Ours was last sea day before arriving in port. The invitation and pins were left on the bed by the room steward when he turned down the sheets at dinner time. Great party BTW. I believe they are only held on cruises 5 days and longer.
Ours was on the last sea day aboard Inspiration, last Saturday, in fact. We received the invitation on Friday. The CD gave a speech and they showed a video about the history of Carnival--quite interesting, people cheering their favorite ships as their images flash on the screen. The drinks and canapes were pretty good, too.
I may dwell on the land, but I live at sea!
Sensation 2/03 I disembarked, but never really left the ship.
Enchantment 9/03 Just had to go back.
Inspiration 3/04 Just have to go back again, and again, and again...
we were on the jubilee last summer and the invitation was left in the cabin. can't remember for sure, but i think it was the 2nd day in the terraces lounge. they had refreshments and live band for entertainment.