The electricity went out. No lights, no flushing toilets. Sitting in the dark in shit in a giant floating paperweight... Why do people still go on cruises?
BREAKING NEWS: Carnival Cruise Ship Goes Offline in Mexico
|by Anonymous||reply 222||03/14/2013|
Speaking of.. five crew members were killed during an emergency drill in the Canaries yesterday.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/11/2013|
I'm no fan of mainstream entertainment but many are and I've never liked that when an entertainment becomes mainstream, it suddenly becomes expensive and dirty.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/11/2013|
Yes it was SO much more civilized to cruise around on Ari's personal yacht sipping cocktails while sitting on barstools upholstered with the skin of whale testicles.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/11/2013|
Cruise queen alert @ r7.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/11/2013|
I did a cruise once. Atlantis, Alaskan passage. It was great to see Alaska from such a unique vantage point. however, I'm not in any hurry to do another.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/11/2013|
Went on a round-the-world cruise once. It was great.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/11/2013|
Oh hold up a minute R7. I'm about to embark on a month long tour around Europe, so I can well afford a cruise, but you wouldn't catch me dead on even the most luxurious ship.
I do not get the appeal at all.
And yes, most of the trip is in Italy, so maybe I'll drop by the excitement at the Vatican.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/11/2013|
[R8} never bothered with a cruise. Been all over this world on my own. I can recognize the envious slacker fag when it see him.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/11/2013|
R7 that's a rather unhinged response. Seems like a personal vendetta against OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/11/2013|
R13 is right Cruises are one of the cheapest vacations you can get, that's why people still go on them.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/11/2013|
Whale Testicles, r6? You mean, this is Moby's dick?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/11/2013|
This same thing happened on a Carnival Cruise a few years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/11/2013|
[quote]I went on a cruise once. While it's truly exciting to watch morbidly obese suburbanites stuff their gobs at the troughs and watch them zip around on their fat-person-scooters, I think I'd probably pass on taking another one.
You can have that experience in Las Vegas for a fraction of the price. Stroll through the slot area marked "Penny Arcade' in any low-rent LV casino and you'll see tomorrow's Gayle Grinds in the making with their equally obese husbands.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/11/2013|
I've gone on two Carnival cruises and loved both of them. The food, activities, casino, shows, it's a blast. I especially like all the activities. A new calendar of them each day: contests, bingo, karaoke etc. Then snorkeling and swimming with dolphins at the ports. So much fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/11/2013|
I wouldn't go anymore though. I've given up gambling and the casino would be too tempting.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/11/2013|
OP, I assume you've also started threads citing a single car wreck, asking why people drive anymore; and a single plane crash, asking why people still fly?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/11/2013|
Some people like a floating party, but I would feel claustrophobic because you are stuck on the boat.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/11/2013|
Too many crimes are committed aboard cruise ships and never brought to justice. Besides that, I like to get where I'm going, preferring the destination to the journey.
Finally, I saw Titanic.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/11/2013|
I've been on several and they were fine, but I turned down the opportunity to go on a cruise to Hawaii and back. There were too many "at sea" days, and after a while you feel like you're trapped in a hotel. I prefer cruises that stop at a different port at least every other day.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/12/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/12/2013|
Does anyone know the lyrics to "The Morning After" in Spanish?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/12/2013|
This is courtesy of Google translate. No clue if it is accurate-
Tiene que ser una mañana después de Si somos capaces de aguantar toda la noche Tenemos la oportunidad de encontrar la luz del sol Vamos a seguir buscando a la luz Oh, ¿no puedes ver a la mañana siguiente Está esperando justo fuera de la tormenta ¿Por qué no cruzamos el puente juntos Y encontrar un lugar que sea seguro y caliente No es demasiado tarde, nos debe dar Sólo con el amor podemos subir No es demasiado tarde, si bien no estamos viviendo Vamos a poner nuestras manos en el tiempo Tiene que ser una mañana después de Nos estamos moviendo más cerca de la orilla Sé que vamos a estar ahí para mañana Y vamos a escapar de la oscuridad No vamos a ser searchin 'nunca más Tiene que ser una mañana después de (Tiene que ser un día después) Tiene que ser una mañana después de (Tiene que ser un día después) Tiene que ser una mañana después de (Tiene que ser un día después) Tiene que ser una mañana después de (Tiene que ser un día después) Tiene que ser una mañana después de [Transición] (Tiene que ser un día después)
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/12/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/12/2013|
From Cruise Critic:
"Our daughter is on that cruise and was able to call us last night when another cruise ship came along side. She said the conditions were not improving with the odors and restroom situation. She disputed the CC reporting of 1/2 public restrooms working. She hasn't found one working as of last night. The sandwich line takes over 2 hours and people in the front are taking more than they need and the back of the line gets what's left. She is only getting bread and salad. They should be rationing, but you would think people would know better than to act like this will be their last meal... She is using a bucket for a toilet. She does not report the ship leaning, but we didn't ask her. People are dragging their mattresses out onto the decks to sleep. The crew is being very helpful, but many cruisers are causing caos. We hope they will make it to Mobile sooner than later. We probably won't hear from her again until they get to Mobile unless another cruise ship comes by... "
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/12/2013|
R34 Tell that person he/she should've taught his/her daughter to swim!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/12/2013|
They're not scheduled to get to Mobile until Thursday. They missed Mardi Gras!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/12/2013|
Couldn't they helicopert Kathie Lee Gifford in to entertain them?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/12/2013|
Carnival is the ghetto of cruise lines.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/12/2013|
Is Princess way better?
What's the pecking order?
Carnival at the bottom, followed by Disney? Silversea at top?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/12/2013|
It's a dookie ship!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/12/2013|
I like Viking River Cruises. I get to meet charming toothless babushkas.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/12/2013|
R41 would have been funnier signed Laura Linney.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/12/2013|
At least it wasn't LuEsther T. Mertz.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/12/2013|
[quote]Because unlike you, OP, some people have their shit together and can afford such vacations.
Are you kidding? Even poor white trash cruise nowadays.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/12/2013|
[quote]She said the conditions were not improving with the odors and restroom situation. She disputed the CC reporting of 1/2 public restrooms working. She hasn't found one working as of last night.
So with all the toilets overflowing and shit and urine everywhere and odors everywhere, how do they clean the ship? I wouldn't want to go on the next cruise on that ship. They can't disinfect everything. Even if they hose down the whole ship that would be worse since shit water would be going everywhere even the dining room floors and kitchen.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/13/2013|
How embarrassing if you have to share a room with a boyfriend or girlfriend and now you have to shit in the same bucket and see each other's shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/13/2013|
Kills the romance.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/13/2013|
Here's an idea: Shit in the bucket and then throw it overboard? Maybe?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/13/2013|
Not everyone gets buckets. Only the lucky ones do. They don't have 1000 buckets lying around. The rest will just have to shit in their toilets and not flush. So yeah, you see each other's shit. Maybe it makes the relationship stronger.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/13/2013|
Shit on a towel and then fling it overboard.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/13/2013|
You cannot pollute the ocean like that. There are strict littering laws.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/13/2013|
You know people are breaking those laws....
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/13/2013|
I love cruises, doing my 6th cruise this summer in fact. What happened to this Carnavale Cruise is sad but these things happen so rarely. Don't judge all crusies by what happened here.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/13/2013|
I know these things "rarely" happen, r53.
Still, to each his own, but I'll take my power outages at an on-land hotel rather then one that floats. That way, you, see, I can leave to go home or go elsewhere.
Cruises never have appealed to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/13/2013|
Imagine the STENCH!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/13/2013|
When was this cruise supposed to be over? Will there be people who return to work late as a result of the various delays?
Though ocean travel has no interest to me, primarily because the people I would be traveling with seem to be older and more blue collar and suburban (even if they are not) hence I have no interest in socializing with them (nor they with me, I am sure) - but that being I do feel sorry for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/13/2013|
Why can't these ships, that are bringing supplies, take some passengers with them from the Carnival Cruise?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/13/2013|
There hasn't been a cruise experience this bad since Al Pacino put on those crotchless leather chaps.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/13/2013|
I realize that the conditions aboard that ship are pretty squalid, but it's not exactly the Poseidon Adventure.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/13/2013|
OMG I've been on the Carnival Triumph! What do I win!?!?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/13/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/13/2013|
It was brand new when we went on it...I believe it was Carnival's largest ship at the time (2000ish?). Anyway, the cruise was boring. No desire to ever do that again. I was a teenager and the ship was full of nothing but old people and little kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/13/2013|
Passengers are being given free alcohol so that they can have the beer shits...
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/13/2013|
Where does Norwegian rank in the pecking order? Someone I know is always going on about how amazing their Norwegian cruises are. Is it a low level one?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/13/2013|
higher than most, I would think (better food and wine, more expensive).
Carnival really does seem to be the bottom of the barrel.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/13/2013|
I think I would like an Alaskan cruise but other then that, I'm not really interested. I hate stopping in port and having to take the tours. I'm not a morning person.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/13/2013|
Carnival owns Holland America, Seabourn, Princess, Cunard and Costa, among others.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/13/2013|
Granted most people can handle alcohol, but still, adding a mood accelerant to people already on edge doesn't seem to be a good idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/13/2013|
But the first class cabins toilets don't flush either. People are shitting on their beds.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/14/2013|
Nightline just did a story on this. People are calling their loved ones screaming "We're going to die! We're going to die!"
Others texted about how there's sewage running down the walls and floors. Everyone's covered in shit.
One couple got married on the ship and are now spending their honeymoon in each other's shit.
The Carnival owner was seen hamming it up at NBA basketball games. This is angering people since his customers are suffering right now.
Carnival said they will give each passenger $500 to compensate for this.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/14/2013|
What a nightmare R72!
The idea of flying makes me want to die of fright, but I see now that a ship is not a good alternative because these types of debacles seem to happen all too frequently.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/14/2013|
oh the humanity!
(Can't wait to read the Cruise Critic reviews -- with pictures -- of this one!)
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/14/2013|
[quote]One couple got married on the ship and are now spending their honeymoon in each other's shit.
They should look on the bright side. The first time one of them has to hold the other's head while they're vomiting, it'll seem like nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/14/2013|
Why didn't they send out another ship to pick the people up? The Carpathia for instance.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/14/2013|
I can only imagine how difficult the logistic is to rescue so many people at once or bit by bit (who goes first, who goes last?). Regular ships (freighters for example) don't have the means to house so many people and have them easy access to sanitary facilities.
Sucks to be those poor tourists and practically get the 'well, you get what you paid for' treatment by the cruise liner.
I wonder if people can sue the cruise company for emotional distress for having to deal with or being exposed to other people's feces (what if the shit of your spouse turned you off so mouch that you want to break up with him or her)?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/14/2013|
Why would the shit of your spouse turn you off???
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/14/2013|
They are getting reimbursed with another cruise...who wants that?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/14/2013|
On the news they said they gave the passengers ziplock bags to shit in and they leave them outside their doors for the crew to collect. This was NOT in the job description of your room steward!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/14/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/14/2013|
Poor ship workers -- even on a ship's best day, their lot is bad. Now they have everything rolling downhill on them at supersonic speed.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/14/2013|
I am taking entirely too much pleasure from this story!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/14/2013|
I hope you're making that up r80.
That would be so something for a resume. Baggie Patrol Leader Grade 3.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/14/2013|
What is it like on the Queen Mary ? Super expensive. ?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/14/2013|
update--have they docked yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/14/2013|
Update: Tow line pulling crippled Carnival cruise ship breaks
Oops! Well, at least it will be a memorable Valentine's Day!
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/14/2013|
In the mornin'
In the evenin'
Carnival is full of poo
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/14/2013|
I had NOTHING to do with this! It's just a coincidence that Hoda is among the passengers.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/14/2013|
I was just about to post that, R87. They're still moving. One of four lines broke.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/14/2013|
[quote] You cannot pollute the ocean like that. There are strict littering laws.
Do you have any idea what Japan has been dumping into the ocean since Fukushima?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/14/2013|
ok now i feel bad for them.....
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/14/2013|
Come sail with me in your poop!
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/14/2013|
I feel particularly bad for all the workers. I have feeling Carnival is going to give them the shaft.
Does anyone know how the company is doing? The lawsuits from the Costa Concordia... There must be a limit to what an insurer will pay out.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/14/2013|
The company will be fine...will the workers get crapped on? You better believe it.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/14/2013|
Cruise ships are big polluters.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/14/2013|
[quote]On the news they said they gave the passengers ziplock bags to shit in and they leave them outside their doors for the crew to collect. This was NOT in the job description of your room steward!
Full of feces 'n' poo...
Shit in here...
You're expected to...
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/14/2013|
The people had to use the bathroom in bio-hazzard bags. This is awful!
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/14/2013|
[quote]update--have they docked yet?
They are saying by midnight.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/14/2013|
This must be the only cruise ship disaster story that didn't involve a murder/missing person report.
"Last night, I left my wife on the poop deck to well, poop. I didn't realize she was missing until I got home. She must have slipped in some shit and gone overboard somewhere!"
Kudos to Carnival!
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/14/2013|
I hope the stewards are folding the towels into the shapes of turds before placing them on the beds. Otherwise I wouldn't leave a tip.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/14/2013|
no clean towels to fold
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/14/2013|
I am a wonderful ship.... For you to poop on!
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/14/2013|
It's amazing how close to the edge these ships operate.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/14/2013|
Special guests are invited to shit at the captain's table.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/14/2013|
Lol r103 and r104. I think Triumph the insult cruise ship should have his own thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/14/2013|
I'd shit in my ice bucket and toss the slops overboard. "In the mornin' in the evening, ain't we got fun"
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/14/2013|
Don't drink the lemonade.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/14/2013|
I'm sure if it was an oil tanker, the military would be there to help.
Explain to me why boat after boat isn't out there to either provide food to these people or evacuate them.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/14/2013|
[quote]Explain to me why boat after boat isn't out there to either provide food to these people or evacuate them.
It's a headscratcher.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||02/14/2013|
I keep seeing all this stuff about people texting and calling. Do cell phones work at sea? In my (limited) experience, they did not. And since there's no electricity, none of the onboard stuff would be working either. So what gives?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/14/2013|
I'm booking now for the spring!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/14/2013|
I've never been on a cruise and was slightly amazed by how white trash some of these people in the video on ABC's site look.
Apparently this is like the Greyhound Bus of Cruise Ships.
Some of the comments from readers sound like they may have been made by some dataloungers.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/14/2013|
So there's the Promenade level and the Poop Deck?
|by Anonymous||reply 114||02/14/2013|
A cruise would be my personal version of hell.
Can't think of anything worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/14/2013|
It's the "People of WalMart" -themed cruise.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/14/2013|
CNN has some photos from the Good Shit Lollipop, including buckets of feces in the hallway and passengers spelling out the word HELP on deck with their bodies.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/14/2013|
[quote]Good Shit LollipOop,
Typo, R117, typo!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/14/2013|
For fuck's sake, why are they spelling out the word help? It's not like they survived a plane crash in the Andes and have to eat their fellow passengers. Everyone knows about their plight already.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/14/2013|
re: buckets of feces. ie. modern chamber pots.
It's a ship. Throw it overboard.
What is wrong with modern people?
|by Anonymous||reply 120||02/14/2013|
CNN just phone interviewed a bunch of people and they were yeah it's inconvenient, but not like the press is making it to be. One lady spent her whole time praising the crew. One guy said he had a lobster sandwich for lunch. People on the dock were crying like the boat had sunk. They are all getting refund, a new cruise and $500 in cash. It's a machine, it broke down, no one died.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||02/14/2013|
R121 Lobster that's been unrefrigerated for several days? Or did they just catch them from the ship?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||02/14/2013|
"My parents went on a cruise and all I got was this shitty T-shirt"
|by Anonymous||reply 124||02/14/2013|
I hope they get it, R123. These big companies need to learn they can't cut corners and expect to get away with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||02/14/2013|
You're breaking my heart, asswipes.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||02/14/2013|
Then you're disgusting too, R125, aka "Payday Mae."
|by Anonymous||reply 127||02/14/2013|
The government absolutely should NOT be sending help. Carnival should be sending ships to help - its the right wing corporate way.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||02/14/2013|
I'M FLYING, JACK!!! AND MY BLOOMERS ARE FULL OF POOP!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/14/2013|
CNN is positively peeing in their pants with delight over this story.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/14/2013|
This is the best vacation these mopes have ever had. They'll be local heroes back in Hooterville, probably make the front page of The Bugle, and they'll be boring the shit out of people with their tales of horror for the rest of their lives.
We are such a nation of pussies these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||02/14/2013|
We've been on two upscale cruises,one a Southhampton to NYC on Cunard and a western Europe one on Azamara Line, a small upscale line. Both fine but not for me. I've traveled Europe since the 60's and prefer to make my own way. Cruises are 'too' perfect, too programed. If you like being taken care of, it may be for you. Husband likes it.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||02/14/2013|
Perhaps this was answered already upthread but how is it possible that an engine failure = no toilets, running water, electricity?? Why on earth don't they have backup generators that are capable of at least powering the ship's basic necessities? Ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||02/14/2013|
"My heart will go on" says Rose Dawson a 68 year old retired History teacher from Rego Park NY.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/14/2013|
[quote]You cannot pollute the ocean like that. There are strict littering laws.
Exactly. What a bunch of ignorant fucking assholes, dumping their shit into the Gulf of Mexico like that!
|by Anonymous||reply 135||02/14/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/14/2013|
Seth MacFarlane was prescient:
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/14/2013|
[quote]Perhaps this was answered already upthread but how is it possible that an engine failure = no toilets, running water, electricity?? Why on earth don't they have backup generators that are capable of at least powering the ship's basic necessities? Ridiculous.
I haven't seen any details, and their cryptic "offline" really doesn't make much sense.
I suspect there was a fire or explosion that did horrific damage to the electrical system, because if it was just a breakdown in the generator systems they should have been able to bring a tug alongside to provide at least enough power (via cable) to restore some of the more critical systems. If not via cable from the tug, then get some copters out there to set generators on the deck or something.
Of course, if my theory is correct, one would assume that there would be injured crewmen, and certainly the passengers would have talked about smoke, noise, etc., and that doesn't seem to be the case.
It'll be interesting to find out just what the problem is.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||02/14/2013|
A 16 year old is crying to Chris Cuomo right now, she has missed being able to text. Cry me a river, honey.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||02/14/2013|
There were people talking initially about the smoke smell, but the sewage crisis took over.
I heard a lady talking about it and how passengers were going on deck because of the smoke.
I think the DL Scat troll works for CNN. They are disturbingly obsessed about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||02/14/2013|
This is how our ancestors got here from Europe sweetie, times 100. Dead people, long ass time, the only entertainment was throwing dead people to sharks.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/14/2013|
Anderson Cooper is reporting that Shelley Winters has died and Stella Stevens has been spotted walking on deck in nothing but panties and high-heels.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||02/14/2013|
It's only a matter of time before one of these ungainly, unstable floating refrigerators has a mishap which not only rivals, but surpasses famous maritime disasters like Titanic and Empress of Ireland.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||02/14/2013|
r143, I am honestly surprised that no terrorist org has tried to blow one up.
Sailing out of a wild, shady city like Miami would be a great opportunity for a terrorist group.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||02/14/2013|
Here's a description from one of her sister ships. I assume this one is similar. You'll note that in theory, there are two independent diesel engine/generator sets in separate compartments. Whatever it was that knocked them both out, well, we're talking more than a blown fuse here.
[quote]The diesel-electric power plant on the Elation features six Wärtsilä 12V38 medium-speed diesel engines, with a total power output of 47,520kW (64,600hp). These are placed in two separate engine rooms. Each diesel drives an ABB 11,000kVA AC alternator, supplying electric power to a main electric high-voltage bus bar of 6.6kV 60Hz, three phase, from which the main propulsion motors and other large consumers are supplied. The power for the two 14MW synchronous electric AC motors located in the propeller pods of Azipods are controlled by cycloconverters supplied by ABB.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||02/14/2013|
CNN news anchor Chris (and I use the term 'anchor' very loosely) right now just was on the phone with some 16 yr old who's on the boat, and he seriously asked her if she's suffering from text withdrawal. Really? There's no AC, shit running down the walls, probably people on board with health issues...then he proceeds to coddle her with "it's going to be okay, I know you're probably really scared right now, but it will all be okayyyyyyyy." Really? 16 year old needs to have a seat, and so does that reporter.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||02/14/2013|
[quote]I am honestly surprised that no terrorist org has tried to blow one up.
I remember that back in the 80s, terrorists boarded a liner and threw a guy overboard.
Looking back, I'm surprised they didn't blow up that ship, as they had already blown up planes...
|by Anonymous||reply 147||02/14/2013|
The Achille Lauro, r147.
1986, I think. IIRC, the man's name was Leon Klinghoffer, and he was murdered because he was Jewish. He was also wheelchair bound.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||02/14/2013|
They are lucky they weren't on the Titanic.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||02/14/2013|
Anyone else hoping it crashes into the dock and explodes?
|by Anonymous||reply 151||02/14/2013|
Scheduled to arrive at Mobile around midnight. It's been inching up the bay at 1 mph. Customs people came out on a launch to process everyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||02/14/2013|
[quote]I am honestly surprised that no terrorist org has tried to blow one up.
Sailing out of a wild, shady city like Miami would be a great opportunity for a terrorist group.
It's bound to happen R144. The cruise lines will be accountable. They need to spend some of they money they fistrape their passengers for on security. And screening the crew members they hire.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||02/14/2013|
Why don't they just quit pooping??
|by Anonymous||reply 154||02/14/2013|
Do you think they kept the bars open?
|by Anonymous||reply 155||02/14/2013|
r155 I would assume so. I think I read that they were giving them free drinks too. That doesn't sound too bad. A liquid diet and lounging by the pool. I'm in!
|by Anonymous||reply 156||02/14/2013|
This idiot is interviewing the same *sob* 16 year old AGAIN. What the hell. drag Chris out of there, go get the intern out of the mail room and put him behind the anchor desk, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||02/14/2013|
LOL Ed Schultz interview with someone onboard: Last night they were all watching a movie, and some frau had a tantrum and unplugged everything. So they threw her in the brig!
|by Anonymous||reply 158||02/14/2013|
JFC, r157, you'd think they'd be on their game, considering they're effectively auditioning for Zucker.
Did anyone see Robin Meade in Morgan's slot last night? I always liked her on HLN, even though I'm not a fan of anchors in general.
I don't get why CNN are obsessed with this story. They've got enough to chose from in the last few days.
Oh wait, I forgot. A group of relatively well-off white people had something unpleasant happen to them -never mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||02/14/2013|
Imagine if a similar tragedy befell the TCM cruise. What would all of the prisspots do?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||02/14/2013|
Watch one of them say, "It was like bein' on the TITANIC, I swear!".
|by Anonymous||reply 161||02/14/2013|
One of the bachelorette party ladies just said they did have one night of free booze, which she pointed out could have been a "dangerous combination" (I guess mixed with the anger).
|by Anonymous||reply 162||02/14/2013|
After all the buildup, I'm disappointed there weren't zombies encrusted in human feces tottering off that ugly ship.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||02/15/2013|
I have no desire to go on a cruise ship. Being help prisoner on a crowed, floating buffet filled with obese people is not my idea of a good time.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||02/15/2013|
[quote]CNN news anchor Chris (and I use the term 'anchor' very loosely) right now just was on the phone with some 16 yr old who's on the boat, and he seriously asked her if she's suffering from text withdrawal
Never seen Cuomo much but he's AWFUL.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||02/15/2013|
Cuomo is the worst. I didn't used to like him much on 20/20 but it was luckily only a few minutes a week. I just noticed him in his new position the other day when the Dorner stuff was going down and within an hour I was ready for his shift to be over. I wonder if he will last? He was such a sycophantic dork to those cruise people. I also wonder how many of those "survivors" will be crowding the morning news circuits. CNN has been ridiculous on their coverage of this.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||02/15/2013|
Why did cable news networks have breaking news coverage last night? It was three days they had no power. I heard people had to shit in bags. Did they steal toilet paper? If not what did they wipe with? They had degraded conditions but they still have their lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||02/15/2013|
They are on now after having docked in Alabama. Some of them are saying it wasn't too bad. There was one fattish, hickish sounding woman who compared it to the Superdome during Katrina..sure thing, sweetie.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||02/15/2013|
[quote]He was such a sycophantic dork to those cruise people. I also wonder how many of those "survivors" will be crowding the morning news circuits. CNN has been ridiculous on their coverage of this.
Totally agree with this. Cuomo sounded like some kind of novice and CNN is becoming a bigger joke than ever. Gawker posted this clip of one of the passengers setting one of CNN's "reporters" straight about comparing their plight to those who experienced the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||02/15/2013|
r169 Yes, that's the coverage I saw and one of the passengers compared it to Katrina, not that guy, it was a big woman see r168. Towards the end of the coverage that Savidge idiot was talking to another woman who seemed nice and had just gotten off the ship. He was acting like they had just escaped Nazi occupied territory. He actually asked, "Now how did you walk off the ship? Were there lights for you to see? Did someone help you?" I shit you not. The chick just gave him a weird look and said there were lights. It was on the AC time slot but wasn't AC because this important news had to break in.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||02/15/2013|
CNN was falling all over themselves trying to make this into a disaster of epic proportions. I didn't know anything about the conditions on the ship until tonight, and while nearly every pax is getting off saying it was okay, we played cards and got to know people, yes we had food...CNN is playing like there's no other news in the world, and like these people were jumping off the Hindenberg. I did see that one pax school the reporter about how no, this was nothing compared to Katrina. Piers already has a show ready for Fri night called "Triumph and Tragedy." FFS!
|by Anonymous||reply 171||02/15/2013|
Pathetic, sad and embarrassing R170 & R171. Zucker is already ruining things.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||02/15/2013|
r171 Are you fucking kidding me? Triumph and Tragedy? Oh my. Yes, besides the 'Bama woman all the people seemed pretty mellow and not too upset. I wouldn't have even watched it except I thought it was AC doing a report on the Dorner thing. I hope they don't put this on Dateline tomorrow because I usually like watching that.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||02/15/2013|
CNN just lives for stories like this. Why, the only time they get a ratings bump is during national, sensational stories like this. Otherwise, any other day they are buried in third place behind Fox and MSNBC where they rightfully belong.
Zucker's fingerprints are all over this. I'm surprised he didn't sail Burnett and Cuomo on a fucking ship to cover the story and interview the guests right next to the Carnival cesspool.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||02/15/2013|
Our long national nightmare is over!
|by Anonymous||reply 175||02/15/2013|
r175 ha, ha. r174 I know they do seem desperate for a story but what's weird is that they already had one. HLN is all about AZ and the Arias trial right now but I have been wanting to see the Dorner and LAPD coverage and they were getting into that pretty good on Tuesday and then the momentum was broken by the SOTU, but it seemed like they would get right back to it, especially since AC was handpicked by Dorner to get a copy of his stuff and a lead. And then..nothing on it. They really dropped the ball on that.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||02/15/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 177||02/15/2013|
Viewers love new and fresh types of tragedies. War in the Middle East is so far away, stale, and yesterday's news. What gets people going is tragedies that are new and/or happen in the US (which in the viewer's mind is just right around the corner from where he lives).
|by Anonymous||reply 178||02/15/2013|
Lots of hicks/red state-types. Have they started to blame Obama?
It's private business, folks!
|by Anonymous||reply 179||02/15/2013|
Where the hell did Carnival advertise to get these poor schmucks? I haven't seen one yet that didn't seem like they were on their first trip out of the trailer park. Love the fact that one of the major reasons they couldn't dock in Mexico after the power failure was because 900 (yes that number is correct) of their passengers didn't have passports.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||02/15/2013|
Why was the ship listing? What caused that?
|by Anonymous||reply 181||02/15/2013|
[quote]I keep seeing all this stuff about people texting and calling. Do cell phones work at sea?
Yes, they have some sort of satellite connection, but it requires electricity. People on the Triumph were able to make brief calls once a day when another Carnival ship pulled up next to it to bring supplies, using that other ship's cellular "network."
|by Anonymous||reply 182||02/15/2013|
^ I phrased that badly. I meant to say that yes, cell phones work at sea when they're on a cruise ship with a satellite connection.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||02/15/2013|
I'm kind of surprised Carnival stock hasn't plummeted. According to a Yahoo poll, 50% of respondents are now "scared off" from taking a cruise.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||02/15/2013|
I wonder what causes an entire cruise ship to lose electricity. I wonder if it was some tiny bolt or screw being loose, or a fan belt broke down somewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||02/15/2013|
It was a FAHR, R185.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||02/15/2013|
Darwinian existence aboard cruise ship described
'People were hoarding food; boxes and boxes of cereal, grabbing cake with both hands,' a Triumph passenger says
(As with all other aspects of this ill-fated cruise, the reports of "Darwinism" seem to be a media construct created by asking leading questions, if GMA is any indication)
|by Anonymous||reply 187||02/15/2013|
Funny LAT comment:
May Day at 7:40 AM February 15, 2013
I was on this ship and I want to comment on a story you will not hear on Fox or CNN!
Okay, so we had to use those little red bags to go to the bathroom in. After the first 24 hours, all the Asians were complaining that the big fat Americans continued to gorge on huge amounts of red meat (cheese burger bar remained open 24/7) and filled the ship with putrid fumes of bodily waste. The Asians even videotaped one 300 pounder dude who wore the same Hawaii shirt x 7 days and needed 2 bags per bowel movement! The Asians then showed what looked like little rabbit pellets of their waste and compared it to the buffet lizard Americans that filled the arniva wheelborrow in just 3 or 4 cabins! This almost started a riot until the Captain decided to separate the Caucasians from the Asians...If you were Vegan, you were allowed to stay on the Asian side. I am vegan so I switched rooms with with a family from Houston Texas -All averaged 275 including the 3 kids. I just sat in my cabin watching Das Boat (the sub titled version) on my DVD player popping Zanex and eating steamed broccoli and white rice..I also smoked some cannabis I smuggled aboard in Cozumel. By the end of the cruise, I could speak decent German and I lost 12 lbs.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||02/15/2013|
[bold] The Carnival Cruise From Hell Refuses to End as the Passengers’ Bus Home Breaks Down [/bold]
|by Anonymous||reply 189||02/15/2013|
I had no idea!
Check out how poorly the boat's crew are paid & treated!
|by Anonymous||reply 190||02/15/2013|
CNN got big ratings for the ship coverage. I guess it doesn't matter about credibility, Zucker got what he wanted.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||02/15/2013|
Breaking news, the first lawsuit has been filed! This just broke on HLN. Fuck, what does HLN expect after Cuomo and co. stuck their tongues up the passengers asses about how hard this all must have been the people must have been stewing about it all night because what's right is right! Ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||02/15/2013|
r178, in all fairness a lot of the foreign policy stories are totally co-opted by political interests anyway. They are also complicated and require some history to put in context.
What can any of us really do about these places when our own country is in a recession?
With the media the way it is, the US could be intervening behind the scenes and we'd never know.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||02/15/2013|
The contract cruise passengers have with the cruise line limits liability of the carrier to specific amounts, which in fact are fairly low. The passenger agrees to arbitration for any unresolvable issues. This is standard in the industry. Good luck suing.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||02/15/2013|
[quote]Toilets stopped working and the 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew had to urinate in sinks
Um, can't half of them easily pee into the ocean?
|by Anonymous||reply 195||02/15/2013|
Yes, all the men could pee off the stern like it's a big pee trough.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||02/15/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 197||02/15/2013|
Carnival's new theme song is "Beyond the feSEAS"
|by Anonymous||reply 198||02/15/2013|
That unfunny hack Bill Maher just used 2 DL jokes, one from this thread and one about lil Kim Jong Ill
|by Anonymous||reply 199||02/16/2013|
Here's what makes me wonder. Why aren't these cruise liner nuclear yet? I mean, the MAJORITY of the U.S. Naval fleet is run by nukes now. Why not cruise ships?
|by Anonymous||reply 200||02/16/2013|
R189, I saw that headline earlier today and couldn't help but laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||02/16/2013|
I would love to see a tv movie about this, complete with shitting all over the ship.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||02/16/2013|
One of the quotes under the article at r189 link was "that's too bad about the bus breaking down, maybe the bus company could give them a free cruise as compensation.."
|by Anonymous||reply 203||02/16/2013|
This whole story might do as a sequel to "The Out-Of-Towners."
|by Anonymous||reply 204||02/16/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 205||02/16/2013|
Well, what if it docked in NYC and there was a dead body on board...
|by Anonymous||reply 206||02/16/2013|
After all this, and tonight's 20/20 stories on all the horrors of cruise ships, I don't see how any sane person would step aboard any such ship.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||02/16/2013|
I've never been on a cruise, and I always thought they cost a fair amount of money. That is obviously not the case anymore, as I was watching these yokels be interviewed as they got off the ship in Mobile. They were all obviously lower-class types who looked like they barely had a pot to piss in (ha!) so cruises must not be expensive after all.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||02/16/2013|
I am not really a cruise type of person but I wouldn't put any stock in a 20/20 report. They do a cruise horror story at least once a year and their old host Chris Cuomo was the dunce who was doing the interviews with the "survivors" yesterday.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||02/16/2013|
R190, that's quite an eye-opener. Thanks for sharing!
|by Anonymous||reply 210||02/16/2013|
Of course the cunt Cassie something or other from Texas filed a lawsuit 5 minutes barely after she got off the boat. People do not deserve gobs of money for enduring a little poop. Maybe 10,000 dollars at most.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||02/18/2013|
[quote]They were all obviously lower-class types who looked like they barely had a pot to piss in (ha!) so cruises must not be expensive after all.[/quote]
Carnival is the Chuckie cheese of the Sea, a horrible cutting corners cruise line.
At the pier, you can always tell who is getting on Carnival.
Unfortunately, I have been dragged on a Carnival ship, and I can tell you the breed that enters is another ilk. Mind you, I have known some decent co-workers and befriended Carnival passengers on a port-o-call, but they are few and far between.
Currently, I'm in a really bad situation, because I have a FREE (4 day) Carnival cruise for two. Yep, they're that disposable and cheap.
I was considering taking it with a friend or niece/nephew and just endure it. Heck, I always hate to waste a free trip, but. . . now, I thinking twice.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||02/18/2013|
Well, smell you and your poop, R211. Maybe 10,000 dollars? Fine. The company offered $500, which would mean the "cunt" has to file a lawsuit. That's how it works.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||02/18/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 214||02/18/2013|
Plus, poop exposes you to disease. Furthermore, let's not forget if someone was a diabetic or needed their (refrigerated) meds, which a lot of people are.
If anything, the Coast Guard needs to be reimbursed for their rescue efforts.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||02/18/2013|
They didn't need a port-o-call; they needed a port-o-potty.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||02/18/2013|
What are you talking about, the whole ship was a port-o-potty!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 217||02/18/2013|
Cruise Ship ‘Survivor’ Politely Makes CNN Reporter Look Like Shallow Idiot
[Video within article.]
|by Anonymous||reply 218||02/18/2013|
(R-200) They cant even maintain and run simple diesel engines let alone maintain a nuke powered ship!
|by Anonymous||reply 219||02/18/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 220||02/20/2013|
(AP)A cruise ship has returned to South Florida after concluding a Caribbean voyage that saw more than a hundred people develop a gastrointestinal illness on board.
Royal Caribbean International reported Friday that 105 of 1,991 guests and three of 772 crew members experienced a possible short-lived norovirus illness during the 11-night trip.
They have responded well to over-the-counter medication being administered onboard the ship.
The cruise line says in a statement that crew members scrubbed the ship to help prevent the spread of the illness and again when it returned to port.
The source of the illness wasn't immediately reported.
The Centers for Disease Control says the contagious norovirus causes about 21 million illnesses in the U.S. each year and contributes to 800 deaths.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||03/09/2013|
AND today, reports that the Carnival "Dream" is a poop nightmare!
|by Anonymous||reply 222||03/14/2013|