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On roll call and someone posted about duck hiding on ship.  This is new to me and they didn't respond.  Does anyone know about this???  I'm sailing to Alaska with 2 almost 12 yr olds and if it's a thing, surely they would enjoy it.  

 

Thank you in advance!!!

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I’d never heard of it, but if you just google “cruising ducks” then you will find out.

 

It seems it isn’t an NCL thing, more of a general cruising thing. I’d not come across it or heard of it before you posted though.

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Let me get this thing right: So eh.. we ban plastic straws but we fill up cruise ships with hiding our unnecessary rubber ducks, for the fun of it? :classic_mellow: 

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I didn't see any ducks on our last cruise.  I think it's mostly a kid thing, but have heard that adults are getting into it as well.

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1 hour ago, FreestyleNovice said:

Let me get this thing right: So eh.. we ban plastic straws but we fill up cruise ships with hiding our unnecessary rubber ducks, for the fun of it? :classic_mellow: 

It is mainly the shape of plastic straws that contributes to damage of marine life...or at least I have read that.  

Edited by PTC DAWG

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This is how it worked on one of our cruises...

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Considering I just saw a movie where rubber ducks were a calling card of a murderer, I'd be freaking out finding them all over the ship.  LOL

 

My Son would think it's fun though.

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9 hours ago, FreestyleNovice said:

Let me get this thing right: So eh.. we ban plastic straws but we fill up cruise ships with hiding our unnecessary rubber ducks, for the fun of it? :classic_mellow: 

 

Plastic straws are banned because they end up in the ocean. The rubber ducks are either re-hidden or taken home as collectibles. 

 

Bob

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It’s a group on Facebook cruising ducks original group. ☺️

Edited by Daveycoopa

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I've found them inadvertently, figured a kid left it by mistake so I left it where it was, lol. 

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My DW and I are sailing on the Joy on Sept 7 and will be hiding ducks. Go to the Cruising Ducks Original Facebook page to learn about it. It's a fun thing to do, nothing more.

 

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16 hours ago, xbatt8 said:

 

Plastic straws are banned because they end up in the ocean. The rubber ducks are either re-hidden or taken home as collectibles. 

 

Bob

 

Not if I find one.  😁

 

 

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On 7/28/2019 at 7:17 AM, FreestyleNovice said:

Let me get this thing right: So eh.. we ban plastic straws but we fill up cruise ships with hiding our unnecessary rubber ducks, for the fun of it? :classic_mellow: 

 

Is anything okay?🙄

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On 7/28/2019 at 2:01 AM, Msmojo66 said:

On roll call and someone posted about duck hiding on ship.  This is new to me and they didn't respond.  Does anyone know about this???  I'm sailing to Alaska with 2 almost 12 yr olds and if it's a thing, surely they would enjoy it.  

 

Thank you in advance!!!

There is actually an NCL FB group: Norwegian Cruising Ducks. You can see who is hiding when and on what ship.A nd as Daveycoopa mentioned, there's the original page that gives ideas and such.

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OK......maybe I'm a curmudgeon, but I am not of the mind to go hiding or searching rubber ducks when I cruise.  But, if that's your thing, have at it.

 

This reminds me of someone a couple of years ago who wanted to wear one of those T-Rex costumes and parade around on board.  At first, maybe kinda cute.  But, the more people suggested what a PITA that would be for another cruisers, around the pools, in the elevators, going through the Garden Cafe (which were places the T-Rex person wanted to go), it became a terrible idea.  Hopefully, they didn't actually do that.

 

Now, if you're hiding real ducks, now you have peaked my interest.  That would be interesting.

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We found two on our recent Carnival cruise.  DW is gearing up to hide some on our upcoming NCL Bliss cruise.  Kids love them when they find them!

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5 minutes ago, graphicguy said:

OK......maybe I'm a curmudgeon, but I am not of the mind to go hiding or searching rubber ducks when I cruise.  But, if that's your thing, have at it.

 

 

Maybe people are trying to make up for the emotional pain of not having towel animals at night anymore.

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37 minutes ago, graphicguy said:

OK......maybe I'm a curmudgeon, but I am not of the mind to go hiding or searching rubber ducks when I cruise.  But, if that's your thing, have at it.

 

I think sometimes people worry they might be bored on a cruise. Lately there are more and more people organizing their own things, as if they have tons of dead time to fill.

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On topic: Celebrity did a digital scavenger hunt on Infinity last month, kids and parents with their cell phones (making photos as proof) posing at given places around the ship, seemed fun enough. Not a single duck was involved and no plastic. :classic_tongue:

 

Perhaps some ducks might not end up in the water, they will end up in the trash after all. So again, not sure how a teen thing goes well with on board measures taken to protect the environment. One also has to consider cruise lines like their public venues more without any semi hidden plastic ducks.

 

My vote is a no, I'm sorry. :classic_blush:

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Maybe we should start hiding these around the ship for the kids to find.  :classic_biggrin:

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32 minutes ago, FreestyleNovice said:

On topic: Celebrity did a digital scavenger hunt on Infinity last month, kids and parents with their cell phones (making photos as proof) posing at given places around the ship, seemed fun enough. Not a single duck was involved and no plastic. :classic_tongue:

 

The kids club on NCL has done scavenger hunts for many years. Adults will complain about the kids "running wild" unsupervised, when actually they are participating in an organized activity.

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