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There were no mints on the Freedom OTS sailing of Sept 28-Oct 5
This really sucks...We are cruising on the FOS this Sunday, for the first time on Freedom class and back to royal after 4years of trying others...I cannot believe this. I know its just chocolate..but it's that little touch that makes cruising soo nice and special. After being out at a show/dinner /dance casino...to see the beds turned down, and that chocolate...was just special. I would save them up and bring them home for my desk at work for a 3pm reminder of how great my cruise was. Sometimes those little details make all the difference...I mean, it won't spoil my cruise...but geez...what a bummer.
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My opinion:

Towel thingies: first five cruises only.

Mints: Nice but they can get messy and screw up the sheets.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 01:28 AM
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Towel animals dont cost anything extra..They use the towels in there inventory...Not like there going to waste..They make a animal each night using the same towel. That is a sign of lazyness that the stewerd dosent want to do his job completly.
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I love coming back to the room late each night and taking pictures of the towel animals. Bob
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OHHH ! Please don't tell me no more towel animals. I love coming back to my room to see who's wearing my sunglasses that I left on the table. Gee, if I don't have my animals, I guess I'll have to talk to my hubby at night instead of my little towel creatures !!!

I must say, I'm pretty new to this forum & I've never seen a pillow mint get such a discussion. We're always too full to eat them & I get tired of bringing them home. I still have some in my candy dish. They are a nice touch. It will be interesting to see when we go on the Solstice Maiden Voyage if we will get them.
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These are the towel animals and mints from my last cruise...









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A speedoo towel animal! Lets go Devil Rays! How is the weather down in Florida Dave? Bob
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A speedoo towel animal! Lets go Devil Rays! How is the weather down in Florida Dave? Bob
Hot and Sunny but a cool 72 in Tropicana Field! Go Rays!!
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Confirming that there were mints on our pillow on the Adventure OTS we just did to the Caribbean a week ago. The mints were "do die for".... NOT :-)

There was also a lobster night.
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We just got home yesterday from a trip to Hawaii on Radiance of the Seas 9/26-10/11. We had mints, lobster and towel animals...
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Just returned from the Mariner and am happy to report that we had towel animals and chocolates on our pillows every night. Even got lobster too! I have never had mints on the pillow on any of my RC sailings, just chocolates...

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For God's sakes. It is a couple mints or chocolates we are talking about.
All you to do is go to the dining room and get your chocolate fix.
It isn't really about the mint- it is about how so many little things seem to be going away or are being charged for. It just all adds up and leaves you wondering what is next. It used to be all about making the customer feel special, now it is more about cutting corners.
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American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive in the salads they served.

Wonder how much RCI will save.
And how much did their stock go up because of that?
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I just returned from Mariner of the Seas yesterday and we had mints everynight on our pillows.
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Just got back from 2 weeks on Radiance and we had one on the pillow each night. Only 2 or 3 nights without towel buddies.
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Who in the hell cares about a mint on a cruise?????????
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Sorry Brew,
You just don't understand the meaning of having a mint on your pillow when on a cruise...It happens to mean something to some of us....It represents being on a cruise!
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Whether it's of any importance or not, but we were on the Mariner sailing 10-05 thru 10 -12 and there were mints aplenty.
So--to mint or not to mint--guess that's an executive decision by the cabin stewards !
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I usually bring all of the mints home to give to friends. Bob
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My DH likes to take the mints home. I'm glad to hear everyone has been getting mints. I thought I was going to have to bring some from home to give to the cabin steward so he could put them on my pillow !!!
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I have to agree, and taking a stck of mints home, will bring back a memory or two, after the cruise. How many time have you put your hand in a pocket of something, or a pocketbook, you wore on a cruise and found a mint, a ticket stub, etc..ahhhhh:0
I have a whole bunch in my freezer!
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I love these pictures!!
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I like to steal all the mints from the carts and hoard them in my safe !!
That way, I'm king of the mints and get to listen to my neighbors complain about not being minted !!
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Hi guys,
I was on serenade of the seas to alaska sept 13-20, we did have mints on the pillow and towel animals, to.
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No more mints is just fine by me. One morning on our Mariner cruise I woke up to chocolate melted in my hair.

Could have been too many DOD's that day .
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I love these pictures!!
Wow , much nicer and different towel animals on Carnival than on RCL !

It's not just the mints that are nicke and diming, it is posted that steak in the dining room (having nothing to do with the specialty restaurants) will now be charged an extra $15.00

What's next? Lobster at $25 in the dining room, or charging for all meals ?

It might have something to do with RCL having sold 50% to some English company.

And I just bought 100 shares too and am two points away from being a Diamond !

True, if they keep this up they ARE going to lose a lot of cruisers. Stock quotes their stock way down, $10/11 and also that reservations are way down....any more nickel and diming and they may be sailing with half empties or more in this economic climate !

You'd thik they'd have the sense to make their cruises more enticing , not less !
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It might have something to do with RCL having sold 50% to some English company.
What? I'd like to see where you saw this.
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I'm pretty sure I was reading it on a stock quote page....

I didnt have the impression it was done that recently, fait accomplis

google or do RCL stock quote

I usually go to a google site that has the word "money" in it to check on the stock price and that's where I read it.

I;m looking at an April 14 day Transatlantic and Expedia is offering $200 off for past passenger- so I asked if that would be in addition to the $250 share OBC. the answer was "No one of the other - not combinable"
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Just got off of the Serenade yesterday and we had mints every night. Maybe they are still exhusting their current supply. it's nice to come into the cabin and find a mint on your pillow.
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