Souvenirs!! Any special ones from a special cruise?
I still have a key chain from my first cruise in 1983 on the Festivale. It is in use with my household and car keys daily. It has on it the names of Carnivals whole fleet at the time "Carnivale" "Festivale" "Mardi Gras" and "Tropicale" Carnivals fleet has grown a lot since those days. From that first cruise I also have a picture I took of the actress Mamie VanDoren and a paper with her autograph. My second cruise was on the Mardi Gras in 1984. I still have a large straw bag with "Jamaica No Problem" on it. Sweet memories.
I don't have any one memorable souvenir, but we've bought refrigerator magnets from all the islands we've visited on our trips. The top door is getting pretty well filled up. I'm hoping to work on the lower door soon.
This wall unit in my "Cruise Room" holds most of the souvenirs of our cruises, including photo albums. If you'd like to see more pics of the Cruise Room, go the the Personal Photo Gallery, and search "Cruise Room"
Like fasteddie, I too collected fridge magnets, from everywhere I've ever been. I had to stop though, and clear them off before the poor fridge keeled over from the weight!
Ihave a unique set of matruska (?sp) dolls from our Baltic cruise. They are a very pretty dark wood and each piece has an icon beautifully painted. The tiny doll is of course the baby Jesus. Really nice at Christmas time but I keep it out year round. I've gotten so many comments about it. I hope to do this cruise again next year and have explicit orders to return home with several of these. Wonder what I can sell 'em for? hmmm
On our cruise, my son celebrated his 13th bday (teeny bopper officially)
so @ his bday PARTY - we gave him a beach towel & our waier gave him a FUN SHIP FREDDY !! Freddy is still sitting out in his room although most of the other stuffed friends have retired to the closet as ds is approaching 15 now and TOO OLD for stuffed animals.... lol !!
Louanne you sound like me!! My first few cruises I collected so much stuff. The hardest part was getting all those glasses home intact. Somehow I managed. Back then they even gave away bumper stickers "I Cruised The Fun Ship Festivale" Of course I had a bunch of those too. Carnival should have had me on their payroll in the advertising department.