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We enjoyed seeing your video on Craziest Sights on Cruise Ships,  Matt.   I guess our "free" laundry room story, down to her bra and panties, of our Azamara cruises when they were a part of RCL, might remind Royal they could give other customers that free benefit too.  Revenue can be more inclusive and not hurt the bottom line.  Thanks for the fun.

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On 8/16/2021 at 9:27 PM, steverk said:

 

You've all seen pictures of the bon voyage parties with tons of streamers being thrown off the ship. This environmental catastrophe really did occur on every sailing. 

In my opinion sailing is better now ?

This reminds me of one of my first memories...I was 3 seeing my aunt and uncle off on a cruise. I remember the streamers! We even got to go on the boat, that part I don't remember but was told. I remember looking up at everyone and the people on the boat throwing streamers. So glamorous to little me.

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Over the years have seen a bunch of weird things.  The German Shepherd security bomb sniffer who spent the cruise on the balcony next to ours after 9-11.  The teenagers jumping off the aft of Grandeur docked at Cozumel.  But the strangest (I guess most interesting) was the US Sub that made transit through the Gatun Locks beside us while in Panama on Brilliance.

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On 8/16/2021 at 2:52 PM, KaydenDeen said:

I think that The Quest game show is a little strange for newcomers who are not familiar with this tradition.  The first time I saw the show, a drunk contestant took off his pants during a challenge, but wasn’t wearing underwear. His back was to the audience, but he didn’t conceal things well while disrobing.

 

So, yeah ... The Quest.  When I was on Navigator in Dec 2019 with some girlfriends we were at The Quest when we got quite a show.  The task was "find a piercing".  Well, one guy had his junk pierced, he pulled down his pants, and the camera happened to be right on him.  So it wasn't just in full view, it was zoomed in upon and broadcast, lol.  

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Been a hectic couple work weeks for me, so I was unable to share this before @Matt made his video.

On Rhapsody in January 2017, there was a young lady that wore a white fox tail at all times.

If she was wearing shorts or pants, it hung out from over her waistband. If she wore a skirt, it was dangling from under it below the hem.

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On 8/16/2021 at 6:27 PM, steverk said:

You've all seen pictures of the bon voyage parties with tons of streamers being thrown off the ship. This environmental catastrophe really did occur on every sailing. 

In my opinion sailing is better now ?

Like this?  Sept.1986 Song of Norway.  Anniversary Cruise and the beginning of our Love for Cruising on RCCL.

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On 8/16/2021 at 9:27 PM, steverk said:

You've all seen pictures of the bon voyage parties with tons of streamers being thrown off the ship. This environmental catastrophe really did occur on every sailing. 

 

But it looks so FESTIVE! Can't they revisit this with eco-friendly, biodegradable streamers? 

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I remember back in the days when cruising was a lot less frequent and considered an unusual experience. Friends and family members came to see you off and were allowed on the ship to walk around and check it out. And then they crowded into your cabin for the bon voyage party. I remember the pre-sailing announcement, “All ashore who’s going ashore!” As the ship untied and pulled away…all the visitors were gathered pier side waving goodbye!

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10 hours ago, BrianB said:

I remember back in the days when cruising was a lot less frequent and considered an unusual experience. Friends and family members came to see you off and were allowed on the ship to walk around and check it out. And then they crowded into your cabin for the bon voyage party. I remember the pre-sailing announcement, “All ashore who’s going ashore!” As the ship untied and pulled away…all the visitors were gathered pier side waving goodbye!

I remember doing this a couple of times when I was a kid.  My grandparents enjoyed cruising and we got to go on the ship to see them off.  It seems so crazy (now) that it was allowed.

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5 hours ago, BeachGal said:

I remember doing this a couple of times when I was a kid.  My grandparents enjoyed cruising and we got to go on the ship to see them off.  It seems so crazy (now) that it was allowed.

Yes, I remember going on cruises in the 80's, and my sister and niece could come aboard until we left port.  Was so normal at the time.  And a good way to have people actually see the ship and maybe wanting to book a cruise now.

Those were the days!  haha

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I myself have actually brought mattress onto a suite larger deck and slept outside.  It was great!   Brought mattresses back in and made bed, so the cabin steward did not have to deal with it.    Be sure to do it on a night when next day is a sea day!  You may  otherwise wake up  with a ship next to you!   It was wonderful waking up to an absolutely beautiful sunrise.    I would do it again.

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We were on Sovereign of the Seas years ago and were lounging at the pool. There were a very large couple lounging with heaping plates of chicken balanced on their stomachs. After eating their entire plates of fried chicken they both set down the bone plates, walked over and got into the pool. Crumbs and a grease slick emerged as other swimmers quickly jumped out of the pool. They had to drain and clean the pool and needless to say the crowd was not happy with the chicken eaters using the pool as their bathtub!  

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