Ever see anything totally shocking and unexpected on a cruise?

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  1. breakingd_awn

    breakingd_awn DIS Veteran

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    Eeeew! I would have declared them hoes:) The same thing happened to us as we were eating at FishLips in Port Canaveral. We were outside with other families and these hoes went by on a pink boat(Il like their boat)and flashed us all. My DH totally missed it :rotfl: , He was to into his plate of food. Unfortunately my 9and 4yr old saw it.
     
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  3. Keurigirl

    Keurigirl let's all sing like the birdies sing

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    I find it very sad so many of you think breastfeeding an infant is categorized as "totally shocking" and warrants being in this thread.

    Our confused American culture has isolated breasts to the category of "sexual symbol", when in actuality, breasts are for feeding babies. Is it ok with you that we flaunt breasts during primetime television broadcasts, in beer ads, to sell alcohol, lingerie, perfume, and for many other products that aren't even related to them? I assume you aren't hiding your eyes (or the eyes of your children) from every ad that uses breasts to sell a product. I take no issue with breasts being sexual, but more importantly, they need to be seen as nurturing and life-sustaining.

    Far from "protecting" children from seeing breasts used for their biologically normal function, research suggests that it is helpful for children and young adults to see breastfeeding as a normal activity and to allow them to develop an everyday language for talking about how babies are fed.

    The outdated notion that breastfeeding is something that should be hidden away contradicts international public health messages, which encourage mothers to breastfeed exclusively for six months, with continued breastfeeding up to two years and beyond.

    I mean, even in Saudi Arabia, women openly breastfeed their children even though they wear a full veil! All across Europe it is totally normal and natural to see breastfeeding infants.

    I just find it very sad when a mother is in public and she needs to use for their primary purpose, that other people feel they must push their very sexual and immature view of breastfeeding on her. She is doing nothing sexual. She’s just feeding her baby. I don’t know any women who breastfeed to draw attention to themselves or say “Hey look at me! Look at my breasts!” She is just doing one of the most natural things in the world, that has been done since the dawn of man: feeding her child.
     
  4. ggthatsme

    ggthatsme Earning My Ears

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    Thanks "HairyGuy". My husband wears a sweater all year long and have no problems :confused3
     
  5. carpenta

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    .....the horror I saw was my onboard bill at the end of my cruise......AGHHHHH!:eek::rotfl2:
     
  6. Dislaney4n6

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    I understand it is natural for a woman to breastfeed an infant and do not see the need to run to the room or bathroom to feed the child, I also do not think a little discretion is unreasonable. I am not saying to cover the child, but a slight turn of the chair does wonders. Young kids are naturally curious, a 5 y/o is going to ask questions. In the middle of the mall, at a restaurant, or on vacation is not my ideal place to give a child a crash course on breastfeeding. I do, however, think a 4 or 5 year old still breastfeeding is inappropriate, no matter where this is occurring. Those are just my opinions. Everyone has one. But as someone else posted... no need to debate breastfeeding.. just keep the good stories coming!
     
  7. SoCaOC-Mom

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    LOL, good catch.
     
  8. Sereina

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    My family and I, along with my grandma and grandpa, went on our first cruise on the Wonder this past Feb/March. I'm known for talking and doing really odd things in my sleep, such as yelling for help while camping and thinking something is happening when it really isn't. It was our third night on the ship and we were all sleeping and I was dreaming (I can't remember what it was), but I found myself in the hallway and locked out of my room at 1:30AM! I was awake just enough to know that I was walking around, but couldn't do anything about it. Just as the door latched I thought, "Oh, darn! Why did I just do that?" So I went up to Guest Services and got a new KTTW card. Luckily, the guy there didn't ask any questions, but I wonder what he thought, since I was in my pajamas and all. lol! :rotfl: My family all got a good laugh about it when I told them in the morning.
     
  9. WDWJonasGirl

    WDWJonasGirl Mouseketeer/Directioner

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    Apparently, we were going to go in but Minnie went ahead and the doors shut.
     
  10. EastYorkDisneyFan

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    Now that would be annoying I know on the cruises I've been on they usually had the cruise photographers there on most nights to take picture. If I were you I would have gone over to guest services or find an officer to ask them to allow other people some time to get pictures too.
     
  11. cquick

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    I totally agree.....and I am afraid we were one of the offenders....our son who is disabled always had a salad ready for him when we came to dinner....thank you to our servers.....and he would order...normally pizza...but sometimes he'd be adventuresome and order something else, and it often went to waste. And sometimes he thought he was still hungry after 2 pieces of pizza from the children's menus and his second order went to waste.

    \A few times, I got adventuresome and ordered something I wouldn't normally eat, just to try it......it went back. And of course, I sent back anything that was cold whenit was supposed to be hot.....like several of my meals on the Wonder to Hawaii. Oh well, that's the way it goes sometimes.

    :confused3
     
  12. EastYorkDisneyFan

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    Just so you know food doesn't actually go to waste on a cruise ship they actually grind it up and when the ship is going over a certain speed a certain distance away from shore they can dump it out of a pipe behind the propellers as fish food.
     
  13. TXDCLfan

    TXDCLfan Other cruise lines did it first, Disney did it rig

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    A few years ago when we did the galley tour they said that this is not true.
     
  14. EastYorkDisneyFan

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    I think I herd about that on a galley tour though I wonder if it depends on the length of the cruise what the rules are, For example with the 3,4, and 5 day ones they never get far enough from land where as the longer ones where they have sea day they often get pretty far from land so may be able to to do it.
     
  15. kcashner

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    That's funny. It was on a galley tour that I first heard about feeding the fish with ship's waste food.
     
  16. TXDCLfan

    TXDCLfan Other cruise lines did it first, Disney did it rig

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    Well I did a google check and it seams like they can/do dump food and other waste out 3 mile from land:scared1: I will remember this next time someone jumps all over me for snorkeling and feeding the fish dried out bread pieces.
     
  17. bdoyledimou

    bdoyledimou Pop Road Warrior -Travelling they way they did in

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    As long as you do it 3 miles out -- no one will care :)
     
  18. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    I have been on two Carnival cruises and haven't seen a bare breast yet. The reputation is mostly myth.
     
  19. GoofyTwinDad

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    Just got off the magic yesterday. Overall was a wonderful trip. However, our evening at Palo had a little extra entertainment. We overheard the couple next to us complaining about the changes in the menu since the last time they cruised three years ago. They were upset that Palo no longer served minnestroni soup. They argued with the server and manager blaming the chef for the changes and got up after eating a plate of antipasto and left without ordering anything from the menu. :confused3

    Our server stated he had worked for fourteen years aboard and had never experienced someone behave like that before.

    Come to find out they changed servers every night for their dining rotation due to constant complaints.
     
  20. reimero

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    There are some people I truly believe cannot be happy unless they're miserable. :confused3
     
  21. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    Recently on the Magic the ship was buzzed by a jet fighter (I don't know what kind...but think Top Gun).....it was a sea day and just relaxing on Deck 10....heard a tremendous noise and looked to the port side and saw the jet fighter level with Deck 10 and just a few yards away from the ship zooming by.....that was a first in 24 DCL cruises.
     

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