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Ok..Fess Up...What do you do about chair hogs?


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We've all seen that prime real estate chair sitting... oh so next to the pool with a few items on it...empty for a long period of time. After what time of inactivity do you stake your claim.....or do you find a chair in another location....or do you ask a staff member to remove such items. Love to hear your advice!!!;)

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Don't know about what others will do, BUT, I plan on giving empty chairs 45 minutes, then they are free game. I got the 45 minutes from playing poker, they will hold your seat at a poker table for 45 minutes to go eat, or whatever. If you don't return in time they take up your chips and let somone have that seat. I think it's a fair alotment of time.

So, if any of you chair hogs are reading this, I'm giving you fair warning. so if your on 1 of the same cruises I am and you find ya things moved, you can't say you wasn't warned! :eek:

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Don't know about what others will do, BUT, I plan on giving empty chairs 45 minutes, then they are free game. I got the 45 minutes from playing poker, they will hold your seat at a poker table for 45 minutes to go eat, or whatever. If you don't return in time they take up your chips and let somone have that seat. I think it's a fair alotment of time.

So, if any of you chair hogs are reading this, I'm giving you fair warning. so if your on 1 of the same cruises I am and you find ya things moved, you can't say you wasn't warned! :eek:

 

Your awful generous, I give them 30 min. And then I put a copy of a notice slip on their stuff after I have removed that says "We wish to advise all passengers that any deck lounge which is not occupied for a period of 30 min. will have all personal belongings removed to allow other passengers the use of the lounger". Have never had anyone say a word back when they find it.

 

This notice has the NCL logo on the top. I got it off CC sometime ago and I make sure I have at least a dozen to take with me.

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Your awful generous, I give them 30 min. And then I put a copy of a notice slip on their stuff after I have removed that says "We wish to advise all passengers that any deck lounge which is not occupied for a period of 30 min. will have all personal belongings removed to allow other passengers the use of the lounger". Have never had anyone say a word back when they find it.

 

This notice has the NCL logo on the top. I got it off CC sometime ago and I make sure I have at least a dozen to take with me.

 

 

 

 

Any chance you can provide a link to this notice, and I'll do the same... BTW thanks in advance for saving me 15 minutes...:D

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We've all seen that prime real estate chair sitting... oh so next to the pool with a few items on it...empty for a long period of time. After what time of inactivity do you stake your claim.....or do you find a chair in another location....or do you ask a staff member to remove such items. Love to hear your advice!!!;)

I'm an early riser and on my last cruise I saw a man put a book and old cap on 2 chairs at about 6 in the morning. I walked through the pool area several times during the day and never spotted him again.

 

Later I was sitting at the pool DH was in the hot tub, a woman asked me if anyone was sitting next to me, I told her my DH was. I told her about the 2 seats the man had saved earlier and how he wasn't around.

 

5 minutes later she was back to tell me I couldn't hold DH's chair, I said "there he is" and pointed DH out to her. I told her to just get someone to take the stuff off the empty chair.

 

She came back AGAIN 5 minutes later and said "There's a rule you're hogging the chair" I called DH out of the hot tub and made him sit down. Come on now, some people get offensive about what they perceive as chair hogs. I think if your in the pool or hot tub you're not hogging a chair, but if you're not in the pool area you should not be holding a seat someone else could use.

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On RCl two weeks ago my dd went to use the restroom & dh's chair next to dd's was empty since he went to retrieve a bandaid. Even though both chairs were only vacated for 5 minutes a very unlady like female passenger came by & literally scooped their belongings to the ground without inquiring if either chair was occupied by anyone. I mentioned my family would return momentarily, she scowled & said I would have to pretend she was family now. Deck patrol watched & overheard it all. She was escorted out of the pool area & asked not to return, that didn't go well either. I was even offered a free comp drink for such rude behavior by another passenger.

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we don t much care for baking in the sun..though a nice tan

is alway s a nice conversation topic when you get home :p

 

so we ll just sit around counting the chair hogs..or trying to point

out the potential hogs as they approch the pool area..

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Sorry I can't find the link where i got it from. I just did a bit of a search putting in "chair lounge hogs" and a lot of threads came up. But I need to spend more time going through them. I will continue to search and if I find it I'll post it.

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I completely ignore chair hogs. Besides, I don't want a lounge chair by the pool, so they don't bother me.

 

DW and I usually don't look for pool chairs either. We normally sit up on the above deck and look down at the pool or the oceanview. BTW Great pictures. We were also on the Spirit in Alaska in 2004 and the Sea in December 2004 as well as the Dream but this time in 2007 (I think it was 2007 but I've slept a few times since then) Looks like great minds think alike. We even went on some of the same tours. :)

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sorry i can't find the link where i got it from. I just did a bit of a search putting in "chair lounge hogs" and a lot of threads came up. But i need to spend more time going through them. I will continue to search and if i find it i'll post it.

 

 

 

thank you thank you thank you:d

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DW and I usually don't look for pool chairs either. We normally sit up on the above deck and look down at the pool or the oceanview. BTW Great pictures. We were also on the Spirit in Alaska in 2004 and the Sea in December 2004 as well as the Dream but this time in 2007 (I think it was 2007 but I've slept a few times since then) Looks like great minds think alike. We even went on some of the same tours. :)

 

Went back and checked and our Dream cruise was December 2006. Guess I need to update my signature. :D

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Went back and checked and our Dream cruise was December 2006. Guess I need to update my signature. :D

 

I wouldn't suggest that you are cheap, but I know I am. I always try to cruise when the fares are the lowest.

 

I don't know if we both have great minds or think alike, but it appears we do. :D

 

Thanks for the compliment over the photos!

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I don't usually get too worked up about lounge chairs either. What really startles me is the way some of the worst hogs are the most self-righteous about how other people use or don't use their own chairs.

 

Can't we all just get along? :p

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