trains, which is what I'm sure the park had all the time, except for when our coaster group was there. With full trains, it was amazing! But I don't think that there was even a train's worth of people in the park, besides our group!

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I'd definite would love to do a TPR Cruise. My last one was with Disney, and I definitely took full advantage of the food and the booze, but when it's all families, you don't get the adult time like you want. Honestly, I talked to more people in the bahamas than I did on the Cruise...wouldn't complain though, I had a blast. Nothing like being rocked to sleep drunk.

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Just read the whole TR. Hilarious! I haven't been on a cruise yet (an overnight ferry, yes, but not an official cruise) but I will NOT go on a Carnival Cruise after seeing this TR unless it is with TPR or 311 cruise (or another cool band).

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I was on the ship like a few weeks before you guys. Left on January 1st, 2012. Had a blast aboard it.... making fun of everything you guys made fun of. Glad i never got the meatloaf. But I did get the Chocolate Melting Cake every night. I think its amazing. It was perfectly cooked the first night but by the 3rd night it was just like soup. It was ok overall. If you want a great carnival cruise try the Carnival Freedom. Or, just forget about carnival all together an go to a cruise line that doesn't make you want to miss the ship (A.K.A. Disney).

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I was on the ship like a few weeks before you guys. Left on January 1st, 2012. Had a blast aboard it.... making fun of everything you guys made fun of. Glad i never got the meatloaf. But I did get the Chocolate Melting Cake every night. I think its amazing. It was perfectly cooked the first night but by the 3rd night it was just like soup. It was ok overall. If you want a great carnival cruise try the Carnival Freedom. Or, just forget about carnival all together an go to a cruise line that doesn't make you want to miss the ship (A.K.A. Disney).

 

It was pretty much the same for me with the Chocolate Melting Cake. The first night it was really good, but then it just turned into a terrible cup of uncooked batter.

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