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Old 03-08-2013, 09:24 PM   #61
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They should get rid of rules they don't enforce. Most of them are rules asking people to be courteous and show respect for fellow cruisers, and that is difficult to "legislate." It also puts parents in the position of teaching their children it's okay to break a rule if there is no penalty.

Seriously. Keep rules you mean to enforce, get rid of the others!

And, my 2 cents, for new rules I'd add no smoking on the ship, let people who bring you tour the ship before it departs, and a curfew for younger cruisers (maybe 12yo?).
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #62
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They should get rid of rules they don't enforce. Most of them are rules asking people to be courteous and show respect for fellow cruisers, and that is difficult to "legislate." It also puts parents in the position of teaching their children it's okay to break a rule if there is no penalty.

Seriously. Keep rules you mean to enforce, get rid of the others!

And, my 2 cents, for new rules I'd add no smoking on the ship, let people who bring you tour the ship before it departs, and a curfew for younger cruisers (maybe 12yo?).
Does any cruiseline let you bring unpaid people on the ship to tour before it departs? I remember that being something that was done a long time ago. I assumed that it was stopped for security reasons.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:36 PM   #63
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I would like a variation on the smoking on verandah topic.

I have asthma and smoke is one of the triggers for an attack for me.

I would like a section designated where I knew it was safe to book a verandah cabin. Seems like a shame to pay the extra money for a verandah when smokers above, below or next door could turn a wonderful verandah into an expensive visit to the ships doctor. Especially when just avoiding the smoke keeps me from the asthma attack.

Also, please make the smoking areas on the ship so that there is a way to get from point A lift to point B on the deck without having to walk through the smoke. Also please mark that path as "Smokefree route"
I just want to be able to avoid it, but do want to be able to share the ship nicely.
Smoke is my asthma trigger too. I was really frustrated on our last cruise because the smoking area is partially covered, thus trapping the smoke. It was bad. I could never figure out an alternate route. It was a bad asthma time for me and I felt chained to my nebulizer.

I know smoking is an addiction. I know people are free to smoke if they want too. I just wish it didn't interfere with my health as well as my vacation.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:37 PM   #64
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I would like a variation on the smoking on verandah topic.

I have asthma and smoke is one of the triggers for an attack for me.

I would like a section designated where I knew it was safe to book a verandah cabin. Seems like a shame to pay the extra money for a verandah when smokers above, below or next door could turn a wonderful verandah into an expensive visit to the ships doctor. Especially when just avoiding the smoke keeps me from the asthma attack.

Also, please make the smoking areas on the ship so that there is a way to get from point A lift to point B on the deck without having to walk through the smoke. Also please mark that path as "Smokefree route"
I just want to be able to avoid it, but do want to be able to share the ship nicely.
Wow, I haven't thought about the smoking onboard! I have gone through extreme measures to get my asthma under control. We have a verandah in 2 weeks and I really hope it's not a problem. Just smelling it will set off my asthma! And will 3 kids I tend to have "Super-smell"!!!

PLEASE BAN SMOKING or have one designated area that does not affect other people!!!
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The poster who has said comments that people feel are rude has in the past commented on my posts in a way that I too found offensive. This person may feel the need to start trouble out of boredom, or possibly does not realise that they often come across as being rude. Forgive me if THIS post seems trite, as I have discovered you must be on guard in the way you address rudeness on the boards so as not to offend the moderators. In either case I have found that ignoring the poster seems to be best.

As to the question at hand- I'm trying to think of a rule I'd really want changed....probably a later disembarkation. I'd love to relax that last morning and not have my vacation come to a screeching halt at 5am. I think logistically it wouldn't be do-able, but it would be nice

Otherwise, I understand that I am not the most important person on the ship, and that everyone else has also paid for a vacation, so I try to just roll with it. My family dresses "formal" almost every night, I couldn't care less if another family wears shorts to dinner. None of us smoke, so we just walk on the other side of the ship from the smokers. I'm a personal trainer so I know people come in all shapes and sizes. Tattoo's and piercings- whatever. People from other countries lean towards different bathing suits that we may find strange, but if you never want your family exposed to people who are different you probably shouldn't travel.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:07 PM   #66
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As to the question at hand- I'm trying to think of a rule I'd really want changed....probably a later disembarkation. I'd love to relax that last morning and not have my vacation come to a screeching halt at 5am. I think logistically it wouldn't be do-able, but it would be nice

Otherwise, I understand that I am not the most important person on the ship, and that everyone else has also paid for a vacation, so I try to just roll with it. My family dresses "formal" almost every night, I couldn't care less if another family wears shorts to dinner. None of us smoke, so we just walk on the other side of the ship from the smokers. I'm a personal trainer so I know people come in all shapes and sizes. Tattoo's and piercings- whatever. People from other countries lean towards different bathing suits that we may find strange, but if you never want your family exposed to people who are different you probably shouldn't travel.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:18 PM   #67
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More flexibility for teens and parents

As the mother of an older teen, I would like some flexibility regarding the adult areas. I certainly understand why others would not like to see the adult areas overrun by packs of teenagers and why teens are not allowed in night clubs. However, I go to coffee shops and work out with my 16 year old at home. I would like to be able to do so on the Magic. My daughter enjoys art and cooking. It seems that some of the demos and tours on these topics are available only to adults. I would like a rule that 16 and 17 year olds could attend non-alcohol day time events when accompanied by an adult.
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Wow, I haven't thought about the smoking onboard! I have gone through extreme measures to get my asthma under control. We have a verandah in 2 weeks and I really hope it's not a problem. Just smelling it will set off my asthma! And will 3 kids I tend to have "Super-smell"!!!

PLEASE BAN SMOKING or have one designated area that does not affect other people!!!
One of the reasons I booked an inside room with no verandah was because I knew with my luck I'd be next to or above a cigar smoker, or at least cigarettes. My allergies never turned into full-fledged asthma, but I would not be able to sit out on a verandah with a nearby smoker. I hope I don't have to walk a route regularly that passes by a semi-open smoking area -- I hate those in airports. And then, lots of smokers will go "outside" to smoke, but leave the door open, so the smoke goes inside anyway.

Good luck to all of you in getting a clear air verandah -- I hope you all breathe easily on your trips.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:27 PM   #69
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Wow, I haven't thought about the smoking onboard! I have gone through extreme measures to get my asthma under control. We have a verandah in 2 weeks and I really hope it's not a problem. Just smelling it will set off my asthma! And will 3 kids I tend to have "Super-smell"!!!

PLEASE BAN SMOKING or have one designated area that does not affect other people!!!
I was on the Fantasy a couple weeks ago, and did not find the smoke to be an issue at all. Or more precisely, my wife didn't. While I am certain that there are some times when you end up next to smokers with a verandah, I never saw a single one from my verandah, and certainly never smelled it. The designated smoking areas were easy to avoid if you wanted to. Even Meridian, which is specifically for cigars, only allows it on one side - and the two sides are separated by the inside portion of the bar.
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I wish I hadn't read this thread. It actually makes me not want to go on my cruise. I can't believe "Disney people" would be so rude and judgemental. I wonder if all of those against smoking on the verandahs or on the ship in general drive cars...what comes out of those things is far worse than a little cigarette. I am not arguing that smoking isn't bad for your health but so is drinking and numerous other things that affect others. And unless you have chain smokers sitting on their verandah all day, I don't understand how it can affect you any worse than if someone were smoking on the sidewalk. I'm sure some people would like to see alcohol banned as well.

I think all of the rules (even though some aren't enforced) have their place. I especially agree with the age limits, I certainly don't want a bunch of teenagers in a club I have left my 3 year old daughter in and I'm sure they don't want a bunch of preschoolers running around their space. The adults area is the adults area, period. There are a lot of kid-free cruisers that deserve their space away from all of the kids (and so do the parents once in a while too).
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I wish I hadn't read this thread. It actually makes me not want to go on my cruise. I can't believe "Disney people" would be so rude and judgemental. I wonder if all of those against smoking on the verandahs or on the ship in general drive cars...what comes out of those things is far worse than a little cigarette. I am not arguing that smoking isn't bad for your health but so is drinking and numerous other things that affect others. And unless you have chain smokers sitting on their verandah all day, I don't understand how it can affect you any worse than if someone were smoking on the sidewalk. I'm sure some people would like to see alcohol banned as well.

I think all of the rules (even though some aren't enforced) have their place. I especially agree with the age limits, I certainly don't want a bunch of teenagers in a club I have left my 3 year old daughter in and I'm sure they don't want a bunch of preschoolers running around their space. The adults area is the adults area, period. There are a lot of kid-free cruisers that deserve their space away from all of the kids (and so do the parents once in a while too).

Very well spoken.
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Does any cruiseline let you bring unpaid people on the ship to tour before it departs? I remember that being something that was done a long time ago. I assumed that it was stopped for security reasons.
Off topic--but I was allowed to go on RCL about 3 years ago to see my friend get married onboard before the ship departed. All of her wedding guests attended the wedding and a small reception, and then we were escorted off the ship.
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I would like the rule changed that says i have to get off the ship when my cruise is over. I dont want it changed for everyone, just me.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:11 PM   #74
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Excellent topic! For starters, I would like to see DCL forbid visible tattoos on their ships.

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I am going on my honeymoon in Oct. on my very first DCL. This is the very fist comment I have ever seen from someone who has made me very unhappy. I have gone to WDW many times (as we live in Florida) and my soon to be sister in law has been working there for well over 25 years (A lot of CMs have tattoos, as well as many very high up people in Disney.). My soon to be husband has been to WDW well over 300 times. We always have a lot of new friends by the end of our trips ( we go away with and with out our kids, sometimes just to get away and have alone time!) . I for one take this comment as being very rude. I am covered in tattoos as is my soon to be husband, who is an artist and business owner for well over 23 years ( this is our lifestyle and are income), we love going to WDW since this seems to be a nice place for us to be who we are and for people to treat us just like people (we have never had anything but the best time doing anything Disney!). We have Disney tattoos and non Disney tattoos. I have opened the first Disney Tattoos group on Face book. I for one can not and would not ever cover up my tattoos for the sake of you not having to look at me, Uh turn your head if it bothers you that much. I am modest, I do not ware clothing that does not fit me, that are to tight or revealing, I ware what fits and is comfortable. I follow the same dress code ( if not more to the tee since I do dress up for formal night and semi-formal night). I for one do not gripe at people for not having tattoos. I have many friends who have none, it is not for everyone and I would never judge someone for the lack of there tattoos. I have never in my life been in trouble and have worked very hard to indulge in a very expensive Disney lifestyle. Who are you to say something like this? You know nothing of me, my family, or the meaning or feelings that can be connected to a tattoo (I say me but I really mean myself and anyone with tattoos) People get tattoos for many different reasons, for the art of it, for lost or loved ones, to express they way they feel or who they are. ect. . My soon to be husband and I paid the same rate for the cruise as you, if not more..... but I would never think to tell you not to ware flip flops just because I think they are ugly, or to change anything about yourself or they way you or you family behave or look like for the sake of myself. This is almost like saying hey we really shouldn't let them colored people on board, sound familiar? This is a small and very closed minded point of view. Maybe you should have a conversation with someone before you judge there appearance, you never know, you might get to know some really smart, friendly, interesting people who like the same things you do, I mean really you already have one thing in common, you both like Disney and cruises....... try to look outside of the box next time you turn up your nose at someone who just thinks slightly different then you.
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Possibly a rule that we should all worry about ourselves and our own vacation, rather than worrying about what everyone else is doing? Ain't nobody got time for that!
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