Embarking on a Cruise

Still never ceases to amaze me how unprepared people are at the cruise terminal.  People have your passport and boarding pass in your hot little hand when you enter the terminal!

5 Answers

It is interesting, but not any different than after going in port, five days into a cruise and people still walk on board get to the security guy and then look for their cruise card.

It happens in airports too and so many other places. People just wait until the last minute to pull out the necessary paperwork, but it doesn't bother me to wait for an extra few minutes. As long as I'm onboard before we sail, I'm happy.Wink

Eh, I’m pretty forgiving of this – I just assume it’s folks who have never/rarely cruised and I try to help them out if I can.

What annoys me to no end is people in the grocery store who seem completely surprised that they need to come up with some form of payment after all their items are rung in!Surprised Really?!?Angry We’ve been standing there for 20 minutes and you’re not ready to pay!!!Angry

Maybe they're afraid they'll drop them and lose them.

The embarkation wait doesn't bother me that much. I have every thing in a ziplock bag to keep it together and easy to find.

What does bother me are the people in line at Customs at the end of the trip. Wait till the last second to search through their suitcases for their passports or other documents.


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