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Old July 30th, 2008, 05:02 PM
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Are there any onboard activities or events that they no longer have but you wish they'd bring back?

Like playing the ponies!! They used to have horse races on the pool deck with those stick horses, rolling dice to see who would move and eventually win. Then they would auction them off to people for the "Owners' Race" at the end of the cruise. We would "buy" a horse to run in the Owners' Race, decorate it with all kind of things, carry it around the ship for the entire week, and even give it a name.....where are you now "Pepper Time" & "Yuengling Lager"?!?!?

Oh the good old days!
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Yes bring back the horse racing and Sumo Wrestling please!!!

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I did not realize that RCCL no longer had horse racing. When did this end? Bob
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Yeah, what the h*ll -- they don't have horse races any longer..........???!
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Interesting you mention this too. We just came off of Mariner 2-3 weeks ago, wonderful ship & time of course. No complaints at all.

My wife & I both noticed considerably less games and activites around the pool. If I recall correctly all we saw was a belly flop contest, a bartender display, & ice carving...and we were at the pool all day, everyday.

Wouldn't stop us from going back though!

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Sumo wrestling..I never saw that one!
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Sumo wrestling has been gone a long time now.

It was held in one of the lounges they had 2 big huge sumo costumes and cruisers volunteered to participate. Staff would take the two cruisers in the back and help you put this big costume on they would come on to the middle and have to see which cruiser can take take the other one down. The floor was padded down and so was the costume.
Once the loosing cruiser fell to the ground the staff had to help him/her up there was no way they were getting up by themselves in that costume.

Never tried it but fun to watch.
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I did notice on the Liberty they had a ton of Trivia. Movie trivia, 80's trivia, sports trivia etc. I don't remember having that much Trivia in the past.

I would like to see some more pool games.
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I would like to see some more pool games.
Me too! I remember the horse racing on the Sovereign a few times but have not seen it since I do remember they used cash and it is a form of gambling. That may have something to do with it.
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The horses were alot of fun!!! :evil: :evil:
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Used to skeet shoot on the Norway. That was fun.
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I remember the skee shooting on my first Carnival cruise but wondered why they did not offer it anymore. Bob
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