I agree with the general loosening of formality and civility on cruise ships. What bothers my wife and I even more (we're 50 and 'young') is the proliferation of speaker systems which pipe constant musice around the ships. Completely obnoxious! If we wanted to go on vacation to hear such stuff we'd camp out in a high school parking lot! Give us back the serenity and beauty of cruising. Enough of letting the 20 year olds dictate atmosphere for those of us paying the bills.
All I have to say is this-you can't please all of the people all of the time. So, go with the flow! Some things you just have to deal with.
I am sure I will not be 100% happy with 100% of the cruise. But, hey, who ever is?
Relax, mon! Enjoy life! Eet ees a blast!!!
We were just on the Pride and while we were sitting in the Mermaid Grille eating lunch, we were listening to Billy Joel! I immediately looked at my husband and said, "I have a real problem with sailing through the Caribbean, listening to Billy Joel"!!
Give me Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffett, anything with steel drums and I'll be happy!!