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Old January 21st, 2010, 09:27 PM
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If you sat in a chair, you had been told, had not been occupied for a long time, and the "owners" of the chair, came back and read you the riot act, would you relinquish the chair, or stand your ground?
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Old January 21st, 2010, 10:24 PM
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If a chair has not been occupied for a while it is ok for anyone to use it.

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Old January 21st, 2010, 10:33 PM
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You know I wish that the cruise lines would offer small cubbies or lockers poolside where you can put your stuff like sunscreen, sunglasses, flip flops, cover up etc..

I am not at all a sun goddess or lounge lizard. I would rather take a beating than lay in the sun roasting for any period of time. Don't get me wrong I love the sun, but I really love the pool. I don't need a lounger, I just need a place to put my stuff while I frolic in the pool. We usually find a chair off to the side and pile our whole families stuff on it, then dive in to the pool to cool off.

I really think if ppl had a place to stash their stuff while in the pool, there might not be so many folks abandoning their stuff on the loungers.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 10:57 PM
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No way would I give up my lounge chair! I have moved other people's stuff off of chairs when they haven't been used in a long while, and when they came back and tried to claim the chair, I told them no. Only once did someone get a little nasty with me, and I guess when I stood up my 6'3" and 275 lb frame seemed to defuse their anger pretty quickly.

Anyone who knows me knows chair hogs are my big pet peeve, and I have NO problem confronting them when they come back after I have personally observed that the chair in question has not been used for well over an hour or more and the person just isn't in the pool.
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Bw..I think that is a great idea......on the Liberty, they had that towel dispensary, and if they did away with that rotten idea, they could put a small section of lockers.....they could do away with upset people in one felt swoop! You need to write a letter
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I'm not a big chair lounger. I'm either in the pool or at the bar but in the few cases where I am lounging I would stand my ground.

(I fat fingered the poll on my phone but I meant to vote no.)
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If a chair has ben unoccupied for a long time, then it should be available for other people.

Personally, I don't care about the pool and would rather lounge elsewhere, like my balcony or on a lounger at the back of the ship.
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The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I usually lounge around the aft pool area, she in the sun, and I in the shade, so we don't normally have any issues with the chair hogs. Occasionally, however, we have seen a confrontation occur, and I can't help but side with the person who "took" the empty lounger after it'd been empty for a couple of hours or more. If it happened to me, I'd just inform them that I'd be telling the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and she'd probably call Uncle Vito to put a contract out on them!

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I would tell them no and then call for the staff in needed.
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I have yet to be on a cruise and not see these chair hogs. In order to avoid a confrontation, I would call a staff member if the so called owners came back and had words. Its just not worth a fight, but the cruiselines need to enforce the rules for these chairs. I can always find one on the next deck up, don't need one right by the pool anyway. Just MHO, but I think 10 or 15 minutes should be the max time to "save" your chair, enough time to go pick up a drink and or snack and return.
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I agree, its a big pet peeve. I'll try to find a chair that's free first, I'm not very picky as to where I am. Usually prefer somewhere quieter, and if I'm going to the pool its only quickly. But if I cannot find anything at all and "re-claim" an abandoned chair and the so-called owner comes back, I won't be giving it up. Usually I'll remind them that saving seats isn't allowed but if they decide to argue I'd get a crew member.

People need to be educated on cruise etiquette such as this!!

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I voted yes, for the simple fact that I am on vacation and in my no drama and no stress zone. Nothing is worth getting upset about. If they are polite then I will gladly try to find another, but rudeness will get you no where with me. The person will simply be ignored and they will have to try to track down a crew member and state their case. I am leaving the kids at home for a reason.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 11:01 PM
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Like others, I do not want to hang around by the pool, so I wouldn't have isssues there. I wanat to be on a lounge chair but safetly out of the direct sun. I like to look a lot yoiunger than I am and staying out of the sun is a key contributing factor!

I prefer to take a lounge chair on the higher deck, in a quieter area; I'm happy there is the Serenity area now as there wasn't when I did Sensation in 2007.

Anyone who acts like a fool in any situation is goinig to get a confrontation with me as I refuse to deal with a fool and they will have to leave and see if they can find someone else who will listen to their bull----

Life (and my vacation) is too short to waste a second on ignorant morons.
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