The first night of the cruise we had a Welcome Party for Norway achievers* and guests in the Solarium. They served hors d’oeuvres and mocktails. Plus, it was our first chance to see everyone and say hello. I saw a lot of my Stampin’ Up! friends in New Orleans in September, but it still feels like a long time ago. It’s also a chance to get a photo with Shelli and Sara before we’re all divided up on excursions.
On our cabin doors, Stampin’ Up! had magnetic signs to identify Stampin’ Up! cabins…there were about 305 demonstrators plus another 400 or so guests and staff aboard. Signs were either foxes, rabbits, birds, or horses (all the critters in Stampin’ Up!’s Norway Trip logos). Mine was a rabbit. Also, we picked up our name badge lanyards before the party.
The next day we were at sea all day, so Stampin’ Up! did our welcome General Session in the Royal Theatre.
They welcomed everyone, gave us an update on the company performance, answered questions, played a game with volunteers, and announced the 2025 incentive trip destination (Disney World). The game consisted of interviewing several demos who weren’t allowed to say “yes” or “no”. It was funny to hear how creative the demonstrators were in answering questions to avoid those two words. Of course, the demo that lasted the longest amount of time won. I forgot to get a photo of the game, but here are some of the staff answering general questions.
The welcome party for Norway and general session were a great way to start the trip. Since we are still in the earning period for the Mexico trip in 2024, it’s hard to even start thinking about Disney World in 2025 yet. Stampin’ Up! always does an amazing job putting together these trips though, so I can’t wait for the next one!
*The claims published here are not representative of the typical Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The level of sales required to achieve the incentive trip is accomplished by less than .001 percent of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.