WOW ! Prices are low these days !

Whether or not you want to admit it, we all judge others.  Yes we do.  You can deny it, but you're judging me and this post right now.  I'm just poking the bear here.    So, here is the question ;


have you ever been on a cruise, and seen someone, and said,  this is what happens when prices drop in order to fill so many cabins ?


Lets be honest, Carnival isn't called WalMart of the seas because they put these. Happy   on their hulls.   RCCL and NCL have seen changes too.  More suites and private areas because people dont want to associate with...well, with us.     


So, tell us.  Who have you seen on a cruise that kind of made you think about your choice of cruise line ?



here's one to start.  Carnival Glory. Elegant night.  Steakhouse.   We are all dressed nice.  Suits for the men, nice clothes for the women.    In walks in a father and adult son.  T-shirts, sneakers, ball cap.   I thought for sure they would be asked to go back to their cabin and change.   Nope!  They were seated right near us.  Oh, and the ball cap stayed on all evening.


i'll post another one later

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I had an answer but decided, Never mind, not going to touch this one!

Well BAK,

We can discuss this topic over a beer someday... But what I've seen cannot be openly discussed without offending someone. somewhere.

Exactly, What I really have in mind would get me in hot water. It's a friendly board here and I'd like to keep it that way.


It's not limited to cruising ... we have a "new Neighbor" who walks all over the place in a very small speedo ... not that you can tell he is wearing it because his gut hangs so far over the top of it, he looks naked. Other neighbors always elect me to give somebody a talking to so I approached him and said - Hi my name is Debbie - I'm the neighborhood obscenity captain and I've been elected to tell you that nobody in the neighborhood appreciates your walking attire outside of your own yard ... you're scaring the children!

His mouth dropped open and he just stared at me and said Hi my name is Bob....

I said, nice to meet you Bob - you never have to second guess what I'm thinking ... I just blurt it out - feel free to do the same with me ... And I walked away ...

Haven't seen Bare Ass Bob since ....

Ah yes, the good old dress code discussion.....

What others wear is none of my business and doesn't affect the taste of the food on my plate. If I don't like what I see around me, it's easy to look away. Big Smile

p.s. DH and I do dress appropriately for dinnerWink

OK, on one cruise and yes it was Carnival, an older man in his late 60 to early 70's was at our table traveling alone. The first night he showed up to dinner in gym shoes, Short shorts a long sleeve white dress shirt, a feather boa and a plastic top hat. He also had his head wrapped in a gauze bandage. He was just trying to get attention, rather sad, the rest of the cruise he was dressed more main stream but still a bit off, no bandage after the first night.

That did not have me re-think my choice of cruise lines, but I did think.....only on Carnival.

When all can afford a cruise, all will cruise. I think Groucho Marx said "I would not join any club that would have me as a member". If you don't like to cruise with Walmart shoppers, don't cruise on a line with Walmart prices. I like Carnival for the Concert series and for the 3 and 4 night quickies out of my local port of L.A., For a 2 week cruise or European cruise I'd pick Celebrity.

No Bon, it's more than a dress code thing. Let's face it, there are no dress codes. It's, I'll wear what I want, F*** them ! I'm on vacation.

I just deleted 3 paragraphs. There is just no way to write this without offending someone. We can discuss it if we cruise together. We can play WalMart Bingo.

Unfortunately, it is only about 10% of the Carnival Clientele that destroy the line. Most of the passenger base are (fairly) well behaved, but that 10% is what gets noticed (side note -- 87% of all statistics are made up).

If you are able to ignore that 10%, then Carnival is still a great cruise line. I believe their service is a tad bit better than Princess, and a lot better than Celebrity.

Saw Bob this morning wearing a t-shirt and shorts - big friendly wave to me ... see, sometimes you need to just enlighten people to the "norm" ...


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