mbob wrote:Stuff I don't want to see on the cruise?
My onboard tab taped to my door on the final morning!
That is very improper of staff to do that. I mean, would it be too much to ask for an envelope if they *must* tape it to the door. Ya know, maybe this staff member saw a "Do not Disturb" sign on the floor and got confused not wanting to walk in on guests banging or something? I was a bit surprised that there was no 'formal' way of dividing up the mini-fridge cabin tab. One little form would make all the difference in keeping track of that stuff. I left a note stating what I had and what one of my cabin mates had (that I knew of) so no one hopefully got stuck paying for my bottled water, sprite and general laziness once finding out we had a mini-fridge at all lol.
Not a big deal, mind you.
I am okay with the bands hiding away a little bit. You never really know what's going on at home etc for some people, so I can totally understand it if your routine demands that you get a certain amount of sleep each night, take medication, need to call insurance ASAP, be sick in your cabin, make sure loved one's at home are ok, take a nap, a shower, order room service, decompress or just be alone with your own darn thoughts for a couple hours. I will admit that I spent more time in my cabin this year for various reasons - some medical, some emotional and some were just common sense in calling insurance and making sure my family knew I was okay. Sometimes it just happens, man. You gotta take a half day or a full day and just get your shit together. Hope no one thinks that's too lame. We've all got choices in life. Sometimes shit happens and you NEED to roll with it to make everything work out for yourself. For the record, I made it out with a smile on my face each and every day... but lots of bad things happened and this was a more tumultuous cruise for me. Tried extremely hard to pull myself together and have a great time, regardless, but I did bawl on the promenade two days in a row. Figured it was better to be with people, booze and pizza than hiding away. I liked the cruise a lot more in retrospect, I can focus on the good stuff now