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Old July 31st, 2005, 10:27 PM
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My gripe is cruise elevators are always full. Why? Because of lazy people that cannot walk up or down just one flight of stairs. I also hate it when an elevator is full - the doors open and with no regard a couple of rude guests want to squeeze in. Even if you do not make a move to make room for them, they're gonna squeeze in anyway. Maybe I should stand on my wifes head to make room for you two!
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Old July 31st, 2005, 10:29 PM
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There's be no problem if you took the stairs <G>

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Mickey,
On my last 3 cruises, I was one of those "lazy" people who took the elevator to go up one or down one because I had knee surgery earlier this year. I did get the looks from others like I was putting them out by only riding it 1 flight. Sometimes I felt guilty so I would start limping then I thought "no way" I have the right to use the elevator if I want. Also, my DH is disabled but not visably and takes the elevator most of the time. You don't know everyone's story and sometimes you can't see a disability or pain. Hopefully in 6 weeks everything will be okay and I can use the stairs more.

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Old August 1st, 2005, 04:06 AM
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I suggest that more people should try and enjoy the stair wells.
I love the feeling of not knowing what is above or below me when using these transport devices.

Explore the entire ship including the stairs.

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Old August 1st, 2005, 07:57 AM
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Cunard used to make announcements to the effect of:

"Stairs down, elevators up"

We find ourselves getting ot a bank of elevators, hitting the button, then saying, oh let's walk. Habit I guess.
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Old August 1st, 2005, 08:22 AM
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My sister & I faced that problem when we were on Carnival's Holiday with my Mom who was in a wheelchair. The elevator was ALWAYS packed, so we just started pushing the down AND up button and would get in no matter which was it was going...if we waited for our way, it was usually full...that worked pretty good for us....

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Old August 1st, 2005, 09:48 AM
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well maybe in the design of the new ships coming onboard, they will put the steps on the side of the ship with glass facing the ocean like they have the elevators..I bet that would encourage taking the steps to get the great ocean views

I can't help but smile because on the tv show Monk last week it should how Monk did not want to get in an elevator if anyone else was in it..we need a ship full of Monks (smile)

I love the steps, good exercise
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Old August 1st, 2005, 10:20 AM
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I always use the stairs except for those rare occasions when my wife makes me use the elevator with her. Using the stairs if you are able if more healthy and many times more rapid.

I am bothered by the people wanting to get on the elevator who stand right in front of the door and make if difficult for those wanting to get off.
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what bothers me about the elevators is when you are trying to get off the elevator and people are pushing to get in. Let me off and you can have the elevator! It's alot easier to get on the elevator if you let people off first.

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Old August 1st, 2005, 12:17 PM
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Most people I see in the elevators look like they need the exercise. I always take the stairs (90% anyway) I also always take a cabin under the pooldeck so I don't have far to go.

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I also take the stairs 90% of the time. When I'm with my parents who need the esclator or elevator, I have no choice but to take them unless the escaltor runs along side the stairs. Then I can walk up the stairs along side them. When cruising, I don't want to waste my time waiting for the elevators to come, the stairs are faster.

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Old August 1st, 2005, 04:05 PM
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I almost always use the stairs (quicker) except when coming back from an excursion.
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Old August 1st, 2005, 07:27 PM
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We have a gentleman in our group who is only 56y/o but has a very serious heart disease. While he looks very healthy, He is not at all. Tires out very quickly and the stairs would literally cause him to have to sleep the rest of the day away. So u see u see someone who looks very fit and may not be at all. U r again jumping to the opinion that ur always right and everyone else is always wrong. You dont know any of us. You r just assuming they r all lazy people. Not always so..... Happy cruising...........
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Old August 1st, 2005, 07:40 PM
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cruisingrandma, I agree with you completely!!

We take the stairs most of the time, but we have travelled with my parents one month after my mother was discharged from the hosital after barely surviving viral pneumonia. She looked fine, but need oxygen on the plane and whenever she slept, and could not have managed even one flight of stairs.
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Old August 1st, 2005, 10:55 PM
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Mickey, you said, "No one is assuming anything." but, to me, comments such as these sound like people are making negaative assumptions about the people who take the elevators:

"Because of lazy people that cannot walk up or down just one flight of stairs".

"Most people I see in the elevators look like they need the exercise."
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Old August 4th, 2005, 09:46 AM
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Living in Londona and having to take the Tube every day shows this is not limited to cruises. The platform workers always have to announce "Please let passengers off the train before boarding." I have never quite figured out why people are so anxious to get on while hordes of people are trying to get off. The train isn't going anywhere until they close the doors. It also never fails that as we are standing to the side to let them alight, there will be someone who just walks up, ignores the queue and tries to get on.

Then there are those that love to stand at the bottom or top of escalators, or after going through the ticket barriers. What are these people thinking, I can't tell you how many times I've had to walk right into them, as they've stopped dead. Then they look at me like I did something wrong.

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Old August 4th, 2005, 03:18 PM
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Hey I aint sailing on The Tube, which line is that? It sounds terrible.

I can always except the odd sneeze in an elevator, if done properly, hanky, cover nose etc, plus hold breath, doors open get out , breath again.

But it's something different when they openly break wind in there and through the resounding noise nearly shatter the glass in the elevator! That's bad enough, but then they have the cheek to either ignore it, or look around as if to say "what"!

Nearly eating it, stop lift, get me off
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Old August 4th, 2005, 06:27 PM
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I take the stairs unless with my mother, who can't. I, too, have found that it is quicker than waiting on the elevator. My mother is also one of those who looks fine, but she has fibromyalgia and cannot handle more than one, maybe two, flights of stairs - either up or down.

My question is: Why is this a gripe for you unless you always want to take the elevators? If you took the stairs, it wouldn't be an issue. Are you one of the "lazy people" who can't walk up or down a flight of stairs???

If for a medical reason, you must take the elevators, then the overcrowding is something you will just have to deal with (as I do when with my mother) - this is not something the cruise lines can control.

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By the looks of it, all of us use the stairs, then who the heck is using the elevator?

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Old August 4th, 2005, 11:40 PM
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Kuki said it all! There would be no problem for you if you took the stairs. I was just trying to show you there are reasons some people have to take the elevators. But you had to be rude again and make sure you called me old. The next time I see a post with your name on it I will just keep going and not even read the post. It always has to do with "OLD". I guess you may have a problem with old. It is not a dirty word. So please dont use it like it is a dirty word. Happy cruising........
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Now I am worried..... will most likely be one that will get dirty looks. Am in my 40s look healthy but have just had my leg cast off a few weeks.... I will be using the elevator ! And only 1 floor most of the time....Yikes!!! ...

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LMAO banker.

"DreaminBig". Take a cane and a bandage for your leg with you.
Its the only way to stop people from assuming the worst and should make you feel better.



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I am too old to use the elevators. I was brung up on going up and down ladders.

I actually use the elevator only when my wife insists.
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after a long day on shore, walking around and seeing site, then making my way back to the ship, I don't think twice about using an elevator. Why would I? It is there for all to use for how ever many flights we want of happen to need at the time. Why not just be polite and try to make some room for others? Is it too much to ask? or are there going to be elevator police now?
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Wait for the quiet moment after the doors close, then pass some gas from the rich food. At the next stop everyone will get out.

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When I'm in a very crowded elevator, I turn to my wife and say " I'm not sure honey, the doctor does'nt know if its contagious or not and wants me to stay in my room for a couple days." The looks on other peoples faces are priceless.
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Oh that's good, real good!!

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Thanks banker, you know what they say about brillient minds.
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Why, I couldn't agree with you more my enlightened friend!

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Yechhhhh! Get a room! ;o)

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