ctav
Contributor Level: Captain

Long Lines At The Evevators

Try this when trying to get an elevator with those long lines during port days.   When facing those dreaded long lines when everyone is trying to take the elevator down, step to the front take the elevator up, go one deck and press the down button for the desired deck.

 

ctav

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DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Not to be rude, but what is your hurry? If you're doing a shore excursion, you will have a designated place to meet and should usually be there in plenty of time to disembark with the group.  If you're simply going ashore, let the crowd go and take your time.  Fifteen minutes either way isn't going to make a difference.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I just take the stares,  quicker and more exercise.   Big Smile

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Yep. Stairs.... for me.

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

The elevator tip is one I have used often.  Sometimes I just don't want to take the stairs :)

ctav
Contributor Level: Captain

 

Steps have a way of making bad knees hurt.

 

have a nice day.

 

ctav

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Unless you are incapable of doing the stairs, stay off the elevator. I can get to where I'm going a lot faster without having to wait for the damn thing.

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

Patience is a virtue... I am OCD with being late, so I will either wait or take the stairs. 

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

Actually 15 minutes can make a huge difference - a person may have overslept, missed a wake up call, etc. My husband has to take the elevators, but I always take the stairs, and there can be a long lineup on the stairs too on port days. 

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

We are stair takers as well. I even will take the stairs in heels if the line is very long (not the fastest and you shouldn't get behind me if you are in a hurryWink).

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I always do stairs when out wandering on my own or fetching something for my wife. If my wife is with me we use the elevator as she has a bad knee that does not play well with stairs. One of the nicer advantages of the smaller ships (2000 - 2500 passengers) most have 3 banks of elevators and the line ups are never that bad. Sometimes you just have to be patient and wait.

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