Top 10 Craziest Cruise Complaints

A cruise ship holiday can be one of the most luxurious, relaxing and enjoyable breaks a holidaymaker can take. Your time at sea will undoubtedly leave you with many great memories to treasure, but on occasion there could be complications which require you to make a complaint. However, some cruise passengers lodge complaints that are completely ludicrous as they somehow expect absolute perfection during their cruise.
Cruises prices are on the fall but complaints on the rise., the UK’s only cruise comparison website, has a community of more than 54,000 Facebook fans that have heard some of these complaints and requests first-hand.
Here is a list of the top 10 craziest complaints, heard by CruiseCompare’s dedicated fans, whilst onboard cruise ships.

 1.   No window in an inside cabin 
The clue is in the name but maybe this guest should read-up on the different cabin types before booking next time. They may even treat themselves to a balcony.

2.    The engine is too loud 
One passenger overheard a man asking the captain to turn the engine off as it was too loud. Would he prefer to be stranded at sea?

3.    Waiter is too quick   
There is always going to be a few cruisers who complain of slow service, despite the great effort by many cruise ship employees.
However, one particular woman complained that her waiter was “too quick” and made her “feel rushed”.

4.    Lifejacket doesn’t match any of passenger’s shoes 
One fashion conscious cruiser was heard complaining to staff during a safety drill that her orange lifejacket didn’t match any of her shoes.

5.    The sea is too loud 
There is quite a difference between fussy and completely crazy. Numerous guests are said to have complained that the sea was too loud during their cruise ship holiday. Maybe a hotel would be a better choice in future.

6.    Poor weather 
Unless Mother Nature is the captain of your ship, there is not much that can be done to solve this problem. Complaints range from “we weren’t told it would rain” to “why did this ship take us to such a hot island?”

7.    Seasick 
Some holidaymakers just aren’t cut out for cruising but complaining of being seasick, and it isn’t your first cruise, is rather crazy.

8.    Photographer made guest look ugly 
One disgruntled guest complained that the ship’s photographer had deliberately made her “look ugly” in the photos he took of her.

9.    Too many children 

There are some genuine complaints when it comes to children and cruising, such as kids swimming in the adult-only pool. But complaining that there are “too many children onboard” is something else.  An adult-only ship would be a better choice for these passengers.

10.  Bed is too comfy 

One man said he was unhappy that his bed was “too comfy” meaning that he overslept on more than one occasion when he would have “preferred to be up early and making the most of his cruise.”

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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.