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BEAUTIFUL article on behavior for passengers all cruise ships! I wonder if he's a member here? This should posted on all sites. Might teach people a thing or two about manners on a cruise.


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Would it be poor manners to have a printed copy handy, to pass on to those "in need" during a cruise?

It seems so simple, but we all have seen those who are clueless!

Thanks for sharing site.
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But I will ask you: What peeves you on your vacation? Drop me a line and let me know.
Very good article. He asks in the end (above) what peeves me. Well I'll tell you. It is those who are already well overweight but yet feel like they have to get their moneys worth out of the food. Plates, piled high in the buffet, multiple pieces of pizza, then leaving it unfinished. Rushing to be first in line for the midnight buffet after just having a large dinner. A small country could be fed with all the food that is gluttoned and wasted.

Oh, and another thing. Reserving pool chairs with flip flops and magazines and then being nowhere in sight for hours. :evil:
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Very good article. He asks in the end (above) what peeves me. Well I'll tell you. It is those who are already well overweight but yet feel like they have to get their moneys worth out of the food. Plates, piled high in the buffet, multiple pieces of pizza, then leaving it unfinished. Rushing to be first in line for the midnight buffet after just having a large dinner. A small country could be fed with all the food that is gluttoned and wasted.
My motto is:"What they take from me at the blackjack table, I will reclaim at the buffet table!" Just kidding, I agree there is no need to pile up your plate that high, just go back for seconds....and thirds....and fourths, you get the idea. Just no speedos after you glutton yourself huh?!

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Oh, and another thing. Reserving pool chairs with flip flops and magazines and then being nowhere in sight for hours.
YES! Couldn't agree more!
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I think we all know and have seen these types on cruises and elsewhere.
I have never understood why it is that some people just have to open that door all the way back and then turn it loose to slam on it's own, regardless of the time. It takes so little to just gently close it.

Readytogonow --- I agree. A copy of this slipped under a door for
" those in need " might be the trick.
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On our SOS cruise a man and his wife approached the server at Sorrento's, the pizza bar. He asked for 4 slices of pizza. The server politely informed him that he really wasn't supposed to get 4 slices at one time (although he gave them to him anyway). The man replied that the "extra" slices were for his daughter.

He promptly walked away with his 4 slices, sat down at a table with his wife and proceeded to eat all 4.

I just couldn't help but wonder if he really didn't want to walk the 20 feet it would have taken him to go back for seconds.....

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It would be interesting to see reactions if all the cruise lines did actually print up a Do's/Don'ts aboard a cruise ship & leave it or have it posted in all the cabins. Some people really need it!

Besides, if this was posted - sternly, it might curb alot of bad manners that happen.
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The guy sounds like a whiner to me. While some of the issues he brought up are common courtesy, the majority of it sounded like he was under dead line and needed to fill his 1000 word quota.

Who the hell cares what somebody eats or how much or if they wear a thong or not. His advice to stop whining should be taken personally.
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Awfully defensive aren't we.....
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Not defensive, just not a fan of cruise Nazis, or people so concerned with what others are doing.
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May as well add proper dress code to the list. No jeans, NASCAR hats or boots. Resort casual and proper swimwear and follow the dress code for dinner.
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May as well add proper dress code to the list. No jeans, NASCAR hats or boots. Resort casual and proper swimwear and follow the dress code for dinner.
You're so harsh! What about my favorite festival t-shirt?
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It depends, what is your favorite festival?
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The guy sounds like a whiner to me. While some of the issues he brought up are common courtesy, the majority of it sounded like he was under dead line and needed to fill his 1000 word quota.

Who the hell cares what somebody eats or how much or if they wear a thong or not. His advice to stop whining should be taken personally.
All of the items in the article are common courtesy. Thongs and spandex are a privilege, not a right! 8)
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It depends, what is your favorite festival?
How about the Anahuac Gator Fest, or the Flatonia Chilispiel, or the Luling Watermelon Thump?

Oh, and let's not leave out the Clute Mosquito Festival!
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I have never heard of any of those. I guess they would be Ok in the right ensemble.
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I have never heard of any of those. I guess they would be Ok in the right ensemble.
I'm thinking NOT! We can check with Trip on this, but I just can't quite picture the ensemble that a T-ship from one of these (or any) festival would complement. Some of them I wouldn't wear to the corner store! No, they are definitely not cruise wear .
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I guess the parts I feel are ridiculous are

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If you are physically able, why not walk off that crème brûlée and take the stairs

OK, it’s your vacation: Have fun and party on. But know your limits. No one likes a sloppy drunk, and the last thing you want to do is spend a night in the medical facility because you planted your ass through the glass coffee table. No one will convince me that excessive drinking is not a huge factor in all the recent “crimes? at sea.

Be discreet. Aboard ship, we are all equals. I don’t need to see your Rolex watch, or that 10-carat diamond. No need to flash a wad of cash in the casino either.

Be a good audience member. If you are tired, don’t sit in the front row.
I will give him points for the door slamming and tipping. If he wants to get into etiquette I'm surprised that he doesn't at least mention the biggest rude issue, especially on a ship with as many people on it as FOS on a sea day.

Don't stake out and save lounge chairs at the pool all day long. Specifically saving 6 chairs just in case your friends actually show up for 30 minutes, or save chairs all day while you take a 4 hour break when you go back to your cabin, then to lunch then some shopping...
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If you are physically able, why not walk off that crème brûlée and take the stairs

OK, it’s your vacation: Have fun and party on. But know your limits. No one likes a sloppy drunk, and the last thing you want to do is spend a night in the medical facility because you planted your ass through the glass coffee table. No one will convince me that excessive drinking is not a huge factor in all the recent “crimes? at sea.

Be discreet. Aboard ship, we are all equals. I don’t need to see your Rolex watch, or that 10-carat diamond. No need to flash a wad of cash in the casino either.

Be a good audience member. If you are tired, don’t sit in the front row.
Actually, I think these are among his best points. Especially, taking the stairs. Work off all the food you are stuffing yourself with and give the elevators a break. The stairs are quicker anyway.

I do think most if not all of the "overboard" occurrences involve heavy drinking. Just ask George Smith.

Yeah, we don't care about your jewelery. Perhaps a better investment may be a gym membership and personal trainer.
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Default I think he had some issues of his own for sure...

However most of the stuff was in fact common courtesy. I however don't care if someone has a rolex and if they flaunt it or not.

I agree with Dave, use the stairs and don't be a glutten, however, it doesn't really concern my cruise experiance, and here is where you will quetion me...

On formal nights I want to not only dress formally, but enjoy being in the company of folks that dress likewise. Who wants to get dressed up to be with a bunch of folks in jeans?

I mean the other side of the coin is, "Well, let everyone dress how they feel". But then they ask, "How should I dress? or Can I get away with this?" Why is it so hard to realize that formal night is for those to agree to dress FORMALLY! What's the question? The answer is formal!

Just ticks me off that this part of the cruise experiance is fading.
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Actually, if people want to be a glutton, then knock themselves out! When we went on our cruise, I had asked one of the crew members who was inside Windjammer greating guests as they walked in about eating & gaining 10 pounds+ on a cruise.

She had said to me, the best way to remain at your current weight is either exercise on the ship or do the shore excursions. She said the ones that feed their faces (my 3 words there) and sit around the pool & do nothing on the ship are the ones that gain the weight. Remain active throughout the cruise & you won't have a weight issue.

10 pounds to gain in a week is alot....
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Food should not be the focus of cruising. Fun in the Sun is my focus. I eat to live not live to eat. Besides, I don't eat dessert ever. I would rather save the room for alcohol.
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I dont think the cruiselines would ever put THAT "do's/dont's" list in the rooms!However,it would be nice if they did have a little nicer cruise guide in all of the rooms for 1st time cruisers!I have to agree with you on that one Dave...save room for the alcohol!But I just cant resist the midnight buffet !
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