Australian cruise line lovers list why cruise culture has changed post-Covid
Renee Langton, 22, of Melbourne, shared her review of a recent 13-day P&O Explorer cruise to New Zealand on a community Facebook page, saying while the cruise itself earned “four stars out of five,” her fellow passengers enjoyed the cruise almost ruined experience
A woman who loves cruise ship vacations claims the “culture” on board has changed so much in recent years that the attitude of some rude guests has brought her to tears – and resulted in her never taking another ocean voyage want to do.
Renee Langton, 22, of Melbourne, shared her review of a recent 13-day P&O Explorer cruise to New Zealand on a community Facebook page, saying while the cruise itself earned “four stars out of five,” her fellow passengers enjoyed the cruise almost ruined experience.
“I can’t stress enough how much the cruise culture and guest attitudes have changed since my numerous P&O cruises over five years ago,” she wrote.
She explained that while the facilities and staff are great, her fellow travelers are not that easy to impress.
“The amount of glares and glares I got on the ship, how many times we were berated for singing along at shows or talking in bars (which brought me to tears one night) and the amount of complaints and claims on the ship was astounding,” said Mrs. Langton.
“We have experienced several disputes and fights among guests that I have not seen on my five previous cruises.
“I’m seriously considering not cruising anymore just because people wanted so little fun and how nasty some people were.”
Ms Langton said many of her fellow passengers appeared grumpy and unhappy with the experience
Ms Langton told Daily Mail Australia she believes the apparent grumpiness of passengers was a combination of things and said Covid definitely played a role.
“People believe they deserve a ‘high quality’ holiday after enduring lockdowns for so long and people get bitter when things aren’t perfect for their holiday,” she said.
Ms Langton added that age was also an important factor, revealing that “90 per cent” of those on board were over the age of 70.
“I’m 22, so obviously it was very upsetting and we hardly ever met anyone under 40,” she said.
“These older people enjoyed the events much less and were much more likely to complain.”
P&O Cruises is known for fun and more affordable packages, but Ms Langton said many guests expected a “higher quality” experience.
“I also think outside of the cruise, people have gotten a little bit more bitter overall,” she said.
Ms Langton (pictured on board) added that age was also an important factor, revealing that “90 per cent” of those on board were over the age of 70
Guests are seen aboard a P&O cruise on Australia Day. Ms Langton said many guests expected a “higher quality” experience
“I’m not sure if that has anything to do with inflation which is screwing everyone but I’ve also had a harder time at my retail job recently and customers have been a lot more brutal just this past Christmas season.
“I was disappointed, but not exactly surprised, to be surrounded by so many grumblers and whiners on my cruise.”
Ms Langton’s thoughts were echoed by other cruise lovers, with one saying those on board seemed uninterested in the nightly performances.
“Grumpy faces and whining were everywhere. We just ignored it. I didn’t go to the pantry (buffet alternative) much as it was like a zoo and so many rude people,” one person said.
“I totally agree with the attitude of the people on board, we just got off the Explorer (cruise) too!” said another.
“So many crowd in front of people in line for food and without regard for others! I’ve seen some pantry fights about this, there’s a lot to eat and there’s no need!
“Also wait for elevators and people closing the door if you’re clearly trying to get into an almost empty elevator! We spent a lot of time on the pool deck so we didn’t have to deal with other people!
“I saw a couple want a refund on their suite because there were too many people walking past their room and they couldn’t hear their TV.”
Another woman revealed that she too was brought to tears on board her cruise “over rude, legitimate passengers.”
“Another day, I was speaking for myself when a rude elderly couple barged past us in the marquee and then complained that we weren’t moving!” she said.
Others said they had had nothing but pleasant experiences sailing the seas.
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