Photos: Cruise Passengers & Terrible Ideas

Over the past week, our friends over at Cruise Fever have been compiling a number of articles displaying cruise passengers and their terrible ideas. Now, with their permission, we here at Cruise Currents would also like to share these photos and help explain why these ideas are truly terrible.

Perching On The Balcony

cruise paxLast week, a guest sailing aboard Carnival’s Carnival Breeze spotted an interesting guest aboard Norwegian’s Norwegian Getaway during sail away from St. Maarten. Upon further inspection, the Carnival Breeze passenger realized the guest in question was sitting over his balcony railing, just one deck above a partially exposed promenade. Now, while sitting on a balcony railing is simply a bad idea in any case, at least this passenger figured the metal overhang might catch him. In all reality though, all it would take is a sudden movement from the ship to send him onto the overhang and rolling down to the promenade below, not only injuring himself, but other passengers as well. Verdict: Terrible idea.

Getting The Right Shot

cruisepassengerlifeboatEarlier this week, another passenger, this time aboard Carnival’s Carnival Legend was spotted performing an even more dangerous stunt. Captured by a passenger a few decks above, an unidentified passenger was spotted climbing over the railing of her partially obstructed balcony railing and onto the roof of one of the ship’s lifeboats. Why? It would seem she was attempting to take a photo of something that was partially blocked from view on her balcony. Instead of acting like a rational passenger and walking to an open deck, she decided to put her life at risk and climb onto the top of a lifeboat. To begin, this is mostly a danger to the ship and her guests, as she could have easily damaged the lifeboat, potentially leading to an inoperable lifeboat in an emergency. Not only could she have fallen overboard, but she could have directly caused the death of her fellow guests by purposely meddling with emergency equipment. Verdict: The worst idea by any cruise passenger we’ve seen yet. If we had actual power, we’d “kindly” ask her to refrain from cruising in the future.

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.