#1: Disposing Of Dirty Buffet Plates On Someone Else's Table When They Are Sitting At The Table
My Observation: There was a lady that was walking around the lido buffet looking for a place to dispose of her dirty plates and cup. My table had many dirty dishes on it because everyone I was with was eating and a half of my table was up getting more food or something to drink. Me and two others were sitting at this table and this lady quickly plopped her plates & cup on one side of our table. When she did this she quickly turned around and went outside.
Violation From Our Cruise Etiquette Section: Before this cruise, I didn't think about writing tips about putting dirty plates and cups on other cruiser's tables. I will be writing some tips that include this topic soon. I am shocked that someone would actually dump their dirty dishes on someone else's table while they were sitting at it. I still laugh about this today!
#2: The Elevator Button Pushers
My Observation: I got into an elevator on Deck 12 and needed to go down to Deck 2. Someone had pushed all of the buttons in the elevator, which meant that the elevator was going to stop at every floor. After going down two floors I got out and took the stairs (which was good excersize anyways).
Violation From Our Cruise Etiquette Section: From Cruise Etiquette Part 1 - "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. "
#3: Hogging Deck Chairs
My Observation: There were many people that would set their towels and/or personal belongings in deck chairs mid-morning to keep others from using those chairs. Carnival's staff was enforcing their chair hogging policy the best they could, but they missed a few violators.
Violation From Our Cruise Etiquette Section: From Cruise Etiquette Part 2 - " Do not hog deck chairs. Do not leave items on the deck chairs for a long period of time to try to save the chair you want. By leaving items unattended you also run the risk of the item getting lost or stolen. Some people get highly annoyed when deck chairs have unattended place-holding stuff in them."
I hope everyone has found these behaviors of other people enjoyable. I am not angry or mad, but I just wanted to share the way some people act on a cruise.