7 Things Locals Think When a Cruise Docks

By CruiseRadio

<p>You have to wonder what’s going through a local’s mind when they see thousands of cruise passengers pile off a cruise ship and flood their port. The economic boost is great but you have to wonder what the locals think when they see a tidal wave of cruise guests storming the pier like the beaches of Normandy.</p><p>Here are seven&nbsp;things that are possibly going through a local’s mind when a cruise ship docks:</p><p><strong>1. Money, Money, Money</strong></p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 500px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""></p><p>photo credit: flickr/Jeff</p><p>All these people want a taste of the islands and will probably take whatever I have to offer them. Taxi tour, hair braiding or a moped rental – nothing is off limits to make a little cash.</p><p><strong>2. Please stop using high school Spanish</strong></p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 266px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""></p><p>photo credit: flickr/zanginez</p><p>We get it. You took Spanish in high school, but, we speak English here because we see millions of English speaking cruise passengers a year. Save your poor attempts at Spanish for your local Mexican restaurant.</p><p><strong>3. Our&nbsp;local beer taste like yours</strong></p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""></p><p>photo credit: flickr/ruben i</p><p>We know you want a local beer, we hear it every day. And we’re happy to serve you one. But keep in mind, our local beer is probably brewed the same way your domestic beer is – the only difference is we’re charging a lot more!</p><p><strong>4. Yes, we know where the USA is</strong></p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 281px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""></p><p>Believe it or not we do know where the United States is. We went to school, too.&nbsp;There is a different between NASA at Kennedy Space Center and Nassau, Bahamas.</p><p><strong>5. You don’t want to go to the nude beach</strong></p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 353px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""></p><p>photo credit: flickr/RL Smith Amateur Photography</p><p>Okay, I’m happy to take you to&nbsp;Orient Bay Beach&nbsp;but the people you’re going to see there aren’t the people you’ll want to see.</p><p><strong>6. Your balloon hat looks ridiculous</strong>.</p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 490px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""></p><p>It’s awesome you don’t live here because you look really ridiculous with that balloon hat on. So ridiculous that we’re happy to take a photo of you wearing it and sell said photo to you for $20.</p><p><strong>7. Gas the scooters up!</strong></p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""></p><p>photo credit: flickr/vv@Idzen</p><p>Alright boys. Gas the mopeds up because there are 5,000 people that are going to flood the streets not knowing how to drive on the other side of the road. But we will rent them anyway because it’s easy money. And they will happily rent it. No one drive near the cruise pier!</p>
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