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  1. Like other posters I roll my clothes, choose travel-friendly clothing and will hang anything with wrinkles in the shower. I really don't care if my clothes are a bit wrinkled because everyone else is in the same boat both literally and figuratively. Everyone else's clothes will likely be wrinkled too.
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    Disinfecting your cabin question.

    I don't do anything. If it makes you feel better go right ahead. No one else is inconvenienced by your actions. What is a bit irksome however is sitting beside a person on an airplane who pulls out the wipes and insists on meticulously "sanitizing" the tray, arm rests, IFE screen and controls. Once convinced their environment is improved they often proceed to put personal items into the seat back pocket for the duration of the flight. Do they know what people put in these and how poorly they are cleaned?
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    Balcony vs Inside?

    Read what posted. The terms I used were "foolish" and "dumb" which are synonyms. Young men have been doing foolish things since the beginning of time. He and his companions paid a fair price for their misadventure. In this case no harm, no foul and this entire matter is hardly worthy of the hyperventilation shown by the cruise herd.
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    Balcony vs Inside?

    My reality is just fine. It's a reality based on the facts and proportion. It was a foolish act by a young man where no one died, no one was seriously injured, the cruise wasn't disrupted and everyone got on with their lives. My reality is also not one that blindly goes along with the herd mentality. Your mileage may vary.
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    Balcony vs Inside?

    Stop inferring and read the words I posted. At no point did I say the act was "reasonable" nor am I defending the guy's actions. It does not however quite merit the level of horror, hyperventilation and hysteria shown by you and others in this thread. The video showed the entire group was involved. Had it not been posted it is entirely possible the jumper would have been thrown off but his friends might have been able to continue or that their ban would not have been "lifetime".
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    Balcony vs Inside?

    Because contrary to the lofty judgement of the pearl clutchers and other assorted fusspots what the guy did wasn't "gross stupidity." It was foolish but he didn't die, no one else was hurt and the media report quoted above said he'd jumped from similar heights before. Stupid was posting the video on the internet. That's what got him and his friends thrown off the boat not the jump itself.
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    Balcony vs Inside?

    LOL. I'm probably past the age where I would jump off a cruise ship. In my younger days I never did anything quite that foolish but certainly close. The young man lived and by all accounts is happily back at home enjoying his newfound fame. 40 years from now he and his pals will gather over drinks and have a good laugh about the crazy time they all got banned from RCI. He lived. The cruise went on as scheduled. No harm, no foul. Seriously, some of you need to unclutch and unclench.
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    Balcony vs Inside?

    A pool isn't as deep as the ocean and it's a smaller target. There is a far greater risk of hitting the bottom or missing the mark.
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    Balcony vs Inside?

    Running across a busy 4 lane freeway puts other people at risk because they may brake or swerve in an attempt to avoid him resulting in high-speed crashes. In this case the only risk was to the jumper himself and no one else. I'm not defending the guy but I'm also not engaging in the usual histrionics and pearl clutching. Sometimes young men get drunk and do foolish things. On a scale of 1-10 this would be a 3 perhaps a 4.
  10. The era of requiring multiple suitcases to cruise is rapidly (thankfully) fading. For most lines the tired tradition of formal night is now a "suggestion" not a mandatory requirement. You are unlikely to be turned away for not wearing a jacket. On my last two cruises on Princess I didn't even bother to bring a sports jacket. A collared shirt and casual trousers were fine even on "formal" night. I doubt MSC is any different.
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    Balcony vs Inside?

    Did he break any laws? While it's a bit dumb to have jumped off the ship, he survived, no one else got hurt and after the group was thrown off the boat the cruise presumably continued as scheduled.
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    Reassure me...seasickness

    Flight and car rides are of a specific comparatively short duration. The rest of the time the traveller is on land. The risk of motion sickness meanwhile is constant on a cruise ship and could happen anytime.
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    Reassure me...seasickness

    There are many other vacation options that don't require magic amulets, popping pills, patches or constant fretting that rough seas might leave one incapacitated.
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    Reassure me...seasickness

    The OP is asking for reassurances when the fact is there are none and the possible outcomes are not encouraging. The sea-sickness prone travel companion may be seasick despite the drugs. She may be dizzy, drowsy or have her personalty altered by the affects of Scopolamine and/or other drugs particularly if she drinks. Considering how sick she was on he first cruise at best they will both most likely be in a state of mild to moderate trepidation over whether the drugs and magic talisman will have the desired effect should the weather get rough. The OP is already apprehensive otherwise he/she would not be here seeking reassurance. The only scenario with a positive outcome is a rough first day, confirmation the anti-nausea measures worked and everyone relaxes for the rest of the cruise.
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    Reassure me...seasickness

    No one can offer the OP any reassurances. The only question is why after being "terribly sea sick" on one cruise her friend wants to go on another. There are people who are predisposed to motion sickness. They decorate themselves with bracelets and other magic amulets, munch ginger, pop Dramamine like they M&Ms and dose themselves up with powerful prescription drugs like Scopalamine. Is a holiday that you need to be doped up to enjoy worth taking? Is it worth the anxiety and doubt every time the sea becomes a little choppy?
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