Banning women from bring hair dryers onboard? Charging passengers to offset spiking fuel prices — after they’d already slapped down a deposit? It seemed like a good idea at the time.
As our thoughts turn to roasted tom turkey, football and in-laws, we wonder: In all of cruise travel, which ideas will go down as the greatest turkeys?
In the spirit of the holiday season, we must add this caveat: Most of the lines mentioned made good on their initially poor choices, often in response to passenger protests (by pen, wallet and the legal system). And like see-though toilets, what one passenger would call a turkey, another would say is ahead of its time.
Peruse our list of cruising’s most dubious ideas.
Have a cruise turkey of your own? Share it in the comments.
Check out other posts from our When Bad Things Happen to Good Cruisers series, including credit card horror stories, burning cruise ships and foiled honeymoon cruises.
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