Norwegian JadeEveryone knows that cruisers are a passionate sort and we love to hear any thoughts on what you think will make your trip better. Here, Ian Murdoch from Midlothian tells us of his breakthrough idea to prevent passengers becoming too territorial when it comes to their sun loungers!

“My wife and I have recently been on a back-to-back cruise on the Norwegian Jade visiting Venice and the Greek islands and calling at Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia, Pireaus in Greece and Izmir in Turkey. Although it is not a new ship and I cannot enter it in the best new ship category, I am sure many of your readers would love this cruise.

The service was superb and second to none, and we had great entertainment on board. The food options were simply fantastic with first class service in the restaurants. The only slight downside was the selfishness of some passengers leaving items on seats and going off for longer periods than the time allocated. Perhaps all cruise companies could look into this and maybe place a charge of up to $50 for  those type of people to get their belongings back?

The cruise director on the ship, Gary Glading, is arguably the best one afloat. We had many different nationalities aboard and he had to switch from English to German, Spanish and Italian for the benefit of those who spoke in these languages. He also took the church service on our Sunday sea day and it really was well worth attending.

In all, this proved to be a really outstanding cruise holiday and I am sure those of your readers who have been on it will agree with me.”

Yours sincerely, Ian Murdoch, Midlothian

What do you think? Is Ian right to punish the purses of the selfish? We want to hear your thoughts!