Is a cruise full of Europeans for you?by Lisa Cheng | August 19, 2016
7. Late nights are a family affair.
There’s no such thing as early to bed and early to rise for vacationing junior cruisers from Europe. You might be surprised at how many young ones are in the discotheque or lounges celebrating the joie de vivre way into the night — alongside their consenting parents.
8. What you think is common courtesy may not be common.
What’s acceptable in one culture may not be acceptable in another. So throughout your cruise, you may find some behavior that could be considered odd or rude. Germans, for example, have a way of getting up early to claim (and monopolize) pool deck chairs — and the French have a reputation to cut queues without any shame. (Our advice? Add pardon to your vocabulary.)
Lisa Cheng is a New York-based writer for ShermansCruise who also writes for Travel + Leisure.