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jgallagh1944

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About jgallagh1944

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    Winter Springs, Florida
  • Interests
    Golf, grandsons, old muscle car, travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Carribbean

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  1. Does that same “not a chair hog” logic apply to people who decide to spend a couple of hours at tables in the Buffet at times when available tables are extremely scarce during breakfast or lunch time? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  2. You’re kind of selfish in anybody’s world if you think the cruise is only about your comfort and the heck with the other 4000 passengers. We share this world; we don’t own it. The lounge isn’t yours; it’s the cruise lines and it’s there for all passengers to enjoy. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. The first concern is that you call it your chair; it belongs to the cruise line and is intended for use by all passengers. As for shows, some cruise lines have recognized the problem. Theaters have a limited number of seats. So if someone decides to go to every show, it means some people won’t get to see the show at all. Even though you apparently think this is reasonable and fine, it isn’t. NCL requires reservations to enter the theater at a prescribed time and they try to discourage “saving seats”. If seats are available ten minutes before showtime, people without reservations can enter and find a seat. This is called being fair when you have limited seating and a large crowd. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. It’s called good manners and being fair to everyone on board. We all pay to use the lounge chairs near the pool and in other prime areas. If you monopolize it all day, you’re not being considerate of others. If I eat dinner in the dining room and decide to sit through two sittings, what should the cruise line say to people who have reserved the second siting? It’s only common sense that you should be considerate of others. Besides, all day in the sun will only make your dermatologist happy in the end. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. How would you feel if you paid several thousand dollars for a beautiful cruise and couldn’t get a lounge near the pool because people “camped out” at the pool all day hogging the lounge chairs? Do you believe everyone who paid for the privilege of sitting near the pool should get to do so occasionally? If not, you are the definition of a chair hog. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. You’re right. It’s just as bad on NCL as any other line. On NCL Escape out of NYC to Bermuda in July, it was ridiculous. People were staking claims to lounge chairs before the sun came up each morning. You could hardly walk through the pool area as large groups staked out their territory; it was like someone dropped a pool in the middle of the south Bronx or Brooklyn. There was actually a brawl by the pool between two groups of teenagers on the 2nd night. The peace and quiet of the balcony was a nice escape. I’ll never cruise out of NY ever again when school is out. I blame the overcrowding and resulting problems on NCL. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. You don’t have to worry about me hogging a lounge chair. I always book a balcony and avoid the pool; too many lounge chair hogs. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. Another reason to avoid Carnival Cruise Lines; not that I need another reason.
  9. K If you are monopolizing a couple of lounge chairs in the pool area for six hours on a sea day, whether you’re sitting in them or leaving possessions or towels, you are a chair hog. There are a limited number of chairs in prime locations like the pool area and every passenger has a right of expectation that they can sit by the pool for a reasonable period of time on pool days.
  10. First thing you have to understand is that it’s not your chair; it belongs to the cruise line. If you’re crazy enough to leave personal items while you drift away for lunch or some other side trip, you shouldn’t be surprised when they disappear. Take your items with you and get another chair when you return. There are sometimes over 4000 passengers on board and maybe 200 lounge chairs by the pool. We need to learn to be fair and share. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. My wife and I cruise 2-3 times a year. We always book trip insurance through our CruiseOne agent. The plan we had on on Bermuda cruise in July was Leisure Care Classic. It covers trip interruption, medical, and medical evacuation if necessary. The premium for the two of us was $300 on a $4200 cruise. You can reach Leisure Care at 888-722-2183. Hope that helps. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. Insurance offers you peace of mind in the event something dreadful happens during your cruise. A severe illness or accident requiring hospitalization and you will probably discover that your health insurance from work doesn’t cover you overseas. A medical evacuation can really ruin your vacation and finances if you don’t have travel insurance. For less than $200/person, the financial risks disappear. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. Always purchase trip insurance, not so much for cancellation charges but for medical emergencies. If you have a medical emergency overseas that requires air evacuation to a hospital in the US, it can easily cost your $25000, and don’t think it can’t happen to you. Going on the cheap can cost you dearly if a medical emergency arises. Policies only cost a few hundred dollars. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. The Haven cabins that were being offered for upgrade were all large enough to accommodate 4 passengers. NCL stated very clearly in offering that only first two people per cabin would be charged. That means 4 people get all Haven amenities for price of 2; definitely makes it a better deal for the larger parties. The ship had over 1000 passengers over their stated normal capacity. This led to crowding and increased noise in almost every venue on the ship. I don’t blame the passengers who went for the free people in cabins, I blame NCL.
  15. The cabins that I saw that were eligible for an upgrade bid all allowed up to 4 persons. NCL should charge everyone in the cabin for the upgrade if they want to be fair. The ship’s advertised capacity was 4500; we had over 5500 passengers on board. That’s ridiculous; every venue and every restaurant becomes more crowded.
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