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Old March 22nd, 2013, 12:18 PM
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I remember Paul once saying the crew called the cruisers "coneheads" because we always asked "where are you from?" (Proper conehead answer, Remulac a town in France.")

What do you ask or say to break the ice with new cruise mates?
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I do ask where their from and or "Is this your 1st cruise"
I was however asked "What's your story"
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I think the most obvious question to break the ice is to ask where are you from, seems like a good place to start...Then you can get into their cruising history, always works for me.
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I think the most obvious question to break the ice is to ask where are you from, seems like a good place to start...Then you can get into their cruising history, always works for me.

That works for me as well.

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I usually ask where people are from . On a cruise last year a couple was seated next to my wife and I in the buffet area .

As it turned out the husband and I grew up in the same area at virtually the same time .
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I usually ask where people are from . On a cruise last year a couple was seated next to my wife and I in the buffet area .

As it turned out the husband and I grew up in the same area at virtually the same time .
not like we are cruise experts or something but when on the first cruise last year the first night we went to the dinning room and were sat at a 2 person table, a few minutes later another couple was sat next to us...so I of course being the out going type leaned over and said hello, where are you all from? we became friends and hung out the entire cruise....so I guess the "where you from" works good
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On another cruise we were seated at a table next to a couple and I asked where they were from .She replied that they live in Alabama ,I jokingly said you appear to have a NY accent and indeed that was where she grew up.
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