My one biggest and bestest tip. Shhhhh. Don't tell anyone.

Okay, ready for this ?    Get your printer turned on, because you're gonna wanna print this out.  It's so simple,many of you will wonder why you didn't think of it yourself.  It's done all the time here in NY........

You know how at the end of your cruise, and you are trying to get off the ship, all the elevators are packed going down ?  And the elevator lobbies are crowded ?    Well, what we do, is we push the UP button.   The car will be empty, and no one will think of getting on.  But YOU WILL !!!!!!!   Just go for the ride.  Just be sure to keep an eye on the car that is on its way up so you can grab it.  You'll get some strange looks, but who cares ?   Get on that car and you'll be off the ship in no time.


Thats it.   My single most important tip for cruisers.       Because being away is nice, but it's good to get home too.     

17 Answers

I never thought it made any difference which button you pressed for the lift. Surely the lift stops if ANY button has been pressed in the lobby

In the lobby ?

no, I mean if you are trying to get to the lobby from your floor. Let's say you are on deck 8 and you need to get to deck 4. Any time the elevator stops on 8 it will be crowded from the above floors. So, get on going UP and.........I can't believe I have to explain this Nervous

Sorry, I still don't understand what you mean. What do you mean by lobby? Getting in the lift going up gets you where? Your big tip is not working for me

Been there, done that for decades.

Well heck, I could have posted this tip. LOL

We do the same thing. The up elevators are less full or even empty so it's a no-brainer to just ride up a few floors before going down to whatever disembarkation deck. GMTA!

The point here is that you can actually get on the lifts going up whereas all the ones going down are packed full of people trying to get to the disembarkation deck. So you ride up a few floors but eventually you go down and can get to the lower deck you actually need to in order to get off the ship. Otherwise, you wait... and wait.... and wait... etc. trying to get an elevator with open capacity.

I'm amazed at how many people stand around waiting to go down only to see packed elevators time and time again.

Any fun couple going on the Jan 17 crusie?

"THE " Jan 17th cruise ? There's only one ?

Generally, If I am waiting to go down and the elevators are crowded, I will generally take the stairs. Going up on the other hand ...


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