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ESS January 18th, 2007 11:31 PM

Noise In Halls Late At Night
 
I am sure this "gripe" has been posted - but as this behavior regularly appears on my cruises - I think it is worth discussing once again

On every cruise I have been on - I have been awaken by noise in the hall. I am not one of those who goes to bed at 9PM - usually I am in bed between 12:30 and 1 AM and up by 5- 5:30 AM. Thus I expect that people would have enough sense not to yell and scream in the cabin areas when most people are sleeping.

Nope - it never fails that a group returns from a late night, yelling and screaming while walking past the cabins, or even worse - yell and scream at each other when one is inside the cabin and the others are outside of the cabin, and their cabin is adjacent or across from yours. The doors and walls are just not that soundproof to keep the noise out - although we have gotten smart and place a towel on the bottom of the cabin door.

Yell in the disco - scream in the casino - bellow on the decks - but keep voices down a bit late at night when in the cabin areas. Is this so hard?

On our last cruise - we were hanging out with another individual who noted that there should be a written code of behavior for passengers distributed with the tickets. Things like not hogging the lounge chairs by the pool, or kids in the adult hot tubs. We both agreed that notices should be posted in cabin areas that after a certain hour (11-12PM until 7am) individuals should refrain from yelling, screaming and shouting as they walk through the cabin areas. He also has had the same problem.

Common sense? Of course - but as they say - common sense is not that common

Rick January 18th, 2007 11:36 PM

Maybe I missed it but which cruiseline are you ralking about?

ESS January 18th, 2007 11:44 PM

Noise In The Halls
 
The cruise lines we been on

Princess
RCCL
Celebrity
Carnival

People just don't care or don't think

nbevins January 19th, 2007 07:17 AM

noise in hallway
 
one cruise years back there was a group with a boombox blasting all over the ship.One night(early morning) they came dow the hall with it blasting.I opened our door and loudly(everyone else was a awake anyway) and not nicely requested it be turned off.Of course their reply was that they didn't think it was bothering anyone-2-3 am??

As i had complained to fellow passenegers about the group and incident my feelings were well known.Well afriend was at the pursers desk and heard the man reporting his boombox was missing.I was told by our friends on cruise that they don't float well??and where was I??LOL

lhp January 19th, 2007 09:56 AM

Sadly, disrespectful kids grow up to the disrespectful adults. It literally goes back to a total and complete lack of parenting. And unfortunately, it is getting worse as our society decays.

What most don't realize (or care) is that they are showing how little they respect themselves more than how little they respect other people. Individuals (adults) who act like this are insecure and shallow and "being loud" is the only way they know to make themselves feel "more important than they really are". Children on the other hand (generally) who act like this are the product of "breeders" and not parents.

I walk the hallways quietly and gently close my cabin door (when I come in at 2AM) because I respect MYSELF. Both of my boys, who have always cruised with us, were raised to do the same.

My oldest is now 18 and when he came to bed at 3AM last month on the Fantasy, I did not even know it. He has always known that these were the rules. We have always said "If you want to cruise, you follow the rules... or you will be left at home."

But then, this is the way my boys act at home also. They have never jumped on the beds or slammed doors or acted disrespectful. Because as they will both tell you "Momma don't bluff!"

rescuedad January 19th, 2007 12:14 PM

My guess is that all gripes posted on these boards are not read by the people causing the gripes!

You want noise in halls? try staying at a hotel in disney world! It'll make the cruise ship sound like a sound proof room!

beenie weenie January 19th, 2007 09:20 PM

I have only seen this type of behavior once and I know that I should not have been surprised because it was spring break and the coeds were out in force. It does not however excuse the behavior.
I was not feeling too well, I think I spent a little too much time in the sun and had not been able to sleep until about 2:00 a.m., sometime around 3:00 I heard the parade of village idiots drunk as skunks singing at the top of their lungs outside of our door. I was livid. I jumped to my feet and flew out the door and told them to shut their big fat mouths and to beat it NOW! They turned tail and went the other direction, very quickly.
The funny thing is this was not Carnival, it was NCL. Just goes to show you that morons can be found on any cruise lines.

illiniandy January 20th, 2007 02:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lhp
Sadly, disrespectful kids grow up to the disrespectful adults. It literally goes back to a total and complete lack of parenting. And unfortunately, it is getting worse as our society decays.

What most don't realize (or care) is that they are showing how little they respect themselves more than how little they respect other people. Individuals (adults) who act like this are insecure and shallow and "being loud" is the only way they know to make themselves feel "more important than they really are". Children on the other hand (generally) who act like this are the product of "breeders" and not parents.

I walk the hallways quietly and gently close my cabin door (when I come in at 2AM) because I respect MYSELF. Both of my boys, who have always cruised with us, were raised to do the same.

My oldest is now 18 and when he came to bed at 3AM last month on the Fantasy, I did not even know it. He has always known that these were the rules. We have always said "If you want to cruise, you follow the rules... or you will be left at home."

But then, this is the way my boys act at home also. They have never jumped on the beds or slammed doors or acted disrespectful. Because as they will both tell you "Momma don't bluff!"

Great post, & thank you for your couretesy with your door after midnight. The "Momma don't blufff" triggered a childhood vacation memory. Headed out the driveway for a 10 day vacation & my 2 sisters & I start annoying each other & get the line from Mom "one more tme & the next exit I see this car will be heading back home". Were not 2 hours into the 10 hour drive, Momma turned the car around, back home, unpacked, vacation started & over in 5 hours. That was the best attention getter I ever got as a kid, & there was never a car incident again.

rinker250 January 23rd, 2007 04:48 PM

I have experienced rude behavior (not on a cruise) late at night before.
Remember, that the MAJORITY of those around you are being bothered as well.
Amazing the amount of doors that will open when you tell thoughtless morons to pipe down.
Dan

mehawk January 23rd, 2007 09:55 PM

I hear more noises in a HOTEL hallway than on the cruise lines.

rinker250 January 23rd, 2007 10:38 PM

Mehawk,
Exactly.

I just do not hesitate to advise the loud ones that they may unwittingly be disturbing folks.
Mostly I get sheepish apologies.
At times they are not so nice.

Dan

ESS January 23rd, 2007 11:13 PM

Noise In The Halls
 
A few thoughts


While those who make the noise are not going to be reading these posts - it is hoped that the cruise industry understands that this is an on going problem, and will take steps to resolve it. Some suggested strategies are to place signs in strategic places to alert passengers, and to have the crew ensure that sleeping quarters are a quiet and peaceful place late during normal sleeping hours.

While hotels may have noiser halls than cruise ships, the problem is more acute on ships. This is as a result that generally cruise ship cabins are significantly smaller than hotel rooms, and beds are located closer to the doors and potential noise than in most hotel rooms. Thus the chance of noise disruption is greater on cruise ships rather than hotel rooms - all things and noise being equal.

rinker250 January 23rd, 2007 11:43 PM

...or roving gangs of enforcers to beat violators into quiet submission!!!

Yeah, that's the ticket!

ESS January 23rd, 2007 11:53 PM

On our last cruise with Carnival - they have security personel that patrol the ship - at all hours

deb61 February 25th, 2007 12:14 AM

Noise
 
We never had any noise problems from folks in the halls while we were in our cabin, other than hearing the guy in the next cabin snoring so loud one night he shook the walls :shock: I brought earplugs (one of the best things to bring on a cruise) and didn't hear a thing. The only other noise issue was that our cabin must have been right above the casino and one night they were having a blackjack tournament. A couple of times my DH was awakened by screams and the announcer saying someone was a winner. Other than that it was all good. I slept great, but DH refuses to wear earplugs....his loss of ZZZZ's, not mine :D


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