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  1. #11
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    HI, I sympathise with you, having experienced something similar this year.

    I went on a 3 week Caribbean/Transatlantic cruise, and I was never warned about the fact that the majority of people on board turned out to be hetrosexual!

    I didn't complain that I wasn't warned, as it turned out that I had a lot of fun, and now, I can say that I even have hetrosexuals as my friends!

    Now, when I book another cruise, I'll just accept whatever groups of people are on board, even hetrosexuals, as at the end of the day, we are all human, and want the same things... love/companionship etc, (even if that means between people of the opposite sex), it won't bother me, I've learned to be more tolerant, since my last cruise.


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    HI, I sympathise with you, having experienced something similar this year.

    I went on a 3 week Caribbean/Transatlantic cruise, and I was never warned about the fact that the majority of people on board turned out to be hetrosexual!

    I didn't complain that I wasn't warned, as it turned out that I had a lot of fun, and now, I can say that I even have hetrosexuals as my friends!

    Now, when I book another cruise, I'll just accept whatever groups of people are on board, even hetrosexuals, as at the end of the day, we are all human, and want the same things... love/companionship etc, (even if that means between people of the opposite sex), it won't bother me, I've learned to be more tolerant, since my last cruise.
    Hi Misterdrew, welcome to the Forum, your first post and a brilliant one at that! Hope my comment doesn't sound patronising, but you have just summed up this 'Narrow minded' attitude so well. Regards Lizzie.

    Last edited by Lizzie, Lymington; 19th October 2009 at 09:52 PM. Reason: Changed a word!

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    Hi Misterdrew, welcome to the Forum, your first post and a brilliant one at that! Hope my comment doesn't sound patronising, but you have just summed up this 'Narrow minded' attitude so well. Regards Lizzie.
    Hear, hear Lizzie!


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    HI, I sympathise with you, having experienced something similar this year.

    I went on a 3 week Caribbean/Transatlantic cruise, and I was never warned about the fact that the majority of people on board turned out to be hetrosexual!

    I didn't complain that I wasn't warned, as it turned out that I had a lot of fun, and now, I can say that I even have hetrosexuals as my friends!

    Now, when I book another cruise, I'll just accept whatever groups of people are on board, even hetrosexuals, as at the end of the day, we are all human, and want the same things... love/companionship etc, (even if that means between people of the opposite sex), it won't bother me, I've learned to be more tolerant, since my last cruise.
    :D Excellent. You made my night


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    I think I'd be concerned if my wife and I turned out to be the only heterosexual people on a ship, as I would if we were the only English people. I don't think that's anything to do with homophobia or racism, it's about being comfortable in the environment.
    It's a corny comment but we have friends who are homosexual and of other races, some who are both . . . .


  6. #16
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    Misterdrew, what a great post.

    My partner and I have also been on so many cruises with these "hetrosexuals" and do you know they are not at all bad. Ok their dress sense may be a bit "off" sometimes ;), but we have had wonderful holidays without any problems.

    I love that fact that once I was described by a lovely "older" lady as "flambouyant", mind you that was on her 80th birthday and I had just whizzed her around the dancefloor, what a great lady she was.

    However I think any one who booked a cruise that was nearly 100% gay should have been told, just in case the DJ actually played some modern music and the comedian told new jokes!! What a shock that would be.


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    Cruise info - yes please!
    My husband and I booked a mini cruise with P&O Oceana early in the year. Not living inSouthampton area we were unaware these cruises were often used as venues for hen and stag nights. We are not party poopers, far from it - BUT the drunken behaviour of many (especially the women) made for a loud and unpleasant atmosphere whilst we were waiting to board, let alone walk on the deck or have a quiet drink.

    Had we known about this we would have cetainly looked else where for a quiet weekend away. Had we been first time cruisers it would have been the last time.


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    does it really matter?

    does it really matter who else is booked on your cruise? surely all that matters is who you are with and having a good time with them just remember if a gay couple goes on a cruise they have to share their table with hetrosexual people and they dont complain so why should we!! I think people have to take people, gay or not, on how they are not what they are.


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    My boyfriend and I would be horrified if we found ourselves accidentally booked on a gay cruise - we would probably stay in our cabins, we certainly wouldn't go anywhere near the sauna or whirlpool baths! People who book gay cruises have deliberately chosen to take their holiday in ghetto. They don't want to socialise with straight couples, and any straight couple would feel out of place, so in principle right to sue.

    However, a few things here don't stack up.

    Grimaldi is not a cruise line, they are a car ferry operator, so this was a mini cruise which probably cost no more than 150. The level of compensation they are claiming is ridiculous. They should get there money back, plus some compensation for loss of enjoyment, but not 10 times what they paid!


  10. #20
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    Horrified

    I am absolutely horrified at the blatant homophobia and ignorance shown by the last post here.

    How would you feel if I wrote... 'If I found myself on a str8 cruise, I'd stay in my cabin, and certainly wouldn't go near the sauna or whirlpool??!!'

    What are you insinuating when you say you wouldn't go in the whirlpool?

    Are people who book str8 cruises deliberately choosing to stay in a hetro ghetto, as you suggest this is what gay people are doing on a chartered gay cruise? Do you have any notion, about why some people may decide to book this kind of vacation? Hello? Do you not think it might have something to do with being on vacation where they can be themselves and not have to incur homophobic rantings from people like you, who hold similar beliefs?

    Your posting is completely homophobic, discriminatory in nature, and shows complete ignorance. Shame on you!

    For your information, and re-education, I myself went on a predominantly gay cruise to Alaska 2 years ago, chartered by RSVP. It was an amazing cruise, the staff were very welcoming. The cruise welcomed gay/lesbian travellers AND their friends (gay & str8 & family members). I went with friends, one of whom is female and str8, and I can confirm that she had a wonderful time. Why she even went in the jacuzzi ' why wouldn't she???

    I totally believe in freedom of speech, and value a variety of opinions, but I hope this site takes responsibility for ensuring that comments such as yours which are offensive, discriminatory and homophobic, do not deserve a place on such a great website.

    Finally, thanks to everyone for your warm welcome to cruise.co.uk, and I'm pleased you found my previous posting 'entertaining', I just couldn't help myself in replying with a sense of mischief to the original postings on this topic.

    Yours Drew T.

    Last edited by misterdrew, Stamford; 20th October 2009 at 10:46 PM.

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