glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Being Escrted To Your Cabin on Embarkation Day

How many of you remember when the staff used to escort you to your cabin and carry your carry on luggage for you?

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glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I remember in the good old days when HAL's  band would play music as you boarded the ship.  A staffer would immediately take your hand luggage from you and escort you personally to your cabin.  Now on Embarkation Day I see passengers wandering the passageway searching for their cabins.  

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Not me. I can scarcely remember when airline flight attendants walked you to your seat.

 

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Believe it or not on our two current back to back Vantage river cruises through France, we were met in the lobby, relieved of our hand luggage and escorted to our stateroom.  It was a good feeling.  

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

I remember my first cruise on the Jubalee in 1995, we were escorted to our cabin. That was the last time.

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I would love to get that level of service.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Wow,  it has been so long ago I forgot that they used to do that.  Ahhh the good old days when cruising was high service and high class.  I can remember my Uncle said when they were on Sitmar line if he took out a cigarette a hand with a lighter would come out of the wall to light it for him. That was back in the early 70's.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I do remember being escorted to the stateroom. It made us feel special.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Feeling special,  like when you get onto a Celebrity ship and your greeted with a glass of Champagne.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

It's been awhile.  They used to keep your S&S cards as you left for the last time too.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

I also remember the Catskills being a booming place to go for a week.  Wink

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