Spotting Seasoned Cruisers

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Joined Sep 2005
Originally posted by SewMuch
You must shop at fancier places than I do
Since I suffer from "Mall Anxiety", I do my best to stay out of shopping centers - and ships whose designers seem to model their atriums after architectural monstrosities like the Stamford Town Center (which may well be the original inspiration for most newer ships).

Any shopping place which I might term "fancy" will certainly not resemble an atrium on a cruise ship.
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Six US Navy ships,
25+ cruises: Orient (1), Holland America (12), Norwegian (6), Carnival (1), Princess (1), Celebrity (3), Cunard (2), Royal Caribbean (1) - (1996-2017).
Coming up: Royal Caribbean, January 2018
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Joined Jul 2017
Originally posted by SonofTertius
My partner and I are currently on Cunard's Queen Victoria sailing around Greece and as novices (second cruise only) we like to play a game onboard called 'Spotting Seasoned Cruisers'. I won the game today with this:
I'm going on my 5th cruise and will be bringing towel clips for the first time. My fiance and I want them for our port excursions. We've had our towels blown around/slip down enough times that it's worth a try! We also started using lanyards after our first cruise. It's so much easier and we don't care how it looks. I think we will play "Spotting Seasoned Cruisers" too. Sounds fun!

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Joined Sep 2015
I use towel clips because "I am a neat freak". I feel better after my embarrassing admission!! I also use packing cubes and stuff sacks for my luggage. I can find anything in my bag including my extra charging cable.