Cake for Wife's Bday

My wife and I are going on a cruise with and dining with a large group..Only a handful are good/close friends. The remaining are those are friends\relatives of one of these that I don't know ( 1 or 2 met once).

 

Anyway...it's my wife's birthday the last day of the cruise and would like to get her a cake for at dinner that night. With the size of the group I'm thinking I'd need to purchase at least 2 cakes from cruise ship to cover everyone. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a cheapskate but to get 2(possibly 3) to accommodate the entire group more than half I don't know seems overdoing....already turning into expensive trip.

 

One option....get cake for wife and I to eat in our room ourselves...

 

One other option, get a cake for those I know and invite them down to our room for birthday celebration.  I do plan getting the room decorated but her birthday is an at sea day and trying figure a way to have cruise do that without my wife knowing.

 

Thoughts? Any other options?

 

Thanks for any suggestions!!!!

4 Answers

OK, I know your wife will enjoy the surprise.

First thing first.... Contact you cruise consultant or your travel agent.... they should have tips. Second, When you get on board, make sure you speak with the concierge at the desk. They may have some ideas. Also enlist your good friends to come up with ideas. Third, check with your room steward.. They have probably been there and done that.

In 2009, we had our 30th anniversary on our cruise. On the day, our friends, our travel advisor, and another couple who had an anniversary on the same day..and of course to AMY the bartender we met on the first day. We had a great celebration, and for the whole group....one heck of a hangover.....

Your cruise consultant should be able to assist with setting this up (or at least pointing you in the right direction). If you're not comfortable with the big group, invite your friends toy our cabin for a private party... more intimate and more personal for your wife. A win/win.

I agree with the suggestion of having a more intimate celebration in your cabin.

Have the cabin decorated before you board so she can enjoy the decorations all week. Just get a small cake for the two of you in cabin. And have some chocolate covered strawberries delivered too.

You didn't state which line you are on, but if it's NCL they have celebration packages that include a specialty restaurant.

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