1. Wait until passengers exit the elevator before entering the elevator.
2. When entering an elevator move as far back as possible to allow room for some other people to enter the elevator.
3. If you are close to the buttons in the elevator offer to push the floor button for other cruisers.
4. Don't push floor buttons in the elevator that you or nobody else needs to stop at. Many passengers get annoyed when the elevator stops at floors and nobody is waiting or needs to get off. In addition, if you are waiting for an elevator and you push the button to call the elevator to your floor make sure you are not pushing the button just for fun. Passengers in the elevator may become annoyed when they stop at a random floor because someone pushed the call button and left.
5. Cover your mouth when coughing and cover your nose if you need to sneeze in the elevator. Since the elevator is a small space germs can spread quickly.
6. Make sure you are paying attention to what floor the elevator is going to so you can get off in the right place.
7. Be considerate to other passengers in the elevator. If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all.
8. Don't pass gas in the elevator. Like I mentioned before the elevator is a small confined space that may/may not have any a/c.
9. If you are able bodied and willing use the stairs! I have found that when using the stairs I can get to my floor faster than using the elevator. Plus you are freeing up some space for others who need the elevators to use them.
10. Don't ride up and down the elevator without a purpose! There are some children who will gang up in the elevator and ride it for hours at a time.
1. When going through the buffet line make sure you are using the serving utensils to serve yourself food. Don't use your hands!
2. Wash your hands before eating or serving yourself food.
3. Do not cough, sneeze or burp on the food. Also refrain from touching any of the food for any reason.
4. If you drop the serving utensil tell a crew member. Do not stick the dirty utensil back into the food.
5. If you see any food get contaminated by another guest tell a crew member!
6. Do not cut in line. There are times when some people will cut in line to get one food item. Some people are ok with this and others are not. If you forget to get silverware from the line you should ask the person who you are cutting between to either let you grab silverware or to hand you silverware.
7. In the buffet room don't run! You might slip on the floor or knock somebody carrying a tray of food over.
8.. Don't take more food than you know you can eat! Try not to be wasteful!
1. Keep noise to a minimal in the stateroom hallway. You never know who is sleeping.
2. Don't use stateroom hallways as a cut through unless you really need to do so. Some people get annoyed at constant footsteps in the hallway outside their room.
3. Do not slam your stateroom door.
4. Do not turn doorknobs and knock on stateroom doors randomly. This can disturb the people inside.
5. Do not interfere with stateroom steward's carts. This includes taking things like towels, toilet paper, literature, and mints (I'm guilty when it comes to the mints). I have seen passengers take a large stash of things from stateroom steward's carts.
1. Keep the TV volume low because people in the rooms next to yours may be able to hear.
2. Do not slam your stateroom door.
3. Don't jump on the floor because people under you may be able to hear you.
4. Don't slam your balcony door if you have a balcony.
5. Keep noise at a minimal on the balcony because other people on other balconies may be able to hear you.
1. Try to follow the assigned dress code for the day/evening. If you cannot do this you may run the risk of not being allowed to enter the dining room or looking silly. Try to dress up close to the guidelines.
2. Make sure you know what silverware is yours.
3. Put your napkin in your lap.
4. Wait until all people have their food before you start to eat.
5. Be nice to the servers! If you are nice to them the more likely you are to get good service (may or may not work).
6. Don't make dinner awkward! Try to say a few words to tablemates that you don't know.
7. When leaving push in your chair. When I am leaving I also try to tell the servers thank you for their service.
Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed! Remember a little basic courtesy can go a long way!