Contributor Level: Captain

Why are People in Such a Hurry?

Sometimes I feel that people are so accustomed to being in a rush in their day to day life that they transfer this need to be in a hurry on board the ship. They rush to the elevator, they rush to get off the ship, they rush to dinner or to shows.

What is the rush? I truly don't get it.


13 Answers

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Because it is a lifestyle precedent that we set when we are young.  Always have to rush to get, otherwise we wont get.  Life is a race when you are young.  When we get older, handier to retirement, we are in a rush to get there, rush to get the kids grown up and see that they make it on their own, etc.  Then when we retire and have done all that, we sit and look back and say, was it really worth it?  I answer no to that.  I am guilty as the next person to be in a rush, but only for things that I really want, like getting on the cruise ship.  In a rush to relax!  LOL

Contributor Level: Captain

Well I think as we get older and we retire, we tend to slow down and understand what the true meaning of relaxing is. We also hopefully begin to understand and realize what is important in life. Not the fancy house, car and material items. It's about loved ones and quality time.

 But when you are still engaged in the work place and making a living your vacation becomes see as much as you can as fast as you can. I understand this as i was once that very way. You don't even realize your in the hurry.

 Now that we are retired, quite frankly I don't know how we ever found time to have a job. If someone is in a hurry I just step aside. 

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

People are afraid that they will miss something. Sort of like a kid that won't got to bed because they  are afraid that they will miss something.

Contributor Level: Captain

I try only to rush to the golf course. Otherwise you get A) Speeding tickets B) in an accident C) Dead or D) missed appointments.

With the exception of Golf, nothing is worth the rush.


Contributor Level: Staff Captain

People don't want to wait for anything. I want it, and I want it now!

Contributor Level: Captain

I am driven by time and have a fear of being late so I tend to be a slight rusher..... But it has gotten me in some speeding tickets here or there Surprised

Contributor Level: Captain

On one trip I took a friend,  he was in a rush to see everything because "I will never get back here so I need to see it all this time"  I do not travel like that since I'm retired if I like a place I will go back and see what I missed the first time.  


The must see and do everything turns a vacation into work.

Now that I think about it...I'm somewhat of a rusher.  It's not that I think I'm going to miss something, it's just in my nature to "rush".

Contributor Level: Captain

I only rush to get on the ship, and then rush to get my first drink. After those two are done, I am good till it's time to board the next cruise.

Contributor Level: Staff Captain

The last cruise I caught myself rushing to the comedy show.  Yet still had to wait.  Afger that I said screw it and walked in affer it filled and stood in the back.  Its only a 30 min show.  Why rush?


*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top