Has Anyone Skipped the Greeting Announcement?

squirk

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Apr 9, 2011
We have not stopped for an embarkation photo in the last dozen cruises. I do not like them. I want to be ONBOARD already. We just side step them and keep going.
Yeah, now that my kids are kind of over it, I’m over it, too.

We might actually be doing those CMs a small favor by giving them 10 seconds of respite from the constant clapping.
 

dvcdisney

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Jan 7, 2008
We have not stopped for an embarkation photo in the last dozen cruises. I do not like them. I want to be ONBOARD already. We just side step them and keep going.
We did pose once or twice for the embarkation photos when we starting cruising, but passed by each time ever since.
 

kps7795

"It was all started by a mouse."
Joined
Jan 23, 2011
Has anyone ever managed to skip the greeting announcement when you board the ship? I'm an introvert and will be cruising solo for the first time, and I'll be in a reflective mood as there are hard things happening in my life now (chronically sick child, break-up, move) and the cruise is to support my mental health. I would be more comfortable not being announced. Has anyone had success quietly requesting that, or do they tend to be surprised & that puts even more attention on you? Any experiences to share?
It's one of my favorite things about getting onto a Disney ship. It really sets the mood that you're being welcomed and the vacation will be all about having fun. For what it's worth, my daughter is an introvert and even she smiles when they announce, "The Disney....welcomes the Sirkin Family!"
 

AgentMama

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Apr 5, 2016
It's one of my favorite things about getting onto a Disney ship. It really sets the mood that you're being welcomed and the vacation will be all about having fun. For what it's worth, my daughter is an introvert and even she smiles when they announce, "The Disney....welcomes the Sirkin Family!"
They've already stated they have cruised before, are aware of the mood it creates for them and aren't interested in the announcement. I'll take them at their word that they're confident they want to skip the announcement and aren't interested in the feeling it creates for them.

I'll second/third/fourth what other posters have said that it's easy to skip the announcement and hope the OP has a good solo cruise and able to have the self-reflection and alone time they seem to require at this stage in their life.
 

disneylove69

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Oct 21, 2008
You can. Just tell them. I go solo and just give my first name. Mostly just a few CM clapping.no biggie. Over in a few seconds.
 

DMMarla07860

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Joined
May 12, 2005
We have not stopped for an embarkation photo in the last dozen cruises. I do not like them. I want to be ONBOARD already. We just side step them and keep going.
From 2006 till 2014 we skipped the photos as well, when I started with a personal trainer in 2016 we started getting them again because I had confidence and like my picture taken
 

Colo17

Earning My Ears
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Oct 17, 2020
We were on second cruise of Symphony of the Seas. You haven't seen a gauntlet yet. Fifty or sixty crew, including Captain, as you enter, twenty or thirty waiters clapping you into buffet and dining room every day. And when you leave the dining room. Lots of crew just coming up to talk while you are eating. These folks have been without guests for a year and a half and are massively glad to see you back. Wave and clap back. We were on the ship for three weeks and it was the same every day. By the end of the cruise you feel like it is one huge family.
 

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  • TinkerMouse

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    Aug 16, 2010
    I'm enjoying this thread but maybe it's reached its conclusion.

    It seems like there are four camps of posters in it with some overlap:
    1. The people who gave OP their answer which is tell the cast member so they don't announce you and let them know if you want to skip Captain Mickey and Captain Minnie's show so that you're sent away from those social distancing markers and straight upstairs
    2. The people who ignored the question so they could talk about how THEY feel about being welcomed aboard with applause
    3. People who think they're helping by giving pep talks and pointing out how short lived and contained that attention is
    4. People who find group 3's comments to be dismissive and examples of toxic positivity

    I'm not a moderator but it's clear that there is some tension between groups 3 & 4 because group 3 seems to genuinely be confused by OP and assumes they're a more common type of shy person who can just "get over it" as opposed to someone dealing with something serious like social anxiety, and group 4 only sees group 3 as leaving self-absorbed comments that don't help at all. I don't think anyone is trying to be a jerk.

    This concludes my PSA, let's just get along, please. :rolleyes1
     

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