Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Cruise Ship Etiquette

The thing to remember when you are on a cruise is that you are traveling with a lot of other people, and what you do can affect them. We never know how what we say, do, or wear can affect other people. Here are some tips so that the cruise is enjoyable for everyone.

1. Dress appropriately

It's important to know ahead of time what the dress will be for evenings, and for on the ship. If there is a dress code for meals, make sure that you adhere to it. If you dress inappropriately, you will be uncomfortable and so will the other diners.

2. Be courteous with lounge chairs

Everyone wants to have a deck chair, but when people are constantly saving them for people who may or may not come to the pool it takes away from people who are wanting to use them. Don't reserve any more deck chairs than necessary, so that everyone has a chance to have a lounge chair and it's fair to everyone. This is one of the biggest problems on cruise ships.

3. Smoking

Make certain that when you smoke you smoke in areas that are designated for smoking. There may be people that are allergic to smoke, and it's not fair to compromise their health.

A good rule of thumb is to think about the things that make you uncomfortable about other people, and make sure that what you are doing isn't affecting someone else the same way. When people respect one another, everyone has a better time and enjoys their vacation.