Why do people on board ship....

Wear the t-shirts from the islands we all just visited during the cruise ? I mean, did they run out of the shirts they packed for the week ? Hey look at me, I was in St. Thomas Yeah no s***, so was everyone else on this ship. I'll bet tomorrow you'll be wearing a shirt that reads NCL Breakaway, with the itinerary and the ships specs on the back.

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We go out of our way to buy those shirts and other tacky souvenirs..... We love to drive the kids crazy when we get home and wear matching tops....

Yeah but that's when you get home. It makes sense to wear them there. Hey look, while you were shoveling snow, I was moving sand with my toes.

I buy a polo shirt from most ports I have visited. For me those are my everyday shirts so when I pack for a cruise I tend to pack some of the shirts from Prior cruises. I do try and pack shirts from different ports then the one I hit on the current cruise..... when I do Caribbean cruise I may take shirts from Italy, Greece, Spain or England or at least different Islands.

Another reason may be to pack less coming to the cruise, knowing that you will be buying clothing in the ports.

Why not wear them? That's the reason for purchasing the shirts, right? Maybe some people don't pack much and they plan to purchase and wear their new stuff while on the vacation. Big Smile

I buy t-shirts and probably wear them on the ship when taking long voyages over 3 weeks. It gets pretty boring wearing the same clothes three or more times on 92-115 day cruises. It brings back happy memories. Also the shirts are the start of conversations from others on the cruise who ask me what I saw or did in that port. Mostly, though, I do wear wear them after the cruise and have had lots of conversations about where I have been when wearing them.

I like to bring them from previous cruises and wear them the day before we arrive in that port. It messes with some people. "Oh, we already were there. Did you sleep through it?"Wink

that's a good one AP!

That's just pure mean! I like itBig Smile


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