Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

Walking on deck.

I was hoping someone could explain something to me. I like to walk on deck every morning while I am on board. When I go outside I always look for a little while to see which way the traffic is going.

 Normally, it is counter clockwise. So as everyone is walking there is always one or two people walking against the flow and look at everyone like we are in there way.

 Now I understand this on Grand class Princess ships. There are stairs that go up to go around the bow. So I understand some folks can't handle stairs. This is why i never question someone getting on an elevator for one deck.

 But on a flat deck??  And why get upset with everyone walking the same way. I mean it really doesn't matter but curiosity overwhelms me.

Tags: walk

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OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I love to walk the ship as well .. sometimes one way and sometimes the other .. whenever I am on an upper deck with a jogging track I will walk against traffic ,, I like wearing headphones and listening to loud music so never hear joggers coming up behind me .. but to walk facing traffic is what I was taught as a youngster and it works on the jogging track as well to avoid collisions. The secret is to move out of the way when walking against the grain and since doing that I can see it coming.

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

On our Panama Canal cruise we walked one way turned around and walked the other way. It was wonderful as we met a nice couple that live only about 25 miles from us. When walking on the designated walking path we walk the preferred direction, but on the decks, all bets are off.Big Smile

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Maybe it has to do with which hemisphere you live in. You know, like the way a toilet in Australia flushes opposite the way it does in North America. Big Smile

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

If I'm walking on the upper deck track, I always go with the flow but on the other decks, I walk in whichever direction I please, and just watch out for everyone else. 

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

OK, that makes sense. Thanks everyone. One thing I've done is to start just walking for an amount of time. I tried counting laps but always loose count.Surprised

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I'd never be able to keep track of the laps either, but with wearing a fitness device, I know how far I've gone and how many steps,I've taken towards my daily goal.

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Too many distractions to keep count, especially when walking past the pool area Wink

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

That’s why I walk on the promenade deck Happy

Kennicott
Contributor Level: Captain

I used to run a lot on the ships. Not so much anymore though, I stick to the treadmill and elipticals. But one thing us runners learned soon enough. Forget what the signs say the direction of movement is supposed to be. Always run against the walkers. It is by far the safest for all. The decks aren't all that wide and as a runner comes up on walker the walker probably doesn't hear you, one side step is all it takes for a splat. When you are running full tilt and clobber a ninety year old from the rear, not good.

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I walked 17 laps on Magic.  I think the rough estimate is 6 miles.  

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