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Cruise Etiquette

Here are 10 ways to show you know proper cruise-ship etiquette as edited for your Cruising For Murder Cruise!

1. Pay attention at the safety drill.
Don't talk. Don't drink. Don't take photos. If there's a time to be serious on your cruise vacation, this is(not) it. (If your host has gone above and beyond to include a safety demonstration, relish in it!)

2. Be spatially aware. You aren't the only one on the ship. If there is a line at the elevators and you can take the stairs, take them. If you're a slow walker, let the person behind you pass in the narrow cabin hallways. At the buffet, if you're alone at a table for six, consider sharing. Make sure you are conversing and spreading the joy (and listening on other's conversations).

3. Avoid being a deck-chair hog. Reserving a deck chair for the whole day at the pool by leaving your stuff, even when you won't be there the whole time, is not considered courteous. Spend your time in the sun and then clear the space for someone else.Spend your time at the bar, chatting up with your fellow party-goers and spreading as many secrets and starting as much scandal as you can!

4. Don't save seats for your band of eight in the theater. Make new friends and sit with them! Make sure to find out all the secrets they may have!

5. Make choices quickly at the buffet (it helps to take a look before you get in line). The buffet line is also not the time to lecture your child or quiz a chef about every ingredient in every dish..Be sure to tell your host what a great job they did preparing food!

6. Check promptly that the luggage delivered to your room
(or outside your door) your nametag and objectives are is your own.

7. Keep your kids under control. Just because you are on a cruise ship doesn't mean you can stop parenting. The kids should not be running wild. Also, don't try to sneak youngsters into adults-only areas of the ship – such as the quiet pool, gym, hot tubs, or spa. Follow the age rules. Make sure with your host that kids are invited, as Cruising for Murder does have adult topics within it. Murder, for instance.

8. Talk quietly (no shouting) on cabin balconies and in cabin hallways. Your neighbors can hear you, including when you let your cabin door slam. Especially if you are the murderer.  

9. Arrive on time. When you are at an assigned table at a set time, it's uncool to keep your tablemates waiting. This goes DOUBLE for your evening of mayhem and mystery— the party can’t start till you are all there!

10. Follow the dress code. Nothing gets the ire of fellow passengers more then when they follow the dress code – putting on a jacket or tie, for instance – and you blow it off, showing up in the dining room carefree in a Hawaiian shirt. If you want to go casual on a more formal night, head to the Lido buffet. Go overboard on accessories, outfits, props, etc. Nothing will delight your host and fellow guests more than a fellow party-goer that has gone all out! Not to mention, the idea of being awarded Best Dressed at the end of the night!

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