Overheard on Cruise Ships

I thought we could have some fun. What have you overheard on cruise ships that have given you a silent chuckle. I’ll start with two I heard on my last cruise on Carnival Splendor.


1 The seas were a little rough nothing to bad. Bad enough for the pool to splashing pretty good. 

 I heard one lady explaining to her companion that the ship was moving to much because of the water in the pool. She explained that if they removed the water the ship would be much smoother.


2 A lady with an ice cream cone was approaching her husband. He looked at her and said really another cone? Her response it’s not like I’m having 6 or 7 ice cream cones this is frozen yogurt!




20 Answers

On most NCL ships they have a get together with the ships officers..answering questions...one lady asked the Captain to explain the meaning of port and starboard... the other attendees stared at the ceiling while he patiently explained...then she said.."what happens if you're facing the other way?"

This was during a master class on our last cruise. The dancers were teaching us how to do The Merengue, and they had us get in 2 giant circles around them so we could learn the combination. That's all well and good....until they have us to into the Cuddle Pose. That's where the girl crosses her arms around her waist and then the guy holds her hands. Everyone's back was turned towards the dancers in this pose and all of a sudden we hear "Ok now turn to the right!" Ok....which "right"? My right? His right? Your right? Of course they didn't realize everyone's predicament, so we had to do some shuffling to see exactly what they wanted us to do!

Crossing the equator, it amazes me how many actually think there is a natural event or something that occurs at the exact crossing time. The most common misconception deals with the Coriolis force where some think that even the water draining out in their sink will start turning in the opposite direction at the moment the equator is crossed. Of course, King Neptune does actually come up from the deep to indoctrinate the pollywogs. LOL.

In my airline days, another life, I worked a while for Alaska Airlines. We had a great two day one night summer tour then called the Arctic Adventure Tour. It was really popular with visitors. We used Boeing 727-100s, left Anchorage in the morning, stopped briefly at Nome where we gave the tourists fancy parkas to wear for the next couple of days, then flew up to Kotzebue for a day of touring there, in the afternoon, back to Nome and their hotel, we would take them gold panning in Nome and out to watch the King Island dancers among other things before dinner then later in the evening. On the way between Nome and Kotzebue we crossed the Arctic Circle. We would make a big deal out of that and hand out certificates. The flight crew played along and built up the drama, when crossing they would rap the elevator and the aircraft would jump. Sometimes they got a little carried away. We never really made any money on it as it cost a lot to operate, we even built a deluxe hotel in Nome for the overnight stays. During the shoulder seasons we would squire lower 48 travel agent groups on the tour for free.

One time I was escorting a large group of those agents. The agent heading up that group was a nice guy and one I thought to be pretty astute. He and I were yakking up a storm about industry goings on and I wasn't paying any attention to the crossing, but he was. After crossing he asked me what causes that? Is there natural phenomena or something? I said to him, oh, you know, just a gimmick for tourists, like they do down south when crossing the equator. He screamed, "no, no", realizing he had been snookered.

Don't try and tell me that King Neptune doesn't really come up out of the sea to congratulate the passengers!

I did drive to the Arctic Circle once -- sure enough there was a massive pothole in the road.

Yknow you peeps are amazing...you put this stuff out there without a shred of proof to any of it...I happen to know for a fact I got an ex-wife who sits on an island right on the equator...all she has to do is just GLANCE at a passing ship, and FOOOOM...its all over...

Is she the Queen of the Bermuda Triangle?

My husband and I were walking to the buffet; we had boarded the ship maybe 2 hours earlier. We saw 2 men walking in the opposite direction, one of them finishing what is left of an ice cream cone. As they get closer, we hear their conversation, "What do you want to do? Idk, what do you want to do? Is there anything to do yet? Well, we could always eat again."

Interesting stories.

I generally hit that point on the second sea day!Big Smile

Fat free frozen yogurt Big Smile


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