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03-14-13, 03:13 PM #1
Another Carnival Cruises ship stallsCarnival Cruiseshas another stalled ship, this one beset with an emergency power malfunction, and is preparing to fly passengers home from the Caribbean island of St. Maarten.
03-15-13, 12:54 AM #2
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03-15-13, 02:06 AM #3
I can't see the company surviving much longer after this. Sad, because a cruise was on my short list of vacations we might take this year."If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970
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03-15-13, 04:02 AM #4
We went on a carnival cruise a couple of years ago. It was bad. Don't ever want to go on a cruise again after that.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
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03-15-13, 06:08 AM #5
I went on a Princess cruise lines ship a few years ago. Very classy and nice. I've never heard anything good about Carnival.That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.
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03-15-13, 09:24 AM #6
That sucks, but I don't see it crushing the company. They'll bounce back and make it right. I've been on several cruises, including one on carnival. Carnival was more of a cheaper atmosphere and geared toward the party crowd. Others like Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Norwegian were much better.
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03-15-13, 10:01 AM #7
They will bounce back, Carnival is the most affordable cruise line (and maybe the largest, I'm not sure) and people won't stay away. I sure would hate to work for their PR department right about now, though.
03-15-13, 01:30 PM #8
I have been on several cruises over the last few years and plan on going on more (hopefully). However, these folks bitching about Carnival obviously have never been on a US Navy Troop Ship. I crossed the North Atlantic on the USS Randall March 1954. 25 days to South Hampton and another 2 days to Bremerhaven. Ship was designed to carry 2-3000 but due to typical military screw-up, we sailed with only 750 GIs, their dependants and the crew. Talk about toilets overflowing, people barfing, etc. We sailed thru the stormiest seas I ever saw. Old hand Navy folks didn't complain, but for us GIs? Painful to say the least. The only thing worse then a troop ship is a Roman Galley.
03-15-13, 02:02 PM #9
Deployed on the U.S.S. Ranger on a WesPac in 1983. We had a fuel fire in the Four Main Machinary Room that killed 6 crewman and injured 35 others. We operated on two screws the rest of the cruise but we stayed on station cause we got paid to let the Russians know the United States Navy was present and just waiting for them to get stupid. All together I lost 11 shipmates on that deployment in various accidents. That is my idea of a bad cruise.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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03-15-13, 11:18 PM #10
My son invited me to go on the last voyage of the USS Ticonderoga, from Yorktown VA to Pascagoula MS. Crew was allowed family members aboard for the trip.The first couple days out we hit the first Hurricane of the season, went out by Bermuda to get around the rougher parts. Found my sea legs once more. The storm did it's business elsewhere, and we ran west towards south Florida and the Keys., turning north into the gulf.
Food was outstanding, and for entertainment the Captain authorized setting up two M-2 ("ma deuce") 50 cal machine guns and two M-60 7.62 MGs on the deck rail pintle mounts. Plenty of odd-lots of ammo to use up. We went from that 2.0 hour hands-on live fire "training" event to a "steel beach" BBQ sponsored by the wardroom on the helo deck. After that the CO and WEPS Div put on a show and tell of the Mk38 5 inch main guns and the CWIZ 30mm gatling guns. The Captain took the conn and demonstrated the ASW and close up combat maneuvering qualities of the CG47 Aegis class cruisers. Now that's a cruise!!Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.-- Anonymous
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03-16-13, 02:42 AM #11
My wife and I have taken 2 Carnival cruises and fortunately they were both excellent. If Carnival drops their prices due to these incidents I would be very willing to book one again.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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03-16-13, 10:01 AM #12
03-16-13, 05:44 PM #13
03-17-13, 09:42 AM #14
I just got off of a Carnival Ship, The Elation. I had an absolute blast. I don't think I got lucky, when compared to the number of voyages these ships make, times the number of ships they run, even two problems with no losses is a pretty damned good average. The passengers inconvenienced will be compensated. Well. Hoperfully this will lower prices like Lew says, and I'll be on another one soon!
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03-17-13, 12:37 PM #15
Me, on a boat with a few thousand other people that I can't get away from... not a good combo, even if nothing goes wrong. I think I'll stick with going to the mountains or nearly unpopulated beaches.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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