Contributor Level: Captain

Traveling Incognito ...Do you "reinvent" yourself on a Cruise?

1) I never give anyone my full name or cabin number until I am certain I want to get to know them better ... nothing like an unwanted fellow passenger latching onto you ...2) I rarely if ever tell my "life history" mainly because it's a sad one and immediately brings people down - I spare strangers my tragedies, my health and definitely my sex life. 3) I often wear outfits I wouldn't normally wear or experiment with my hair and 4)sometimes if I am traveling with my 6"3 adult son, I tell people he's my bodyguard less they think he's a mama's boy at age 33 traveling with his mother lol.


27 Answers

Contributor Level: Staff Captain

With me, pretty much what you see is what you get :)

I don't divulge private details about myself to anyone I don't know well, not just fellow cruisers. But I am the same person on the ship that you would meet in everyday life, just more relaxed :)

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Nope, not here.  I guess I am a little naive when it comes to people but will chat anyone up in the pools, asking where they are from, what do they do, etc.  I do spare them the "not so shining moments" of my past life but am an open book otherwise.  I am not a clinger, nor do I like clingers, but its all bout networking right?  LOL  I dress like I always do, because I love to wear shorts even in the winter (when I am not working, that is a shirt and tie).  I am a firm believer in life is too short  :)

Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Ha .. I have enough trouble remembering who I am now as it is. Going incognito would really confuse me Wink. ... You know what they say ... second thing to go is the memory ... wish I could remember the first though .... 

Actually I change nothing. I am on the cruise to relax, enjoy and have fun so I just let me be me.

Contributor Level: Captain

I travel as myself,  I may spend a bit more money then I do at home....after all on vacation food has no calories and there is no stringent budget.   I may wear some different clothing,  since I'm retired and at home I'm in Jeans and t-shirts all the time,   I may even break out the good dockers and a long sleeve button up shirt or if cruising in Europe I may go 007 and take the Tux.

Contributor Level: Third Mate

I go on cruises to have fun and enjoy myself.  I love talking to people, I always meet the nicest people.  I keep the conversation light; share experiences about the ship, other ships, trips and excursions.  Never had any problem with clingers and I don't cling.   I usually dress for dinner when we go out to a dinner at home,  I enjoy dressing for dinner on the ship.  I don't spent as much money on common souvenirs as I use to, I'm selective on my purchases. 

Contributor Level: Captain

What you see is what you get. We have met wonderful folks when we have travelled.

Contributor Level: Captain

Why would you need to give out your cabin number ?   Meet in a common area like the cafe or near the buffet.     The only time we give out our cabin number, is so our travel mates can call us to tell us where to meet them.

Contributor Level: Admiral

What you see is what I am all the time. 

Contributor Level: Purser

I would have a hard time keeping up the ruse I invented. I would love to say I was a doctor but someone might have a medical emergency! Guess I'll just be me. 

Contributor Level: Captain


Spoken like a married person........... for us single people,  cabin #'s have been given out Wink


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