We were standing by the elevators, and, a girl ran by crying. Shortly thereafter, an officer ran after her. The jist of the story is some kind of sexual situaton gone bad. When we docked in Lauderdale, the Broward County sherriff's office, took him off in handcuffs.
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One more: Lady comes bursting into the MDR ladies room and has to go badly. She is a very very large lady and the stalls are inordinately small and narrow. After she pushes the stall door open with a *slam*..she looks at me and says "I guess everyone is gonna have to watch me go to the bathroom cause I'm too fat to get the door shut to the stall!!!" I was a bit discombobulated by the whole thing but felt sorry for her immediately and decided to stand in the doorway of her stall (as best I could) in order to give her some level of privacy since she could not shut the door..
As I exited the bathroom, I see what appeared to be this woman's daughter holding her wheelchair. She described the woman and asked me if there were any problems in there. I said "Yes, perhaps you should have gone in with her..I helped her, she is ok now..She's washing her hands..Be out in a sec." I just thought it was terrible that the caretaker/daughter did not bother to go in and help her knowing she was disabled to begin with..
There are a few "foggy moments" during karaoke where it may have been possible...lol
Karaoke has definitely provided both hilarious and strange experiences on my cruises.
One of the funniest incidents I will never forget is during the Newly Wed Game. The crew member that was reading back the answers got her questions mixed up and told the wife the husband had answered "The Lady Next Door" when asked what's the first thing you reach for in the Morning.
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Strangest thing I ever saw was Me onstage with CD Mark Price on Carnival Glory. We were on the CruiseMates Glory B cruise.
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Strangest or just plain weird was when we were on RCCL and a disgruntled male passenger was standing in the middle of the atrium loudly asking other passengers to join him in a 'mutiny'...There was a small crowd who were just staring like..."is this some sort of live theatre performance"? We didn't really understand what his 'beef' was and didn't want to get too close to the circle of on-lookers. He also had some sort of petition he wanted everyone to sign so the Captain and other officers could be replaced of course right away and while we were at sea!!!! (Why???)
He was told gently to 'quit' or he would be put off the ship. Some uniformed officers were speaking with him the last we saw. Never saw him again after that. Hummmmm...
Strangest or just plain weird was when we were on RCCL and a disgruntled male passenger was standing in the middle of the atrium loudly asking other passengers to join him in a 'mutiny'...(Why???) ..
Yes - this kind of thing does happen more than one might think. If a ship misses a port and there isn't any compensation, etc etc then sometimes some passengers start to think they can tell the cruise line what to do, and (of course) with idjits like that their thinking is always "there's strength in numbers."
Those kinds of people just kill me. It's like they think "this is a democratic society, so if I have a consensus I can do whatever I want." (they seem to forget there are things like rules and contracts - all that goes out the window if they can just get enough people).
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The strangest thing I ever did was to go on stage (I was picked) with a famous singer whom I can't remember the name...(He sang the song titled ..."Only you"..I think the lead singer of the platters, Not sure) I was totally embarrased..I can't sing a lick...and when the part came where you had to sing "Only you in somewhat of a high tone I absolutely detroyed the song...
I did get a signed cassette tape which I have lost since then...Also he mentioned on the cruise ship that he had recently undergone triple bypass surgery...and you know what...I remember he hit that song perfectly, he never missed a beat.
FM, we saw the video of tha mutiny online. I think if you google it, it might bring back memories. It was amazing to see some people get crazy,and others join in!
No kidding! I think sometimes when people are on vacation they pack everything but their commonsense. I'm amazed that the ships staff and crew maintain as much self-control as they do! I'm going to try goggling the incident ...IF you've seen it, I'm the woman in the background with her mouth hanging open in disbelief!
Paul: The only other time we've seen disgruntled passengers was on our cruise to Alaska. The captain couldn't even get us close to Hubbard Glacier because of all the floating ice bergs. We could see off in the distance a Celebrity ship trying to tac slowly and carefully OUT of the dangerous situation they had gotten into...(the ship had gone in a little to far) To our immediate left was a Princess ship waiting with us (RCCL's Radiance of the Sea's) to see what they should do. The ice bergs were floating everywhere...large to small...and of course everyone knows what you see is only the 'Tip' of an ice berg (sorry couldn't resist) Finally our Captain announced that after careful consideration, for the safety of passengers and crew he would not be going into the bay any further. We could actually see the Princess ship turning back WHILE our captain was making the announcement. Evidently the captain of the Princess had made the same decision...and in front of us, there was the Celebrity ship still painfully and slowly making her way back to somewhat safer waters. Anyway, you should have heard this small GROUP of passengers on the deck very loudly saying things like..."What a chicken"..."this is so stupid"...."Ah come on, get real!!"..."Hey lets all go up there to the captain and see what's really going on"...the more these people complained, the more other people joined in with their negative comments. Passengers who were perfectly satisfied with the Captains' explanation just moments ago NOW because of this 'mob' mentality felt differently. But happily, within minutes everyone had calmed down and when inside for their hot toddies...etc.
PEOPLE can be the strangest thing you experience on a cruise!
What I thought was strange happened on a ten day Mexican Riviera cruise aboard the Celebrity Mercury.
A man who was in the cabin next to mine was very polite, but every time I saw him he had something to complain about. You name it, he seemed to dis-like everything including the ports of call.
I said goodby to him as we were dis-embarking and he told me that he had booked two cruise while aboard, including one on the same ship. Then told me that he did a least three Celebrity cruises every year.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!