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New Straw Offerings From John Heald

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Here's the question:

 

Are they really concerned about the enviorment, or is this a revenue move?

It just seems like they found another way to make some money. I can see some people saying "it's just trieing to please people", but not sure i buy that one

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Revenue move or not, plastic straws will be gone fleet wide in the next few days according to Mr. Heald. I does seem like they’ve capitalized on the idea by selling their own branded straws though. From what I can tell, they don’t seem to be too out of line with retail prices of similar sets, and I couldn’t expect any

business to provide such items at no cost. 
 

Some will complain and suffer a minor inconvenience, but they’ll manage to adapt to these harsh new conditions (or bring their own straws) and life will go on. 

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8 minutes ago, samrothstein said:

Revenue move or not, plastic straws will be gone fleet wide in the next few days according to Mr. Heald. I does seem like they’ve capitalized on the idea by selling their own branded straws though. From what I can tell, they don’t seem to be too out of line with retail prices of similar sets, and I couldn’t expect any

business to provide such items at no cost. 
 

Some will complain and suffer a minor inconvenience, but they’ll manage to adapt to these harsh new conditions (or bring their own straws) and life will go on. 

I agree, the price dont seem too bad. I find ironic that now CCL not only dont have to buy plastic straws, but now they sell them. Genius marketing.😀

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I volunteer to do beach sweeps on Lake Michigan during the summer.  Doing that convinced me to pass on the plastic straws when I could.  On my last couple of cruises, I just asked for no straw and did fine.  

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Please keep on topic about John Heald's announcement. We  had the sugar straw, plastic straw, paper straw debate\ discussion on another long long thread.

 

Thank you for your cooperation!

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3 hours ago, FSHLOT said:

Here's the question:

 

Are they really concerned about the enviorment, or is this a revenue move?

It just seems like they found another way to make some money. I can see some people saying "it's just trieing to please people", but not sure i buy that one

John did say that the paper straws will still be on the ship

 

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So they cutback the plastic straws and left people with the option of 1) buying a straw 2) using a paper straw 3) using a sugar straw or 4) using no straw. As Jimbo says, it's great to have options!

Edited by lottiegreen56

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I hope you meant stainless. I will bring my own plastic since the eco ones come in plastic

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1 minute ago, Rv6flyer said:

I hope you meant stainless

 

i meant sugar, changed it! Thank you for pointing out my typo though, my post made no sense as written!

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I really don't feel like carrying a straw around with me on a cruise.  I will just use whatever they offer.  I like some type of straw with frozen drinks.  It sounds like the only real change I will need to do is to drink my frozen drink faster.  I usually like to take my time, but I don't know if the straw will last.

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14 hours ago, FSHLOT said:

Here's the question:

 

Are they really concerned about the enviorment, or is this a revenue move?

It just seems like they found another way to make some money. I can see some people saying "it's just trieing to please people", but not sure i buy that one

If you do not like what Carnival is doing with straws, you have a very simple solution. BRING YOUR OWN. On Amazon, 4 metal straws with a cleaning brush costs $9.95.  Really a big revenue maker.

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7 hours ago, TNcruising02 said:

I really don't feel like carrying a straw around with me on a cruise.  I will just use whatever they offer.  I like some type of straw with frozen drinks.  It sounds like the only real change I will need to do is to drink my frozen drink faster.  I usually like to take my time, but I don't know if the straw will last.

My thoughts exactly!  Carry a straw around with me? No way. And certainly not carry one around that I have to go back to my cabin and clean.  

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16 minutes ago, Retired_to_Cruise said:

If you do not like what Carnival is doing with straws, you have a very simple solution. BRING YOUR OWN. On Amazon, 4 metal straws with a cleaning brush costs $9.95.  Really a big revenue maker.

 

Never did i say, "i dont like it". Being they don't have to spend the money on plastic straws anymore, It's pretty much all revenue now. It's all good, i really dont use straws anyway. Beer dont really taste too good through a straw. 😎

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9 minutes ago, teacher32 said:

My thoughts exactly!  Carry a straw around with me? No way. And certainly not carry one around that I have to go back to my cabin and clean.  

Don’t you go back to your cabin daily?

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6 minutes ago, FSHLOT said:

 

Never did i say, "i dont like it". Being they don't have to spend the money on plastic straws anymore, It's pretty much all revenue now. It's all good, i really dont use straws anyway. Beer dont really taste too good through a straw. 😎

Maybe a really wide straw?

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1 minute ago, jimbo5544 said:

I think I might see the next loyalty gift somewhere on this thread....hmmmm

That'd be fine.  Would use them at home!

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I'm not carrying straws around.  I'll use what they have or go strawless.  I think these will do well among people who try the paper/sugar straws, hate them, and decide they need something.  Anyone who knows they hate them will bring their own or do without 

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3 minutes ago, declansdad said:

It's hilarious watching all the people getting triggered by a freaking straw.

There is logic, first they go off the deep end on a change of soda brand, now this 😵

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I’m glad to have this option at a reasonable/comparable price. I have a pack of plastic straws in my suitcase now but will buy the reusable ones if available on my cruise Saturday. I kept intending to buy a stainless steel straw (or look for one I might already have) but got distracted by swimsuit and sandal purchases 🙂

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4 hours ago, teacher32 said:

My thoughts exactly!  Carry a straw around with me? No way. And certainly not carry one around that I have to go back to my cabin and clean.  

 

I plan to bring my own plastic straws for my frozen drinks.  I can fit a few in the lanyard/purse I have around my neck.  I'm not about to keep going back & forth to my cabin for a straw or to clean a straw.

 

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19 hours ago, samrothstein said:

I think it’s great!

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I will be bringing my own straws. We currently use plastic and I bought the kids metal with silicone tips for Xmas. We will see which ones we prefer. 

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3 hours ago, jimbo5544 said:

I think I might see the next loyalty gift somewhere on this thread....hmmmm

 

If it were a future loyalty gift I would enjoy using them at home but not on cruise.

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