glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

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

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Admiral

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.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

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.

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

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.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

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. 

 

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Admiral

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

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

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

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

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

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

 

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

 

 

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

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

tinkerbella10
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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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