What crazy things do you do on vacation that earn you stares from other cruise passengers? What bizarre antics cause you to stop and gawk at your shipmates? That’s what Cruise Critic member mpwarder asked on our message boards a few years back — and the answers are as funny today as when they were first posted.
Here are some of the odd behaviors that elicited stares:
Wearing my life vest in the buffet line. (Scooter-n-GB)
Dancing on the promenade deck. We practice dancing during the day, and dance down the deck at night. In addition to stares, we do sometimes get applause. (abbydancer)
Once we [were] boarding ship in Galveston during Mardi Gras. We all purchased blinking hats in town and once on board the ship went walking around [the] ship at night blinky!! Some refused to get into [the] elevator with us (ladyPI)
Fluffy Animal Slippers: We wear nothing but slippers on board the ships and they tend to cause a lot of stares. (JimVrhovac, who does wear clothes onboard, just not real shoes)
Our readers also gave a few hairy eyeballs to the following cruisers:
The strangest one we ever saw was Ed, a single guy travelling alone…..but with his teddy bear. On formal night they both got dressed in their tuxes and had their photos taken together. (shellbeachjim)
Two cruises ago, I saw a woman at the buffet dump a whole tray of cookies into her pocketbook. Unbelievable. (willysgrandma)
I have been known to give a dirty look or two at people that take themselves and life in general too seriously — [such as] the woman who went to the pursers desk to complain that the comedian had made fun of her home state and then went around with a handmade petition trying to get the comedian kicked off the ship. (Woodmnky)
Now it’s your turn: What have you done on a cruise to elicit stares, dirty looks or a few raised eyebrows?
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