How Rude – Cruise Passenger Behavior Idiosyncrasies

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Today we talk about some cruise passenger behaviors that could be construed as rude

In this podcast we discuss a controversial topic; rude cruise passengers. We’ve all encountered them in some fashion on every cruise. Rude behavior is sometimes in the eyes of the beholder, but most people will agree with at least one of these descriptions of rude behavior. We’re going to dig deep into this topic, but if you just want a quick rundown, check out the list below. So what bothers you the most? Is it the producer? 

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  1. The Town Drunk: You’ll hear them coming from a mile away. Or if you’re lucky, they’ll end up RIGHT next to you at every bar you visit AND in the MDR. 
  2. The Hallway Hog: Instead of walking single file, they walk side by side in busy areas like hallways making it impossible for others to pass
  3. Hands off Parents: Who let their children run wild. Notice, we didn’t blame the kids here. 
  4. Noisemaker: You know, that person who says “hey Rickieeeee!” when they’re 100 yards away from Rickie… These people also talk during shows. They are, in general, not aware of noise pollution and also play their blue tooth speaker loudly on their balcony at odd hours. Worst yet, they let their cabin door slam shut. 
  5. The Jerk: That cruise passenger who thinks its okay to be rude to the crew, and does it in such a way that others can clearly hear. They complain about their drinks, they complain about weather changes and port stop changes, and gripe that the show SUCKED, they even compare cruise lines. Loudly. They also have an conniption for when the ice cream machine closes down for routine servicing. They believe everyone is in the ship To serve them.
  6. The Producer: Now, this one may shock you, since we vlog our cruises, and quite frequently walk around with cameras, but this cruise passenger can be the worst. The producer is the cruise guest who obnoxiously places their tripod in front of others, or pushes their way to the front of the line with their camera to film something. Their photo is clearly more important than your photo. Or your fun. 
  7. The Cheapskate: They remove their tips, complain on social media and message boards about the quality of the food, and demand to speak with management when their french onion soup isn’t EXACTLY served at 107 degrees fahrenheit. 
  8. The Rule Breaker: They don’t wear masks, they wear ripped jean shorts to the dining room on formal night and insist on swimming when the pool is closed. Oh, and worst of all, they cut in lines. At embarkation, at the buffet, everywhere. Pool chair hogs fall info this category. 
  9. Gangway Crowder: This person shows up at the gangway at 6am when the cruise director says the gangway opens at 7am. They want OFF the ship and they don’t care of the port authorities have cleared the ship. 
  10. Elevator Idiots: These people just generally disregard known elevator etiquette. 
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“Free range kids” can disrupt a relaxing poolside cruise experience.

Bonus: One more to leave you with – The Buffet BANDITO!

They cut in line at the buffet, grab stuff with their hands and make off with all the crab legs.

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Sheri and her family are California based cruise content creators focused on providing practical tips and advice to new and seasoned cruisers. CruiseTipsTV’s audience enjoys following Sheri and her family as they travel the world by ship creating travel films. Sheri has visited destinations like Japan, Mexico, Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean, and has experienced 33 cruises on 6 cruise lines. She was named one of Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 10 Travel Influencers Changing How We Vacation in 2018 and 2019. Sheri has been quoted in the New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, Prevention, and Business Innovator Radio. Her YouTube Channel, CruiseTipsTV has over 87,000 subscribers and 17 million views.