After too many threads that veered off into hyperspace, and bore no resemblance to what the topic was all about, we started being more strict on thread drift. A little drift is fine and we all do it. Things that we, the management of this forum, have made a decision to do is support the official policies of the cruise lines. We did this after endless new threads would pop up about sneaking things aboard, tips to skip muster drills, etc. Our thinking is that we have standards to uphold on this forum and we don't want people saying "I saw a neat smuggling gimmick on cruise-chat". So - when someone posts a question about sneaking booze aboard we tell them the policy of that cruise line and then close the thread. If people want to talk about that nonsense there are other boards which condone it. We don't and we feel we are taking the higher road in doing so.
So - no hard feelings Sodey. You are welcome here. Jokes and off-topic stuff goes in the Lido Deck. But regardless, topics which suggest breaking the rules - even if meant to be funny - will be closed down.
I appreciate your promise to be good!