Dear Fellow Cruisemates,
I am in the process of designing a cruise vessel. But before I lay my pen on paper I need to go through brainstorming. Please, answer my post so I can have a idea of the amenties and innovations that the public wishes for. Cruise lines read these boards so you may just see you wishes granted. Once agian please answer my post.
Adults Only Pools.. and Pool Deck areas. Separate teen discos. Juice, tea, coffee, ice tea.......ALL available 24/7. Self-serve ice machines on passenger decks. Self-serve laundries with ironing rooms.
And some people may flame me for this, but........Dress codes STRICTLY enforced.
If you have dress codes... either enforce them... or get rid of them.
Pool Deck attendants......like at resort hotels.... to take the wind out of the sails of the CHAIR HOGS!!!!!
Now for design.....all outside balcony cabins......all the same size. No Suites, insides... poorly placed cabins. All cabins are mid-ship. First come, first served gets their pick of cabin location. I would also sell on the grid system. So many at A price, then B price, then C price, etc. A price would be the cheapest.......so early booking would be the best bet. Lounges, forward..deck space aft. Bring back a nice fantail:-) One smoking casino and one non-smoking. Dining room placed mid-ship.
All bathroons with tubs and double sinks. More use of escalators. Elevators take too long.
And needless to say.......a true wraparound promenade deck!!
It needs to be small enough so that you never have to tender to shore.
But big enough to hold lots of people and activities.
There would be a roller blading track, a basket ball court, several pools, a kids pool area with life guards. A kids camp. A Sr Citizen camp for grandma. There would be no annoying PA system that can only be heard just enough to be annoying so that you have to sit there and say "what did he say? Was that important?"
Every passenger should have a reserved lounge chair --mine should be in a sunny spot directly in the path of the bar watier and close to the pool and the bathroom.
All cabins that accomodate more than 2 should have a bathroom that you can actually get dressed in.
All non-alcoholoc beverages would be included in the price. Tips too.
Each passenger would receive 1 free shore excursion, and one free photo.
Smoking would only be allowed in designated area--out on the deck.
All "ocean view" cabins would have large windows. No portholes.
The safety drill would not involve the cruise director droning on and on and on about bingo, talent shows, etc and they would crank of the AC during the drill so that you don't pass out due to heat stroke from wearing a hot, smelly vest in a small, closed room with 1,000 other people wearning hot smelly vests.
The life vests would be stored somewhere that didn't involve you having to trek to the bottom of the ship to retrieve yours if in fact the ship were sinking.
The dis-embarkment process would be simplified. No waiting for hours for your color to be called.
The design of the ship would be streamlined so that on every level you could walk from one end to the other. No having to go up and over and back down to get to the dining room.
There would be rules stating that those in wheelchairs get first dibs on the elevator.
24 hours room service for free.
Snacks, hors devours available in the bars at all times.
It would leave out of Charleston, SC.
There would be a bomb, drug, poisen, bad guy detector at the gate. It would have a state of the art security system which would prevent anybody from touching the ship from anywhere (scuba divers, kyakers, etc). It would have a missle defence system.
Old People and Handicapped people would always get to be first in line. All of the passengers would be polite and friendly.
There would be happy happy music playing all the time even though nobody really hears it.
The hallways would be wider. There would be more elevators. There would be fine foods in the casual restaurant as well. (steaks, lobster, etc).
1.Smoking and non-smoking sections.
2.If you are going to strictly enforce the dress codes for formal nights...have a decent alternative for those who aren't attending the formal dinner
3.Imagine taking out just half a dozen cabins on each deck..that would give that extra bit of space in each cabin.
4. I agree, cabins in the middle almost all floors..activities at the end
5. don't charge an arm and a leg for a balcony..it's not THAT much nicer for the horrendous jump in price
6. Have more seating that can be used by everyone. Instead of the wraparound horseshoe shapes that can only seat Twiggy's butt into!
7. Train your staff well!
Different size deck chairs. Not everyone is a sunbather and needs those huge deck chairs. Many more passerngers could enjoy the deck without crowding if there were some smaller chairs available. It works really well at the pool in my apartment complex.
And I do agree with the "true wrap-around promenade deck". Great idea.
Storage drawers under the beds could add space by eliminating the need for dresser drawers.