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I'm heading on my second CB cruise in October and just thought back to the odd stares that I would get for some things, and the things people would do that made me stare at them.
What are some of the "only on vacation" kind of things that people do on cruises that get you odd looks. For me, first and foremost is clearly access to unlimited bacon. My wife and others just stare and laugh when I walk through the buffet line and reach the holy grail of all breakfast buffet trays, the giant tray of bacon. I must eat a good solid weeks worth of bacon in a day on vacation.
Just curious is anyone is willing to share.
Just 33 more days until the next heaping helping of unlimited bacon. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Just constantly walking around with my big grin cause I'm so happy to be on a cruise!!!
RCCL Majesty Oct 1995 Western Caribbean
NCL Windward Oct 1996 Southern Caribbean
RCCL Rhapsody Oct 1997 Southern Caribbean
NCL Leeward Oct 1998 Western Caribbean
Celebrity Galaxy Oct 1999 Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Horizon May 2000 Bermuda
Grand Princess Oct 2000 Eastern Caribbean
RCCL Voyager Oct 2001 Western Caribbean
Celebrity Galaxy Oct 2002 Western Caribbean
RCCL Legend April 2003 Hawaii
Caribbean Princess Oct 2005 Eastern Caribbean
Caribbean Princess Nov 2007 Eastern Caribbean[
Coral Princess Oct 2008 Panama Canal
Ruby Princess Feb 2011 Eastern Caribbean
Emerald Princess Oct 2011 Southern Caribbean
Grand Princess Mar 2012 Eastern Caribbean
RCCL Freedom of the Seas Sept 2012 Western Caribbean
RCCL Monarch of the Seas Jan 2013 Bahamas
RCCL Independence of the Seas March 2013 Eastern Caribbean
RCCL Serenade of the Seas October 2013 Med
RCCL Brilliance of the Seas Feb 2014 Western Caribbean
RCCL Oasis of the Seas May 2014 Western Caribbean
RCCL Allure of the Seas Sept 2014 Eastern Caribbean
Regal Princess Feb 2015 Eastern Caribbean
RCCL Vision of the Seas September 2015 Med
Celebrity Silhouette February 2016 Eastern Caribbean
My wife and I always take the stairs. I move down them quicker than she does. I sometimes duck off and around the corner of one of the floors we pass. I then follow her the rest of the way until she notices me.
All four of us (we've been cruising with our kids since they were 7 and 5) always link hands at that last point before you're actually ON the ship, and leap on to the ship simultaneously and joyously on embarkation day. Yes, I know, cruise goobers and proud of it.
Anthem of the Seas (June, 2015)
Allure of the Seas (Caribbean), July 2012
Allure of the Seas (Caribbean), April, 2011
Mariner of the Seas (Mexico), July, 2010
Mariner of the Seas (Mexico), July, 2009
Emerald Princess (Caribbean), December, 2008
Caribbean Princess (Caribbean) June, 2008
Golden Princess (Mexico), December, 2007
Caribbean Princess (Caribbean), December, 2006
Sapphire Princess (Mexico), December, 2005
Diamond Princess (Mexico), December 2004
Summit (Caribbean), March(?), 2002
Island Princess (Meditteranean), April, 1996
Monarch of the Seas (Caribbean), November, 1993
Majesty of the Seas (Caribbean), October, 1993
Sovereign of the Seas (Caribbean), February, 1991
I wear a bathing suit. Now, I know that doesn't sound that weird, but trust me. I look horrible in a bathing suit but I don't care. When I'm cruising, I'm wearing one. I'll never see those people again so tough, they can deal with it. 19 days until I show off my ugly legs.
The weirdest stare my Dh and I got, we didn't even deserve. We had been at the pool swimming and when we decided to go back to our room, we both wraped towels around us (our suits were still on) and got into the elevator. Well this older women continued to stare at us and as we were getting off the elevator she shouted "filthy kids". It's not like we were making out or anything, the whole ride was silent.
Yep! My favorite way to see Mexico....from the ship! I look out at the beautiful Pacific and then when we're docked in Puerto Vallarta or Acapulco and I'm in the French Riviera or the Greek Isle's or some where off of St. Thomas, in the Caribbean...(I don't see so good, it works for me!)
Cruising for us is about the ship and all that it has to offer.....it fills our souls and spirits and gets us ready for the job ahead: "life!"
...I'm heading on my second CB cruise in October and just thought back to the odd stares that I would get for some things, and the things people would do that made me stare at them...
Congratulations, mpwarder! I think this is the most creative thread topic that I've seen on this website since I've been a member.
Funny that you mentioned bacon because I commented to our breakfast tablemates just this past Sunday that I had indulged in bacon every morning of our week-long cruise. I never cook bacon at home unless it's called for in a recipe
I had an opportunity to flash my "Bette Davis eyes" in Horizon Court one of the two mornings that we ate there on the Star Princess last week. A "grumpy old man" at an adjacent table remarked loudly, "I'm never going on this ship again!" As this was my third cruise on the Star, I couldn't imagine why someone would say such a thing Gave him the look. Enough said
I've been on the CB three times, as well. Bon Voyage! Chris
Taking picture of everything. I don't know how many dirty looks I got when taking dessert pictures, yet as anyone that posts on this board knows a picture is worth a thousand words.
Also, I have been known to give a dirty look or two at people that take themselves and life in general too seriously - The woman who went to the pursers desk to complain that the comedian had made fun of her home state and then went around with a hand made petition trying to get the comedian kicked off the ship.
Western Caribbean:Grand Princess - Jan 5, 2008
Eastern Caribbean:Emerald Princess - Dec 30, 2008
Alaska's Inside Passage:Star Princess - May 15, 2009
Eastern Caribbean:Emerald Princess - Jan 10, 2010
Western Caribbean:Emerald Princess - May 9,2010
Western Caribbean: Crown Princess - Dec 10, 2011
Eastern Caribbean: Disney Fantasy - Dec 1, 2012
Eastern Caribbean: Disney Fantasy - May 18, 2013
Eastern Caribbean: Freedom of the Seas - April 19, 2015
We always get stares, My DH is 6"6" and I am 5'2", yes we are quite a pair, sort of like mutt and jeff. But we have been married almost 40 years , so we do just fine. We ignore people that are rude and have a good time.
What causes people to stare at me are the scars on my hips and knees from bilateral replacement of all of them. When I wear a bathing suit - well, it isn't pretty. But after all I've been through with bone disease, I don't care. As someone else said, I'll never see these people again.
What causes me to stare? Two cruises ago, I saw a woman at the buffet dump a whole tray of cookies into her pocketbook. Unbelievable.
__________________ Any cruise is better than staying home!
Not exactly the question but one thing that I love to see on a cruise is the seniors. Some of those ladies dress just fabulously!! I just love the hats and the all the fancy stuff. Something about a lady who is well over 70 and enjoying her life that makes me smile. If she has a handsome Mr. with her then even better.
I am turning 40 this year and I am totally fine with it. I hope to be one of those cruising seniors one day.
We cruise with a group of 16 friends. We get histerical over almost anything. We get some pretty dirty looks when we break into a laughting fit. A couple got off the elevator in a huff one night when we started laughing and couldn't get our breath while we were trying to take pictures of us in the mirrored ceiling in the elevator. We tried to limit our "having fun" to other places after that.
I get weird looks all the time; it's hard to single out what I'm doing at any given moment to deserve them since my days tend to be weird look after weird look . . . I don't know why -- I seem normal to me . . . Anyhoo,
Okay, these two stand out:
1. Sunbathing in 50-something-degree, very windy weather. In my defense, I will just say that the sun WAS out. And if it's out, I'm out. A magnificent tan doesn't just happen by itself, you know.
2. Grading a pile of midterm exams while waiting for trivia to start. Yes, that was me! Now some of you know exactly who I am; my anonymity is blown.