#1 Don't Slam Your Door Intentionally
Sometimes accidents can happen and door loudly slams shut. However, there are some people that purposefully slam his or her stateroom door shut to be loud or bother someone. Slamming doors can include the stateroom's door into the hallway, bathroom door, or balcony door.
#2 Don't Watch Your TV At An Above Normal Volume, Especially At Night
I have read and heard about some cruisers turning a stateroom's TV to the top volume to annoy neighboring staterooms. Some cruise ships and hotels have a maximum volume cap on the TV, but most probably do not. People that purposefully turn their TV to the maximum volume run the risk of having security come to tell them to turn down the volume.
#3 Knocking On A Stateroom Door & Running Away
This has personally happened to me and this is extremely rude & annoying. A few years ago, on the Carnival Triumph, someone kept knocking on my stateroom door and then the person would be gone within a few seconds before someone could open the door. This happened a few times during the cruise, mainly at night. Please don't do this! Do not forget that cruise ships could have security cameras at any area of the vessel and a camera could catch a person that is doing this.
#4: Keep Your Voice Down & Don't Stomp On Your Balcony
Balconies are usually not very private. Keep your voice normal or low, but please do not scream, shout, or holler. This will make others become annoyed with you and in some cases someone will yell back at you. Always keep in mind that your stateroom neighbor can hear what you are saying. Don't discuss private matters you wouldn't want someone else to hear. This last tip has nothing to do with cruise etiquette, but is a general tip I thought I would include.
The majority of cruisers will not have a problem with the people in neighboring staterooms. However, there are always a few cases where someone has a problem with the cruisers next door. This article was meant to be a complaint, but instead inform you of a few ways people can act onboard a cruise ship.