Ever see anything totally shocking and unexpected on a cruise?

wishuponastarforever

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Joined
Jan 12, 2004
While sitting peacefully by the Mickey Pool watching and photographing my children as they went down the slide I was privy to a very interesting conversation:
Kid (about three): Mom, I have to go to the bathroom.
Mom: Number one or two?
Kid: Number one
Mom: Then go in the pool.
Kid: Okay.

Nice!
Time to go to the Goofy pool!
This is why we call this pool the hidden Mickey pool. Lol
 

TXAg83

Earning My Ears
Joined
Mar 10, 2018
Not shocking, but definitely unexpected. We witnessed a man overboard rescue on our first cruise in January 2015. We were arriving in Cozumel on a Western Caribbean cruise. The seas were a little choppy that morning so we didn't have a great night sleep. Before we got out of bed for breakfast we heard an announcement in our stateroom, which was very unusual to hear an announcement in the room. It was "Mr. MOB, port side" repeated several times. Since we were still half asleep we weren't exactly sure what the announcement actually said. After we figured it out we went out on our verandah, which happened to be port side. We saw flares being shot out on our side and a rescue boat being prepared. We could also tell the ship was being slowed considerably and we were in a slight turn.

The whole rescue was very amazing to watch. Luckily for the man overboard he was successfully rescued. Turns out he fell or jumped off another cruise ship ( I think it was an RCCL) about an hour ahead of us going into Cozumel.
 

MelSpees

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 18, 2013
Not shocking, but definitely unexpected. We witnessed a man overboard rescue on our first cruise in January 2015. We were arriving in Cozumel on a Western Caribbean cruise. The seas were a little choppy that morning so we didn't have a great night sleep. Before we got out of bed for breakfast we heard an announcement in our stateroom, which was very unusual to hear an announcement in the room. It was "Mr. MOB, port side" repeated several times. Since we were still half asleep we weren't exactly sure what the announcement actually said. After we figured it out we went out on our verandah, which happened to be port side. We saw flares being shot out on our side and a rescue boat being prepared. We could also tell the ship was being slowed considerably and we were in a slight turn.

The whole rescue was very amazing to watch. Luckily for the man overboard he was successfully rescued. Turns out he fell or jumped off another cruise ship ( I think it was an RCCL) about an hour ahead of us going into Cozumel.
I wish there was a "Wow" button to push on here. That is incredible. I think I remember hearing something about it at the time. It would really be something to witness a successful rescue.
 
  • ChicosWife

    The Caribbean DCL Life For Us!
    Joined
    Jun 29, 2015
    I can say we experienced something shocking on our last cruise on the Dream back in Jan. It was an overcast chilly day and we were up on the pool deck walking towards cabanas. Lots of parents sitting/walking around with sweatshirts/wrapped in towels/etc trying to stay warm while the kids were enjoying the pool. Even though it was chilly it was super chaotic and busy which made a slow walk from one side of the ship to the other. A woman walking in front of us had a sweatshirt on.... and zero bottoms. The sweatshirt didn't cover her bottom. Her rear end was in full view and 100% bare. No thong, no strings, nothing. It certainly did not go unnoticed by others.... lots of kids giggling and stares from adults but no one said anything. She went over and sat pool side with the rest of her family who didn't bat an eye and the lifeguard didn't seem to notice or care.

    Which makes me wonder - is there some type of dress code for the pool? It really cannot be sanitary for someone to be sitting in the pool chairs like that....
    Wow! I think I would have said something to a CM. A bare bottom is never acceptable. (Well, on a nude beach it is.)
    You say bare bottom, but all I could think of is that her front must of have been bare too!?! That to me would be more appalling since thongs and more revealing bikini bottoms are more popular these days.
     
  • TXAg83

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Mar 10, 2018
    I just googled "Disney Man Overboard Rescue 2015" and it brings up the one I experienced. It was RCCL. When we got home and started looking for news stories about it there were references to a previous MOB rescue by DCL. That my have been a Carnival. It has happened more than once.

    I must say the crew responded fantastically during this event. The captain and others made very timely and appropriate announcements keeping everyone informed. They assured us that it WAS NOT a DCL passenger!
     

    JW9DVC

    Former WDTC Guy
    Joined
    Sep 29, 2007
    You say bare bottom, but all I could think of is that her front must of have been bare too!?! That to me would be more appalling since thongs and more revealing bikini bottoms are more popular these days.
    Yes. Some people don’t see the Butt and figure they must be naked. A 1/4” piece of floss / fabric is acceptable.
     

    ChicosWife

    The Caribbean DCL Life For Us!
    Joined
    Jun 29, 2015
    I honestly thought I remembered it being Carnival... But regardless, yeah, I remember the jokes on here about how he saw DCL and saw the error of his ways.
    I can only imagine! :rotfl:

    Yes. Some people don’t see the Butt and figure they must be naked. A 1/4” piece of floss / fabric is acceptable.
    Well, "acceptable" is up to perspective! :hyper:
     

    kylaura

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jan 2, 2014
    Not shocking, but definitely unexpected. We witnessed a man overboard rescue on our first cruise in January 2015. We were arriving in Cozumel on a Western Caribbean cruise. The seas were a little choppy that morning so we didn't have a great night sleep. Before we got out of bed for breakfast we heard an announcement in our stateroom, which was very unusual to hear an announcement in the room. It was "Mr. MOB, port side" repeated several times. Since we were still half asleep we weren't exactly sure what the announcement actually said. After we figured it out we went out on our verandah, which happened to be port side. We saw flares being shot out on our side and a rescue boat being prepared. We could also tell the ship was being slowed considerably and we were in a slight turn.

    The whole rescue was very amazing to watch. Luckily for the man overboard he was successfully rescued. Turns out he fell or jumped off another cruise ship ( I think it was an RCCL) about an hour ahead of us going into Cozumel.
    We were on that one too, made a good story to tell friends back home, he jumped off another cruise to get on the Disney ship.
     
  • Snowwhyt

    I've felt the Magic each time I visit!
    Joined
    Nov 2, 2008
    Disney has a website where you can combine all of your cards. There may be a limit of $1000 per card could be higher I haven’t done it in a while.
     

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