Platinums, what the heck is wrong with you??

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#41
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Carnival needs to que the line then no one cuts in front. 1st in line= 1st off simple
But on the other hand, when the 1st ones there block up the entrance for others to get in, then where is everyone else supposed to go??? Well....in front of them of course
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#42
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Originally posted by Carol1560
Wanted to vent a little, and I think that it needs to be said.

Well my hubby and me(25 plus cruises) love the benefit of self disembarkment whenever the cruise ship docks at its end.

We always get up early clear out of the room and like to get down to the "assigned" area to wait for the ship to be cleared for disembarkment by customs. We have been platinum members for quite a while.



What is wrong with people who saunder down to the area at the last minute and think that they can stand in front of you and get off the ship before you??? We are all adults right? Well today I decided that I would make them famous by taking their pictures and telling them I was gonna post their pictures as line cutters.



I dont think you should have to even have a conversation with adults, cause they know. One of the line cutters told me that she had it done to her before and she didnt like it. Why would she do that then?? Are people getting more stupid??



Thanks


Why not publicly shame them, they were rude and mean. People need to realize there are consequences for their actions and face them.



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#43
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Hi Op

I appreciate your need to vent. I do agree with most others who feel you have managed to get overly upset over very little. I am sure by tomorrow you will understand how unimportant this turmoil was to your life.

hope you had a great cruise
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#44
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Originally posted by smileyone
We’ve had this same issue but on my last cruise it was well organized. On the vista when you enter the assigned station (dining room), you are instructed exactly where to place your suitcase. We were also instructed to have suitcase turned to the correct position so you could easily grab it and walk forward. After the suitcase was parked, you could sit wherever until your line of suitcases was called to debark. Those that came in later were escorted to the back of the suitcase line to leave their bag. It was well organized. Once the go ahead was given we went to our suitcase and simply followed the line out.


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That was my experience on the Vista too. It was the most organized way I have ever seen. The CD even made an announcement that they do it this way so that the first people to arrive are the first ones off of the ship. Carnival should use this system on every ship.
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#45
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I never want to get off the ship, so I promise if I ever get to platinum I wont block you.

My DH had a terrible fall last year, shattered his skull in 4 places (this due to chemo) I wont say that he is "slow" but he isn't aggressive anymore. He was waiting in line a few weeks ago, he knew what he wanted to order, but people kept butting in front of him- I had gone to pick up something and saw what was happening. I walked up and said loudly, "I can't believe how many rude people there are here, just cutting in front of you", three of them walked away without ordering. People know when they are doing wrong, all this don't judge me business, just justifies not doing right. I don't have a problem stating what I feel is wrong, and when I am in the wrong, I can at least say, "I'm sorry". Good luck. And I want to see pictures!
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#47
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Originally posted by jkneern
Carnival needs to que the line then no one cuts in front. 1st in line= 1st off simple
But on the other hand, when the 1st ones there block up the entrance for others to get in, then where is everyone else supposed to go??? Well....in front of them of course
Very true. Carnival could do a much better job of organizing debarkation
#48
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The last cruise my family and I went on was last August. While I enjoy being platinum and being able to take cruises like I do, I will not let "line cutters" upset me. When disembarking in August we waited with all the other platinums and when told it was time, we got up, waited until everyone in front of us went and then just as we were outside of the waiting area a group of about 5-6 people(not platinum) that knew how it worked jumped in front of us. When we got to customs area to leave the terminal, they were in the line that was not moving. We were already out the door and in the vehicle probably before they made it out of the terminal. I guess what I am trying to say is you just went on this fun filled cruise, don't let rude people get on your nerves and stress you at the end of your vacation because my theory is that they will get what is coming to them for their rudeness & lack of respect for others. Don't let a few bad apples ruin the basket.
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#49
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Seriously; how long does it take for all the plats to walk off? We’ve never waited more than 5 min when priority self-assist starts.
What was amusing is in the Triumph they’d stack all the priority folks in the dining room and some would put luggage in the front blocking the way.
The cruise staff would come in and make them move it for diamonds and plats to leave. FTTF folks with Blue cards did the luggage walk of shame more than once.
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#50
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I still don't see how this has anything to do with platinum members?

Do people really get that upset about getting off the ship? Of course "line cutters" stink, but its not worth all that frustration. Do you think its just platinum members in that line? I highly doubt that...just sayin
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#51
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Originally posted by Carol1560
Wanted to vent a little, and I think that it needs to be said.
Well my hubby and me(25 plus cruises) love the benefit of self disembarkment whenever the cruise ship docks at its end.
We always get up early clear out of the room and like to get down to the "assigned" area to wait for the ship to be cleared for disembarkment by customs. We have been platinum members for quite a while.

What is wrong with people who saunder down to the area at the last minute and think that they can stand in front of you and get off the ship before you??? We are all adults right? Well today I decided that I would make them famous by taking their pictures and telling them I was gonna post their pictures as line cutters.

I dont think you should have to even have a conversation with adults, cause they know. One of the line cutters told me that she had it done to her before and she didnt like it. Why would she do that then?? Are people getting more stupid??

Thanks
I was reading this and it had me wondering too. But then it hit me, it's Carnival. There are no rules or Controls.
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#52
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HOLY COW!!! I sympathize with you CAROL1560 and it is you and I against 2,000 responses. I am Platinum also and understand your frustration. It is a promised benefit to get off early so why are so many cheating the system. Come on Carnival! Do your job and stop pretending there is no problem.

Now I suggest CAROL1560 that you and I take cover because shortly the responding rocks should soon be hurled. Oh and Carnival, not to worry. You and I are still buddies and I have Carnival cruises booked for 2019 and 2020.

Yikes! That rock almost got me!
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#53
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Originally posted by richfret
HOLY COW!!! I sympathize with you CAROL1560 and it is you and I against 2,000 responses. I am Platinum also and understand your frustration. It is a promised benefit to get off early so why are so many cheating the system. Come on Carnival! Do your job and stop pretending there is no problem.

Now I suggest CAROL1560 that you and I take cover because shortly the responding rocks should soon be hurled. Oh and Carnival, not to worry. You and I are still buddies and I have Carnival cruises booked for 2019 and 2020.

Yikes! That rock almost got me!
LOL... Well, when in life something so small like "line cutters" (when disembarking) makes you mad enough to want to take a picture of them and threating them to post it, there is no help for you. Sorry
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#54
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Wouldn't life be easier if the cruise line looked at what a mess this is ALL the time or at least our last 15 times doing it!

Why change the meeting spot to a place more equipped to handle this other than the dining room where people just pour into and drop luggage to block everyone else

Have ropes, make lines to form, give tickets AND check them. Their are solutions it just needs to be addressed

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Well just another reason I am glad to be Diamond oh and I am usually last one OFF the ship..
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Originally posted by richfret
HOLY COW!!! I sympathize with you CAROL1560 and it is you and I against 2,000 responses. I am Platinum also and understand your frustration. It is a promised benefit to get off early so why are so many cheating the system. Come on Carnival! Do your job and stop pretending there is no problem.



Now I suggest CAROL1560 that you and I take cover because shortly the responding rocks should soon be hurled. Oh and Carnival, not to worry. You and I are still buddies and I have Carnival cruises booked for 2019 and 2020.



Yikes! That rock almost got me!


Nobody is throwing rocks at you or the OP. Several folks have asked what the point of publicly shaming these people by posting their pictures would be. Are they planning on posting them here on CC? On Facebook? The chances of the offending party seeing those pictures is remote, and even if they were to see them I’m doubtful it would change their behavior in the future. Has the OP discussed this with Carnival directly? How did this impact their day in a significantly negative way?

Seems like a hell of a lot of frustration and angst over a seemingly minor thing.


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#58
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I can't imagine what difference it would really make. You're all getting off. So it is 30 seconds later.
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#59
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Sometimes I come to this website for the sole purpose of seeing what some folks get their knickers in a twist over. Often I'm disappointed that it is a real issue, other times I get a chuckle at what nonsense (my opinion) people get spun up over....this is one of those times.
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#60
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Unfortunately, there will always be people who are intentionally oblivious to others or just plain oblivious. I try my best to keep my cool because as others have said, its not really worth your time. However, we are all human and sometimes we can't keep ourselves together.

On the other side, sometimes I think these people continue this behavior because they assume that 90% of the time, no one will call them out and they get away with it. Sigh. The world will never be perfect, its how we deal with the imperfections that matters.
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