How do you spot first time cruisers

How do you know when you see first time cruisers?

Do you introduce your self and help them with any specific information?

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The confused/lost look. Yes, I will ask if I can help them.

For me it is satisfying to help when someone is confused, can't find their room or to share how to use the cruise lines app or internet connection

For me it is satisfying to help when someone is confused, can't find their room or to share how to use the cruise lines app or internet connection

While we are seating in the Atrium having a beer and watching passengers boarding. The new cruisers are quite noticeable with their excitement once getting onboard and oohs and awws they emit while looking at their initial surroundings like the glass elevators and the decor.

Well .. although I do not consider myself to be a veteran cruiser I am beyond a first timer but I still get the awe and excitement upon boarding and all of the bling. I can usually identify the first timers by the basic trout look on their face as they stand at a crossroad or try to figure aft from stern or port from starboard. And we will usually provide unsolicited advice or ask if they need help.

I agree that this helps boost the excitement all around.... them and us too!

Wouldn't it be kind of fun for the cruise director to make candid photos or videos of these passengers and show them on the big screen in the main theater during the welcome aboard show!

You guys are doing fine. yes they have that lost look, and are impressed by the glitz. pictures online don't do some ships justice. Get on any ship, and after a day or two, its obvious who knows what they're about. I try to be helpful, but pick my spots and conversations. TMI can get folks confused, and sometimes resentful. I get annoyed by the complaints newbies have..small cabins, (or bad choices) service complaints, the list goes on and on. we're careful about where we spend our days, or when/where we eat. (depends mostly on the class of ship) Getting involved in conversations with other veterans is something we both enjoy. Not to be standoffish, but when folks really want to learn and actually listen, you can tell. as opposed to others.

BTW OGW, whachu mean you aint a veteran??? stop being modest, its only cyber!!

NO. not even a little bit.

Plates piled high with food.

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