Does anyone else know of any other pranks pulled by captains, cruise directors, staff, fellow passengers? Or, do you have any ideas?
Just asking out of interest's sake
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Don't know that it happened on April Fool's Day, but for anyone sailing this week and monitoring what is going on here at Cruise Critic, I'll share a story I enjoyed of pranksters.this is the kind of thing I was after! Fun, mostly harmless pranks.
A couple of years ago 2 teenage kids were bored on one of the HAL ships (don't remember which one) and so they liberated the future cruise consultant's desk and a couple of chairs and loaded them in an elevator and then rode up and down and when folks attempted to board, the boys would ask if they had a reservation.
Sounds like great fun to this 61 year old kid. *L*
We were "pranked" a few years back on a Seabourn transatlantic repositioning cruise. The Capt. announced that we were stopping at the small Island of Lirpasnar. He indicated that at 1 PM, anyone wanting to go to the island would have to meet on deck with life jackets, as a zodiak would need to be used to get there. We knew it was a joke (Lirpasnar is "rans april" backwards). We went to the skybar and watched the poor fools who arrived with lifejackets!Love it!
...I came into my office this morning and saw an e-mail from my TA - so I picked up the phone and dialed her number as I started pulling out my credit card when she answered the phone by asking if I was sitting down. She then proceeded to tell me that when she called Cunard's offices in California as soon as they opened, they informed her that Queen Elizabeth sold out less than an hour after the offices in England started taking deposits this morning.Queen Elizabeth Maiden Voyage Sells Out Faster than QE2 Final Voyage