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Old February 24th, 2007, 08:32 PM
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Has Carnival also suspended, along with the funnel deck, the issuance of lapel pins on their ships? The wife and I just returned from the Fantasy and no pins were left in the cabin with the invite to the Captain's dinner. Wow. If this is true, Carnival must be flexing its muscles and discontinuing some past freebies. It's not like they had very many of them to begin with.
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Off in the distance...( a woman's shriek is heard!) No more pins? That was the fun part of the cruise, receiving the pins and the invites.
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How long was your cruise?

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Old February 25th, 2007, 08:48 AM
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5 days.
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I have gotten a pin on every cruise I have been on in the last couple of years. I just got off the 5-Day Inspiration on Thursday and received a Pin with my Past Guest Party Invite. Not sure why you would not have gotten one.

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On some ships, you do not get the pin with the invite. Instead, they are now giving the pin as you enter the party. This happened while I was on the Glory.
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We have had it to be hit or miss on several cruises. I actually don't even think about it unless they show up.
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The reason I asked about the cruise days is because I have been told that on the shorter cruises, they don't do the party thing, but will give you a pin at the Pursers desk.
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We cruised on the Elation in Dec. 2006 on a 5 day to Cozumel and did not receive a pin. We were invited and attended the past guest party but were not offered one. I was wondering if they had been discountinued.
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My daughter just cruised on the Elation a few weeks ago and received pins with our invites to the past guests party. This was on a 5 day cruise.

Getting the pin made me think that they should give out pins for the different ships so you could collect them.
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we've gotten pins on every cruise in 05-06 and the 3 in 07 so far. Our ships were: M/S Sensation, M/S Elation and Carnival Glory. In addition, they've left all kinds of other freebies in our cabin like keychains, t-shirts, wine, fruit, chocolate covered strawberries, and all kinds of other kind gestures. So i cant complain.
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