Elites - Get Over Yourself!

As an Elite Princess passenger, I am ashamed of the behavior of some of the "elites" who think they own the ship ...it has really gotten bad!  The biggest area of confusion is where they think they deserve to be in any given line at any given time.

Read your perk list folks ... your free laundry and internet does not entitle you to go to the head of the line at the International Cafe for your morning coffee.  There are probably a hundred of other elite members who are patiently waiting...

Wave that flipping black card in my face one more time and I will put my black card where the sun doesn't shine...

Sorry ,,, just needed to rant why some people feel the need to flaunt their status. You would think after cruising enough times to get an elite card they would know that patience is the name of the game and all cruisers are created equal!

10 Answers

Cannot agree with you more.

Some of the "elites" we've met barely pass as human with their noses so high in the air. I started referring to a couple of them as "ill-ites" because their behavior was so abhorrent. We rarely attend afternoon cocktail/hors d'ouevres as a result. I'm sure there are a few nice people... but too many are snobs that we can well do without when we are relaxing and on vacation.

Love it. And you are not alone. Many feel that way when the petty try to lord it over others. They need to consider being Elite as an honour and not as a privilege.

That's what happens when you hand out 12th place trophies. Everyone feels special.

I couldn't agree more. But the pushing and shoving crowd isn't just relegated to elites. Cruise passengers in general have appalling manners. Mom didn't teach them how to be civil. On our last two cruises, as a Princess Elite I've had regular non-elites barge past me, one said "my problem is a lot more important than his is" another, an elite, just yesterday, interrupted the passenger desk representative who was in the process of relaying a message to me by demanding that the passenger service desk intervene in a dispute she was having with the shore excursion desk.

This is a relatively recent problem. Years ago, everyone was civil to each other. Today however, you have a generation of people with no interpersonal skills. They are used to being separated by bandwidth. I have seen couples at dinner tables, each pecking away at their phones. Totally oblivious to their surroundings

Debbie, Remind me--never piss you off....Big Smile

As for other instances, we are all to blame for that crap. We answer texts right away.. we rush to get to our e-mails so we can instantly respond. We have all lost patience with service people, subordinates and even spouse. Everything has to be instant.

I agree Debbie----but I will expand it to Everyone--Get over yourself.... In the grand scheme of things.... You really ain't all that... While I have my moments, This includes me.

It has gone from the Golden Rule (treat others as you wish to be treated) to an attitude that "I am the only one that matters". I believe that this started about the same time that everyone got offended and something important was marginalized and outlawed in public.

Just because your "Elite" level does not mean you have manners or class........ look at rude people having road rage that drive a Mercedes or Lexus !

I thought the Golden rule is... Them that has the gold--makes the rules.

As in " They have the gold mine---we have the shaft?"

I think I work for one......Wink

I agree. I read posts on other sites and the first thing they write is, "I'm a ____." Then they complain as if their status entitles them to be obnoxious.


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