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MichellelovesMickey
12-23-2010, 03:42 PM
Why is it that if I book a 3 night cruise I am looked at as "them kind of people" ...... but if I book a 15 night cruise then I am looked at as "them kind of people" .....

I was going to book a 3 night at first in April for my ds-16 and myself but decided to wait till December again and do a 4 night and WL at WDW again. However, one comment made to me was..... "I would do a 7 night rather than a 3 because you just have a different "type" of people on a longer cruise" .....
SERIOUSLY ???? Also on my cruise I just finished on the WOnder I ran into someone at the pool and as our kids played we started talking .... almost an hour went by,, she knew my name, what I did for a living and what my husband did .... after that hour she asked which type of stateroom we were staying in ? Verandah or suite ? I said oh no, we are in an inside stateroom on deck 2 .. I AM NOT LYING, she got this horrified look on her face got up and got her son, who was playing with my son, and said, "honey, let's go it's not proper to play with THAT class of people" YES< I was called people !!!

I felt humiliated and told my 7 year old that some people are just "ignorant" !! BTW .... race was of no issue....I wonder if it would have been though with her , UGH.

I guess what I am trying to say/ask is I don't think there is a difference in anyone who takes a 3 night, 4 night, or a 30 night LOL ... we all just love Disney ... some can get more time off work than others, that's all, we are all just DISNEY LOVERS !!!

DL1957
12-23-2010, 03:48 PM
Sorry to hear about your experience. At our table on several of the cruises we had folks that were in all levels of staterooms and everyone was great! Unfortunately you ran into one of those kind of people who act this way no matter where they travel and generally are mortgaged and in debt and living beyond their means. As you know DLC treats all guests like guests!

maria-fan-22
12-23-2010, 03:58 PM
WOW!!! :scared1::scared1::scared1:she sounds really snobby!!!! My brother is getting to the point where he starts to feel that some people are too general public for him, I find this very troubling! I'm glad that lady had fun on her cruise! One should never separate children the way she did. Children do not know what is going on when they are separated from a friend. I hope her child nows better in the future. It's the kind of people that can only cruise in the most luxurious suites to go on a cruise at all. The room is just for sleeping and showering.

Mmketeer
12-23-2010, 03:59 PM
Wow, that's terriable. Well I guess you could consider me as "them kind of people" too, because I can't get away from a horse farm for more than 5 nights. Horses don't even know what Christmas is, can you believe it?! LOL! We even work Christmas day. LOL! So, I have only taken one 7 night cruise in my entire life and I'd like to say it was for my honeymoon, but that fell during a horse show, so we only got to spend two nights at Disney. LOL!

I personally would never consider anyone "them or those" kind of people. Heck, it doesn't matter how or why you got on the ship, once onboard in my opinion every one is equal. I believe inside, outside, balcony who cares as long as you get to go on a cruise! Thankfully everyone I have ever met cruising has shared my view.

Maybe you'll be my table mate next cruise, I'll be happy to be your cruise buddy. :)

NancyIL
12-23-2010, 04:08 PM
I'll be in an inside cabin on deck 2 in February! :teeth: A few months ago there was a thread on the Resorts board asking, "Are you a resort snob?" Just as there are people who would stay only at a deluxe resort at WDW, there are people who will book only a suite or verandah cabin on a cruise ship. Some of "those people" also feel it's important to let others know which resort or cabin class they've booked.

I do think that shorter, less expensive cruises over the weekend attract more of a party crowd than longer cruises. I don't know if partyers are necessarily a different "class" of people, or if they just leave what class they have at home when they go on weekend cruises!

ewerstruly
12-23-2010, 04:45 PM
Yikes. What a nice lady.

I actually wanted an inside stateroom for our October cruise on the Dream ... but they were all sold out. I thought those virtual portholes would have totally been a hoot with my three kiddos. And, having three little ones, I didn't want a veranda.

friends with mickey
12-23-2010, 04:45 PM
Why is it that if I book a 3 night cruise I am looked at as "them kind of people" ...... but if I book a 15 night cruise then I am looked at as "them kind of people" .....

I was going to book a 3 night at first in April for my ds-16 and myself but decided to wait till December again and do a 4 night and WL at WDW again. However, one comment made to me was..... "I would do a 7 night rather than a 3 because you just have a different "type" of people on a longer cruise" .....
SERIOUSLY ???? Also on my cruise I just finished on the WOnder I ran into someone at the pool and as our kids played we started talking .... almost an hour went by,, she knew my name, what I did for a living and what my husband did .... after that hour she asked which type of stateroom we were staying in ? Verandah or suite ? I said oh no, we are in an inside stateroom on deck 2 .. I AM NOT LYING, she got this horrified look on her face got up and got her son, who was playing with my son, and said, "honey, let's go it's not proper to play with THAT class of people" YES< I was called people !!!

I felt humiliated and told my 7 year old that some people are just "ignorant" !! BTW .... race was of no issue....I wonder if it would have been though with her , UGH.

I guess what I am trying to say/ask is I don't think there is a difference in anyone who takes a 3 night, 4 night, or a 30 night LOL ... we all just love Disney ... some can get more time off work than others, that's all, we are all just DISNEY LOVERS !!!

Wow who would have guessed is all I can say besides you sounnd like my kind of people. Hopefully we might see you on a 3 or 4 night cruise since that is time we have to enjoy disney oureselves. They say it takes all kinds of people to fill up a freeway, and here in Houston our freeways are always full. Happy Holidays!

dolphingirl47
12-23-2010, 04:47 PM
I think it is true that to some extend the shorter cruises do attract a different crowd, but that does not mean that everybody on the shorter cruises is a party animal. We have done a 4 night and a 5 night cruise (more or less back to back) and realized that we love cruising so much that we do not want to get off after a shorter cruise. We have since done a 7 night cruise, an 11 night cruise and a 14 night cruise and the next cruise will be a 15 night cruise. The one after that will be "only" 7 nights and I am dreading having to get off the ship after a week.

We are also part of "those people" who stay in inside cabins and actually prefer them. We have stayed in an ocean view cabin on DCL and in a veranda cabin on another cruise line and we find that we actually prefer the "bat caves" to the point that I have a "do not upgrade" added to my reservations. For us it is also a question of being able to cruise maybe every other year in a veranda cabin or twice a year in an inside cabin. I know what I choose. We are a professional couple. DH is a lawyer and I am a supervisor with a big international airline (and a certified teacher to boot).

Corinna

glassslipper2004
12-23-2010, 04:58 PM
Wow, that kind of behavior is really astonishing.

Personally I agree with one of the posters above that I prefer to get a less expensive cabin - sadly, by the time we booked the Dream, only verandahs were left. DH thinks I am just being "fake" annoyed about this, but I know it reduces the amount of money we have to spend on other things, and we really don't need the verandah. That said, I'm sure we'll enjoy it.

I also wish we could go on longer cruises, but we have to balance our Disney family time with other reasons to take time off from work - visiting family, covering kids' time off from school, etc. And we took some pretty neat trips this year that had nothing to do with Disney. It doesn't mean we love Disney any less, or are any less pleasant to be around!

mmmears
12-23-2010, 05:00 PM
We took a 3-night cruise last spring break. I didn't notice any partiers on board -- just regular families like us having fun on vacation.

I booked the 3-night for 2 reasons:

1) It was our first cruise and we didn't want to go on a longer one
2) That way we were able to spend 7 nights at WDW and have fun there, too.

As far as rooms go, I think it's ridiculous to judge anyone by where their cabin is. We had a verandah one simply because we were worried about feeling confined in an inside room and because the breeze and fresh air helps with sea-sickness (which we were really, really concerned about).

People stay in the room that makes them feel comfortable, and book the length of cruise that works with their busy schedule. IMO money and "class" have very little to do with it.:rolleyes:

kcashner
12-23-2010, 05:14 PM
In well over 20 cruises in everything from a cat 12 to a cat 5, I have not noticed any difference among a "type of people" who book one sort of cabin vs. another....unless maybe it is that some people are not paying for their own cruise. We generally book an inside cabin. If an upgrade at the port is available at a reasonable cost or if the upgrade fairy drops some pixie dust, I enjoy it.

I've only done 2 3 night cruises...one as part of a 4/3 B2B and one as a $99 bounceback offer. I do feel that some of the people on the 3 night cruises are different from those I've encountered on longer cruises. I saw a lot of people who were "trying out" cruising or DCL. There was much more of a "rushed" mentality, of trying to do everything in what is really 2 1/2 days. That's impossible, but they seemed to try and to get frustrated when it didn't work. The other difference was that there seemed to be more "entitlement parents" who felt that the rules didn't apply to THEIR kid. There were a lot more kids trying to invade the "adults only" areas, including a 6 year old in the Quiet Cove pool! Yes, I am the nasty lady who reported this to the Cruise Director.

Please understand, I'm not a kid hater. Mine followed the rules, and I feel that other people's should too.

My point--I saw a lot more of this behavior on a 3 night cruise than I did on 14 night cruises. Interestingly, on the B2B, I noticed a big difference between people's behavior on the 4 night and on the 3 night. Obviously, these are generalizations. I do not mean to imply that ALL or a majority of people on 3 night cruises fit into these behaviors. It only takes a few to give an impression.

MichellelovesMickey
12-23-2010, 06:30 PM
Thank you all for the kind replies .... :love:

I didn't let this bother me .... honestly just felt bad for her child :confused:

DH and I went on a RCCL 7 night eastern caribbean in 2006 with a balcony and LOVED IT ... but it was our honeymoon (13 years later LOL) that we never had ... we just enjoyed our time together and had breakfast on the balcony every morning. This DCL cruise with DS-7, we knew we didn't want a balcony and didn't want to pay the extra money for a "window", I wanted my DCL Dooney & Bourke ;) so we got a deluxe inside stateroom (wanted the separated bathrooms) and we LOVED IT !!!!! One morning we woke up thinking it was 6 am and it was 10 am .... it was GREAT !!!
With this cruise I just booked for December 2011 I had the option of Inside Deluxe Guaranty, Deck 2 Oceanview or Oceanview with a Verandah ... well since this is DS-16's first cruise ever, I let him decide.... he wanted a Verandah and wanted AFT ... so that is what he got ... it was 200.00 more but I already got my Dooney & Bourke :lmao: I also am only doing the 4 night again because I want to spend a few nights at Wilderness Lodge at Christmastime again, it is just soooo pretty and gets me in the Christmas Spirit !!

I do think a 3 night on DCL would be rushed .... trying to savor EVERYTHING in such little time..... funny how there seems so much of a difference between a 3 night and a 4 night. I didn't notice a "party" atmosphere on my DCL cruise BUT on Carnival and RCCL 3 or 4 nights, those are definitely the "booze" cruises LOL !!

krispykreme97
12-23-2010, 06:43 PM
Thank you all for the kind replies .... :love:

I didn't let this bother me .... honestly just felt bad for her child :confused:

DH and I went on a RCCL 7 night eastern caribbean in 2006 with a balcony and LOVED IT ... but it was our honeymoon (13 years later LOL) that we never had ... we just enjoyed our time together and had breakfast on the balcony every morning. This DCL cruise with DS-7, we knew we didn't want a balcony and didn't want to pay the extra money for a "window", I wanted my DCL Dooney & Bourke ;) so we got a deluxe inside stateroom (wanted the separated bathrooms) and we LOVED IT !!!!! One morning we woke up thinking it was 6 am and it was 10 am .... it was GREAT !!!
With this cruise I just booked for December 2011 I had the option of Inside Deluxe Guaranty, Deck 2 Oceanview or Oceanview with a Verandah ... well since this is DS-16's first cruise ever, I let him decide.... he wanted a Verandah and wanted AFT ... so that is what he got ... it was 200.00 more but I already got my Dooney & Bourke :lmao: I also am only doing the 4 night again because I want to spend a few nights at Wilderness Lodge at Christmastime again, it is just soooo pretty and gets me in the Christmas Spirit !!

I do think a 3 night on DCL would be rushed .... trying to savor EVERYTHING in such little time..... funny how there seems so much of a difference between a 3 night and a 4 night. I didn't notice a "party" atmosphere on my DCL cruise BUT on Carnival and RCCL 3 or 4 nights, those are definitely the "booze" cruises LOL !!

I just finished a three day with by two DD just to get my feet wet now I'm getting ready for my 7 day eastern in May without them!

inkkognito
12-23-2010, 07:07 PM
Three day cruises are great! They have lots of "yella" and "blue" on the buffets (think Randy Quaid in Vegas Vacation), everyone washes their clothes in their stateroom sinks and strings 'em up to dry on the verandahs, the young un's bring their soap and bathe in the pools and the jug and banjo band is second to none. My favorite adult activity is the moonshine tasting where you get to try three different varieties. And the cool thing is, the staterooms are more spacious than my trailer so I feel really upper class on those shorter cruises. ;)

MichellelovesMickey
12-23-2010, 07:15 PM
LOL .... that is hilarious ... I like me some moonshine as I sit out on my pateo and wach the staws !!!!! I gess I better change to the 3 niter !!!

MichellelovesMickey
12-23-2010, 07:18 PM
I just finished a three day with by two DD just to get my feet wet now I'm getting ready for my 7 day eastern in May without them!

I'm jealous ...a week with NO CHILDREN !!! I gave that up this time to take DS7 on his first cruise, WHAT WAS I THINKING LOL !! I had a blast though and he LOVED the kids club which meant alone time, ahem, for DH and I !!:hug:

5lilfish
12-23-2010, 07:34 PM
Why is it that if I book a 3 night cruise I am looked at as "them kind of people" ...... but if I book a 15 night cruise then I am looked at as "them kind of people" .....

I was going to book a 3 night at first in April for my ds-16 and myself but decided to wait till December again and do a 4 night and WL at WDW again. However, one comment made to me was..... "I would do a 7 night rather than a 3 because you just have a different "type" of people on a longer cruise" .....
SERIOUSLY ???? Also on my cruise I just finished on the WOnder I ran into someone at the pool and as our kids played we started talking .... almost an hour went by,, she knew my name, what I did for a living and what my husband did .... after that hour she asked which type of stateroom we were staying in ? Verandah or suite ? I said oh no, we are in an inside stateroom on deck 2 .. I AM NOT LYING, she got this horrified look on her face got up and got her son, who was playing with my son, and said, "honey, let's go it's not proper to play with THAT class of people" YES< I was called people !!!

I felt humiliated and told my 7 year old that some people are just "ignorant" !! BTW .... race was of no issue....I wonder if it would have been though with her , UGH.

I guess what I am trying to say/ask is I don't think there is a difference in anyone who takes a 3 night, 4 night, or a 30 night LOL ... we all just love Disney ... some can get more time off work than others, that's all, we are all just DISNEY LOVERS !!!

That is insane. I'm sorry you had to deal with that. I don't play into money as a judge of anything and, even if it did matter, choosing a stateroom does not show how much money a person has.

My DH and I (and kids), could easily afford to stay in a more expensive stateroom and yet we choose to stay in connecting inside staterooms...sometimes on deck 1, the horror!!! We just don't see the benefit of paying more (personal opinion). When we stay at a deluxe resort at WDW, we get certain perks (better pool, better food options, better transportation options). As for a more expensive stateroom....the way we see it, we're all on the same ship with the same ammenities, and truthfully, my goal on a cruise is to spend as little time as possible in my stateroom.

In the end, why I make the choices I make on staterooms, shouldn't matter...because that is just a pitiful way to judge a person.

Jess

JOEYDIS
12-23-2010, 08:05 PM
I have stayed in Inside, Verandah and 1 bedroom suites on DCL and it does not matter which room I stay in they were all great. I just love being on the ship. I think the lady who was so rude probably lives a miserable life and has few friends because she thinks she is too good. I love Disney and DCL so I will stay anywhere I can afford at the time and if that is an inside on Deck 2 so be it. Just happy to be on the ship.

ariel68
12-23-2010, 11:49 PM
Three day cruises are great! They have lots of "yella" and "blue" on the buffets (think Randy Quaid in Vegas Vacation), everyone washes their clothes in their stateroom sinks and strings 'em up to dry on the verandahs, the young un's bring their soap and bathe in the pools and the jug and banjo band is second to none. My favorite adult activity is the moonshine tasting where you get to try three different varieties. And the cool thing is, the staterooms are more spacious than my trailer so I feel really upper class on those shorter cruises. ;)

LOL .... that is hilarious ... I like me some moonshine as I sit out on my pateo and wach the staws !!!!! I gess I better change to the 3 niter !!!

:rotfl2: Absolutely the most hilarious thing I've heard (seen) all day. I needed a good chuckle today...thanks for making my day:)

ariel68
12-23-2010, 11:52 PM
That is insane. I'm sorry you had to deal with that. I don't play into money as a judge of anything and, even if it did matter, choosing a stateroom does not show how much money a person has.

My DH and I (and kids), could easily afford to stay in a more expensive stateroom and yet we choose to stay in connecting inside staterooms...sometimes on deck 1, the horror!!! We just don't see the benefit of paying more (personal opinion). When we stay at a deluxe resort at WDW, we get certain perks (better pool, better food options, better transportation options). As for a more expensive stateroom....the way we see it, we're all on the same ship with the same ammenities, and truthfully, my goal on a cruise is to spend as little time as possible in my stateroom.

In the end, why I make the choices I make on staterooms, shouldn't matter...because that is just a pitiful way to judge a person.

Jess



:thumbsup2

looneytunes31419
12-24-2010, 01:14 AM
Wow, that's terriable. Well I guess you could consider me as "them kind of people" too, because I can't get away from a horse farm for more than 5 nights. Horses don't even know what Christmas is, can you believe it?! LOL! We even work Christmas day. LOL! So, I have only taken one 7 night cruise in my entire life and I'd like to say it was for my honeymoon, but that fell during a horse show, so we only got to spend two nights at Disney. LOL!

I personally would never consider anyone "them or those" kind of people. Heck, it doesn't matter how or why you got on the ship, once onboard in my opinion every one is equal. I believe inside, outside, balcony who cares as long as you get to go on a cruise! Thankfully everyone I have ever met cruising has shared my view.

Maybe you'll be my table mate next cruise, I'll be happy to be your cruise buddy. :)

It never amazes me how some people can be so what is the word I am looking for????? oh yea snobbish. We are all equal and Just because some people can afford better accommodation then me more the power to them. I book a cruise to get away from reality and to get to be on vacation is to have a good time with good honest People and it does not matter where they are from or what they can afford. Some people Still think this is the Titanic days where you have upper class and lower class that is not the case. Some people can not afford what others can it is not fair to teat people like such. No matter what room you sleep in or how many days you go on vacation, It is a vacation for crying out loud Have fun and meet all kinds of people. In the long run it will come back and bite her Meaning the snobby person because one day she too will have to sleep in the same quarters as us them type of people.:scared1:

tcastel
12-24-2010, 06:21 AM
Three day cruises are great! They have lots of "yella" and "blue" on the buffets (think Randy Quaid in Vegas Vacation), everyone washes their clothes in their stateroom sinks and strings 'em up to dry on the verandahs, the young un's bring their soap and bathe in the pools and the jug and banjo band is second to none. My favorite adult activity is the moonshine tasting where you get to try three different varieties. And the cool thing is, the staterooms are more spacious than my trailer so I feel really upper class on those shorter cruises. ;)

Amazing how in a thread condeming class distinction that someone could making such an offensive and disrespectful joke. If that's not a perfect example of someone thinking their better than the type of person their making fun of I don't know what is. What's coming next? Insulting jokes about people in wheelchairs or some other handicap? Maybe a little self reflection by anyone that makes this kind of joke or thinks it's funny is in order. I happen to be someone that has employees that come from the background you find so humorous and if I ever heard one of by "Big City" employes making such a joke the next signature they would be making would be on their application at the unemployment office.

WDWLVR
12-24-2010, 06:50 AM
Sadly there are people who think that because they have cruised on a number of cruises, a longer cruise, a special cruise, or in concierge that they are better than others. :sad2:

How we each vacation should really be what make us happy, not what others think. I usually book a verandah because I enjoy the quiet time out there, but I would never think less of someone who didn't book one or think more of someone up in a suite. I've been on a 3 day, many 4 days, a number of 7 days and even a 10 day. I've enjoyed them all, mostly because I was with the man I love on each of them. On almost all of these cruises we've met fellow DISers and have enjoyed their company. It didn't matter to me what cabin they were in. I enjoyed their company because we had gotten to know each other here on the DIS and we had one important thing in common - a love of Disney and cruising.

Life's too short to let judgmental people get to you. :)

mmouse37
12-24-2010, 07:19 AM
All I can say is wow!!! Luckily I have never encountered such behavior on a DCl cruise. We have cruised in insides, outsides and verandahs and have done 3, 4, 7, 14 day cruises....depending on the budget at any given cruise. We have had the opposite encounters on our cruises. We always seem to strike up conversations with people and find people lovely and engaging with the common denominator being a love for travel and/or Disney and spending time with the ones you love.

Hopefully that person was one in a million. We have not really found much difference in types of people on shorter versus longer cruises except on the our 14 TA cruise there were many more heavy duty Disney fans...same with the MV of the Magic. There were fanatics of DCL...not just fans. There was one couple on the MV that felt because DCL did not do more for the MV cruise in terms of celebrations, etc. that they trashed their cabin, put cigarette burns in the furniture, etc. They were put off the ship and banned from DCL.

Some people!!!

MJ

MichellelovesMickey
12-24-2010, 07:22 AM
Amazing how in a thread condeming class distinction that someone could making such an offensive and disrespectful joke. If that's not a perfect example of someone thinking their better than the type of person their making fun of I don't know what is. What's coming next? Insulting jokes about people in wheelchairs or some other handicap? Maybe a little self reflection by anyone that makes this kind of joke or thinks it's funny is in order. I happen to be someone that has employees that come from the background you find so humorous and if I ever heard one of by "Big City" employes making such a joke the next signature they would be making would be on their application at the unemployment office.

I know I started this thread and YES, I did think this was funny .... life is way too short to NOT think things are funny ...so I am glad I don't work for you because I would be on the unemployment line. Currently, I live in SC ... but let me tell you my Dad, Uncles, Aunts, Grandma and Pappy were/all born and raised in the hills of West Virginia .... yes this is how they talked and we still joke about it today .... Nobody was "making fun" of anybody !!! :grouphug:

BTW, I can remember my first trip to WDW in 2001 and we were staying at All Star Movies :scared1: LOL !! Anyway, I was so wanting to stay at the Polynesian and was actually pouting a little on the bus ride the first day over with my husband and two kids ..... when this guy beside me leans over and says, you may not believe me but I am a lawyer in NYC and my wife is a professor but with 5 kids we always stay at the Values and get two rooms because we can all spread out. I sat up a little straighter and guess what, now that we are a family of 5 we always get 2 rooms at the values, 1 for the kids and 1 for us (adjoining of course) .... 4 beds,.... 2 bathrooms and still cheaper than a deluxe most the timel.

I do not think I am better than anybody, we are ALL PEOPLE that God put on this earth !!!!

BTW... I guess you never thought the Beverly Hillbillies was funny did you ? You know with the cement pond and all that ???

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE !!!:santa:

Presentation
12-24-2010, 07:23 AM
Three day cruises are great! They have lots of "yella" and "blue" on the buffets (think Randy Quaid in Vegas Vacation), everyone washes their clothes in their stateroom sinks and strings 'em up to dry on the verandahs, the young un's bring their soap and bathe in the pools and the jug and banjo band is second to none. My favorite adult activity is the moonshine tasting where you get to try three different varieties. And the cool thing is, the staterooms are more spacious than my trailer so I feel really upper class on those shorter cruises. ;)

Ink,

I love your reply and it made me laugh out loud.

Thank you!

Just expanding on this a bit, be it situations as described in the original post or other stuff I am guilty of letting things bother me and affecting my attitude on our vacation.

I admire your attitude and hope to be more easy going on our future vacations.

Pluto,
12-24-2010, 07:44 AM
i had a verendah on my first cruise and havent had one since. i always get a inside cabin since my first cruise. a couple of times i had a gty cat 12 and both times i was upgraded to a port hole room. you figure what you make an hour after taxes and see how many hours it will take you to pay the extra. to me its not worth it. the little extra money i do have from my paycheck i would rather spend on other things.

KSDisneyDad
12-24-2010, 08:59 AM
That is insane. I'm sorry you had to deal with that. I don't play into money as a judge of anything and, even if it did matter, choosing a stateroom does not show how much money a person has.

My DH and I (and kids), could easily afford to stay in a more expensive stateroom and yet we choose to stay in connecting inside staterooms...sometimes on deck 1, the horror!!! We just don't see the benefit of paying more (personal opinion). When we stay at a deluxe resort at WDW, we get certain perks (better pool, better food options, better transportation options). As for a more expensive stateroom....the way we see it, we're all on the same ship with the same ammenities, and truthfully, my goal on a cruise is to spend as little time as possible in my stateroom.

In the end, why I make the choices I make on staterooms, shouldn't matter...because that is just a pitiful way to judge a person.

Jess

:thumbsup2 With 5 of us, we either have to book two rooms or book a Cat 4. We did a Cat 4 once - NEVER again!! It was way too small for us. I'd rather "suffer" with the extra space, two TV's, two bathrooms and additional privacy that connecting inside or outside staterooms provide.

I know I started this thread and YES, I did think this was funny .... life is way too short to NOT think things are funny ...so I am glad I don't work for you because I would be on the unemployment line. Currently, I live in SC ... but let me tell you my Dad, Uncles, Aunts, Grandma and Pappy were/all born and raised in the hills of West Virginia .... yes this is how they talked and we still joke about it today .... Nobody was "making fun" of anybody !!! :grouphug:

BTW, I can remember my first trip to WDW in 2001 and we were staying at All Star Movies :scared1: LOL !! Anyway, I was so wanting to stay at the Polynesian and was actually pouting a little on the bus ride the first day over with my husband and two kids ..... when this guy beside me leans over and says, you may not believe me but I am a lawyer in NYC and my wife is a professor but with 5 kids we always stay at the Values and get two rooms because we can all spread out. I sat up a little straighter and guess what, now that we are a family of 5 we always get 2 rooms at the values, 1 for the kids and 1 for us (adjoining of course) .... 4 beds,.... 2 bathrooms and still cheaper than a deluxe most the timel.

I do not think I am better than anybody, we are ALL PEOPLE that God put on this earth !!!!

BTW... I guess you never thought the Beverly Hillbillies was funny did you ? You know with the cement pond and all that ???

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE !!!:santa:

We too were huge fans of the Value for the same reason. Although we could afford the CR or Poly, we preferred the Values for the extra space. Every child got their own bed, we could shut the door between the rooms if we wanted and we had two bathrooms and two TV's. I don't know how many times I can watch the Disney Top 10 while getting ready in the morning!

We recently joined DVC and plan to stay in two BR's on our future stays. However, if given a choice to stay in a single room at the Poly or two rooms in the Value, I can guarantee that our entire family would still choose the Values!

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OP: I truly have a hard time believing anyone would ever say that to another person. I think I would be dumbfounded and feel sorry for the person. Maybe I'm still just a naive kid from the midwest.

over50visits
12-24-2010, 10:00 AM
she got this horrified look on her face got up and got her son, who was playing with my son, and said, "honey, let's go it's not proper to play with THAT class of people" YES< I was called people !!!

She demeaned herself with that attitude, not you. Feel sorry for her, she must live an unhappy life in her suite.

KingRichard
12-24-2010, 10:09 AM
Next time just say, don't worry son they sit down to do their business like the rest of us!

justmestace
12-24-2010, 10:39 AM
That woman was on a 3 day cruise, just the same as you were, and it's not a terribly unreasonable price for a "suite" on a 3 night cruise....so I don't know why she thought she was so doggone special. :sad2:
If it were a 14 night cruise and she'd paid for a suite, she might have something worth getting her knickers in a knot....in her own mind, anyway.
How rude. I just have trouble imagining someone saying that right to another person's face. :confused3

actuarian
12-24-2010, 10:53 AM
Also on my cruise I just finished on the WOnder I ran into someone at the pool and as our kids played we started talking .... almost an hour went by,, she knew my name, what I did for a living and what my husband did .... after that hour she asked which type of stateroom we were staying in ? Verandah or suite ? I said oh no, we are in an inside stateroom on deck 2 .. I AM NOT LYING, she got this horrified look on her face got up and got her son, who was playing with my son, and said, "honey, let's go it's not proper to play with THAT class of people" YES< I was called people !!!


This reminds me of a couple DW and I met a few years ago in the Disney Theatre on the Magic. We took the empty seats next to them and the gentleman immediately had to tell us that they were only cruising Disney to be with their grandchildren and that, when they are alone, they "would never be seen on any cruise line except Silversea"! They then showed how refined they were by taking a series of flash pictures of the show (although they must have known that flash photography was not permitted and, since they were in the front of the theatre, would annoy the cast).

MichellelovesMickey
12-24-2010, 11:58 AM
We just came off a 4 night (Dec. 5-9) on the Wonder .. not a 3 night .... like I said, a 3 night just would seem too rushed .....

I just had to LOL at her ... my son wasn't even phased, he is 7 he thinks everyone is equal, he said goodbye to his friend, with whom he was playing with later in the Oceaneer Lab LOL and went on his way to the Mickey Slide. I just sat there and thought to myself, what a sad, sad person and then sat back and enjoyed the sunshine :sunny:

KSDisneyDad
12-24-2010, 12:20 PM
We just came off a 4 night (Dec. 5-9) on the Wonder .. not a 3 night .... like I said, a 3 night just would seem too rushed .....

I just had to LOL at her ... my son wasn't even phased, he is 7 he thinks everyone is equal, he said goodbye to his friend, with whom he was playing with later in the Oceaneer Lab LOL and went on his way to the Mickey Slide. I just sat there and thought to myself, what a sad, sad person and then sat back and enjoyed the sunshine :sunny:


Kids will be kids. Your son reminds me of when my oldest was younger. His best friend was from India and they spent a lot of time at each other's houses playing and even having sleepovers on weekends, etc.

One day at school, they got into a verbal fight and started calling each other names like typical 7 year olds. Nothing that bad - things like stupid, idiot, etc. Another teacher overheard the fight and suggested that my son go to counseling as he was "racist". :confused3 That night, the boys were back playing together as best friends again. Adults sometimes live in a whole other world, don't they!?

over50visits
12-24-2010, 02:37 PM
ear olds. Nothing that bad - things like stupid, idiot, etc. Another teacher overheard the fight and suggested that my son go to counseling as he was "racist". :confused3 That night, the boys were back playing together as best friends again. Adults sometimes live in a whole other world, don't they!?

We are not born with snobbishness and prejudices. We have to be taught. I guess some parents are better teachers than others...oh well, luckily, in my experience this is very rare on DCL cruises. It seems that almost everyone is there to have fun!

Butterx3
12-24-2010, 05:26 PM
Wow, the person I feel the most sorry for is that ladies son. By isolating and being such an elitist, she really is missing out on relationships with a lot of wonderful people out there. And limiting her son also. She showed no class and acted in an tasteless manner, all of which is her reason for not wanting her child to play with yours. In her mind the inside cabin catagory is classless and tasteless. Its pretty Ironic. She is what she implies others lower than her are!

We have done a 4 day cruise in a verandah suite and a 3 day cruise that I had booked in an inside suite, but we were upgraded to a porthole. For the amount of time we spent in the cabin, the verandah suite would have been a waste. My youngest DS was 3 at the time though, so it was nice to have the verandah while he napped. We are from MN and choose the shorter cruises, because we visit the parks for 3~4 days also. We tend to only have a week to visit FL. we want to do the parks also. I guess I can't compare the people on the 7 day cruises. Maybe we'll get to when the Fantasy sets sail. As of now, we are booked on a dummy date on the dream and that only does the shorter cruises.

MichellelovesMickey
12-24-2010, 05:29 PM
Wow, the person I feel the most sorry for is that ladies son. By isolating and being such an elitist, she really is missing out on relationships with a lot of wonderful people out there. And limiting her son also. She showed no class and acted in an tasteless manner, all of which is her reason for not wanting her child to play with yours. In her mind the inside cabin catagory is classless and tasteless. Its pretty Ironic. She is what she implies others lower than her are!

We have done a 4 day cruise in a verandah suite and a 3 day cruise that I had booked in an inside suite, but we were upgraded to a porthole. For the amount of time we spent in the cabin, the verandah suite would have been a waste. My youngest DS was 3 at the time though, so it was nice to have the verandah while he napped. We are from MN and choose the shorter cruises, because we visit the parks for 3~4 days also. We tend to only have a week to visit FL. we want to do the parks also. I guess I can't compare the people on the 7 day cruises. Maybe we'll get to when the Fantasy sets sail. As of now, we are booked on a dummy date on the dream and that only does the shorter cruises.

What's a dummy date ?:confused3

Butterx3
12-24-2010, 05:57 PM
What's a dummy date ?:confused3

a Dummy date is just a date you pick so you can get the onboard discount or the cheaper price for something, but I will probably be changing the actual cruise dates to another time. Depending on school schedules.

I'm glad I'm not the only one on here on Christmas eve. I'm trying to make my work shift go by faster. The DIS is great for that.

KSDisneyDad
12-24-2010, 05:59 PM
What's a dummy date ?:confused3

It is when you book a cruise onboard to take advantage of the 10% discount and additional OBC's. However, if you don't know when you're going to actually cruise or if you plan to cruise on a date not yet available, you book a "dummy" date cruise. That's a cruise far in advance that you have no intention to actually go on. When the cruise you want opens up or you make a decision, you transfer your dummy date to cruise to an actual date. By doing this, you keep the 10% discount and OBC's (for Silver CC members - it's generally $100 for 3/4 night cruises and $200 for 7 nights).

Beachmum
12-24-2010, 08:11 PM
I have to say, these things go both ways. We were at an all-inclusive last year and got two rooms (adjoining), one for us and one for the kids, who are little. A woman at the pool was complaining about how exhausted the kids were since everyone was going to bed at the same time and looked to me to agree. I made agreeing noises, but obviously they weren't enough. When pressed, I said that we had two rooms and she went off on me about how rich people didn't usually come to this resort and how she couldn't imagine wasting so much money on something like that.

I let it go and didn't really talk with her after that, but I was surprised that she'd go off on me like that. We have two cabins (adjoining) on our upcoming cruise too. I don't care what other people do as long as they're not ruining my cruise (partying all night in the cabin next to mine and the like). I figure a vacation is a great chance to meet all sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds.

It's too bad the OP didn't meet other people who feel that way.

Pluto,
12-25-2010, 07:57 AM
so a person on a 7 night cruise in a inside stateroom will that be comparable to the same class of person on a 3 night cruise in a verendah? or a 7 night cruise in a verendah will that be the same class of people to a 4 night cruise in a suite? :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

DMRick
12-25-2010, 03:39 PM
All I can say is wow!!! Luckily I have never encountered such behavior on a DCl cruise. We have cruised in insides, outsides and verandahs and have done 3, 4, 7, 14 day cruises....depending on the budget at any given cruise. We have had the opposite encounters on our cruises. We always seem to strike up conversations with people and find people lovely and engaging with the common denominator being a love for travel and/or Disney and spending time with the ones you love.
We've also never run into people like this and besides Disney we've been on Celebrity, NCL, Carnival and are just off Princess this week for a two weeker. Our tablemates had a variety of rooms..we were the only ones in an inside. Our roll call people had suites, big and little, outside, inside big and small, and there was no reference to our tiny inside, other than any joking I might have done myself about the bathroom size. There was a lot of questions about how we booked and several people took notes on how we did our bargaining..who we booked with. Quess more than us want to save money (love cruisecompete.com!).
If they gave me a verandah or suite, I would take it, but not if it meant it cost more and I had to cruise less.