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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:20 AM
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My first cruise was on Festivale in February 1983. On this cruise I purchased a key chain. The fob is metal and rectangular. On one side it says "The Fun Ships" and has the Carnival logo as it was back then. On the back the names of all the ships in Carnivals fleet at the time. Carnivale, Festivale, Mardi Gras and Tropicale. Carnival has grown since then when they had 4 ships in their fleet. This key chain has been in daily use for the last 25 years. It is worn but is in remarkably good shape for its age and amount of use. I did replace the ring at one point using the ring from a players club keychain that Carnival sent me. The original ring had stretched open from adding and taking off keys.
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I collect several different things from the ships, but my favorite are my bears. I have stuffed bears from all the ships, that have the name of the ship on their little tee shirts.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:50 AM
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I have a lot of souvenirs, cups, glasses, ship models, pins, and of course photos. But I think my favourite so far are the autographed CD and DVD from Bert Stratton on the Caribbean Princess. Every once in awhile we take them out and enjoy his zany humour and wonderful entertainment!
Can't wait to go see him again in April!

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My very favorite is the signed photos of all the Star Trek actors that were on the many cruises (4) I have them all framed and in my S.T. room.
The next one is to Alaska in '09

also, the photos of my family & in laws on the Century new years cruise. There were 27 of us. I had not seen many since the wedding of my son and his wife/s family since 2001.

I collect the magnets and a few coffee mugs from the different ships, but they end up at the back of a closet.
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Cups from the different islands, woodcarvings and my favorite, the colorful caribbean artwork.
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Royal Caribbean hats and medals from all the belly flop contests. I am wearing one in my avitar. 8)
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A hand painted tile of a sunset we got in the Bahamas.

My husband would say the wood carving of a crazy looking guy on a motorcycle.
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I like to collect postcards from the place I travel, I have a pretty big album full of them, I leave it on the coffee table. It’s kind of fun to show people when they come over.
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Mugs from the different places and ships, 3 plates from our really dream cruises, and photos of us at the Capt. table dinners we were invited to. We have 4 so far.
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Of course it is my "24 Carrot Gold Plastic Piece Of Ship On A Stick".
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on the charter jazz cruises, they have special posters made for the cruise featuring the performing artist..so I have the artist sign their names on the poster and take a picture with them..then when I get home I have the poster framed along with my pictures of each artist and then hang over my fire place
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My favorite cruise souvenir is a replica of an indian totem pole that was purchased in Vancouver, pre-cruise to Alaska. Being a typical tourist I really enjoy buying momentos in each and every port that the ship docks.
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On one of our trips to Nassau we bought the worlds best back scratcher...silly and tacky but boy does it get the job done!
My favorite souvenir is probably the metal palm tree we bought in Labadee that now hangs on the patio.
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Quote:
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I collect several different things from the ships, but my favorite are my bears. I have stuffed bears from all the ships, that have the name of the ship on their little tee shirts.
and me !!!

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I too am collecting the medals, and of course, the coveted 24 caret gold, plastic, ships on a stick. I usually get one, or the other for participating in either the passenger talent show, or the legends show. (or on an 8 day, both). You know you cruise too much when your trophy case is filled with this crap.

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I have a ceramic mug with the name of the ship from every ship I have been on. I love adding to that collection. But, by far, my favorite souvenier is my waiter from my very first cruise on the Carnival Fascination in 1995. He is now my husband!
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Dear Dezertcruiser,
Your sovenier from your first cruise is priceless!
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Even though my Mass. license plate says SHOP*R, I am not really a souvenir kind of cruiser... But I do pick up some small pieces island watercolors . They make me smile when I see them.
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