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I currently have an upcoming cruise on Odyssey of the Seas next month and was really looking forward to doing the North Star. However I saw in a cruise vlog that it has a weight restriction of 300 pounds. Im currently at 315 and I'm wondering how strict they are with this restriction. Also is they any limit on capacity and do you think that would play a factor with the restriction if there are less people? TIA

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3 hours ago, rhythmiccombo said:

I currently have an upcoming cruise on Odyssey of the Seas next month and was really looking forward to doing the North Star. However I saw in a cruise vlog that it has a weight restriction of 300 pounds. Im currently at 315 and I'm wondering how strict they are with this restriction. Also is they any limit on capacity and do you think that would play a factor with the restriction if there are less people? TIA

As a large man myself I can tell you they are very strict. They have scales at every weight restricted activity.

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While I know they are pretty strict you *may* be able to get away with it if you try to book a private one. weight limitations on group activities  are based on the maximum weight per person allowed. So let's say they have a maximum allowance of 20 people x 300lbs then the weight load it can carry is 6,000lbs. if it's just you and your family or whatever, you *may* be able to make it work. But that is 1000% up to the crew and they may have a no exceptions rule just to keep it fair for everyone.

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33 minutes ago, egd207 said:

When they weigh you before getting on Northstar is it just a scale that shows the weight to everyone standing there?  Just want to know to mentally prepare - I'm within weight limit but may be embarrassed for the entire family to see.

It's right in front of you - similar to what you might see at a doctor's office.

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I think all of the individual options are strict on height and weight. They were doing both on the Skypad and water slide on Mariner. Saw several kids being turned away and crying....the same as a few adults.  With something that is a group weight, you might come out better.

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25 minutes ago, egd207 said:

Thank you for this information.  I just never tell anyone my weight - now they'll all know.  Oh well, not worth skipping the fun.

Good thing is the crew has 0 reactions or judgements or commentary. They're just making sure the number on the scale is lower than the max and higher than the minimum.

I know for a fact that I look lighter than my actual weight and most times - even at the doctor - I get a double take when they see/hear the number so I was braced for it when I got weighed at both Skypad and iFly but they made 0 remarks, comments, notices anything. And if you're in a position where seeing your weight will trigger something, it's easy enough to look straight ahead and not read it.

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My son wanted to do the zip line.    Minimum weight is 75lbs.   He weighed in at 74.2.    They wouldn’t let him ride.   I feel like they’re super strict on both ends of this spectrum.     They were weighing people at Cococay water slides when we were doing the inner tube slides too.  

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4 hours ago, AlmondFarmer said:

Being so close to the Windjammer, I assume this small shortcoming was easily remedied. 

OMG - this was AFTER a GIANT lunch and wearing as many clothes as he could get on his body.    The struggle is real when you're little for your age!!!   😆

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I overheard a crew member working the North Star on Anthem tell a passenger that the restrictions are there for the emergency procedures they would have to take in the event the North Star gets stuck in the upright position.

Not sure how true it is and I don’t know the exactly details of what that emergency procedure might be.

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On 1/28/2022 at 1:49 PM, egd207 said:

Thank you for this information.  I just never tell anyone my weight - now they'll all know.  Oh well, not worth skipping the fun.

I’m on the smaller side and still don’t want my weight out there.  It’s personal.  I always make my group turn around and do a private weigh in.  Make a joke out of it!

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On 1/29/2022 at 8:29 AM, Amanda31 said:

Do they weigh everyone or just people who appear close to the limits?

In my experience, the weigh everyone.  On CocCay, the weigh you at the bottom of the stairs for the water slides each time.  Even my 100 lb dripping wet daughter had to get on the scale when the weight limit is 300 lbs.  I also don't recall a numeric display, just a green/red light.

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