Saving pool chairs

Hi cruisers....Here is a big annoyance  I have on cruise ships.  Some people take ownership of pool chairs.  They plunk there stuff down and take off for the day. SO RUDE!!!

This is what I do .....I watch and if they do not come back in a half an hour. I nicely remove their stuff and place it beside the chair ( you can also give it to pool staff and say why) and then I take ownership of that chair.   Cruise ships have rules about saving chairs but this is very hard to enforce.  

I never have had a problem with doing this and only once did someone return to reclaim chair.  I did give back the chair no problem....but I did get to use it for 2 hours!!   

I never want to get in an battle with anyone over a silly chair!  But these people need to be reminded of their behaviour on social media

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On one cruise, there was a crew member wandering the Lido deck and putting a sticky note on the chairs that had “stuff” but no people. He wrote down the time and then came back 20 or 30 min later and removed the note and belongings if the chair was still empty. The pool rule was effective and enforced, which was great.

Another time I heard a woman bragging that she is an early riser, so she would place various items on a half dozen chairs right by the pool, at around 7am, and then she or her husband would sit for a few minutes on the different chairs till the rest of their family came a few hours later. For the rest of the week I noticed while I was walking the track, that she really did that reserve all those empty chairs. A few days, the chairs remained mostly vacant till noon. Unreal how inconsiderate some people can be.

They are called "Chogs"    Chair Hogs Big Smile

Never changes, have been hearing this for years. I blame the cruise lines 100% for this the problem could be fixed and over if they wanted to do so. It is really simple fixing would not make them more money so they will not correct. 

 

Simple correct: If  you want a chair the pool attendant gives you a time stamped card, after swiping your cabin card. The card is placed on the card  with a bar code on it. If the chair is empty for 30 minutes the pool attendant removes the card and your cabin is charge a fee, chair available for next guest.

 

If chair hogs want to take chairs, and not use them, keeping others from doing so they should be made to pay a price. But will not happen because cruise lines do not want to confront guest, and many guest know this so they do anything they want.

Simple solution ... reserved seating .. book through your TV when and where you want the chair ... queue into waiting lists ... and pay extra to jump the line ;) ... also allows for trading and selling of reserved seats ... imagine ... scalpers on the lido hawking chairs.

Ugh...chair hogs are the worst!  I don't often have trouble getting a good spot on the Lido, but i have found it to be a problem when we're at the beach.  In that case, I simply keep my eye on the spot for 30 minutes and then remove the items if the owner doesn't return.

My pet peeve too.

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