Online you will find lists of categories of annoying cruisers, bemoaning the fact that too many people become annoying, irresponsible and selfish on board. I wanted to share some more thoughts about bad habits every cruiser should avoid.
Do not be a corridor noise nuisance. Although most cabins are fairly sound proof, the noise of children running and screaming up and down the corridor and noisy chatter in the hallways will be heard in cabins and can be very distracting and intrusive. Door slamming of the cabin and balcony doors also reverberates through to the next door cabin. Avoid it.
Be on time for and during excursions. Excursions run by the cruise line work to a set and strict schedule. They rely on every guest following the requests of the guide on times to re-join the group and return to the meeting point or coach to keep the tour on track and on time. There are often stragglers who know that the tour and bus will wait for them if they run late, disrupting and delaying the experience for everyon