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Old May 13th, 2008, 05:50 PM
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Did anyone read this on Johns blog thingy.....

"However, before I go………………I haven’t commented on the situation that took place on a ship a few weeks ago where the Captain got himself in a bit of a hot water because he requested over the PA system for the German guests to please not reserve the beach chairs on the open deck. Now, I have to be very careful here because I don’t want to get a bollocking from anyone or upset a certain member of the press with whom I am as popular with as pus-filled boil.
However, I see from certain e-mails and messages on the boards that this subject is still being vigorously debated.
The reason I am stirring the pot is that yesterday Carnival Cruise Lines reinforced its no seat saving policy with all onboard management being reminded of the company’s policy and the Cruise Directors empowered to announce these measures at shows and over the PA system as well as in writing in the daily Carnival Capers. The Cruise Directors will stress that if a chair has a shoe, a towel, a book or a small goat on it and it is not occupied after a 30 minute period these items will be removed by ship staff and in the case of the goat taken to the galley and turned into a delicious curry……..this has been a long time coming and we must make sure these rules are enforced."

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I am glad to see that the enforcement is taking place. I sure would hate to have to wait for someone that reserved their chair only to go play in the casino all day.
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Great post Phil and Liz

This has to be a European "thing". What started on shore has now migrated onto cruise ships, it has to be stopped.

Before I met cruising, I land vacationed in beach hotels in Europe, and certain nationalities (Germans) would get out their bed at 5am to place towels onto beds to reserve them for using X hours later...mmm.

The Brits seen this and started doing the same,,,,,so the normal people wake up to a scenario of all good beds taken .

That moved to, take said belongings and throw them into the pool and then place your own territorial mark on that bed ....it was becoming WAR.

This will happen if freedom is given, but it should not be the passengers that take action against another passenger, it should be the ship staff. So in my opinion, good on Carnival for enforcing this.
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The policy has been in place for a long time, now its time to enforce it....Time will tell if they really do, sure hope so.
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The policy has been in place for a long time, now its time to enforce it....Time will tell if they really do, sure hope so.
They won't enforce it, they don't have the b..ls to do it, might insult a paying passenger!
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Policy comes out of some execs mind and is then written on paper as a "rule". But enforcing said policy in reality,,,,,is different. Why because it means "someone" dealing with or enforcing said policy in the reality of that MOMENT on ship.

I so agree 8). They will bottle it, and like most corporate stances or policy when you try to please everyone.... it never works, kids in pools, hot tubs etc., We have all seen it all policy V reality.

It’s good on paper and brochures, but in reality, no reaction or action to back it up.

Problem here is, people buy cruises and look to a lines "policy" when making their vacation decision. And what happens, they usually just see and experience said policy ignored by the staff.

Any good example of that folks?
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My experience---Staff respond to complaints- they may only be waiting to enforce the rules because they have been forced into doing so (these same CHOGS rob them of TIPS!!! It might help to point that out to the staff with a $ or two in a friendly handshake IMHO!! NOD! NOD!
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[quote="lobsterlover"]My experience---Staff respond to complaints- /quote]

You didn't see Kuki's post during the transatlantic....several times he and others called and complained about the hosing of blaconies at odd hours.
Nothing was done.

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Sorry my translation and understanding chip just blew on the last two posts.

Sorry caller, your point was
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I'm all for getting rid of the chaise hogs. How about the gang plank, or sittling them at the Captain's table one night and making an announcement during dinner about them! I know, that's just evil!!!!!!
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On my last Carnival cruise, I just helped myself to a 'saved' chair. No complaints from the saver. What could he do? Complain?
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Please help me---who are these "enforcers" aboard ship. Do you know how hard it is at times just to locate a bar boy/girl to purchase a drink?
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Bill,
I find just the opposite, too many waiters wanting to serve us drinks when we don't want one, sometimes they bug you way too much...They could use more people enforcing the chairs during the day.
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