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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Just Ducky!!

Great info maryred .. appreciate it

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I found my first one on Carnival Sunrise last month. It was in the casino at a slot machine. I decided to re-hide. I love the idea and on my next cruise I will be bring some cruise ducks along to hide and add to the fun. I like the passport tag that says where they are from.

How cute Saressa!

I think my daughter and I will hide a few this next one and see if we can find any!

For anyone wishing to do the cruise ducks, please follow some simple rules that the cruise lines don't ban the practice for abuse. Do keep your "flock" numbers reasonable. Believe it or not on another site a poster said they just ordered a gross of them (144) wholesale to take with them on their next 2 cruises, and I'm hoping they were being sarcastic. Do keep the characterization of your ducks fun and light, I've seen some gruesome pics of horror or adult subject matter ducks supposedly hid, again hoping the poster was being facetious. Do leave the ducks in public spaces, but not in public bathrooms.

Do Not hide in shops, pools or beyond railings, or place them where it could drop unexpectedly on someone or go overboard. Do not hide in plants on board, live ones do get treated with pesticides and fake ones are cleaned with chemicals as some children that find them are young enough to place things in their mouths.

Most of all if you do hide or find a duckie have fun doing so.

Thanks Mary!

144!!!! Oh my stars! I was thinking 3 lol.



Here is a pic of the ducky we found.

Maryred, you are so good at finding the whole story! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!Love

Wow Maryred, 144 ducks. I would have no room for clothes LOL. There is a FB page dedicated to the cruising ducks and people post their finds there. Hopefully it stays a fun trend and not ruined by the actions of a random few.

Since it has already been explained a few times, if anyone is interested, this is the face book page a friend created a few months ago. We are up to over 1400 members already. Lots of GREAT people here. Please feel free to join. We'd love to have you. It's called Duck Pirates.

Here is a ducky that my non husband found. I was whining that I had not found any and 10 seconds later he finds it. LOL It even has a mustache like he does. Two of our fellow cruisers felt sorry for me so they gave me 2.



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