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Old August 18th, 2007, 12:51 PM
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The Mrs just reminded me of this, on a very recent cruise on one of the
cruiselines belonging to Carnival, we met our cabin attendant (who will
remain nameless) about 30 minutes after we boarded. So, the guy tries to
introduce himself, he kept stuttering his name..........HE WAS DRUNK!!!!
lol......His breath smelled of alcohol, his eyes were red AND watery. His
face was REDDER then red. Guess someone from the previous cruise must have
been missing some duty-free liquor. The Mrs & myself had a blast about
it, we could only imagine him being given a sobriety test or him walking
the plank! He would have fallen off from the side! As it turns out, this
was his last week working for the cruiseline, or so he told us. He turned
out to be a real good cabin attendant though and even though some days we
slept-in late and then had late afternoon naps, everytime we left the
cabin, sure enough we always returned to a clean cabin! So the last nite,
in addition to tipping him, I gave
the kid a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label. I think we really rubbed
it in for him, all 3 of us had a jolly good laugh about it.

Anyone have any experiences of this kind to narrate?
Happy cruising everyone

( We recently returned from the Carnival Spirit, no such
hilarious meet & greet this time around, although we did have the darn
icemaker back to back to our cabin to contend with! , but that's
another tale to tell! )
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Old August 19th, 2007, 01:18 PM
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We had our best Cabin Steward on the Spirit. His name was Amporn. The boys got the giggles about that. He was excellent and even thanked me at the end of the cruise for not acting like a "princess". (I guess they get those types "occasionally")

Another wonderful Cabin Steward was on our first cruise with the boys on the Celebration in 1998. Sadly I do not remember his name, but back then Tampa was a port stop (not the embarkation) and we had spent the day at Busch Gardens. My youngest son was around 5 years old and starting running a high fever that afternoon. We had pulled out of port, so I took him to the ship's doctor to make sure it wasn't an ear infection. It wasn't. I stayed in the cabin with him that night giving him children's Tylenol.

Hubby and oldest son went onto dinner and ran into the Cabin Steward in the hallway. They asked him not to turn down the beds that night because the little one was sick. The Cabin Steward asked hubby what I usually ate and he told him anything that was beef. So the CS brought me the formal dinner to my cabin and Jello and clear soup for our little one. (and a cookie) Seems he had 2 sons the same age as ours. He checked in our us every hour to make sure we were ok. By the next morning, the fever had broken and our son was back to his good ole jolly self. The rest of the cruise was fine.

If it is Carnival and it floats....we have sailed it!

Hubby ... DIAMOND (every ship except the Carnivale)
Me ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale)
20 year old son ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale...he is the only DOUBLE Milestone under the age of 21)
24 year old son ... DIAMOND
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Old August 19th, 2007, 10:27 PM
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Nice to see you on these boards too, please come post more often.

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Old August 21st, 2007, 01:04 AM
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I rarely ever see the bloke anymore. I'm told the bigger the ship, the busier the staff. In May I was on the 3,000 + PAX Valor and needed my cabin steward and couldn't find him, so I found A cabin steward who knew him and talked to him over the phone on my behalf.
Maybe if he is seldom seen, the gent did a great job.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 10:33 AM
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lhp, your post was touching! What a great guy.
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