How to Make Yourself Known as a JACKA$$ on a Cruise

On 2nd B2B Disembarkation for In-Tranist passengers, 498 passengers our of 500 were gathered in the Princess Theater awaiting customs clearance. We had docked early and disembarkation in general was about 45 minutes ahead of schedule. Customs Agent had come on board and were waiting for the 2 people to join the group.

JackA$$ No 1. was a gentleman in the audience who began demanding he be let off the ship immediately so he could re-embark. The staff member informed him he was free to go but he continued ranting and yelling that he was unwilling to wait for 2 people.

JackA$$ No. 2 and No. 3 enter the theater in bathing attire to the boos of the audience and state they thought it was okay to stay by the pool.

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YIKES... I'm not sure who the biggest boobs were... the complainer or the slack-a$$es who didn't pay attention to the in-transit passenger instructions. Good grief.

The guy loudly complaining definitely stood out - he was told at least 5 times that he was welcome to leave and get off the ship and go back around, but until everyone was cleared no one would be allowed to board. According to customs, the two stragglers had not "dis-embarked" by entering the Princess Theater. They were actually holding up the entire process not just the B2Bers. The stragglers were just two clueless clowns that didn't feel the need to read instructions because they said they had taken many many cruises and knew the drill (more boos from the crowd) - obviously their first B2B however.

It just shows how one person(s) actions can impact an entire ship!

Ohhhhhhh, there are plenty more ways to look like a jacka$$.

The one spouse that comes down despite the fact both spouses must now appear for customs.

Not having the forms filled out

Not bringing a passport ( or other ID ) because they thought their S & S card were good enough. Then complaining that they have to go all the way back to their cabin.

Or my personal favourite, though it happened at Debarkation customs not B2B, the guy with three cigars ( with the Cuban bands on them ) sticking out of his shirt pocket, wondering why he was told to " step out of line please ".

Back in the 90s, on a "free cruise" we were waiting in line for Bahamian Customs to clear us into the country. The island had been rocked by a hurricane the week before, and the Customs building was out of power (no computers, no AC) so the line was long, slow and hot.

Immediately behind us in line was the typical "ugly American". Complaining loudly to anyone who cared to listen (and everyone else) how his "rights as an American Citizen were being infringed upon by having to wait for so long in a hot building".

The Customs agent was keeping an eye on him, but not taking any action. After a couple of minutes, the agent walks up to us, removes us from the line, escorts us to the counter, stamps our passports and lets us leaveHappy.

I guess being the nice guy rather than the jacka$$ has its privileges.

Clearly he took pity on your for having to put up with the jacka$$e$ rant full volume. Nice guy :)

I thought it would be a longer list........there must be 100's of ways.

LOL... be sure to check, there is a related post going on about how many ways :)

People who break policy - smuggling booze, smoking where they shouldn't, sneak contraband, etc. are supreme JACKA$$s.

Remember what society you live in where right is wrong and wrong is right.

Not in Debbieland lol - zero tolerance for bad behavior Angry


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