You are entitled to your opion and thanks for sharing it. Just remember - others paid for this trip to. Yes it's your vacation but you have to deal with things on vacation, just as you do in real day to day life. I don't have kids and don't appreciate their bad manners - but then who is to blame - the parents? Most likely. I have to use the hand rails to climbs steps so if your sitting there I can't do that and that makes for a bad time on my vacation. If you don't want to dress for dinner then don't come to the main dining room - you won't starve on the ship. Shore excursions are available, but it doesn't mean you have to purchase them on the ship - but don't complain that the cruise lines make them available. That's a convience for those who want to take advantage of it. Convience costs.
Thank you cruisequeen, i was being as sarcastic as possible!
Still looking for other 'thoughts"
Actually, my favorite experience was Formal Night on the Norwegian Sea. This guy came in very drunk, in shorts, a sleeveless Cozumel T-Shirt, he smelled, he was loud and had a really foul mouth, "this is my F....cruise, etc,etc,etc," his entire table got up and left him sitting there.
Reminds me of many folsk that always have an excuse for their behavior and those with manners just let it go.
Our next cruise just changed! We switched from the NCL Dream to the Sea. Great itinerary. Dec 6th.
Hope you were not asking in order to see if I have deck chairs, arrive for dinner in a dirty shirt, treat the ship's staff poorly, etc!