We knew it wouldn’t take long for this to catch on and, well it did. Travel Weekly reported that Norwegian Cruise Line has followed suit with stamping out deck chair hogs, this comes a week after the public announcement was made by Carnival Cruises Lines.
Under Carnival’s new policy, if a deck chair goes unattended for more than forty minutes – the passenger’s items are taken to the towel station on Lido deck. Norwegian’s policy is about the same.
A spokeswoman for Norwegian Cruise Lines told Travel Weekly, “Our current fleetwide policy is that we ask guests to please not reserve deck chairs for more than 45 minutes.” They started testing their new policy on Norwegian Star last month.
“It ruined our 25th anniversary cruise aboard the [Carnival] Imagination that I complained,” said recent cruise passenger Robert Weiner.
Every cruise line seems to have somewhat the same policy but at the end of the day the true test is who’s enforcing it. The message remains the same – No more deck chair hogs!
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