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May 18th, 2010, 05:34 PM
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Door Decorations on Cruise

I understand that we can decorate the doors to our cabins on our cruise so we can find it (provided we get off on the correct deck). A easy to remove door decoration. Not a sticker, but they make a removable cling. Does anyone know where I get one of these? What am I looking for (name) ? Are there otherways to decorate our cabin doors? What do other cruisers do? Thanks.
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May 19th, 2010, 01:02 AM
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We have never decoragted our door and find that only a tiny number of cruisers do - I think it is reserved for those who expect to find themselves too drunk to return to the correct cabin. But this is from someone who has to remember each spring to take down the Christmas wreath at home.
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May 19th, 2010, 09:18 PM
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Ah, ParrotMom...you must have been the person who took my festive magnets from my cabin door!!! I put them on the door so our friends can find our cabin.

Seriously, I usually decorate my cabin door on RCI with magnets. The doors are metal and the magnets will hold up a sign or decoration. I leave for a Mexico cruise this week end and had to buy new magnets as all of my others were taken when we cruised the Caribbean in January.
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May 19th, 2010, 11:07 PM
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I am with ParrotMom on this one. Door signs are tacky ... unless it is to signify a special occasasion or something. Do you decorate your hotel room door when you stay at a hotel?

Unless you have a suite, friends comes by and visit will have hardly any places to sit anyway. Also, consdering the potential noise level and what how it might affect your next door neighbor when it is late at night.

Much better way to visit is to go to a public area. There are plenty of public area that you can chat and laugh out loud all night without affecting other people. We don't visit inside a cabin, we make plans to meet on deck.

For me, there is nothing worst than being kept awake all night from loud laughter and chatters from the cabin next door or being forced to hear other people's personal challenges that is really too personal and in the "too much information" category.
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May 20th, 2010, 04:00 AM
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BarbAnn....not me.. I normally don't cruise the Caribbean.. I don't have objections if the cabin is being decorated by the line for birthdays or anniversaries. As for entertaining...Eschew is right, either in a lounge or the deck... I certainly wouldn't appreciate a party next door..and fortunately it's never happened. We have been invited to suites for cocktail hour.. complete with butler though
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May 20th, 2010, 08:45 AM
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I think you are missing the point of the OP's question. Whether to decorate your cabin door is a personal matter. I like to have have fun and create a festive atmosphere on our cruises so I tend to decorate the door.

As for me being a party animal, DH & I are usually in bed reading by 10PM, so I'm with you on not liking loud parties in the next cabin.

You are right, I don't decorate a hotel room door. I don't compare a cruise with a hotel stay. I go on a cruise to meet new people (many have become wonderful friends), visit great ports and have fun.
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May 20th, 2010, 10:24 AM
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I have never decorated my cabin door, nor has it ever occurred to me to. I have seen a few cabin doors (not a lot) with stickers placed on them, but I really didn't pay too much attention to it. In my experience decorated doors are not that common.

As "tacky" as a door sign might appear, I do think it is tackier to remove a sign that someone has placed on their door. Is it that hard to walk by and ignore it?
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May 20th, 2010, 10:57 AM
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We saw a family that did it at a Disney resort. Not something I would do nor something I would consider as I do think it's tacky. But, you paid your money so do what you wish.

I believe this family had young kids and they hung pictures the kids made and cut-out shapes of Disney characters.

BTW, as silly as I think doing that is, I think it's equally silly for someone like ParrotMom to yank your sign down. It's not her money or her ship. Why care?
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May 20th, 2010, 12:27 PM
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BarbAnn...Oftej cruise or a land resort I have decorated our room INSIDE with stick on gels cut out figures, flowers, words, to celebrate birthdays, Valentines day, anniversaries and other holiday and usually do it on the mirrors. Walking by and taking off a sign .guess the "devil made me do it" Alot of the signs I see are printed from a cruise board. Ryan... I understand it being done at Disney, but I feel the lines we cruise are NOT party lines and on just consider it tacky outside unless its a paid decoration by the cruise line
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May 20th, 2010, 12:29 PM
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Oh yes and as snobby as this sounds, the line we cruise on now and the two week demograpic is for all sakes a well traveled and how shall I put this..more sophisticated and do not need to decorate Now you can all come after me.lol
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May 20th, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Oh yes,.. we had a cruise last y ear and outside our door our names were printed, I took that down several times and told the room Steward I didn't want my name "out there" it was a Princess ship.
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May 20th, 2010, 12:37 PM
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Interesting, discussing how well traveled the cruise you take is yet you resort to something petty like yanking down the sign of a complete stranger when that sign has zero impact on you.

I guess when one needs the reflected glory of a cruise ship brand to validate themselves they take things like what others do on their door quite seriously.

Reminds me of the writing of Joe Queenan when he talked about the absurdity of the dirty looks he got for wearing shorts to the Red Lobster.
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May 20th, 2010, 02:41 PM
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A Fodorite sent me a Fodor's magnet - I kept it on the door on our last cruise - gave me a smile each time I came back to the cabin

Luckily, the Parrots were not on that cruise to steal my magnet!

You can bring a magnet to feel "at home", or type or print something on a piece of paper that a magnet will hold.

Sorry, this didn't answer your question about a cling. I'm sure if you Google "removable cling decorations" you will find an answer.
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May 20th, 2010, 03:39 PM
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This is funny! Really a matter of taste. You know how some people have bumper stickers and others don't. How some fly flags from their homes for every holiday, season or occasion known to man. There are those who wear holiday earrings, with matching nail decor. The possibilities are endless.

I am trying to decide if I want to go on a cruise... can you tell me what percentage of the ship has decorated doors?
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May 20th, 2010, 05:29 PM
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If you live in an area on the East Coast check out Xmas Tree shops..they have great sheets of stick on gel decorations. If we are away for Parrot Pops birthday or our anniversary I hide a packet (there is usually a pattern you can make already set up) of it along and decorate when he isnt around. As for the Parrots.. well Dayenu if it's not a favorite food or a piece of wood to chomp..they aren't interested. In all seriousness these gel decorations are very, very inexpensive...each set is probably under $2.00... one of the reasons I buy a set often is to put on a sliding glass door so we or visitors to our home don't try to walk through. It maybe tacky, but it's at least tacky in my home. What I did years ago...and haven't for a while is bring a sticky and if I'm looking for a new "friend" put the sticky on the cabin door telling them what I'm wearing and where I am. Then again..also I carry a large parrot bag, often wear parrot jewelry..
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May 20th, 2010, 05:36 PM
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To save your fingers....www.thefind.com/office/info-gel-clings
Xmas Tree is much less $$.. we have used the Thanksgiving, Halloween, Spring.etc..
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May 21st, 2010, 12:07 PM
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GGfinds - very few! Unless it's a group, once we saw maybe 20 doors in a row with the same letter-size poster on each.

Parrot, this is funny, my father did the same - walked through a glass balcony door - and told my aunt she keeps it too clean to notice

As for notes to somebody, isn't it safer to write on a regular paper and push under the door?
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May 21st, 2010, 03:02 PM
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Dayenu...the entrance to our home is sliding glass doors and occasionally when I'm expecting company I certainly don't want anybody walking through. But more interesting right now with the screen door in...I've found a little magnetic black silhoutte butterfly that I've put at eye level...

Cabin doors are tight and there is no way to slip anything under the door.. Most cruise ships now have gadgets where they can leave envelope outside the door now.

Even my dogs have learned to sit outside the door and not to push out the screen... unfortunately, one day I did.lol
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May 22nd, 2010, 09:04 PM
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M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E IMHO.

But I certainly wouldn't pull your decor off your door.
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May 23rd, 2010, 11:52 AM
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Well, that makes it easy... my doors are not open to the street and can't offend anybody
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