Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > All Things Cruising
Register Forgot Password?

All Things Cruising Any cruise question not specific to one cruise line

View Poll Results: How many showroom seats is it acceptable for one person to save?
None - it is against the rules 7 10.61%
one for spouse 50 75.76%
two 3 4.55%
three 1 1.52%
four 3 4.55%
as many as he wants 2 3.03%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 8th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,913
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default How many seats is it acceptable to save?

You are on a cruise with popular entertainment.

How many seats do you tolerate any other person saving for their party? I personally assume saving one for your spouse is quite normal (they could be in the restroom). But saving an entire row is different.

So - how many seats do YOU think it is acceptable for any one person to save - assuming it is a popular show whichh will most likely be a full house?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 8th, 2010, 04:57 PM
nlb1050's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Posts: 1,664
Default

I voted 4 because there are many families onboard and it is very possible that one parent will get the seats while the other is with or getting the kids. Also many couples are together and one of the group may want to get to the theater before the others.

Definitely do not feel that a person should be able to save as many as they want.
__________________
Nancy L




Caribbean Trip Reports
Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014, MSC Divina Oct 2014
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 8th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,200
Default

I voted one but I must admit that I've saved as many as three in the past
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2010, 12:36 AM
robh's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
Posts: 477
Default Stick to your cabin

I voted for ones spouse as I like Paul's comment but can agree to vote for your own cabin mates, but that is it,
Not fair for other people who show up on time.
Also some rows might be needed for people who have walking issues or sight issues.

Comes down to be fair as we are not selling tickets.
__________________
Rob
Next Cruise:
History: Celebrity Infinity-1, Dawn Princess-1, Sea Princess-2, Golden Princess-2, HA Maasdam-1, SS Cavina-1
Web site: http://robbarcruises.wordpress.com/
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 17th, 2010, 06:55 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 42
Default

The one seat for your mate is plenty; once in awhile if someone has to use the restroom it is O.K. to save another seat if asked. But not for evey show,bingo game or at the pool.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old October 18th, 2010, 02:44 AM
Truck Cruiser's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 841
Default

I voted...as many as one wants.....or can get away with but I do think there should be a time limit they can be saved.
__________________
Live life to the fullest because tomorrow may never come!

Caribbean Princess 07
Carnival Valor 08
Carnival Holiday 08
Carnival Triumph 09
Island Princess 09
Carnival Miracle 10
Norwegian Pearl 11
Norwegian Sun 13
Independence of the Seas Feb 14
Carnival Splendor Feb 2015
Carnival Sunshine Feb 2016
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old October 18th, 2010, 11:49 AM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,904
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

Considering the fact you are there to watch the entertainment, and chit chat is so limited, does it really matter if your extrended family/pals, are just an elbow away?

For myself,and hubby, I would not save more than 2 seats. I don;t think most people get upset over saving a couple of seats, a row or two,and bedlam could ensue
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old October 18th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,550
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default

I think saving one for your spouse is perfectly OK, even 4 if you are with another couple. As for more than that, not a good idea. Have seen it done many times before and it is just not fair to the people looking for seats and someone is saving a row. You can easily meet before walking into the theater and grab seats together. Once the show starts, its not like you can sit there and talk about your day, etc. anyway.
__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old October 27th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 983
Default

For shows, I would say 1 per person. If you are with another couple, you save one, your spouse saves one, that should cover it. Sometimes everyone in your group can't get to the theatre at once, but if at least half of your group shows up together and each one saves a seat, you shouldn't have a problem. When 1 or 2 show up early and save a row, you have problems.
__________________
Been there - done that:
2003 Holiday
2004 Fantasy
2005 Holiday, Sensation, Conquest,
2006 Conquest, Celebration, Holiday,
2007 Freedom Grand Med, Holiday
2008 Fantasy & Sensation,
2009 Fantasy, Holiday & Dream Grand Med
2010 Fantasy and B2B Elation
2011 Monarch of the Seas
2012 Booked - Breeze from Barcelona 12 days
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old December 28th, 2010, 09:43 PM
Queen of Oakville's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Posts: 1,232
Default

I say 50% of the party should be present, so 1 person could save 1 seat, 2 could save 2 seats, and so on and son on...
__________________

Royal Oasis of the Seas - 2013 {pending}
Disney Fantasy - 2013
Disney Dream - 2012
Royal Freedom of the Seas - 2011
HAL Eurodam - 2011
Royal Grandeur of the Seas - 2010
Carnival Dream - 2010
Grand Princess - 2002
Royal Voyageur of the Seas - 2000
Royal Sovereign of the Seas - 1999
Carnival Ecstacy - 1991
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old December 28th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,200
Default

On our last cruise 2 saved seats for 4
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old December 29th, 2010, 10:32 AM
skymaster's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 10,922
Default

I usually wind up saving ONE seat for the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita). She absolutely has to play those slots until 2 minutes before showtime you know!

"SKY"
__________________
Marine, Pilot, Singer, Tuba Player, Carnival "Diamond"!
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old March 18th, 2011, 11:37 AM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 60
Default

I agree that if you were ALL headed to the theatre and one of your party has to run back to the room or to the restroom, ok, save that one seat for them, but my overall opinion is very much like many restaurants do: You may be seated when your entire party has arrived.

So I essentially voted for zero.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old March 18th, 2011, 12:20 PM
Jacqueline's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 1,400
Send a message via MSN to Jacqueline
Default

I voted for none. If you not gonna use those seats immediately, they should not be occupied.
__________________
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.


Read and post cruise reviews


Read and post cruise reviews


Read and post cruise reviews

Read and post cruise reviews
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old March 18th, 2011, 04:04 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,200
Default

Once again I say if there are reserved seats that eliminates people saving them .
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2011, 09:15 AM
skymaster's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 10,922
Default

Just off "Dream", and wandered into the big theater about 45 minutes early, to see one of the big production shows. I found a man, and two 8 year olds, attempting to save the entire center section, front row. I politely informed them that seat saving wasn't allowed. The 8 year old girl told me I could sit in the second row. That didn't sit real well with me. I sat down, and enjoyed the show, from my usual seat. They didn't like me much, but frankly,,,I didn't care!

"SKY"
__________________
Marine, Pilot, Singer, Tuba Player, Carnival "Diamond"!
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2011, 09:43 PM
Fern's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 5,107
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skymaster View Post
Just off "Dream", and wandered into the big theater about 45 minutes early, to see one of the big production shows. I found a man, and two 8 year olds, attempting to save the entire center section, front row. I politely informed them that seat saving wasn't allowed. The 8 year old girl told me I could sit in the second row. That didn't sit real well with me. I sat down, and enjoyed the show, from my usual seat. They didn't like me much, but frankly,,,I didn't care!

"SKY"
Good for you! As I recall, besides not saving seats, children aren't allowed in the first three rows at the show's? We don't go to the show's much anymore, but we did run into "seat saving" one morning when we went to the theatre to meet for a shore excursion. I just plopped myself down in the first available seat (cane in hand). What do people NOT understand about "have your whole party together" before you come to the "meeting place", ??
__________________
Fern

"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."

Carnival Inspiration 2002 Carnival Elation 2004
Grand Princess 2004 NCL Sun 2005
Sun Princess 2006 NCL Dream 2007
Caribbean Princess 2007 NCL Dawn 2008
Island Princess 2008 Island Princess 2009
Golden Princess 2009 Carnival Conquest 2010
Grand Princess 2010 Island Princess 2011
Grand Princess 2011 Carnival Magic 2012
Carnival Dream 2012 Island Princess 2013
Carnival Magic 2013 Carnival Legend 2014
Sea Princess 2014
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2011, 10:25 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 1,770
Wink Saving seats

Voted for one for spouse.. Last cruise there was a man reserving a whole set of seats way back and no cajoling or pleading with hostess would change his mind.. I've also found that many people enter the main theatre right after the first show empties and plop themselves down in their favorite seats, holding three or four seats usually in the front rows (often they remained empty). Rather than being in "no mans land" (the bar at the very back of the theatre) where handicapped are left to find a spot... we discovered the "secret" elevator and with his rollator Parrot Pop was able to go down to the lowest level and find a seat that wasn't behind a column and had great sight lines. We have always enjoyed theatre and take every opportunity to see the show every night.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old September 30th, 2011, 12:20 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 37
Default

I have saved 3 before as I was the first to arrive, But I arrive very early as does the rest of my party. We are usually all present 30 mins before show time. The thing I detest is when the show is just about to start (or has already started) and people come in and expect you to slide in and fill in empty places so their party can all sit together. I politely decline and tell them if they want to choose where they sit, arrive earlier.
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old September 30th, 2011, 01:53 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St. Cloud, Florida
Posts: 1,403
Default

I don't believe in saving quantities of seats. Are these late comers going to see a "different" show if they don't sit all together? It's not like they are going to get lost on a ship.
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old September 30th, 2011, 03:52 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,913
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Queen of Oakville View Post
I say 50% of the party should be present, so 1 person could save 1 seat, 2 could save 2 seats, and so on and son on...
I think this is an excellent idea
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2011, carnival, chairs, cruise, dream, fit, freedom, people, restaurant, save, saving, seas, seats, ship, show, thongs

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is this acceptable for dinner? mustang sally Cruise Dress / Packing 20 May 21st, 2010 07:56 PM
Acceptable words rinker250 Ask CruiseMates Staff 10 March 10th, 2008 04:09 PM
acceptable attire. ccjhappy Carnival Cruise Lines 7 January 22nd, 2008 09:40 PM
Formal- is a Kilt acceptable Bob & Dee Cruise Dress / Packing 8 December 31st, 2004 08:55 AM
Thongs Acceptable? HELP! Caroline Cruise Dress / Packing 5 May 6th, 2002 04:04 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:28 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1