Contest: Win a Parrot; Cruise Without Leaving Home

August 15, 2012 | By | 26 Comments

If you’re desperate for a cruise fix, try our 10-step guide to turning your home into a ship. Too many steps? Slurping a frozen drink from a parrot’s head works, too.
Carnival sent us a sampling of its whimsical Drink of the Day souvenir glasses, available for a fee onboard it ships … but free for a trio of lucky winners on Cruise Critic’s Lido Deck (where we never charge for anything).

Entering is easy. Anyone who’s subscribed to the Lido Deck Blog as of Friday, August 17, at 5 p.m. EDT will be automatically entered to win one of three fantastic prize packages. We’ll pick the winners at random and announce them Friday.
And, just for fun, tell us what beverage you would fill your parrot or 24-ounce twister glass with.
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    26 Responses to “Contest: Win a Parrot; Cruise Without Leaving Home”

    1. Raymond Langer
      August 15th, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

      waiting to go on our next cruis on Spring Break.

    2. 78goldwing
      August 15th, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

      Looks perfect for Mojitos!

    3. Chris
      August 15th, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

      A Royal Caribbean Labadoozie! Only another 109 days!

    4. Elizabeth Schaffer
      August 15th, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

      We always get a mai tai when get embark. Something about drinking a mai tai just says vacation.

    5. elaine
      August 15th, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

      long island ice tea sounds good to me… yep that is what I would have.

      or a nice frozen margarita …

    6. Tafta Hester
      August 15th, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

      I would fill and refill numerous times with the “Funship Special”

    7. Lucie Jackson
      August 15th, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

      filled with a nice refreshing Mojito!!!

    8. Karen Smith
      August 15th, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

      Frozen margarita! Just 15 days until a week on the Carnival Dream!! :)

    9. ann marie
      August 15th, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

      Miami Vice –yum

    10. Barb
      August 15th, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

      I would fill the Tervis cup with a bloody mary ;)

    11. Jackie S
      August 15th, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

      Gumba Smash!!!!

    12. francie
      August 15th, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

      I am big on green smoothies….so….it would definitely have to be a Vitamix drink! Drink up me hearties yo hoooooooooooo!!

    13. Cheryl Maguy Stewart
      August 16th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm


    14. Barb
      August 16th, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

      frozen mojito

    15. Cruiser from Maryland
      August 16th, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

      Frozen margarita – 35 days to Canada/New England.

    16. Sharon Powers
      August 16th, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

      Oh- These new great glasses deserve only the BEST: A Baileys Colada Please!!!!!!!

    17. Cynthia Wheeler
      August 16th, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

      Bahama Mama

    18. Lisa Milstead
      August 16th, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

      The Tervis cups hold margaritas nicely!

    19. Sandra Miles
      August 16th, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

      A Bombay Cooler is my choice.

    20. sallyb
      August 16th, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

      Funship Special, please!

    21. liz
      August 16th, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

      Long island sound good to start my Christmas cruise on my 1st NCL Dawn voyage. I hope I won’t regreat. Especially after going thru hoops to get my friend to join us. Never had bombay cooler.

    22. Janet Archer
      August 16th, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

      Tervis are my favorite cups and Margaritas are my cruise ship drinks!

    23. Sue
      August 16th, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

      My favorite summer drinks, of course….mojitos & margaritas would fit nicely!!

    24. Linda Stephens
      August 17th, 2012 @ 8:33 am

      not sure but I will tell you when I get back from my cruise on Sept 16th :)

    25. Lissete
      August 17th, 2012 @ 9:22 am

      Love frozen frou frou drinks! Mango daiquiri is my favorite!

    26. Sandy
      November 29th, 2015 @ 2:09 am

      I’m interested in purchasing the yellow parrot souvenir cup. Where can I purchase it?

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