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BREAKING NEWS: Carnival Cruise Ship Goes Offline in Mexico

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?

by Anonymousreply 22203/14/2013

I think this was supposed to be some sort of immersion into the Mexican cultural experience.

by Anonymousreply 102/11/2013


by Anonymousreply 202/11/2013

BREAKING? As in not seeing it on the news yesterday?

by Anonymousreply 302/11/2013

Speaking of.. five crew members were killed during an emergency drill in the Canaries yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 402/11/2013

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 Anonymousreply 502/11/2013

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 Anonymousreply 602/11/2013

Why OP? Because unlike you, OP, some people have their shit together and can afford such vacations. You on the other hand are scraping by because your personality disorders interfere with earning a substantial living or finding anyone to support you. That's why.

by Anonymousreply 702/11/2013

Cruise queen alert @ r7.

by Anonymousreply 802/11/2013

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 Anonymousreply 902/11/2013

Went on a round-the-world cruise once. It was great.

by Anonymousreply 1002/11/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1102/11/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 1202/11/2013

R7 Cruises are dirt cheap. If you think being able to afford going on some $299 booze fest is the mark one has arrived, well all I can say is it sucks to be you.

by Anonymousreply 1302/11/2013

Good news for Mexico.

by Anonymousreply 1402/11/2013

R7 that's a rather unhinged response. Seems like a personal vendetta against OP.

by Anonymousreply 1502/11/2013

R13 is right Cruises are one of the cheapest vacations you can get, that's why people still go on them.

by Anonymousreply 1602/11/2013

Do they have cruises that cater to the truly elite anymore?

All these accidents are a symptom of trying to 'mass produce' something that should be expensive. If done correctly, and safely and with true quality the price would be unobtainable for most people.

Why not have smaller - boats and safer journeys?

by Anonymousreply 1702/11/2013

[quote]Do they have cruises that cater to the truly elite anymore?

Lines such as Seabourn cater to people who have the time and money and desire to visit exotic locals.

[quote]Why not have smaller - boats and safer journeys?

Economics. You need a real lot of passengers to cover the expense of running a ship. The smaller ship, the more expensive the cabin becomes.

by Anonymousreply 1802/11/2013

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. And because said fatties can't properly reach around to wipe their own asses, they spread norovirus all over the place.

by Anonymousreply 1902/11/2013

Whale Testicles, r6? You mean, this is Moby's dick?

by Anonymousreply 2002/11/2013

This same thing happened on a Carnival Cruise a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 2102/11/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 2202/11/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2302/11/2013

I wouldn't go anymore though. I've given up gambling and the casino would be too tempting.

by Anonymousreply 2402/11/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2502/11/2013

Oh god r1 just killed me! Well done.

by Anonymousreply 2602/11/2013

Some people like a floating party, but I would feel claustrophobic because you are stuck on the boat.

by Anonymousreply 2702/11/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2802/11/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2902/11/2013

Air Pockets!

by Anonymousreply 3002/11/2013

Does anyone know the lyrics to "The Morning After" in Spanish?

by Anonymousreply 3102/11/2013

This is courtesy of Google translate. No clue if it is accurate-

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by Anonymousreply 3302/12/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3402/12/2013

R34 Tell that person he/she should've taught his/her daughter to swim!

by Anonymousreply 3502/12/2013

They're not scheduled to get to Mobile until Thursday. They missed Mardi Gras!

by Anonymousreply 3602/12/2013

Couldn't they helicopert Kathie Lee Gifford in to entertain them?

by Anonymousreply 3702/12/2013

Carnival is the ghetto of cruise lines.

by Anonymousreply 3802/12/2013

Is Princess way better?

What's the pecking order?

Carnival at the bottom, followed by Disney? Silversea at top?

by Anonymousreply 3902/12/2013

It's a dookie ship!

by Anonymousreply 4002/12/2013

I like Viking River Cruises. I get to meet charming toothless babushkas.

by Anonymousreply 4102/12/2013

R41 would have been funnier signed Laura Linney.

by Anonymousreply 4202/12/2013

At least it wasn't LuEsther T. Mertz.

by Anonymousreply 4302/12/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 4402/12/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 4502/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4602/13/2013

Kills the romance.

by Anonymousreply 4702/13/2013

Here's an idea: Shit in the bucket and then throw it overboard? Maybe?

by Anonymousreply 4802/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4902/13/2013

Shit on a towel and then fling it overboard.

by Anonymousreply 5002/13/2013

You cannot pollute the ocean like that. There are strict littering laws.

by Anonymousreply 5102/13/2013

You know people are breaking those laws....

by Anonymousreply 5202/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5302/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5402/13/2013

Imagine the STENCH!

by Anonymousreply 5502/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5602/13/2013

Why can't these ships, that are bringing supplies, take some passengers with them from the Carnival Cruise?

by Anonymousreply 5702/13/2013

There hasn't been a cruise experience this bad since Al Pacino put on those crotchless leather chaps.

by Anonymousreply 5802/13/2013

I realize that the conditions aboard that ship are pretty squalid, but it's not exactly the Poseidon Adventure.

by Anonymousreply 5902/13/2013

OMG I've been on the Carnival Triumph! What do I win!?!?

by Anonymousreply 6002/13/2013

...our sympathies.

by Anonymousreply 6102/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 6202/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6302/13/2013

Passengers are being given free alcohol so that they can have the beer shits...

by Anonymousreply 6402/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6502/13/2013

higher than most, I would think (better food and wine, more expensive).

Carnival really does seem to be the bottom of the barrel.

by Anonymousreply 6602/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6702/13/2013

Carnival owns Holland America, Seabourn, Princess, Cunard and Costa, among others.

by Anonymousreply 6802/13/2013

Free alcohol?

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 Anonymousreply 6902/13/2013

It's not as bad as some drama queen fraus made it out to be. The ones suffering are in the cheap rooms with no balcony. They're trying to sneak into the better parts of the ship. The first class cabins are doing just fine and having an extended vacation.

by Anonymousreply 7002/13/2013

But the first class cabins toilets don't flush either. People are shitting on their beds.

by Anonymousreply 7102/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7202/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7302/14/2013

oh the humanity!

(Can't wait to read the Cruise Critic reviews -- with pictures -- of this one!)

by Anonymousreply 7402/14/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 7502/14/2013

Why didn't they send out another ship to pick the people up? The Carpathia for instance.

by Anonymousreply 7602/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7702/14/2013

Why would the shit of your spouse turn you off???

by Anonymousreply 7802/14/2013

They are getting reimbursed with another cruise...who wants that?

by Anonymousreply 7902/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8002/14/2013


by Anonymousreply 8102/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8202/14/2013

I am taking entirely too much pleasure from this story!

by Anonymousreply 8302/14/2013

I hope you're making that up r80.

That would be so something for a resume. Baggie Patrol Leader Grade 3.

by Anonymousreply 8402/14/2013

What is it like on the Queen Mary ? Super expensive. ?

by Anonymousreply 8502/14/2013

update--have they docked yet?

by Anonymousreply 8602/14/2013

Update: Tow line pulling crippled Carnival cruise ship breaks

Oops! Well, at least it will be a memorable Valentine's Day!

by Anonymousreply 8702/14/2013

In the mornin'

In the evenin'

Carnival is full of poo

by Anonymousreply 8802/14/2013

I had NOTHING to do with this! It's just a coincidence that Hoda is among the passengers.

by Anonymousreply 8902/14/2013

I was just about to post that, R87. They're still moving. One of four lines broke.

by Anonymousreply 9002/14/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 9102/14/2013

ok now i feel bad for them.....

by Anonymousreply 9202/14/2013

Come sail with me in your poop!

by Anonymousreply 9302/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9402/14/2013

The company will be fine...will the workers get crapped on? You better believe it.

by Anonymousreply 9502/14/2013

Cruise ships are big polluters.

by Anonymousreply 9602/14/2013

[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!

A bag...

Full of feces 'n' poo...

Shit in here...

You're expected to...

by Anonymousreply 9702/14/2013

The people had to use the bathroom in bio-hazzard bags. This is awful!

by Anonymousreply 9802/14/2013

[quote]update--have they docked yet?

They are saying by midnight.

by Anonymousreply 9902/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 10002/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 10102/14/2013

no clean towels to fold

by Anonymousreply 10202/14/2013

I am a wonderful ship.... For you to poop on!

by Anonymousreply 10302/14/2013

It's amazing how close to the edge these ships operate.

by Anonymousreply 10402/14/2013

Special guests are invited to shit at the captain's table.

by Anonymousreply 10502/14/2013

Lol r103 and r104. I think Triumph the insult cruise ship should have his own thread.

by Anonymousreply 10602/14/2013

I'd shit in my ice bucket and toss the slops overboard. "In the mornin' in the evening, ain't we got fun"

by Anonymousreply 10702/14/2013

Don't drink the lemonade.

by Anonymousreply 10802/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 10902/14/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 11002/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 11102/14/2013

I'm booking now for the spring!

by Anonymousreply 11202/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 11302/14/2013

So there's the Promenade level and the Poop Deck?

by Anonymousreply 11402/14/2013

A cruise would be my personal version of hell.

Can't think of anything worse.

by Anonymousreply 11502/14/2013

It's the "People of WalMart" -themed cruise.

by Anonymousreply 11602/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 11702/14/2013

[quote]Good Shit LollipOop,

Typo, R117, typo!

by Anonymousreply 11802/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 11902/14/2013

re: buckets of feces. ie. modern chamber pots.

It's a ship. Throw it overboard.

What is wrong with modern people?

by Anonymousreply 12002/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 12102/14/2013

R121 Lobster that's been unrefrigerated for several days? Or did they just catch them from the ship?

by Anonymousreply 12202/14/2013

Those people on board are milking this for all it's worth.

I think to a person they're all angling for a free first-class cruise for LIFE, what with all their histrionics.


by Anonymousreply 12302/14/2013

"My parents went on a cruise and all I got was this shitty T-shirt"

by Anonymousreply 12402/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 12502/14/2013

You're breaking my heart, asswipes.

by Anonymousreply 12602/14/2013

Then you're disgusting too, R125, aka "Payday Mae."

by Anonymousreply 12702/14/2013

The government absolutely should NOT be sending help. Carnival should be sending ships to help - its the right wing corporate way.

by Anonymousreply 12802/14/2013


by Anonymousreply 12902/14/2013

CNN is positively peeing in their pants with delight over this story.

by Anonymousreply 13002/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 13102/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 13202/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 13302/14/2013

"My heart will go on" says Rose Dawson a 68 year old retired History teacher from Rego Park NY.

by Anonymousreply 13402/14/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 13502/14/2013


by Anonymousreply 13602/14/2013

Seth MacFarlane was prescient:

by Anonymousreply 13702/14/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 13802/14/2013

A 16 year old is crying to Chris Cuomo right now, she has missed being able to text. Cry me a river, honey.

by Anonymousreply 13902/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 14002/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 14102/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 14202/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 14302/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 14402/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 14502/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 14602/14/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 14702/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 14802/14/2013

The passengers are whining about some pee and poo smells? BFD. They're lucky to get another free cruise out of this. What babies.

by Anonymousreply 14902/14/2013

They are lucky they weren't on the Titanic.

by Anonymousreply 15002/14/2013

Anyone else hoping it crashes into the dock and explodes?

by Anonymousreply 15102/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 15202/14/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 15302/14/2013

Why don't they just quit pooping??

by Anonymousreply 15402/14/2013

Do you think they kept the bars open?

by Anonymousreply 15502/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 15602/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 15702/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 15802/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 15902/14/2013

Imagine if a similar tragedy befell the TCM cruise. What would all of the prisspots do?

by Anonymousreply 16002/14/2013

Watch one of them say, "It was like bein' on the TITANIC, I swear!".

by Anonymousreply 16102/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 16202/14/2013

After all the buildup, I'm disappointed there weren't zombies encrusted in human feces tottering off that ugly ship.

by Anonymousreply 16302/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 16402/14/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 16502/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 16602/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 16702/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 16802/14/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 16902/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 17002/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 17102/14/2013

Pathetic, sad and embarrassing R170 & R171. Zucker is already ruining things.

by Anonymousreply 17202/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 17302/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 17402/14/2013

Our long national nightmare is over!

by Anonymousreply 17502/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 17602/15/2013

some photos

by Anonymousreply 17702/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 17802/15/2013

Lots of hicks/red state-types. Have they started to blame Obama?

It's private business, folks!

by Anonymousreply 17902/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 18002/15/2013

Why was the ship listing? What caused that?

by Anonymousreply 18102/15/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 18202/15/2013

^ 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 Anonymousreply 18302/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 18402/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 18502/15/2013

It was a FAHR, R185.

by Anonymousreply 18602/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 18702/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 18802/15/2013

[bold] The Carnival Cruise From Hell Refuses to End as the Passengers’ Bus Home Breaks Down [/bold]

by Anonymousreply 18902/15/2013

I had no idea!

Check out how poorly the boat's crew are paid & treated!

by Anonymousreply 19002/15/2013

CNN got big ratings for the ship coverage. I guess it doesn't matter about credibility, Zucker got what he wanted.

by Anonymousreply 19102/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 19202/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 19302/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 19402/15/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 19502/15/2013

Yes, all the men could pee off the stern like it's a big pee trough.

by Anonymousreply 19602/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 19702/15/2013

Carnival's new theme song is "Beyond the feSEAS"

by Anonymousreply 19802/15/2013

That unfunny hack Bill Maher just used 2 DL jokes, one from this thread and one about lil Kim Jong Ill

by Anonymousreply 19902/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 20002/15/2013

R189, I saw that headline earlier today and couldn't help but laugh.

by Anonymousreply 20102/15/2013

I would love to see a tv movie about this, complete with shitting all over the ship.

by Anonymousreply 20202/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 20302/15/2013

This whole story might do as a sequel to "The Out-Of-Towners."

by Anonymousreply 20402/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 20502/15/2013

Well, what if it docked in NYC and there was a dead body on board...

by Anonymousreply 20602/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 20702/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 20802/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 20902/15/2013

R190, that's quite an eye-opener. Thanks for sharing!

by Anonymousreply 21002/16/2013

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 Anonymousreply 21102/17/2013

[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]

Good eye!

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 Anonymousreply 21202/17/2013

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 Anonymousreply 21302/17/2013


by Anonymousreply 21402/18/2013

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 Anonymousreply 21502/18/2013

They didn't need a port-o-call; they needed a port-o-potty.

by Anonymousreply 21602/18/2013

What are you talking about, the whole ship was a port-o-potty!!!

by Anonymousreply 21702/18/2013

Cruise Ship ‘Survivor’ Politely Makes CNN Reporter Look Like Shallow Idiot

[Video within article.]

by Anonymousreply 21802/18/2013

(R-200) They cant even maintain and run simple diesel engines let alone maintain a nuke powered ship!

by Anonymousreply 21902/18/2013

R219, LOL!

by Anonymousreply 22002/19/2013

(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 Anonymousreply 22103/09/2013

AND today, reports that the Carnival "Dream" is a poop nightmare!

by Anonymousreply 22203/14/2013
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