Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 29th, 2014, 04:49 PM
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 2
Default Back to Back cruise (same ship, different route), is it same entertainment?

Hi guys,

We are looking to do Western and Easter Caribbean back to back on Carnival Conquest.

It does one route for 3 weeksn then switches to the other every 4th week.

Does anyone know if the entertainment will be the same? After speaking to 4 departments at Carnival no one had a straight answer. But researching online it seems like a lot of the crew works 3 weeks then get 4th off? That would allign with ship switching to different route... but then again maybe their schedule is different??

Can anyone provide info on this? We dont care about food being similar or same, but it would be nice if shows and comedy were different?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 29th, 2014, 06:22 PM
Dave Beers's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,648
Default

I don't know where you found something that said the crew works 3 weeks and gets the 4th week off. That is not even close to being true.

The entertainment will mostly be the same every week. The production shows put on by the Carnival entertainers will be the same. The bands and comedians under contract with Carnival will be doing the same sets in the same bars. The only variation would be if the ship had a comedian or act come in for one or two shows on a particular week.

Otherwise, beyond the shows running on a different schedule depending on the itinerary, they will be the same. Remember - just because you would be doing a back-to-back cruise doesn't mean everyone else is. There are new guests aboard on week 2, and those shows will be new to them.
__________________
Dave
Forum Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 29th, 2014, 10:46 PM
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 2
Default

Yeah I was just thinking that maybe becaues the ship is sailing to completely different places they may switch out entertainment crew since they work 7 days a week for weeks on end.

Do they just not get days off?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 30th, 2014, 09:55 AM
green_rd's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Indianapolis (USA)
Posts: 5,400
Default

Some entertainers will have a day off, though even without a performance they may be rehearsing or have other duties. For. Example the show band will accompany live karaoke one or two nights when there is no big production show.

Most of the crew work 7 days a week through the duration of their contract.

If you want a little xtra variety the karaoke and piano bars are usually much more audience driven, for good or bad.
__________________
Bob

A Bad Day At Sea [with power] Always Beats A Good Day At Work
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 30th, 2014, 04:41 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 785
Default

If you want variety do 1 week on one ship and switch to another ship that leaves the same day from the same port. Even doing 2 different Carnival ships will leave you with many new venues and entertainers or you could do one week Carnival and then another cruiseline.

You do need to repack but I've done this on many occasions and it is great fun, and a good story to tell on the ship. Walking from one terminal to the next might take 5mins and then check in an hour or so. Just make sure you are one of the last off the ship so the wait times to check in is shortest. Sleep in, enjoy a relaxing breakfast, and get off when the ship thins out so you can have fast times through customs.
__________________
List of cheap solo cruises
Cruise Food Gallery


BOOKED: Holland Oosterdam May 25; 7N ship, 4N Anchorage, 6N Denali, 5N Denver
11 cruises in 2012, 90 nights at sea visiting 15 countries
8 cruises in 2013, 56 nights at sea visiting 7 countries
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old March 30th, 2014, 06:06 PM
Dave Beers's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,648
Default

Even when a crew member gets a day off, it isn't 24 hours off. It is usually a few hours during the morning and afternoon in a port. Entertainment staff is often assigned lifeboat duty if you look closely at name tags during the drill.
__________________
Dave
Forum Moderator
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
advice, back, carnival, cruise

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transit time for back to back cruises. (and ship advice) woodyren First-Time Cruisers 2 July 20th, 2013 12:20 PM
Back 2 Back, same ship, is it ok? (Norwegian Star) tinabrn Norwegian Cruise Lines 1 April 13th, 2009 09:05 AM
entertainment on back to back cruises sandrajean Carnival Cruise Lines 3 April 2nd, 2007 01:12 PM
Back-to-Back Cruise and Staying on Ship Wags Ask CruiseMates Staff 7 October 24th, 2003 09:03 AM
Carnival Legend review(long) exotic western route(got back l flgatorfans Carnival Cruise Lines 0 April 10th, 2003 09:56 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:52 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1