Behind the fun tour

I did this on the Inspiration and thought it was worth it for a one time deal.  The engine control room and bridge are what interested me the most.  Not allowed in the actual engine room which is massive and not safe for visitors.  We got to meet and talk to the captain who I thought was a great guy.  It was only $55 so didn't get much afterwards.  Hat, wrist band, picture with the captain, and complimentry plate of snacks that were usually premium items.  So as a one time thing I thought it was fine.

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My husband has considered doing the tour, but hasnt signed up for it yet.mon our last cruise they even announced that the tour wasn't sold out and were encouraging more people to take it. 

We enjoyed ours when we did it. We also found the entertainment element fascinating.  Then there was the infamous crew bar. We found some of the HR information a surprise and that they try to assign married couples to the same ship and not all cruise lines do. Glad you had a good time.

 

Interesting, I chatted with one female staff member on the Inspiration and her husband was on board previously.  He transferred to Miami.  She said after her contract she'd be able to transfer to the ship he's on.

 

I've taken the tour on the Miracle and the Sunshine. I enjoyed it both times. On the Sunshine they took us to the outside crew recreation area, which wasn't done on the Miracle. We were also treated to Champagne or Mimosas. Beside the cap, wristband and pictures we got a backpack (both times.).

I find the Behind The Fun tour to be a great filler for sea day and I'll take it for each cruise.

I did it on the Carnival Conquest.  Best money spent.  The cruise ships operate differently  from a Naval warship.  Would love to see actually machinery, but cant, you saw pictures of the equipment on the control boards.  The sewage treatment and recycling area was very interesting

We were with a group on a recent cruise and the group got to visit the bridge without cost.  We were able to talk privately with the staff on the bridge and they answered all our questions & explained what all the equipment was for & how everything operated.  They even answered my less than tech question about how they got their meals when on duty. 

 

We were able to do that on Celebrity because of our loyalty status.

That would be a great perk for loyalty status. 

Would love to do this on my next cruise (Inspiration). But, dont see it offered on the excursion page, does that mean it is not available?

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