Posted December 30th, 2017, 01:59 PM
Frankly those seeking a sun bed and find one unoccupied yet piled with books and personal bits should have the courage to remove the items from the sun bed(s) and place same on the deck. Expect a barrage from the previous occupier when they return, but ignore them and they will go away after a few minutes and look elsewhere to do the same as yourself.
Personally I don't sunbath but have witnessed selfishness of reserving sun beds on so many occasions and see no reason why folk are so able to flout the sun deck rules.
Stand up and be counted .. ummmm lay down and be counted.
I agree with the sentiment entirely however some of the worst fights on cruise ships start this way and the innocent party can often get thrown off with the guilty one who kicks up a fuss or starts a physical fight.
The cruise company should deal with it. It would be particulalry easy to do this with the early morning bed hoggers, wait 30 minutes from when any items are left on a bed and then simply remove them. By 8am all the beds would be clear again. Do a round every 30 minutes and remove any items, if applied consistently the message would eventually get through to even the terminally selfish. It would take just one additional member of staff to do this and makes everyone life easier.
Celebrity do it and while it is not perfect they at least try and it is better than allowing self centered, selfish people to hog facilities meant for the enjoyment of everyone. My particular bug bear is those who go on shore and bag a bed for when they eventually return which someone could have had the use of all morning.