Cruise Countdown Stickers for Ship Mate Cruise App (iOS)

Count down to your Cruise with Stickers!

We’ve just released Cruise Countdown Stickers for iOS! Now you can easily send stickers with your “days until sailing” countdown to friends and family.

NOTE: If you’re an Android user and thinking, “hey, what the heck, man?!” We didn’t forget about you. iOS just makes it much simpler to add this functionality. If you’d like countdown stickers added to Android as well, just leave us a comment below and we’ll do our best to get that included!

“Anticipation” is half of the fun and “knowing how to have fun” is half of the battle. Ship Mate is here to solve that equation. Now that we’re crystal clear, let’s find out how to use the new Ship Mate Cruise Countdown Stickers.

Cruise Countdown Stickers – Video Demo

The video above will show you our new cruise countdown stickers in action and also how to use those from your Apple iPhone or iPad.

You’ll need to download the latest version of Ship Mate to use this feature. You can use the link below to make sure you have the latest version.


Once you’re on the latest, you’ll automatically have our sticker-pack installed in iMessages. Simply open your text messaging view and select any recipient. Then, next to your text input area you’ll see the iMessage App Store icon. It looks kind of like an “A” and also like a protractor (remember those things).

After clicking on that icon, you can swipe over until you get to Ship Mate. There, you’ll find all of your options for “days until” stickers. Choose the appropriate count down and fire it off to your shipmates.

Cruse Countdown Stickers

Our stickers are bound to put a smile on the recipients face, provided they’re also cruising. Here are some recommended times when cruise countdown stickers are most appreciated.

  • Mondays… ugh
  • when temperatures drop below 60
  • when trying to convince a friend to cruise with you
  • as a “surprise” to your shipmate after booking
  • any other time you want to see someone smile

Please note:  cruise countdown stickers should be used responsibly. Sending these to friends and family who do NOT have a cruise booked can result in family crisis. Bragging, boasting, gloating via sticker pack may likely result in a hostile Thanksgiving.

If you like this latest feature, check out some of the other recently launched tricks you can now do with your Ship Mate App.

Let us know how you plan to use your count down stickers in the comments below.

And please help us SHARE this new feature with your cruise groups!

42 Replies to “Cruise Countdown Stickers for Ship Mate Cruise App (iOS)”

    • A large majority of our users are on iOS devices, Mike. Additionally, Apple makes it much easier for developers to build features like this. Android has tens of thousands of device / OS combinations that make it tricky based on all of the inconsistencies. That’s why you typically see iOS app significantly more developed and polished than on Android.

  1. Looking forward when the stickers will be available on Android. And thank you for explaining why iOS always seems to get apps first as I have wondered about that.

  2. That sounds like an apple conspiracy – andriod users far out number apple, its just the brand comparison vs samsung where apple wins

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