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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:09 PM
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From Johns blog Queen Of The Seas John Heald's Blog

"I wanted to take a few moments to talk about the Cruise Directors travel and adventure talks. These have always been an important part of what we do onboard and a great way to provide you the guest with important information about the ship and the ports of call.

These talks have always taken place at 11 am but now that time and the structure of the talks will be changing. The talks will now be called Fun Talks and will start at 10:30 am. Instead of talking about all the shore excursions for each port which, lets face it, can be a little boring the Cruise Director will now introduce the top five tours in each port. These top five excursions have been chosen not just based on what the CD or the Shore Excursion Manager believes are the best but are based also on the feedback we receive from guests who have been on the tours.

During the talk the CD will also be introducing some of the department heads and talking about what their departments will be offering during the cruise. The CD’s have been instructed to keep the talks to 45 minutes or less and to have them as entertaining as possible. The shopping ashore talk which used to be at 9:30 am will move to an afternoon slot and is something that anyone who intends to shop ashore should attend.
This new programming is already underway on the Carnival Liberty and Carnival Valor and by January 19th will be in place across the fleet. "


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Old January 7th, 2010, 08:35 AM
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I have left this suggestion on many cards, but I think Carnival is missing a great opportunity to provide in-room video of the excursions. Surely they have the bandwidth on their CCTV.
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