Posted April 15th, 2012, 08:33 AM
Has anyone else experianced what mckrob1981 has with the people onboard from Puerto Rico? I would rather not cruise with loud obnoxious people, regardless of their background and this concerns me. On our a last cruise there were a few people to we could not stand but it was the minority not the majority. What is your opinion on the people aboard these Southern Caribbean routes out of San Juan.No, I didn't experience this at all.
You do have to keep in mind that Puerto Rico, though part of the US, is a Spanish-speaking culture, so you will experience a good number of people on the ship/in elevators/etc., speaking Spanish.
I don't know what mckrob is speaking about, because it is definitely a Caribbean cruise, though it wasn't what he was expecting. I do have some thoughts about his attitude, though probably the nicest thing I can say to verbalize them is to just ignore his comments because he is totally off base.
I have taken six cruises now, all from different home ports, and if there is one thing I can say, is that all six cruises have been different.....not better or worse, but different...from each other.
There is, of course, a chance of encountering rude, obnoxious, and loud cruisers on any ship from any home port, with the chances increasing during certain times of the year (particularly spring break from what I understand--fortunately we have never sailed during this time of the year).
Norwegian Epic -- January 2017 (St. Thomas, Tortola, Great Stirrup Cay)
Carnival Breeze--January 2016 (Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts, St. Maarten)
Carnival Conquest--January 2015 (Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Aruba)
Norwegian Dawn--September 2014 (Boston, Portland, Halifax, Charlottetown, Gaspe, La Baie, Quebec City)
Carnival Conquest--February 2014 (Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Belize, Isla Roatan)
Carnival Sunshine--October 2013 (Venice, Dubrovnik, Athens, Izmir, Sicily, Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Civitavecchia (Rome/Vatican City), Naples, Marseilles, Barcelona)
Carnival Fascination--January 2013 (Nassau and Key West)
Carnival Victory--January 2012 (Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten)
Carnival Freedom--January 2011 (Cozumel, Costa Rica, Panama)
Carnival Spirit--August 2010 (Alaska)
Carnival Elation--January 2009 (Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada)
Carnival Sensation--January 2008 (Freeport and Nassau)
Carnival Victory--February 2007 (Costa Maya, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios)