Carnival Cruise Line is looking for one Hallee Fuller, whose cruise card has been found aboard Carnival Victory, 20 years after she lost it aboard the cruise ship.
The cruise card was found after 20 years during the ongoing refit and refurbishment of Carnival Victory, which is being comprehensively rebuilt into Carnival Radiance in Cadiz, Spain.
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The find was announced by Carnival Cruise Line Ambassador, John Heald, who posed on Facebook that Fuller’s cruise card had been found behind a service station in the ship’s main dining room.
“Hello Halle. You reported your card missing on board the Carnival Victory 20 years ago,” he said. “I’m happy to tell you that this morning it was found while the ship was in dry dock being transformed into Carnival Radiance.”
“My colleagues are in the process of trying to get it returned to you,” he added.
According to the information on the card, Fuller sailed aboard Carnival Victory in May, 2001, and was assigned to the Lower Level of the Pacific Dining Room. She opted for the later seating time of 8pm.
The find is believed to be one of the oldest lost and found items discovered aboard a cruise ship, although cruise passengers lose or forget items on their cruise all the time.
Cunard Line has previously reported finding a 150-year-old 18-carat gold signet ring with a passenger’s great-great-grandfather’s initials etched on the side, as well as a solid gold Rolex watch. Both items were returned to their owners (in less than 20 years).
Other cruise line staff have also reported finding $500 in cash, and even false teeth.
It should be noted that Carnival Cruise Line’s policy on lost items is that they will hold them for up to 30 days, and if a claim is not made within that time they usually discard or donate the lost items.
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As Hallee Fuller’s cruise card has only just been found, she therefore likely has 30 days to contact the cruise line.
The US $200 million refit and refurbishment of Carnival Victory into Carnival Radiance will be completed later this year, and will see the ship get a range of new Carnival dining venues.
These include Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse, a classic American steakhouse called Fahrenheit 555, the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant, and the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub.
She will also join Carnival Miracle in sporting Carnival’s new livery, which is being rolled out across the fleet this year to match that of its newest and largest ship Mardi Gras.
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