More families are choosing to cruise as their vacation of choice. Etiquette goes everywhere, even in the middle of the ocean. Cruising calls for special attention to your manners and behavior. Below are some guidelines to make your cruise a vacation to remember.
The beauty of cruising is meeting people of other cultures. Respect is the number one goal of etiquette.
Debarking and embarking often involves lengthy lines. Keep the mood upbeat. No grumbling. Have your identification and tickets ready.
Acknowledge those around you. Speak to those waiting with you. These will be your shipmates for the next few days. Smile, introduce yourself and your companions.
Cruising calls for a variety of clothing options. Follow the dress code for the ship. Your appearance always counts.
Evacuation drills, dinner seatings and show times all require that you be on time. Being late delays and disturbs the other passengers.
Cruise dining will give you a number of dining choices. Remember dining etiquette rules still apply. Be noiseless, neat and clean.
Placing personal objects on lounge chairs for an indeterminate amount of time is rude. If you are going to be gone longer than thirty minutes take your items with you. This frees the chairs for other guests.
The crew of a cruise ship often goes overboard accommodating guests. Remember that thank you, please and excuse me are always appropriate.