Saving pool deck chairs

I thought cruise lines did not like people reserving pool chairs by placing towels or clothes in them for long periods of time without being there. We just went on NCL from NY to the Bahamas and on sea days we would go out to the pool a little after 8:00 and there would be at least 30 chairs with towels clipped to them and we would not see anybody sitting in them until around 11:00-12:00 sometimes. I did not see this so much last May when we sailed out of Boston. Is this commonplace on most ships?

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It is frowned upon. Some cruise lines are better at policing the "chair hogs" than others. Sorry to hear you had such inconsiderate fellow passengers.Sad

I've heard some cruise lines go around and remove towels. But this will be our first cruise on the Magic. So we're expecting it to be busy and I will more than likely not get much pool time (which is fine.)

I think the inconsiderate passengers were the minority and it by no means kept us from having a great time.

I thought they were free towels!Wink

Dangnabit Deceptive topic title... Thought this was a movement to save all those poor pool deck chairs

We’ve seen a few chairs being saved on our Carnival cruises but have also seen staff removing personal belongings and taking the stuff to the towel stand. A worker put a sticky note with the time on it, on a couple of lounge chairs by me and then came back about half an hour later to remove the stuff so other guests could use them.

Although the Free Deck Chair has become an endangered species, I do not believe that the cruise lines find it in their best financial interests to attempt to save them. This leaves only the caring passengers. Kudos to the old lady I witnessed trying to save no fewer than 10 of these poor creatures.

I heard second hand on one of my cruises that a very depressed pool deck chair was saved from trying to go over the side. It was stopped by quick thinking passengers who threw towels, hats, and bottles of sunscreen on top of it.

One of the best fights I saw was over a pair of deck chairs. One guy insisted the current occupants of the chairs leave, as these we’re his....he had placed his personal items on the chairs earlier. Turns out by earlier, he meant before he got off the ship for an excursion. Yes, that’s right....this guy tried saving two chairs at 6:00 am, expecting to use them at around 3:00 in the afternoon. We call that, chutzpah.

If I see a towel only on a chair for 2 hrs. or more, I tell a crew member & ask him to remove it.


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