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We have I think 62 signed up for our cabin crawl on the Jade, which has a small Haven.  AFAIK I'm the only Haven cabin (2 BR) on the crawl.  I know hubby or I have to escort crawlers from Haven entrance to cabin, they have to be quiet, and stay in our cabin/balcony for viewing.  

 

I don't really know how many that cabin can accomodate for viewing without spillover into hallway - maybe 15?  I would ask butler to have a small spread for the crawlers.  What's the best way to handle this logistically?  Clearly break crawlers into groups and walk groups through one group at a time, but I don't think it would be OK for the rest to wait at Haven entrance either.

 

Any suggestions?

 

One brainstorm I had is that we have a GV on the crawl, I guess (if the GV person is willing) we could get the groups together in the GV and escort them down that way.

 

What have others done?

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9 hours ago, erdoran said:

We have I think 62 signed up for our cabin crawl on the Jade, which has a small Haven.  AFAIK I'm the only Haven cabin (2 BR) on the crawl.  I know hubby or I have to escort crawlers from Haven entrance to cabin, they have to be quiet, and stay in our cabin/balcony for viewing.  

 

I don't really know how many that cabin can accomodate for viewing without spillover into hallway - maybe 15?  I would ask butler to have a small spread for the crawlers.  What's the best way to handle this logistically?  Clearly break crawlers into groups and walk groups through one group at a time, but I don't think it would be OK for the rest to wait at Haven entrance either.

 

Any suggestions?

 

One brainstorm I had is that we have a GV on the crawl, I guess (if the GV person is willing) we could get the groups together in the GV and escort them down that way.

 

What have others done?

Congrats on your great turnout, but 62 people on a Cabin Crawl is just too many.😱  You risk getting complaints from other Haven passengers.  It would be a shame if NCL HQ decided to ban Crawls in Haven cabins, as seeing suites is one of the highlights of a Crawl.

 

I've led quite a few Crawls on the Gem, the Jade's sister ship.  Here are some suggestions:

 

You will have to break up members into 3 groups.  Have staggered starting times @ 15 minutes apart.  Get 2 volunteers for each group.  One will lead the group and the other will be the "sweep" at the back, to make sure no one gets left behind.

 

Group #1 will include everyone showing a cabin.  This will have your largest number of people, because after viewing their cabin, they will stay there, and then continue the Crawl with Group #3.

Group #3 will start as your smallest group, and will grow as they pick up all the people who have shown their cabin. 

 

Your brainstorm to find someone else willing to show suites that are not physically in the Haven is a good one. If you can't get the Garden Villa, Owners and Deluxe Owners suites are great to see.  The first are on decks 9 & 10 forward, with 2 balconies; the second is on deck #15, with wrap-around view of the pool.  The 2-bedroom suites, on deck #11, don't have Haven access, but IMHO have the best master bathrooms on the ship.  Divert at least one of your groups to these suites.  I've had success recruiting suite guests, even though they are not CC members, by talking it up in the VIP lounge before embarkation; an Elvis impersonator and his wife invited our group to their  Deluxe Owner's Suite, and a very nice couple in the GV agreed to show.  You never know, unless you ask. 

 

Everyone showing their cabin should just let their cabin steward or butler know they are expecting guests after [your starting time].  They will have the cabin spotless while you're at breakfast or lunch.  For those showing suites, the butler will be happy to arrange snacks, such as bowls of M & Ms, potato chips, cake & cookies.  Just let her/him know a day or two ahead about the expected number of guests.  Spread out among 3 suites, it's manageable.

 

Finally, you could try to cut the number of participants by (a) closing it out, and (b) not advertising the Crawl once on board.  It's surprising the number of people who forget to show up!  Do, however, leave a reminder the day before with everyone who is also showing a cabin.  You don't want them forgetting!

 

Good luck!

 

 

 

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