Rubber Duckie, You're the One...

Can someone explain what Cruise Ducks are? I saw the cutest picture of a rubber duckie on the Shipmate app with a little note that said something to the extent of; Yay! you found the cruise duck. Re-hide him or keep him. Then it said he had been hand panted and where he was from. What piqued my interest was the comments saying they couldn't wait to play and find one.

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In our area(Western NY) people do something similar with rocks. Paint them, and hide them goofy places. Im not too clear on the premise or purpose, but it seems to be something similar to what ive also been seeing on shipmate

Ya they do that over here in the Finger Lakes too! (It seems to always depend whether we're considered western NY or not haha)

I've seen them line up in the "Customer Service" area. But have never found one myself. Sounds like a fun thing to do.

Rubber Duckies. Meh!!

I think everything this side of Syracuse is considered WNY. LMAO

I Spend alot of time in FLX with my travel trailer, but im yet to see any rocks!

OK here's the scoop... Anyone remember the "where's george?" dollar bill tracking website from the early days of the internet? Well combine that with the friendship or kindness rock hunt add in a good dash of social media and you have a beginners type of geocaching scavenger hunt.

About a year & half or 2 years ago a group of pre-teens though it would be a great idea to leave the little rubber ducks that were in the "guaranteed" win crane machines in the arcade for younger kids to find. That somehow morphed into a book of face trend with adults trying to see how far they could get their store bought duckies to travel. SOme take it a bit further than the many varieties that can be found at dollar and department store, and hand decorate them. Just type in "Cruising Ducks" in your search bar and look over the results

Personally I'm "guilty" of hiding some ducks here and there on the ships I've been on, but I don't track them nor do I post them. If not being part of a roll call game for a CC meet-n-mingle (which is how I started on this) I do hope that some youngster finds them and has a little bit more happiness.

Somehow I knew, YOU would have a complete answer. Thanks for sharing!Love

Thank you! That's cool!

We did a transatlantic on the Regal Princess in April. My husband found 2 ducks. The first one he left alone, had no idea why it was sitting there. He figured it out and picked up the second one and brought it back to our cabin. It had a little passport tag attached around its neck with the first name of the person who brought it on board. We took a picture, posted it on the Traveling Ducks Facebook page and then put the duck back out for the next person to find. It's a cute idea. Kristy B

Recently, on the Vista I hid my first few ducks. I kinda stood back to see who found them. The reactions of the kids and adults are priceless. Some people hid a ton of ducks and some do a few. The tags can be customized, you can put as little or as much info on the tags. I usually just put the ship info, who the duck is traveling with or from, hiding instructions. My tags are usually themed with whatever I decorate my door with. It just about having fun.

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