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Old August 16th, 2006, 03:47 PM
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Folks if you are a grown up, try acting like it. Being grown up includes being responsibile for your language, your actions and your drinking.
I know that this is your vacation, but it is mine too. Do not assume that everyone wants to have you blow smoke in thier face in the casino. You do not have to wear a tuxedo, but for God's sake this is not McDonalds. A tee shirt that is orange, is still a tee shirt, no matter what it says on it. Do not wear it to dinner. Ladies, please, do not believe that a swimsuit cover-up is suitable attire for dinner, and those faded and torn denim skirts, not a good choice.
Cutting in line is no more accepted at sea than on land.
There is plenty of food on the ship, you can come back for seconds in the buffett.
Drink all you want, as long as it is what you can handle. You know you do get louder when you drink and not all of us want to hear you hoop and holler like you just won the super bowl.
Saving seats in the lounge is not permitted. Unless you are seated, I view the seat as fair game.

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Old August 16th, 2006, 03:54 PM
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Having a "passing wind" contest on your balcony doesn't mean other people can't hear it.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 04:01 PM
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Have some courtesy for those who move slower than you do.
Believe me, the dining room is not going to run out of food!
It's a vacation, a time to relax.
Smile.

LMAO @ the passing wind contest!
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Having a "passing wind" contest on your balcony doesn't mean other people can't hear it.
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reverendjeff, you have done an excellent job of covering any misbehavior that I can think of--thank you from your grateful fellow cruisers (unfortunately, the people with the boorish behavior probably won't read this thread)
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Old August 16th, 2006, 05:43 PM
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Having a "passing wind" contest on your balcony doesn't mean other people can't hear it.
Or smell it?????????
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Old August 16th, 2006, 06:22 PM
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Oh my gosh....I thought we'd die the first time we cruised on RCCI and saw all the people lined up at the dining room door...THEN the door opened...

With all the pushing and shoving to get through the door, you'd think this was a sale at Mervyns!

BUT we have sinced sailed 6 other times...and it's the same....There's plenty of food...in fact, too much food...if the passengers didn't look so pitifully funny it would be sad...

Now...my husband and I just wait a few minutes until after the door opens before heading to the dining room. We somtimes stop for a cocktail or visit one of the shops on board....anything so that about 10-15minutes passes so the herd can file in ...then we go to the dining room.

Can't help but wonder what the staff thinks of these herds of passengers lining up at the door....pushing and shoving for a place at the feeding trough. Gross mental picture!!!
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U said a mouthful, Rev. It urks me to see those that save seats at the lounges. To be adults we do sometimes act childish.
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Having a "passing wind" contest on your balcony doesn't mean other people can't hear it.
You won didn't you??
No but I'm really wondering what the heck my neighbors ate to get to that point??
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Having a "passing wind" contest on your balcony doesn't mean other people can't hear it.
Or smell it?????????
Thank goodness I didn't have to deal with that. HAHAHA
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When you have a set time for dinner - Be there on time! Don't think that being a half hour late is acceptable! The wait staff & the chef's DO NOT appreciate it.
If you have children in the dining room with you, not everyone thinks it's "cute" when they throw a fit or talk loudly. It's quite disruptive to everyone around you!
Remind your children: it is not polite to stare at people with disabilities; it is dangerous for everyone when they run through the pool area (or any area on the ship); and they have no business in the casino.
Above all - treat everyone with respect and you will recieve the same treatment.
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Remind your children: it is not polite to stare at people with disabilities
cruisequeen may disagree with me, but I think, (from experience with a family member) that if young children are curious about someone's disability they should be encouraged to talk to the person (even if they say "what's wrong with you?"). It gives a disabled person a chance to explain and makes them less "scary" to a young child.

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cruisequeen, totally agree with being on time for dinner, the dining room runs on a very strict schedule to accomplish all that they do. Not too many years ago, the dining room doors would be locked 15 minutes after the seating bells were rung. If you were late for dinner, you were out of luck. I still think this is a good policy for traditional dining.
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cruisequeen, totally agree with being on time for dinner, the dining room runs on a very strict schedule to accomplish all that they do. Not too many years ago, the dining room doors would be locked 15 minutes after the seating bells were rung. If you were late for dinner, you were out of luck. I still think this is a good policy for traditional dining.
Don't they still do that? While on Celebrity we were warned that the doors would be closed 15 minutes after the dinner seating. Same on HAL...

Maybe we misunderstood and heard that from a passenger, but I don't think so. Either way...it's a good idea. For our table group...we usually waited before ordering for all to be seated...We've had GREAT tablemates! Noone has ever been LATE. Most of us arrive by a couple of minutes of each other.

As a show of good manners ....if one of the group was planning on eating in casual or alterative dining the next night ...we/they would let the other guests at the table know...this way...no one worried and everyone would just go ahead and order.
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Celebrity Cruise lines always closed the doors 15 minutes after dinner time. But I have never seen them do it on Royal Caribbean or Carnival. I think the doors should be closed at that time. Sure would get rid of those stragglers and those who are perpetually late!

Fern - Yes - I would rather a child be encouraged to ask questions (in a polite manner) of a disabled person. Rather then to point, stare and/or make horrible comments. Alot of times all that needs to be said is "That's just the way God made me" and the child is satisfied.
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Celebrity Cruise lines always closed the doors 15 minutes after dinner time. But I have never seen them do it on Royal Caribbean or Carnival. I think the doors should be closed at that time. Sure would get rid of those stragglers and those who are perpetually late!

Fern - Yes - I would rather a child be encouraged to ask questions (in a polite manner) of a disabled person. Rather then to point, stare and/or make horrible comments. Alot of times all that needs to be said is "That's just the way God made me" and the child is satisfied.
Another way that we used with my son, (who by the way, was not shy about stopping dead in his tracks to stare.... to our embarrassment!!!! ) was to explain, "you have brown/blue eyes, brown hair...your dad is tall, mom is short...well, that person was born that way". We tried to keep explanations simple, REAL and age appropriate.

Cruisequeen is right...usually that's all that's needed.
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Lets face it -people do lots of annoying things because many of them are children of the 60s anything goes. Unfortunately - anything does does go - no matter how boorish the behavior.
We were sitting in our seats awaiting the musical performance in the theater. A number of individuals were sitting in front of us - and the young adult kept on taking pictures of her friend. Of course - sitting in a seat about four feet away - we were blinded each time the flash went off.
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HAL also has it posted that no one will be seated beyond 15 minutes after the seating time. I think it's a great idea!
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It seems like they stopped closing dining room doors after 15 minutes when the ships got bigger. Back when 750 passengers was a good sized ship, there was no excuse for being late. Now, especially on some of the mega-liners, 15 minutes just isn't long enough. I'm not excusing latecomers, but everything takes longer when you're dealing with thousands of passengers.
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another reason we avoid the megaliners
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Marty, i will have to disagree with you on that point. Doesn't matter how large or how small the ship, if you know that your dinner seating time is 6:30pm (for example) you should be there at 6:30 pm, if it takes you longer to get to the dining room then leave your cabin a few minutes earlier that's all.
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Rev, having now read your original post I am not quite sure why you cruise. Since all those decribed as individuals will always be in your face in such a small confined space.

Why not try a Christian relaxing retreat instead?

As on ANY ship there will be those that do not meet your or my social acceptance criteria....does that make them bad people?

NO....2,000 people happy in what they doing and a hand full making judgement on them, because their "presentation" does not fit the ideal.

You sail on bulk lines, you get bulk people with warts and all. And lets be honest as Christians we accept and forgive that they do not meet our personal expectations...because as individuals we all have our things that pee others off.

Do I go on a ship or vacation, thinking that everyone around me will have my sense of acceptance..NO.

You just deal with it....people are people.
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I totally agree with reverendjeff. We must remember that we are adults and rea;ize that we must treat others how we want to be treated.
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We usually cruise to de-stress...ONCE when we are on especially crowded ship, with 2500+ passengers..(only ONCE for us) we felt stressed out from the crowds:

1: Waiting in packed lines for main dining.
2: Shore excursions (getting on and off the ship)
3: Tendering to ports (hundreds all at the same time)
4: Trying to find our photos in the Photo Gallery...hundreds looking too.
5: Long long buffet lines all jocking for the meat/salads or deserts.

We've come to enjoy a slightly smaller sailing vessal. Better service, good food and a true vacation...low crowd level... and for us...lower stress level.

We love meeting people...and we have found we relate to fellow cruisers better, when we have less jocking for standing and breathing room.
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