It is growing very tiresome reading people's "opinions" about how things work on various cruise lines versus actual FACTS. Some one states something (that is their opinion) and clings to it as a rule, a fact, a carved in stone truth about cruising when thousands of people have seen living proof that what they are saying is false. Plus policies change and differ between lines - stop quoting old info.
It's confusing to new cruisers as to what they can or can not do or should and should not do.
I've gotten some emails from people who visited this forum upon my recommendation when we met cruising and they are flabbergasted by the false claims and negativity and choose not to join...
Let's keep the information factual unless you're giving an opinion on your specific experience or cruise.