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16 Of The Weirdest Things Ever Asked Of Our Cruise Consultants

16 Of The Weirdest Things Ever Asked Of Our Cruise Consultants

Here at we’re proud of our specialist cruise consultants, your go-to team for the answer to every cruising question under the sun.

Whatever you want to know, they’ve either done it themselves, worked with someone who has or had a client that did it and told them all about it…

They want to share it all with you, but sometimes even their expertise is put to the test. Sometimes they’re asked a question that, well let’s just say is a bit odd; take a look below at nineteen of the weirdest questions ever asked of our cruise consultants…


Stacey-WilliamsStacey Williams

I once had a guy grilling me to find out about the bagels on a P&O ship. He wanted to know the brand, the colour and the dimensions of them as he would only eat them if they matched his specifications!” You can get ask Stacey your own questions here…

WayneWayne Frieslander

“In the days when sharing a cabin with a complete stranger was normal e.g. P&O’s Canberra…  I was once asked by a lady client to book her a lady share in a four berth cabin with a balcony.”

“For my husband, book a four berth share with three men in an inside cabin as far away from mine as possible”.

“Believing I had misheard her request, I questioned her again.”

Her answer was “my husband snores so loudly, cruises are just about the only time I ever get a decent night’s sleep!!!” You can speak to Wayne here…


consultant Hannah Wilson

“I once booked a cruise for an elderly gentleman who would only cruise on a ship that served spotted dick at lunchtime.”


“I also once had two Catholic Priests ask for a double bed – I didn’t know what to say!” You can learn more about Hannah here…


holly cruise consultantHolly Crabtree

“I was once asked by a customer if they could take their Poodle on the cruise– they could as it turns out! But only if I booked them on Cunard’s QM2 which has dedicated kennels.” You can see more of Holly here…





colletteColette Apak

“I think the strangest question I’ve ever been asked is what brand of butter P&O use.” You can get in touch with Colette here…



consultant Louise Thompson

“I once had someone ask of the Carnival Victory 7-night roundtrip from Barbados: ‘So, we’ve been thinking.  As the ship is going to St Thomas, San Juan, St Maarten etc. but only there for a day in each port at the moment we thought it’d be better if it stayed in St Maarten for 2 nights then, stayed in San Juan for 3 nights, then 3 nights in St Thomas…… Can you make it do that as we’d like to see more of each island?’ You can get in touch with Louise here… 


Molly-McIntyreMolly Mcintyre

“I got asked how the cruise lines can charge for just a picture of a window. I had to explain the cabin would have a picture window as opposed to a porthole.”



“Strangest request I ever had was from someone who needed the dimensions of the dance floor in the Queens Room on the Queen Elizabeth.” You can speak to Molly here…


julia-rhodes-150x150Julia Rhodes

“I once had a chap ask me where he and his wife would be able to ‘spend some quality time together’ on their Fred Olsen cruise as the beds were in a twin L-shaped configuration and if there would be enough room on the floor!! I could have died!!”  You can learn more about Julia here


consultant Barbara Hopley

“’But why do I have to have a cabin steward?’ was one of the oddest questions I’ve ever been asked. I had to explain their cabin would be similar to a hotel – do you really want to clean your room yourself?”

“Can I take my cat if it’s on medical grounds? – To this day I’m not sure what the medical grounds were!” You can see more of Barbara here. 



Of course whilst many of these questions are quite amusing, the old phrase is true…there’s no such thing as a stupid question!

And this is where our specialist cruise consultants come into their own; it’s okay to pick their brains about anything and everything, in fact they want you to.

And trust us, no matter how silly or trivial you think your question is, someone will have asked something a lot sillier before…


consultant Hannah Wilson

“Will the cabin window be above or below water?”

 “Will my inside cabin have a balcony?”

 “I was disappointed that there was nothing to see except water when we crossed the Atlantic. What Compensation will Cunard give me?”. You can learn more about Hannah here…



So go ahead and give them a call, they’re ready and waiting to answer any question you can think of, big or small, or even if you just fancy a general chat about cruising! Do you enjoy chatting to our consultants? Leave us your comments!

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