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Old July 27th, 2006, 11:08 AM
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Default What Are Capers?

As a Newbie, you keep hearing people talk about these things called Capers. You wonder what they are, but are afraid to look dumb, so you don't ask. Now I have to admit, I don't know what the word Caper stands for, but I'll bet others will help me to tell you. I am pretty sure the C stands for Carnival.

Those of you who are not new to cruising, tell us what the Capers mean to you, and how do you use them to your best advantage?

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Old July 27th, 2006, 11:29 AM
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I don't think it stands for anything. I think it's just a word. You know, like "Carnival Hijinks" or "Carnival Shenanigans", but with more alliterative flair.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 11:48 AM
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Capers are a small round spice used in some exotic cooking and making pickles. However it also means dancing around and having fun. So you are either going to have fun or get pickled. or both.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 01:09 PM
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We always get an extra caper for each day and bring it home as a way of remembering our cruise. Whenever I encounter someone that tells me they would never cruise because they don't want to be "stuck on a tin can" for an entire week with nothing to do, I show them the Carnival Capers. How could you be bored with all of that to do....or just being able to do nothing at all. That's my favorite part, doing nothing and resting afterwards.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 02:54 PM
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capers is the ship newspaper it will tell what is going on the ship you will
get it each night and a pice of chocolate and towel animal it will be on your bed
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Old July 27th, 2006, 07:14 PM
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Here you go Luanne,

From Merriam Webster:

Main Entry: 2caper
Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): ca·pered; ca·per·ing /-p(&-)ri[ng]/
Etymology: probably by shortening & alteration from capriole
: to leap or prance about in a playful manner
So, when you get your Capers, you must leap and prance about playfully !
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