We just got off the Majesty of the Seas (this morning) and the complaining on board was terrible. People were upset because the captain decided to keep us safe and away from Jeanne. We went to Key West on Saturday and then behind Cuba to hide on Sunday. The Captain got us within 3 miles of Havana (as close as he could) so we could have a good view. They also gave every statetoom a room credit. I was amazed by the amount of people who complained that we should have gone to Nassau and it was just terrible that RCI ruined their cruise. I was thankful to have a nice cruise. The Captain kept us out of rough seas and kept us updated on every move he made. I live in Florida so this was supposed to be a relaxing time away from Hurricanes, and thanks to RCI, it was.
We had some grumblers on the Glory, too, but my family had a wonderful time - 4 days at sea *sounded* like too many, but it truly wasn't. AND we were safe from the hurricanes rumbling around - what more could we have asked for?
Carnival Elation March 11
Carnival Imagination Sept 07
Carniival Sensation Dec 06
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 06
Carnival Miracle Sept 05
Carnival Glory Sept 04
Carnival Fantasy Jan 04
Our cruise itinerary was changed around a lot due to hurricanes a couple of years ago. We received no credit, but were just as happy as clams to be kept safe and to be lucky enough to be able to cruise, so no complaints there!
The cruise director and other staff worked hard to make it an enjoyable trip. They managed to set up addl shore excursions on short notice to ports that we had no intention of stopping at.
How cranky can people be?? PLEASE!
8/92 Mex. Riv. Commodore
9/98, 9/00, 9/02 & 7/04 Caribbean - Paradise
10/00, 08/05 Pac. Wtrs. Holiday, Monarch
04/06 Hawaii - Celebrity Summit
09/07 Alaska - Celebrity Summit
07/09 Western Caribbean RCCL Liberty of the Seas
I must admit that I am always surprised when people who choose to cruise during hurrican season complain when ports are missed etc. There is a reason why fall caribbean cruises are cheaper. Oh well at least it gives them something to complain about.
I agree that constant complainers are annoying. We had a great time on our last cruise, but we constantly heard people whining about this or that, and it was the most picyune stuff! Some people just love to be miserable. I have no complaints about my last cruise, Sapphire Princess to Mexican Riviera. The ship was immaculate. What do people expect? Consider how complicated it is to feed 2600 people 3 times a day! It's amazing that it all gets done without a hitch, let alone it be restaurant-quality cuisine. Give the crew the credit they are due. They always have a good attitude and are courteous. they deserve their tip.
I think some of you will get a smile out of the following.
A resident left ahead of Hurricane (OK it was her right), she did not come back for 10 days, because "the building has no power or water" (again her right), but when she returned she posted a nasty snippy note to those of us who "survived" because "no one saved her daily papers for the 10 days she was away "saying "if you took them to read, return them "!!!!!
Snowbirds who came back last week, complained that "no one had the repair people fix their A/C " (almost all where blown off their mounts or like mine blown away completely).
They complained they had to "wait a week to get theirs serviced, and it was very uncomfortable" - even though now the weather is much cooler than in Aug, when Charley destroyed so much of the tow-17,000 homes damaged or destroyed.
I've got no gripe whatsoever when a ship has to change its itinerary to avoid a hurricane. Trust me, it is much better than sailing right through on, as we did on the RCI Splendour Boston to Canada in 1999. No ship should sail in those conditions unless for military reasons!