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#41
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I do use sanitizer when I get in line for any food and before I go into the dining room. However, if you pull in your chair, pick up a menu, or use salt/pepper/Tabasco, etc, the sanitizing effect goes right out the window after you pick up those new germs. Yum.
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#42
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Originally posted by shof515
my biggest pet peeve is something i see at home everywhere and that is:
Step to the side, let the other people get off the elevator first then get on the elevator. it makes getting on/off the elevator quicker for everyone

Oh my gosh, one of my biggest pet peeves. Thanks!
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#43
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Honestly, I have very rarely found anything on board from fellow guests annoying enough to think twice about. In general I find the other passengers and crew pleasant and happy, everyone just there to have a good time.

Of course, if you are a person who is looking for things to be critical of, I'm sure you won't have a problem finding things. Not just on the ship, but in life too.
#44
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Originally posted by elcuchio24
Of course, if you are a person who is looking for things to be critical of, I'm sure you won't have a problem finding things.
And in a way that could be a breach of etiquette, itself.
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#45
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Originally posted by bUU
And in a way that could be a breach of etiquette, itself.
its all personal right? What would annoy me might not annoy you, and vice versa. My only issue is I worry sometimes that if a new cruiser reads alot of threads, they would have maybe a poor view of fellow cruisers.

I really have had so few times a fellow cruiser has bothered me, they arent worth reporting. Seems to me the cruises I have been on everyone is there to have a blast!
#46
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Originally posted by Badfinger
Sorry...but I will never use hand sanitizer.
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Sorry...but I will never use hand sanitizer.

Great, way to think about others with your germs and sickness all over the buffet area, the door handles and anythings else you touch. I know you are not in the bathroom washing your hands 24/7 to fight against the possibility of spreading something, it is not possible to actually be washing your hands that much while on the ship. I am sure you will tell us all about sanitizer not being useful and blah, blah, blah and how you rebel against it is at least an attempt to reduce things being spread. You cannot count on people to wash their hands continually or at all in the bathroom.
I also will never use hand sanitizer. Since I stopped using sanitizer, I have hardly had any colds.
I DO wash my hands right before and after every meal.
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#47
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Originally posted by shof515
my biggest pet peeve is something i see at home everywhere and that is:
Step to the side, let the other people get off the elevator first then get on the elevator. it makes getting on/off the elevator quicker for everyone


OMG!! I think some feel like the have to RUSH the door as soon as there is the slightest inkling that the door is opening!! STOP IT!!
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#48
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Originally posted by cruisin*tigger
Agree with all of these. Especially the smoking on the balcony.

I'll add on - please don't play music on your balcony. I get it, I would like music on my balcony too, especially when I sail with friends and we open the divider. But we're not the only ones out there and not everyone likes our music. :P So please use headphones. I don't want to listen to your music blaring away, with you trying to sing [badly I might add] along with it.
We always book balcony cabins so we can listen to the ocean, NOT music.
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#49
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Originally posted by SPKEMO
How do they manage charging for drinks if you don't have a Sail and sign card?


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Your boarding pass bar code is scanned. I was worried about that also, but it worked out fine. If you preorder your Cheers package the bartenders/waiters are made aware of it when they scan your boarding pass. If you purchase after you board adjustments are made to your sign sail. Those that are concerned about their SnS being taken and used, relax, your face comes up on the screen when your SnS or your boarding pass is scanned. Enjoy!!


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#50
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Originally posted by Badfinger
Sorry...but I will never use hand sanitizer.



And a 100 pound lady carrying 200 pounds of luggage? Prone to exaggeration are we?

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#51
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"because you decided to put the glass you drank out of back under the dispenser and get some more lemonade."


I don't even know what this means. Every restaurant you have been to when they ask if you want more soda, they do exactly what you are referring too. How is this not sanitary? You are just pressing on a plastic bar.
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#52
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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Originally posted by NickandJonsmom
Regarding the dirty dishes outside your door, that is where they want you to put them so that is why people put them there!
If you dont leave a tray in the hallway where is the sh!tty diaper going to go?

Balcony lights rarely if ever need to be turned on but if you do, turn them back off! Some of us like to drink under the stars or prefer low lighting while we are naked .
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#53
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Originally posted by coevan
"because you decided to put the glass you drank out of back under the dispenser and get some more lemonade."


I don't even know what this means. Every restaurant you have been to when they ask if you want more soda, they do exactly what you are referring too. How is this not sanitary? You are just pressing on a plastic bar.
I always reuse my cup because the cup doesn’t come close to the nozzle. If you go to a fast food restaurant, you don’t get a new cup. So I’m not sure why you’d be expected to get a new cup to refill

Now I do understand getting a new plate for the buffet
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#54
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I sure hope I never get on a cruise ship with this bunch of posters who think that you can get control of a crowd of people from all different parts of the world and many different traditions (social, religious, family, etc) and get them to act according to one set of rules and practices (especially those that you think are the most appropriate). Do a test for me, will you? Make 50 copies for your set of rules, and take them with you on your next cruise. When you see one of them happen, circle that one and walk up to the "offender" and give him the list and explain what it is and that he violated the one that was circled. I am sure that you will have several more to add to the list as well as finding several opportunities to visit the medical center to experience some interesting medical procedures that you probably have never experienced before. Let me know what happens.
#57
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Originally posted by Badfinger
Sorry...but I will never use hand sanitizer.



And a 100 pound lady carrying 200 pounds of luggage? Prone to exaggeration are we?


As an RN, I shutter to hear that! I think I use it a million times a day!! Yikes! Please don't cruise my ship!


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#58
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Originally posted by NickandJonsmom
Regarding the dirty dishes outside your door, that is where they want you to put them so that is why people put them there!


I agree that it is disgusting to leave dirty dishes in the hall! If I have any, I leave them in room for the room steward to remove. I can't believe they would ever suggest to leave them in the hallway.


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#59
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Originally posted by coevan
"because you decided to put the glass you drank out of back under the dispenser and get some more lemonade."


I don't even know what this means. Every restaurant you have been to when they ask if you want more soda, they do exactly what you are referring too. How is this not sanitary? You are just pressing on a plastic bar.
Straws. Straws are what make that OK.
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#60
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as far as the balcony light, the first night our neighbor had his on all night. When we saw him in the hall and asked if he knew the balcony light was on. He did not and apologized.
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