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Jogging on the Promenade Deck

Jogging on the Promenade Deck  

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  1. 1. Is jogging ok on the Promenade Deck?

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I noticed in a photo on the promenade deck of the Koningsdam there was a sign which said ‘No Jogging.’ While I suspect I’m about to be excoriated, I’m curious how people really feel about this as, with the exception of two short sections aft by the dining room, there seems to be a pretty wide walkway? I get that there’s a jogging track on the Sun Deck but it seems pretty small, it’s already boring running in circles so I’m not looking forward to smaller circles (if ten miles is 30 laps of the promenade deck, it looks like it would be 150 laps of the jogging track and I can’t count that high). I realize there are treadmills in the fitness center as well, and I plan on using them too, but they’re even more boring than running in circles!

 

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1 minute ago, mcphreek said:

‘No Jogging.’

 

I'll bite ... The two words above say just about all anyone has to say on this subject. 🙄

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Please don't.  It's hard enough to dodge people coming around a blind corner who are walking in the opposite direction. 

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Sometimes it’s the power-walkers you have to keep a weather eye out for; joggers seem to be in a more relaxed rhythm.

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I enjoy walking the promenade deck.  It is very relaxing and a great way to appreciate the sea.

 

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I use a Rollator and do not want to have to worry about joggers knocking me over as I can't maneuver very quickly to get out of their way.

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I had a cabin beneath the Prominade deck and got woken up every morning to the thump, thump, thump of 2 folks jogging laps a 7 am  so Please No

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We were on the Nieuw Amsterdam last year and a jogger almost took us out coming around a corner --- signs are posted for a reason!

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Yes, both for the safety of those walking and out of respect of those who have cabins below the promenade deck - NO JOGGING!

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I am a jogger and voted no.  I use the sports deck or treadmills.  Risking rotten tomatoes being thrown my way I can’t say I think much of the Koningsdam’s promenade.  and yes I have been overrun by aggressive power walkers on my evening strolls 

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I am a power walker, but I tend to walk the length of the sun deck as opposed to the promenade, normally there is less traffic up there and I like the breeze better up there.

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6 minutes ago, Mary229 said:

I am a jogger and voted no.  I use the sports deck or treadmills.  Risking rotten tomatoes being thrown my way I can’t say I think much of the Koningsdam’s promenade.  and yes I have been overrun by aggressive power walkers on my evening strolls 

 

I don't think you'll get many rotten tomatoes for saying you dislike the K's promenade. To me "promenade" sounds like a pleasant stroll, not trying to make your way through what looks like an industrial site. The problem I see with the up-top jogging tracks is it seems so open that it must be very windy up there when the ship is moving--I've only wandered up there to take pictures when we've been in port. 

 

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We usually have a cabin under the Promenade deck, and occasionally hear people walking laps. You can definitely hear it when people are jogging! ‘Promenade ‘ brings to mind a picture of a gentle stroll. Love the  Promenade Deck on the Maasdam.

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The promenade deck on the K'dam is so narrow that I recommended that it be one way only.  It is not fun with both way walkers.

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I always view the promenade deck as a place for a nice, leisurely walk.  Those who power walk or jog should do it elsewhere.  There are plenty of places to do it on the ship.

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We were on the Zuiderdam in April 2017.  I was recovering from my second total knee replacement and as part of my continuing rehab I walked the promenade twice daily.  One morning while walking I’d just cleared the aft corner when I was jostled slightly by a jogger whom I did not hear coming (and I have “young” 57 yr old ears) and as a result I shifted farther to the outside just as, unbeknownst to me, her husband came jogging around the corner.  He tripped over me, slid on the deck just narrowly missing hitting his head on a steel bulkhead. I twisted my knee and limped over to a bench.  I was fine but very rattled.  I didn’t walk on the deck again during our 10 day trip.

No.  I do not think jogging should be allowed. It’s a serious accident waiting to happen. We were lucky.

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I don’t get it. Is it “ok”?  It is not relative to the individual.  Perhaps you’d like it to be allowed.  IMO you may be better off accepting that you won’t be jogging there, and moving on to plan other activities to enjoy the cruise.

 

I am also a jogger, and formerly a competitive runner.

 

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Jogging requires space that is not present on a ship. Use a treadmill, please.

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HAL often has a 5K walk for charity on board.  As a retired distance runner, I would advise never schedule a cruise if you are training for a marathon.  And If the cruise line says no jogging on deck, don't.  

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I can't imagine why they've removed all of the signage directing walkers to go counterclockwise.  At least Amsterdam still has a "One Way" sign with an arrow.  I'm a VERY brisk walker (NOT a jogger!) and like to do 2 miles each morning.  But because the signage directing one-way walking has been removed I have to get up VERY early to do my laps and am probably inconveniencing the crew who hose the deck early in the morning.  Anyway, those blind corners are dangerous now with folks meandering in both directions.  Uh, guess I'm slightly off-topic -- but not by much.  Apologies anyway.

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No jogging. If people would stay to their right instead of walking in the center of the deck it would be easier for others to pass on their left.

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