Carnival Cruise Lines is now implementing a new system aboard Carnival Breeze that will eliminate chair hogs –hopefully for good! According to Senior Cruise Director John Heald, a sticker will now be placed on the chairs showing the time folks get up to leave their chair (see photo). Guests are allowed forty-minutes to return, if not, their belongings will be gathered and taken to the towel station where the chair hogs can claim their belongings.
The new rules are being broadcast in the in-cabin television as well as the big screen in the Seaside Theater. So there’s no excuse.
The announcement reads, “In consideration to all guests on board, please do not reserve sun loungers. Towels will be removed after 40 minutes and kept in the Towel Station close to deck 10 main pool. Enjoy your FUN Day at sea.”
“This is step number one in a new drive to make this work and once we finish the test here this cruise and next, we will make adjustments and then add to the rest of the fleet,” said Heald.
Comments have poured in on Heald’s Facebook page, like, “I am glad you are trying to do something. It is not fair to “reserve one ” all day long. Unless your butt is actually IN the chair.”
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I think 40 minutes is pretty generous. Other than a trip to the bathroom, bar, a dip in the pool, or to get a burger to eat at your chair, any thing longer should forfeit your place. Just think about a couple leaving to go eat in the Lido at a table for 40 minutes while the chair sits empty. Just my thoughts.
If you notice the date on the article it’s July of 2012 and since then I’ve been on 3 cruises (Splendor/Freedom/Ecstasy) and have NOT seen the stickers being used. Anyone else?
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