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For us it was all of the waiters singing "God Bless America" on Memorial Day. While it certainly was a touching thing to do, we laughed a little inside when they got to the part about "my home, sweet home" since probably none of them were from America.

 

I realize our story isn't that strange, but I was just wondering if anybody has any really strange stories to share.

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A middle aged very drunk woman. Travelling alone, came to dinner very drunk, she was loud and rude. Then all of a sudden she went quiet. She was choking on a peice of meat. She began to turn blue and pass out. I jumped up and did the himlich maneuver on her. The meat was dislodged as her airway cleared. ( she puked on her plate.) The others at her table left in disgust and she asked to see the dessert menu. No kidding. The waiters served her. Can you believe it??

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Maybe not so strange..but we were a litle surprised one morning when a family came to breakfast at the WJ in their PJ's:eek:..Didn't bother us..after all it's their vacation and we thought it was kinda cuuute :D

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My parents were on a TA with a large group of cross-dressers. My mom walked into the women's restroom to find one of the cross dressers in there-dressed in a dress, full make-up and earrings. It was quite surprising!

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2 yo twin granddaughter just before bed in pjs walking around in the stores on board. Woman in her 20s and slightly drunk, says to DD dont do that to a drunk lady. DD says what? Drunk says I thought I was seeing double when one twin ran thru then another! We still laugh over that one.

 

Second was overweight woman in bikini with flames tatooed around her middle. Known to us the rest of the cruise as fire crotch!!

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I ended up on a cruise with a group of Goth's on convention. They came fully equiped with their own Evil faery (the DJ). Some (heck most) of the costumes were very different. There was one guy with his teeth filed down, wore dragon wings, and contacts in the shape of snake eyes. One good thing, we never had a problem getting a chair in the sun by the pool..lol. They had a couple of events that was open to everyone. It was my sister's first and last cruise. I guess it was too much for her!

 

Karen

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OK, I did not witness this. However, one of my good friends took a cruise during spring break last year, on Carnival, Caribbean.

 

Lots of "coeds," shall we say, mostly drunk. Happened upon one couple out on a deck and the girl was, um, performing some action on the guy. The guy throws his iPhone at my friend and yells "video!" So, she does. And then, she proceeds to email it to everyone on his contact list.

 

When she got home she also emailed the deans of the two schools most apparently on the ship (lots of school spirit wear, etc.) to let them know how horribly those kids represented their schools.

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docked in cozumel next to another ship. watching people getting back on other ship about to leave, looked up at ship, saw couple having sex in front of window with curtains open.

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My son and another boy he met on the cruise running across the promenade in their speedos....:eek:

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I saw elvis on my last cruise too..lol

 

I saw Elvis on a cruise a couple of years ago. :eek: I thought that was strange.

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Being one of the first people to spot out in distance cuban refugees on a raft and rescuing them watching the entire thing happen in front of my face...you hear about this all the time but to finally be on my 46th cruise and to witness it myself was amazing! So glad we found them as that evening it was very windy and had gotten much cooler (december).

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Docked next to the Queen Mary 2 in St. Kitts. I looked at the other ship while walking and saw a man's shirt and two pair of white briefs hanging on his balcony drying. It was one of the most expensive cabins, too. Guess they paid so much for the cabin they didn't have money for laundry!

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:D Probably the man that was maybe in his 80's? or late 70''s wearing horn rimmed eyeglasses and not much else as he was apparently going "commando" and parading around during a game of Quest on Monarch. :rolleyes:

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I saw elvis on my last cruise too..lol

I saw Elvis and his male significant other!

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I was on that Cuban rescue cruise also, by far that was the strangest thing I had seen on a cruise. Good thing we had missed Coco Cay or we wouldn't have come across them. I doubt it if they would have lasted much longer.

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We were in a Promenade cabin on AOS. It is very easy to forget to close your curtain while dressing. One formal night, I looked over across the way and there was a guy who was apparently in the process of getting dressed and all he had on were his socks...LOL

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My DW and I and another couple were on a RCL cruise last January (2010) and a women who was maybe late 60's early 70's was in a motorized scooter zipping around with a small lap dog in her lap. We saw them at the pool, in the theater, at the casino and eventually in the MDR. Being a medical professional I was just a bit concerned about the health implications in the MDR so I asked the maître d about it and was told it was a service dog and she had papers from her doctor and actually paid extra to bring it on board. I was more used to larger dogs as service dogs but I guess this little guy was serving his purpose.

 

The best event was formal night when the little guy showed up on her lap in a custom made tuxedo....

 

LOL, it was great.

 

Mike

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Maybe not so strange..but we were a litle surprised one morning when a family came to breakfast at the WJ in their PJ's:eek:..Didn't bother us..after all it's their vacation and we thought it was kinda cuuute :D

 

On our December Navigator, a grown woman passenger, who appeared sane otherwise, wore Pajamas and big animal slippers everywhere, all day (she did change out to different PJs - although they mostly looked flannel). She wore them to breakfast; she wore them to line dancing and trivia; she wore them drinking cocktails, and she wore them in the prominade (and thats just the places I saw her.) Now that was very strange. It didn't bother me either - its her vacation.

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Being one of the first people to spot out in distance cuban refugees on a raft and rescuing them watching the entire thing happen in front of my face...you hear about this all the time but to finally be on my 46th cruise and to witness it myself was amazing! So glad we found them as that evening it was very windy and had gotten much cooler (december).

 

When we were on the Horizon, we picked up 3 fishermen from Labadee who had been at sea for 7 days on a very small blue boat with a broken motor. They were very dehydrated, but ended up being fine. We dropped them off at our next port . . . Labadee. I will never forget seeing them using this long pole w/ a shirt tied around it and the cowling off their motor to paddle their boat over to our ship, nor the sight of that little blue boat bobbing in the middle of the Caribbean Sea as we sailed off with not an island in sight.

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On a Princess cruise, there was this flamboyant man who had on a Mardi Gras bead necklace. On closer inspection, I saw that the blue dangling beads were shiny male body parts! His comment was, "We should all have fun, shouldn't we!"

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Enchantment (last year) had a small vampire convention. One guy kind of looked like a black Jack Sparo, and had inch long nails cut like daggers, his girl had fang implant teeth.

Also had a Carnival ship hit us at Cozumel port.

 

Radiance (this year) 60+ 200lb woman gets in the belly flop competition, and flashes the boat her rack.

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A Dutch group (male and female) who booked one of the lounges so they could dress up in children's sailor costumes and dance to old-time sailing songs, nursery rhymes etc.

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