Treated as an inferior

Have you ever been on a cruise where you felt that you'd been treated as a second class citizen?  As an inferior? Or general not treated well, because you didn't have a higher loyalty status?  

 

For me the answer is a definite no.  Always treated well from my first cruise up to now.  (With the exception of one disgruntled cabin steward on the Crown Princess.)

 

 

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The only negative I’ve gotten from crew members wasn’t about my loyalty status but being single on a cruise, and all women.  (The one exception is that cabin steward on the Crown Princess who I admit still chaps my hide here over a year later.  Maybe I need another cruise on the Crown to get over it.)

 

Great attitude to have!!!

 

That's a good attitude to have at anytime. 

We’ve been treated well on every cruise but one.   Royal Caribbean did nothing to solve several issues.

 

LOL---Your comment that the low life line moved faster than the aristocracy line reminded me of the time we ran into a similar situation.

 

Had nothing to do with loyalty status though but first class versus coach. We got off the ship in Lisbon after an almost three month cruise. So did a lot of others, we all had reservations on the same early morning B.A. flight to London, about 50 of us. As we were all lined up to check in, B.A. made an announcement the flight was canceled due a sick pilot and they had no others that day. But they would endeavor to get us all up to London on other airlines. We were herded to a special check in desk where they made two lines, one first class the other coach. We were coach. In addition there were other passengers mixed in not from the cruise ship.

 

The agents not only had to get passengers booked up to London but to arrange for connecting flights to about everywhere on earth because passengers were missing connections at London due the huge delay. It was taking forever and even though we had about seven hours to play with before our flight left London for Seattle, we still had ahead of us the flight to London plus the gauntlet of security and immigration turmoil that awaited us at the worst nightmare airport on earth "Heathrow". Agents were going up and down the lines checking our connect times. At some point one of them told us to move over into the 1st class line, of course they weren't about to move us across but we had to start at the end of that line. One look at that angry line of agitated vipers told me to stay where we were. Turned out the coach line moved at least three times faster than the 1st Class line and the folks in it were much more congenial. When many of the first class types got to the head of the line they wanted to be treated like royalty and engaged in lengthy discourse with the agents over the most trivial of detail. One 1st class passenger, who was very tight on connections, finally blew up and started screaming at a 1st class passenger lady at the counter who apparently felt she was the "Queen of Sheba.

 

Anyway, we made it with five hours to spare but by the time Heathrow got us to the departure gate we only had 30 minutes to go. At which time, B.A. told us they had given our seats to other passengers since we were late checking in. At that point I turned into a viper too

 

Oh my!!! After all that, your seats were given away? That’s unreal and you had every right to become a viper. Angry

 

We flew into Heathrow Terminal 4 just 2 weeks after it opened and I said never again! Signage was missing, and the BA employee we attempted to speak to was rude and unhelpful when we got turned around in the airport trying to get to our connecting flight. We finally found a very nice security agent who helped us get in the right place, but that took some time. Coming home we again had to land there and that time the air conditioning was not working in the boarding area. A brand new terminal and lots of unfinished things, yet it was open. Two strikes and we won’t go for a third!

No as I am superior to ALL!  

We don't wear lanyards showing our status.  I keep my card in my wallet.  I do not get in the vip line as I do all my business via phone or online prior to booking.  Know what you are doing, you do not need to get into any line.  I stay away from the lanyard displayers...not my kind of people.  To me the status is just the way the cruise company appreciates your business and you should not rub it in beginner cruisers face.  When we started cruising, we rand into braggers.  We don't brag

We don't use lanyards either. Wife doesn't like em and I don't either but don't know why. I will say this about them though, after you have seen more than one passenger trying to work their way up the gangway or off a tender when the wind is blowing and things are rocking and a passenger, holding a card, loses it to the briny deep, then lanyards do make sense.

Luckily, I have not. been singled out for low status.  Once, though on a Princess cruise, the employees kept putting higher loyalty passengers at the head of our line (first time cruisers on Princess) even though they had their own very short line.  It took forever to board.  I have never cruised on Princess again because because of this experience.  

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