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    Another Carnival Cruises ship stalls

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    has 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.
    Not again! Another Carnival cruise ship stalls with 5,600 aboard - latimes.com

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    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.
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    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.
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    I went on a Princess cruise lines ship a few years ago. Very classy and nice. I've never heard anything good about Carnival.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge View Post
    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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    I love cruises and have taken them as my major vacation every year for the last several years. I've only been on Carnival once, wayyyy back when I was in my 20s. I've cruised with Holland America, Cunard, Princess, and Celebrity - my favorite is Celebrity. I'll be cruising on NCL soon, I'm not sure what to expect from that.

    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.




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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    If Carnival drops their prices due to these incidents I would be very willing to book one again.
    They might have to fly you out on a plane....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    They might have to fly you out on a plane....
    That'd be a touch if irony!
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    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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    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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