I would be scared they might notice. I wouldnt risk a bad experience on
my cruise vacation. They probally change the way the cards look often
for that reason. Some cruise lines just stick a sticker on your sail and sign
card(Celebrity does this).
I don't think it is necessary for all to have one. There were times when my son left his card in the room and I told my daughter to go get him a drink on hers. My son also go a drink for me once when I was having a coke craving. There are so many people, that I really think they rely more on the honor system. For the most part, we were honorable, but not always. On the formal nights, they saw my son's card and just assumed that my daughter had one too and didn't even ask to see hers.
The original post sure is a sad commentary on our society's general ethics. When people are so easily willing to cheat on the "little things", it generally doesn't take long before they cheat on the big things. If the soda cards are being used for children, that really teaches them a lesson in honesty, doesn't it?
Nobody's perfect and we've all made bad decisions but perhaps you should re-think your personal responsibilities.
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I couldn't agree with Honestperson more. Do you really need sodas that bad? The risk of getting caught is not even the issue. Why don't you just teach your children to distract the bartender while the other child takes sodas from the table? Isn't that the same thing?
"For the most part we are honorable, but not always."
Please tell me that was a joke!? Is that really a lesson that you want to pass on to your children. I understand that there are some tough moral issues out there that require careful consideration, but drinking sodas surely isn't one of them!
Is your integrity really only worth the $1 that a glass of soda costs?
I know this may sound bad but I know we all have at least thought about cheatin A system a time or two..No I do not agree with the soda thing but I know that there arent too many people that are willing to admit like cruiser2 did on doing it ... I do tthink it may not be such a good idea though cruiser2 may be you can save up for a new one before then .................................................. ..................................Shelly.......... ...........................................
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Oh for crying out loud. It's not very much money in the first place and the simple fact is that if you do something like this or even 'share' the card you are stealing. Sure, it's minor and not much value but what price do you place on your integrity and reputation as a person. Frankly my price is infinately higher.
Oh brother. Can you say judgemental and self-righteous(sp)? Let he who is without sin throw the first stone. I guess that means all of you. For your info, I did buy a drink card for BOTH of my kids. It is not my fault that the waiter didn't ask to see it. And if my daughter got a drink for my son on her card, it was okay, because he did actually have a card of his own. It was just left in the room. However, I do have to say that for the prices they charge, drinks should be included. I found the ship to be a real money pit.
I haven't found the ship to be a money pit. I drink the free drinks that are always available, you just have to get off your butt to get them. The soda people have addicted generations of people and the cruise ships capitalize on it.
Grant it my last cruise was all about relaxing in the sun and eating so my sign and sail card consisted of the tips and a few glasses of wine with dinner.
Money pit?? You don't have to spend a dime on your cruise if you don't want to. We don't drink or gamble. Everything is included. It's up to you how much you spend. You don't even have to do excursions if you don't want to. Take a cab, enjoy the beaches and go shopping. So it doesn't have to be a money pit unless you make it that way.
Not many things in life are free so you might as well take advantage of the ones that are, such as the AWESOME awesome lemonade. Or the punch or water or tea, eh? (and just so I don't start another argument or confusion or whatever you want to call it) I KNOW the lemonade/tea/punch is NOT free its just already paid for. Its included in what is already paid for. But same thing, might as well take advantage of whats already paid for, you can drink as much of that Lemonade as you want!! And I purchase a new Fountain Card each cruise, but I still think I drink more lemonade then I do soda. I usually drink 1-3 glasses of soda a day, mostly at night time hours. and about 6-12 glasses of Lemonade a day .
But geeze oh petes people, just buy a new one. See how many you cards you can collect I've got only 5 soon to be 6. I didn't know about them on my first cruise so I'm short one . And hey, I know everybody's cheated at least once, everyone has broken the law at least one time. But come on,,, a "cheating the soda card"?? why do you feel the need to cheat the soda card? *confused* pretty sad. You can't come up with $38.50(even if that) extra to purchase a new Soda Card?? then boy I don't know if you should be spending money on a cruise... wow. If you can't handle that, then take whats already paid for, LEMONADE, TEA, & PUNCH.
As far as I know these are the prices : for a child 18years or younger its only $4 per day. An 18+ year old its $5.50 per day. So I figured prices :::
7-Day Cruise :
18- year olds = $28
18+ year olds = $38.50
5-Day Cruise :
18- year olds = $20
18+ year olds = $27.50
4-Day Cruise :
18- year olds = $16
18+ year olds = $22
3- Day Cruise :
18- year olds = $12
18+ year olds = $16.50
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it's a shame some people REALLY have to pay for them & then others think they are reusable for the next cruise ???? It is worth being caught & maybe thrown overboard ??
Not me. We buy ours !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Disney Cruise Line just announced they are now including soda at the 24 hour drink station... maybe the other cruise lines will follow. I am not a soda drinker at all... but I think it should be included, as it is in all inclusives and cruises are always saying they are the better value!
Maybe it's just me but, I wouldn't think of stealing a dollar after paying thousands for a cruise. I also wouldn't think of smuggling booze on board knowing that it's against the rules and is considered stealing.
I wouldn't want my steward to take something from my room because it's just lying there either.
I learned when I was about 7 years old that stealing is wrong and so is lying. I was in 2nd grade and cheated the school cafeteria out of an ice cream bar. I had to pay for it, apologize to everyone and work in the school kitchen for a week.
I never ever ever cheated anyone, stole from anyone or lied to anyone after that. I guess some of us learn the hard way at a very young age and then grow up...and then again...some people never learn and even feel proud to pass their values on.
Wouldn't you think that if Carnival gives at no charge all that expensive food, that they could provide a self service soda fountain at no charge? I can see charging for caned/bottled soda if the wait staff delivers the drink, to provide the wait staff some incentive for tips.