Carnival is doing away with the platinum and diamond gathering plus a couple of eating venues till june 30 so they say staffing issues. They are going to give drink coupons instead. Being as I am anti social, I could care less if they cancel that gathering, it is just a bunch of people crowded grabbing drinks and praising the Mardi Gras. Give me my coupons and I will be happy. Wondering if all these cutbacks are going instead of tacking a fuel sur charge?
It's hard to say. I'm a loyalty member of RC and Celebrity, I know I'd be upset if they took away the Captain's Club/Crown And Anchor Society gathering. It's the perfect time during the cruise where they do something special for us, especially now since some of our perks are being taken away. I don't think canceling the Repeat Cruisers gathering for Carnival will go over well for the guests.
So you had to go and mention those dirty words "fuel surcharge" no amount of cutbacks on board will even put a dent in their fuel costs...it seems inevitable....
As I understand it, they are short of crew, by canceling these activities, the crew can be working in “normal” areas. Personally, I usually get only one drink. We seem to be invisible to the roving wait staff. If you are cutting back, it’s probably the most logical place. However, I think they are over filling the ships with passengers. Just an opinion.