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Old September 24th, 2008, 08:27 PM
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Add another item to cut backs. No more mints on your pillow at turn down.
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Well, that stinks;(
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Did this just start? We had chocolates on our pillow every night 8/27-9/7 on the Jewel.
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Did this just start? We had chocolates on our pillow every night 8/27-9/7 on the Jewel.
Yes as of sailings after 9/1, you were probably last to get them on Jewel.
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Man, I think this is extremely lame of RCCL! Bob
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we just sailed on Serenade 13-20th September and had chocolates on our pillow every night.

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Liberty also had chocolates on the Sept. 6th sailing.
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Let's not post something unless we KNOW it's a fact.
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Guess they are using balance of inventory on some ships.

(BTW-I actually discussed it with someone with RCI and they confirmed it was going to be fleetwide.)
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btw we only got 4 towel animals - perhaps they're cutting back on those too haha
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We just got off the Jewel on the 20th and still had them but won't miss them (remember when they used to be a different chocolate every night?). And towel animals were with a towel they saved for that purpose.
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Hard to believe that the higher price paid for an RCI cruise, won't buy a mint for my pillow? Just another reason I guess....

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It looks like I am in the minority as I dont really care for the mints on the pillows but I really love the towel animals.
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OMG, whats next?? No more towel animals??
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Hello Fellowcruisers,

This 'nickel and diming' is getting ridiculous.

Pretty soon cruisers will get discouraged by all this and may look for alternatives to cruising.

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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.
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Sometimes I am just too full to eat all of those mints and take them home to give out to friends. Bob
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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
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I too usually have a handfull to bring home, give to the grandkids :-) Just a nice reminder of a week spent in paradise, will miss that for sure.
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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.
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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.
Well actually they know exactly. I happened to talk to a person at RCI in the finance department and they ran some kind of accounting formula to determine just how much they would save fleet wide. (I'm not an accountant so I forgot exactly what it was called) It also seems that pax would raid the cabin stewards carts in the evening and 'score' extra mints. Amazing, what some people will do.
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We sailed on Vision of the Seas Sept. 21-28 and had mints on our pillows every night.
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We just got off monarch and there were still mints on the pillows. 9/29 thur 10/3 cruise.
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We had mints on our pillows every night on the Adventure OTS last week,
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thanks for the "heads up"..I'll bring some mints from home so I can place on my GF's pillow nightly so she won't notice the cut back (and guess I better take animal towel lessons, because I really look forward to them)..and leave a mint for our cabin steward every night with a short note to thank him/her for taking care of our cabin

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We just got off Jewel of the Seas yesterday and there were mints every night except the day we arrived. There were no towel animals on the first and last nights.
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Just sailed on Sovergein of the Seas 9-26/29 and had mints every night. Only had towel animal 2 nights tho.
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There were no mints on the Freedom OTS sailing of Sept 28-Oct 5
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