Ever see anything totally shocking and unexpected on a cruise?

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  1. HFC1969

    HFC1969 Grand Floridian Junkie!

    Jun 19, 2001
    As a pilot... I would have loved to see that... :cool2:
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  3. johnlatte

    johnlatte Mouseketeer

    May 10, 2010
    This wasn't on Disney but on NCL. Last April, they had to close and drain the pool due to a bio-accident of the brown kind. Sadly, we hadn't even cast off from Port Canaveral yet....:confused3
  4. kgoldenh

    kgoldenh Mouseketeer

    Jul 8, 2010
    so true. we taught the kids early to take what you want but you must eat what you take. They did well but i was amazed at the number of full plates everywhere.
  5. WonderlandsMostWantd

    WonderlandsMostWantd Actively enhancing my muchness.

    Nov 14, 2008
    Funny, we were on the cruise right after this one and subsequently were not able to board directly from the cruise terminal - we had to board down where you disembark for Castaway Cay (level 2 or 3 I think,) instead of up in the atrium. At the time, all we knew was that the gangway was broken. :confused3We didn't really know what that meant or what was supposed to happen.

    I didn't know any better, so I remember thinking it was weird that A) we didn't enter through the big Mickey ears hallway (I figured it was a photo op thing instead of a functional thing?) and B) they'd bring everyone onto such a beautiful ship for the first time through such a bland, sterile enterance. :rotfl:

    Oh well, I guess we'll just have to take another cruise to see how it's "suposed to" go. :love:
  6. goofymama

    goofymama DIS Veteran

    Apr 14, 2005
    My former boss tells a similar story of when he and his wife were on a cruise many years ago (not DCL). In the middle of the night, he had to go to the bathroom. In his half-asleep state, he mistook the door to the hallway with the door to the bathroom and accidentally went out it. He didn't realize what happened until he heard the click of the lock behind him. So he proceeds to pound on the door to wake up his wife. She wakes up and opens the door to find her husband out in the hall in his "tighty whities"! :lmao: He said that she was really p*ssed at him wondering why he was coming home in just his underwear! That would be a tough one to explain. LOL. :rotfl:
  7. LivingtheWDWdream

    LivingtheWDWdream Dreamin of Disney!

    Nov 20, 2006
    We were on the the Fantasy a little less then a month ago. It was a great cruise and we were having a great time visiting the Adult Clubs/Pubs. The first night on the ship we went to the Tube after the show in the WDT and they were doing a new kind of Trivia/Game Show called Pop. It was a lot of Pop Culture questions. One of the questions was a physical challenge where the host made the group who picked that question all walk around the dance floor like they were on the catwalk modeling. When they reached a certain point he made them do a "pose" well one of the cruisers did her post as a fancy twirl and well her short thin and flowy dress spun up like a Marilyn Monroe pose except there was nothing underneath. The girl flashed everyone and had no idea she did it.

    The guys sitting right in front of her had no complaints about it though LOL. We were embarrassed for her as she clearly didn't realize her dress had gone up so high.
  8. branv

    branv <font color=blue>The safety feature in my parents

    May 20, 2005
    You mean besides the wrath-of-God swarm of love bugs on our May 2011 Dream cruise?

    Words cannot describe. The horror. I :rotfl:, but I also :eek:.

    That same cruise was just odd overall -- not our typical experience on DCL for sure. Thanks in part to a couple of overly rowdy TA groups, we stumbled onto a few "Caligula meets Mickey Mouse" moments (mercifully short). Though the topper was when we were lounging on deck on the at-sea day. A gentleman walked over to the railing near us, but kept looking over his shoulder and positively shooting us this hostile evil eye. I asked DH, "What in the heck is his problem?" and DH said, "You really don't smell that?" Yep, guy was getting his high on, broad daylight, in a not-at-all secluded spot. Definitely wasn't helping his paranoia any, though, that's for sure.

    In retrospect, maybe the bugs were an omen.
  9. dizzi

    dizzi DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2007
    And 8 years later, showing your preganant belly is the norm....
    Just Funny how things change over time:goodvibes

    May have bothered me 8 years ago i dunno, But today i wish i had been pregnant now so i could have wlaked around in a normal bathing suit

    on with the funny stories
  10. dizzi

    dizzi DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2007
    On Our very first cruise,

    We had run into a pretty good size hurricane, even though the captain did his very best, the seas were horrible, even the crew said they were getting sick and that this was the worst seas most had experienced.

    They were giving out sea sick pills like it was candy at guest services.

    2 of our Dissers ended up being publically sick, one in the hall way trying to get to the bathroom,

    the other

    a kid of one of the dissers we sat with, he felt himself getting sick and knowing he was not going to make it to the bathroom, instead of making it halfway through the restaurant, took a large wine goblet gently threw up in it placed a napkin over it and gave it to the server.


    and yes the server knew what was in the glass.:scared1:
  11. dizzi

    dizzi DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2007
    On my only Cruise on the Wonder, myself and my DD wee at Palo,

    We had just sat down for brunch and watched a lady.....

    drag her lounge chair against the wind right inf ront of all the Palo windows struggle to place her items down and get out her towel.
    SHe fought ever so hard time and again to get her towel down on the chair with the wind blowing it up constantly.

    Finally she managed and layed down, on her stomach, ran her fingers all along the side of her bottoms to situate them just right for Maximum sunning, untie her top and breathe a sigh of FINALLY i can rest.....

    Just as one of the gentlemen from palo tapped her on the shoulder to sit up fumbling with her now untied top not to fall off, you could see the look of humiliation as she grabbed her things and walked away.

    It was like a little show while having brunch.
  12. dizzi

    dizzi DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2007
    Lastly, same Wonder Cruise as above ....

    Leaving Key West, FIrst we were so thrilled that for some reason that extended our time at Key West by several Hours, looking our our porthole we were truly amazed at the lines of people right at the very last minute to board.

    As we got ready and headed out of our room, we noticed we were getting rady to leave so we wlkaed out to deck 4, it was almost dark, and they were just finishing packing us up and shoving off, when a couple come running down to the dock,

    I couldnt believe it we left them, the coupe were obviously upset, the guy immedietly gets out his cell ohone and paces back and forth, you see the girl yelling and hands talking, the guy gives her the talk to the hand jesture, the walk away from the ship area and back to the city area.....you see him light a cigareete.....I am not a smoker and would need one too.

    The next morning my younger DD wakes up and we start to twlk about the incident, she says she was awakened in the night to a small boat slamming against the ship and people getting onto our ship from theboat :confused3

    Was she dreaming, was it the couple.....:confused3
  13. malacajo

    malacajo Mouseketeer

    Sep 6, 2011
    Wish this were like Facebook and I could hit the "like" button on this thread!! Too funny....:)
  14. Brumbie13

    Brumbie13 Mr. Mickeybars

    Nov 8, 2011
    We were at Wavebands to watch "Match Your Mate." They had chosen the most newly married couple, the couple that had been married the longest, and one more couple. There were lots of other couples who wanted to go up, so the host said that the couple that wanted it the most had to prove it, and he gave each of the couples a chance. Most romantically kissed. Then one guy kissed his wife, and while he was kissing her, her pulled her dress all the way up. I guess he showed that he wanted to be on the show more than anyone else because they got the slot.

    We later sat next to them on the tender boat to Cabo. He was proud of himself, she was getting over it, but obviously not too happy about it.

    Then she told us that she was a lawyer, which made it that much funnier to me for some reason.
  15. twindaddy

    twindaddy DIS Veteran

    Aug 11, 2010
    While on the Wonder in April, the new couple was....how should I put this gently....DUMB AS ROCKS. The guy wouldnt say anytyhing bad about his new wife, to the point that myself and others were loudly booing and heckling him. The heckling made it that much funnier. Then, when the host asked his wife what is the craziest place they had ever "disocvered the magic", she had no idea what he meant, so she said in the front row at a Rush concert. I think she thougth he meant get stoned or something....finally after some gentle proding, and finally some more heckling, she got it, and the look from her was awesome.

    The best part was looking to my right and seeing Christiann the Cruise Director dying laughing, and he had probably seen this show 100 times.

    The grossest / oddest moment was our first dinner right after we left....in Parrot Cay, there is a large table next to use with a tweenish brother and sister with their back to us. For some reason something caught my eye, I glanced over right as he made a noise, turned to his right, and puked a TON all over his sister, just coated her in puke from the top of her head to the middle of her pretty sun dress. She ran out screaming. The entire family left, at that point I realize there was an elderly couple at the talbe that was not with them. They had the 1000 yard stare on their faces, like they had just witnessed a murder. We saw the kid several times the rest of the voyage, it became a game with my family to spot "the puker"
  16. over50visits

    over50visits DIS Veteran

    Jan 16, 2004
    Maybe not shocking, but hilarious - on our very first DCL cruise, we were joined at our table by a group of 5. The middle-age wife introduced them as the "Jerry Springer Family." There was the mother, her husband, her mother, her daughter, and the husbands first wife! They were good enough friends they traveled together.

    Had to feel for the guy traveling with 4 women, I don't think he said a thing the entire cruise during dinner! They were funny, though.
  17. Cool Breeze

    Cool Breeze Lovin' Life

    Nov 21, 2011

    I love it!:lmao:

    This may not be shocking but it sure was funny:

    We were on a cruise a couple of years ago, and we were all standing out on the deck waiting for the ship to pull away from St Martin. I believe they were just pulling in the gangway ramps when a little boy who looked about 8 years old came running top speed down the pier toward the ship. He was yelling and waving his arms frantically for the boat to stop and wait for his family. They must have sent him ahead of them to stop the ship because the family consisted of some older people who couldn't run down the pier as fast as the little boy could. Just before he reached the ship, he stopped and fell down to his knees, crying his eyes out with both arms up in the air begging for the ship not to leave. He would not get on the boat until his family caught up to him. They put the ramp back out and allowed them to board. If they hadn't let that poor little boy board the ship, I think the passengers witnessing the event would have started a mutiny. We were all cheering for him.

    It was so weird because it was hilarious to watch it all unfold, but heartbreaking all at the same time. We were just glad they made it, and we still laugh about it now. It was the talk of the ship for the rest of the cruise.
  18. pixie*duster

    pixie*duster Mouseketeer

    Jan 20, 2008
    My 9 yr old son was on stage participating in the D Sea U ceremony. They were getting ready to exit the stage, when the girl next to him turned toward him and threw-up all over him! He was frozen in place, eyes wide in horror, arms stretched out like a scarecrow. They let me check him out right in the theatre (normally the rules say they must be checked out from the clubs) and he mummy walked to the stateroom and got in the shower. I threw away his clothes. But shortly thereafter the CM that allowed me to check him out was knocking on our door and gave him a T-shirt and a board game just so there were no hard feelings. :)
  19. chicagodisneyfan

    chicagodisneyfan Peace

    Sep 25, 2000
    Been on a few Disney cruises - and on TWO cruises we were approached by couples who wanted to "swing" with us. I told my husband - hey we still got it baby! But it was disconcerting. However, on each cruise they seemed to make friends. So I have to ask - are there a lot of swingers on Disney cruises?
  20. lmhall2000

    lmhall2000 May the road rise to meet you....May God hold you

    Aug 11, 2002
    Oh my goodness!! Really???:confused3 That definitely takes some of the magic out of the 'Fantasy' for me...now, I'm going to be looking at all these guests wondering just how they roll! When I think of Swing, I think of the Pooh and his friends picture we have in our play room...Eeyore and the gang enjoying a swing on a summer day...let me keep my sweet view!
  21. Gdes1

    Gdes1 Mouseketeer

    Jul 27, 2010
    Yes! While dining at Palo on our first (and, so far, only) DCL cruise, we saw a woman who was just "not a good fit" for a Disney Cruise. It was even more shocking to have this happen in Palo. Anyway, she was wearing the skimpiest dress I have ever seen (even in my sorority days) and it revealed tons of bold tattoos all over most of her body. I don't have a problem with tattoos, it was just a factor in the whole "package", if you will. She was clearly drunk and teetering around on 6 inch heels. She did have a husband/date with her and he just went along with it all.

    They were at the bar when we were seated and she was so loud we immediately noticed her. Then, to our chagrin, they were seated next to us! She proceeded to take the fresh flowers from the vase on the table, pluck them off their stems and stick them in her hair as decoration.

    I admit, I cuss more than I should, but never in public. This woman was using terrible language, loudly, and would not stop. Then, it got worse...she somehow knew the server (he was handling our table and theirs) from another cruise and kept pulling him into her lap for photos. It was hard for him to give us any attention.

    DH and I have enjoyed many fine meals over the years, all over the world and we have never once asked to be moved in a restaurant. Well, we finally asked and it turns out the server was already in the process of setting up another table for us.

    To this day, I have no idea what that woman was doing on a Disney Cruise.

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