Community Spirit

It could be that we’re just getting jaded – but I seem to remember more comradery on board ship than I’ve seen on our last few trips. Little things - like when the dining room staff gathered around a nearby table and sang “happy birthday” or “happy anniversary” – the other tables would join in and applaud. Or when someone in a wheel chair or with a walker would be trying to queue up – everyone nearby would make room – or even step out of the elevator to make room.

Tags: wheel chairs walkers

4 Answers

The "me" generation has grown up just as cruise prices keep coming down. The entitled, everybody wins, we don't keep score generation, are bringing their it's all about me and what I want attitude to the great seas.

Couldn't put my finger on the "whys" - most of the diners didn't seem to fit the "me generation" demo.

Well then maybe you had their enabling parents.

I always join in and later clap when a birthday at a nearby table is being celebrated with a song. On HAL ships, passengers still do this. But, i think you are right, people are becoming less considerate.


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