Just another glowing comment about Carnival and the Elation in particular. When I was on her back in Oct '05, I had lost my wallet in the lounge during the Past Guests party. I was FRANTIC . I discovered it as I had walked out and went to another bar and I reached to retrieve my card and it was gone! I raced back to the lounge and did not see it anywhere. The wait staff knew nothing about it. I went directly to the purser's office and WOW , it was already there and they were expecting me. All within a 6 or 7 minute period from dicovery of it missing to it being back in my hand COMPLETELY INTACT! My hat and wallet are off to them.
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I would think thanks should go to the person that found it and took it to the purser desk. When we were on the Liberty in December, my wife found a passcard. She immediately gave it to a Carnival employee who seemed disinterested and didn't even say thank you. A few days later, we found someone's ID wallet after a show. Instead of giving it to an employee in the theater, I took it straight to the purser desk so that I knew it would get there promptly. Passengers need to look out for eachother.
I was happy to hear that you had such a great experience in getting your wallet back. Sorry to say we did not. I left the lounge just before a show to go to the restroom at the entrance to the lounge. I hung my camera on the hook inside the door and forgot it. As soon as I sat back down in the lounge, I realized what I had done and rushed back. It was gone in less than 3 minutes. Checked with Purser daily and never found it. Another young couple had their digital cam stolen on the last day with all their pics on it for their entire vacation. Luckily I only lost my first day's pics and a ton of money spent on disposable cameras.
We should all be honest and look out for each other while cruising. If everyone who is tempted to keep something that is not theirs would stop and think how they would feel if they lost something irreplacable or very valuable the world would be a better place. If you do find something, please turn it in to the purser's office, not an employee on deck.
Carnival Fantasy (15 Member Family Cruise)
My wife lost a valuable ring in Branson Missouri when she took off her gloves on a cold day. She didn't miss it until 8 hours later and after a frantic search called all the theathers we attended that day and, someone found it and turned it in leaving no name.
Over the years I have found a ship and sail card, returning it to the purser office, and a wallet with the card and $400. I turned in the wallet and card and held the money until the desk called and said the guy who's wallet I found was there. I returned the money of course, and refused any reward.
Do I think most people are honest? No, in my case I was lucky and so were the people I returned the lost items too.
as I noted above, we found and returned two items while on our cruise. I lost my wedding ring in Grand Caymans on the same cruise. In the off chance someone might find it, I posted a request for others to keep a look out. Not holding my breath, but I believe if someone finds it and knows someone is looking for it, they will return it. However, I already bought a new one but it's not the same as the 9 year old one I wore every day to show my love for my wife.
For the second time, I have lost a piece of jewelry on a Carnival ship and had it returned to the Purser's desk.
First was a lost necklace in the casino about 8 yrs ago, latest was a lost gold bracelet in the disco on the Spirit last Sept. Both times they were turned in to the Purser's desk and I was relieved and grateful for honest people.
I really do think that most people are honest and want to do the right thing. However there are always a few that will steal anything that's loose, and then some who will do even worse. I knew a guy who had a motorcycle chained to his front porch post--- the thief stole the cycle AND the lock and chain !
But regarding cruising, say there's 3,000 people on board and 99 % are honest. That leaves 30 who are not and 30 crooks on a ship can do a lot of damage. As someone else said, folks on board need to be aware and help one another if possible.