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.)



37 Answers

Thank you!

Not particularly, and if I did, I didn't let it bother me.

Nope. Never. On Holland America, it is kind of hard to tell what Star Mariner level you are at. There is an icon with your loyalty status on your ship card (one star, two star, etc.) but other than that, I don't know that it is displayed anywhere else. I don't often see folks with lanyards displaying their cards and even if they did, there is no way I'd be able to read that tiny print! I need my cheaters for everything! LOL

Not personally but as a group of first time passengers. On our first Princess cruise, there were separate lines for higher level passengers and lower level passengers including first timers. Every time the high level line had someone at the desk & another passenger showed up, they would put that person to the head of the longest line - us lower level guests. Our line hardly ever moved. Itr took forever to get on board. I believe that the higher level passengers should get consideration but to make us wait forever was not fair either. I have not been on a Princess cruise since then.

No I would not allow it to happen. Any crew member who did so would wish he or she could jump of the ship. I would not just let it go, without a meeting with the Hotel Director. Has never happen and hope it does not. Getting harder for me as most lines I have rate on after taking 80 cruises.

My wife has much less standing as she has about 14 cruises. But the funny thing here is on a cruise line first time for both of us, she saw a lady officer from the Philippines and started talking to her in Tagalog (wife Filipino). The officer took us out of a very long check in line and processes us through the suites/VIP program line. We got on the ship at least 2 hours before the time we would have.

The STAFF has never treated us as second class. Always had excellent treatment on every cruise. However a passenger did do this when we were in line at the Pursurs office. He was impatient and rude to my spouse because we were not on “his level”. My husband told him we had the same status when it comes to being in line for FTTF. The man’s wife shushed her rude husband and we never saw them again. That’s the beauty of the ship, big enough to have great time and not be with the very few rude ones.

Only at embarkation when a Platinum or higher status cruiser get to jump in front of you.


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