Suggestion? Follow up with the Maitre D or the Pursers office to confirm the cake on the night you want it. I have experienced problems and when the big night comes no special cake comes with it. If I had been proactive and confirmed if ahead of time while onboard this would not have been a problem. Cake for thought!
2008-Valor and Glory
2009-Spirit and Splendor
2010-Freedom of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas
2012-Allure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas
My wife and i sailed on the Inspiration once. That week we were celebrating our anniversary. I think i answered a question for carnival of why we were sailing or would we be celebrating an event on this cruise and i marked anniversary. One night at dinner they brought out a cake that had happy anniversary written on the cake, we were both surprised, we had no idea they would do this. Did not request or plan for it, it just happened. nice surprise!
They used to do the cakes for free, but people would suddenly "decide" that they had a birthday or anniversary that week and it got a little nuts. Why people would lie to get a free cake when there is plenty of free food leaves me scratching my head. But, anyway, they started charging for the cakes and they are worth every penny now. Did it once for hubby's birthday and it was yummy. And, the singing is fun. Many of the waiters who can sing either don't speak English that well or they are pretending not to for the song. But, sky is so right. The words come out a little funny. Just part of the fun.