glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

How to Handle Passengers Who Save Poolside Lounges

Everyo9ne who sails on a cruise ship runs into the problem of passengers saving lounge chairs.  Here is one site's solution of five ways to fight back.

 

http://cruiseradio.net/5-ways-to-fight-deck-chair-hogs/

 

I have done number one and also number 3.  What do you do?

 

 

Tags: poolside lounge chair hoggers solutions for lounge hoggers cruise radio

9 Answers

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I would ask the ship's personnel to handle it.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I would ask ship crew to take care of it.

MrChocoholic
Contributor Level: Captain

I was aboard Carnival Elation, picked a lounge aft on the Serenity Deck away from everyone so I could read my book peacefully and listen to music on my headsets. After about a half hour I put down my book and MP3, took off my shirt and flip flops and dipped in the hot tub. Within fifteen minutes I came back and these three people who wanted adjoining lounges had picked up my stuff and dumped it on some end table. Did I have a right to be angry and complain? Did they have the right to evict me and handle my property in such a fashion? I have come to the realization that the "dog eat dog" world we get on ships to escape is inescapable. 

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

 

i think that this is the best solution.

 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

ALWAYS ask the ships' personnel to handle any situation.  Never remove someone else's property yourself.  You are asking for trouble, i.e.  my earrings were in that towel !! Even though they probably weren't.

The best is when people get angry stating they had saved those chairs.....right before getting off the ship that morning !

I think I had posted a pic of someone saving 14 lounge chairs.  Yep, 14.  Talk about rude.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Found the pic and the thread.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Again, I completely agree.

 

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

If a passenger is rude enough to save all those chairs for so long, he/she would do anything.  Good policy is not to touch anyone's else's stuff. Once, however, I did move another chair in to the row as there was plenty of room; the people saving the next 6 chairs in the row never returned at all.  We were there for three hours. 

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ALWAYS ask the ships' personnel to handle any situation.  Never remove someone else's property yourself.  You are asking for trouble, i.e.  my earrings were in that towel !! Even though they probably weren't.

The best is when people get angry stating they had saved those chairs.....right before getting off the ship that morning !

I think I had posted a pic of someone saving 14 lounge chairs.  Yep, 14.  Talk about rude.

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noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

 

We usually book balcony cabins.  The other option we have taken is going to The Sanctuary (Princess) or The Alcoves (Celebrity). Neither of us can take too much sun exposure and the regular lounges are very low to the ground which kills me (arthritis sufferer).

Sitting around an over-crowded pool is not our idea of relaxation... but I still get chafed seeing how often rude people do the chair saving thing.  As said previously, common courtesy is no longer common.

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