Should There Be Entertainment in Cruise Terminals?

Would it improve embarkation waits if cruise lines offered some entertainment to passengers awaiting boarding? I know that I have waited up to 45 minutes to board a Princess cruise. I would have felt in a better mood if there was entertainment of some sort. Some passengers report waits of an hour or two. What do you think?

Tags: Entertainment in terminals at Embarkation

18 Answers

I do not think it would help. Lots of people will be talking and I do not think you will be able to hear the entertainment.

It may serve as a distraction but as mentioned by JusMe, it may make check in more difficult due to the added noise and people trying to talk over the music. Most cruise terminals are rather cavernous and do not have appropriate sound deadening materials so it acts like a reverberation chamber. I guess it really depends on the type of entertainment and the location of the entertainer relative to the check-in area.

I'd settle for something to drink and/or eat.

The entertainment would, in all likelihood, be too loud. I do like the idea, but don't think it would work well.

Once we were waiting to board a ship and the process was delayed because of the need to sanitize the ship. The cruise line did come around with small water bottles and bags of snacks. It was a nice gesture.

My tablet is my entertainment in terminals, books and games.

If I had a long wait to board a ship, I would find the "entertainment" annoying.

I agree with most above. I think it would just make folks talk louder.

I travel with with both my iPad and Kindle Fire. I'll never read all the books that I have loaded on them.

I find that watching people is some of the best and funniest entertainment there is.

If anything that would be helpful, I think maybe displaying the deals that are those "can only be purchased on the first day" deals or showing what excursions are still available. That way at least theres something to look at/think about while you're waiting.


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