Poll Position: The Beat Onboard

October 1, 2012 | By | No Comments

Everywhere you go onboard, there seems to be music. With so many different kinds in so many different venues, we got to wondering what most cruisers prefer. So, we asked ….
What we asked: When it comes to music onboard, I prefer ___.
What they said: The majority — 44 percent — said they prefer a steel drum band on the pool deck. Another 27 percent enjoy live piano or guitar music in a lounge. A further 25 percent go with production shows in the theater, and just 4 percent want a D.J. in the club.
What it all means: Pool deck wins! Steel drums totally add to the island vibe, so is anyone really surprised?
On Facebook, the overwhelming majority of those who chimed in, including Linda Rogers, also chose steel drums. “A cruise is not a cruise until I hear ‘Red Red Wine’ played by a steel drum band on the pool deck!” Rogers says.
Herb Guschkat agrees: “Steel drums on pool deck… I’m on a cruise and don’t want to think I’m listening to the radio!”
Others, though, said they’d prefer no music at all — especially during certain times of the day. “Would really prefer peace and quiet at the pool, especially early in the morning,” says Donna J. Van Dyke. “Hate the loud, piped in music at 7 a.m. on some ships while I’m enjoying coffee and sunshine.”
What do you think? What do you like to listen to at sea, and why? Leave your comments below.
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