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**BREAKING** Cruise ship evacuated off the coast of Norway

Passengers are currently being evacuated by helicopters.

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by Anonymousreply 283March 29, 2019 12:41 PM

You see, this is why a land hotel beats a sea hotel.

While I realize, say, fatal fires can occur at a land hotel, the chances of me being able to pack my bag and check out without the assist of a boat or helicopter and be on my way are way greater.

by Anonymousreply 1March 23, 2019 6:07 PM

I... can't imagine being evacuated via helicopter. Do you wrap a rope around you and they haul you up?

Uh-uh. I'm going down with the ship.

by Anonymousreply 2March 23, 2019 6:09 PM

These people absolutely deserve what they got. They should have known better than to go on this stupid cruise.

by Anonymousreply 3March 23, 2019 6:18 PM

Perhaps a movie to cheer up the survivors?

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by Anonymousreply 4March 23, 2019 6:19 PM

Don't they have a lifeboat?

by Anonymousreply 5March 23, 2019 6:20 PM

I’ll give them something to cry about.

by Anonymousreply 6March 23, 2019 6:23 PM

The tilting angle may have made lowering of the lifeboats dangerous, or impossible, R5.

by Anonymousreply 7March 23, 2019 6:24 PM

Has DL's resident Norwegian weighed in with his current local conditions?

by Anonymousreply 8March 23, 2019 6:24 PM

R2--it seems they are also other boats helping too.

R5--It would be to evacuate into another ship or by chopper if danger is not imminent.

by Anonymousreply 9March 23, 2019 6:24 PM

One engine came back on. Daily Fail as usual milking a story.

by Anonymousreply 10March 23, 2019 6:41 PM

Did some one forget to gas her up before they left port?

by Anonymousreply 11March 23, 2019 6:49 PM

R8 I'm the OP.

by Anonymousreply 12March 23, 2019 7:31 PM

R5 Yes, but it's too dangerous. This is a storm with waves of 6-8 meters. Very rough sea. Another ship that was helping is actually in trouble now too, engine failure just like the cruise ship.

by Anonymousreply 13March 23, 2019 7:34 PM

Hello, Norgie, how U B?

by Anonymousreply 14March 23, 2019 7:35 PM

Daily Fail reported one engine came back on. Any further news?

by Anonymousreply 15March 23, 2019 7:39 PM

That ship's Engineering Dept. is a heap o' trouble unless this is a catastrophic and fatal engine malfunction.

If the root cause turns out to be maintenance ... well, best be looking for a another cruise line job.

by Anonymousreply 16March 23, 2019 7:47 PM

R15 The passengers are still being pulled up by the helicopter. It will take many hours. Like I said another ship is in trouble now too, the people aboard had to be evacuated.

by Anonymousreply 17March 23, 2019 7:48 PM

R16 Another ship has the same exact issue. I wonder if the engine is too weak for the rough sea.

by Anonymousreply 18March 23, 2019 7:50 PM

I'll save them!

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by Anonymousreply 19March 23, 2019 7:52 PM

It's almost 8:00 pm in Norway. Is it dark yet?

by Anonymousreply 20March 23, 2019 7:54 PM

Live Coverage.

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by Anonymousreply 21March 23, 2019 7:59 PM

Only 103 people rescued so far.


by Anonymousreply 22March 23, 2019 8:00 PM

If only Mark Wahlberg were on that ship ....

by Anonymousreply 23March 23, 2019 8:03 PM

There's got to be a morning after......

by Anonymousreply 24March 23, 2019 8:03 PM

Maybe Mighty Mouse will fly to Norway:

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by Anonymousreply 25March 23, 2019 8:04 PM

Says I need to pay for the link at r21.

by Anonymousreply 26March 23, 2019 8:10 PM

What kind of sad cunt goes on a cruise to Norway, in what is still winter??

by Anonymousreply 27March 23, 2019 8:12 PM

I didn't have any problem, r26.


by Anonymousreply 28March 23, 2019 8:15 PM

Were any Bay Ridge Norwegian Catholics harmed?

by Anonymousreply 29March 23, 2019 8:20 PM

The only two Norwegians I care about are Liv Ullmann and DL's resident Scandinavian weather guy and I doubt either of them was on that tacky cruise ship.

by Anonymousreply 30March 23, 2019 8:20 PM

Who the fuck goes on a cruise in March in Norway? Is it an icebreaker?

by Anonymousreply 31March 23, 2019 8:20 PM

Shelley to the rescue!

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by Anonymousreply 32March 23, 2019 8:23 PM

I’m pining for the fjords…

by Anonymousreply 33March 23, 2019 8:24 PM

Are you in the states, r28? Just tried it again and it says I need to pay.

by Anonymousreply 34March 23, 2019 8:25 PM


by Anonymousreply 35March 23, 2019 8:27 PM

I'm in Canada, r34. If I hear anything significant, I'll post.


by Anonymousreply 36March 23, 2019 8:29 PM

Thanks, r36.

by Anonymousreply 37March 23, 2019 8:31 PM

Breaking News - Helicopter is picking up 35 people an hour.

by Anonymousreply 38March 23, 2019 8:34 PM

Second helicopter is hovering over vessel. First helicopter is going to land.

by Anonymousreply 39March 23, 2019 8:36 PM

It's going on 9:00 pm in Norway. Must be dark now?

by Anonymousreply 40March 23, 2019 8:39 PM

115 People rescued now.

by Anonymousreply 41March 23, 2019 8:43 PM

Ship has been in difficulty for 6 hours now.

Most of the stranded passengers are British and American.

by Anonymousreply 42March 23, 2019 8:45 PM

JFC, at that rate they won't be done evacuating till next Wednesday, R38.

by Anonymousreply 43March 23, 2019 8:47 PM

I'd be shoving crab legs and desserts into my pie hole.

by Anonymousreply 44March 23, 2019 8:48 PM

They're saying at this rate, it will take 40 hours to rescue all the passengers.

by Anonymousreply 45March 23, 2019 8:48 PM

Anything else, r44? DL Slut.

by Anonymousreply 46March 23, 2019 8:50 PM

Did they say if they're going to keep this up after sundown, R45. It seems like an unnecessary risk. The ship is running in degraded condition, but it's not taking on water, and unless the weather conditions are expected to get worse, it seems like it would be more sensible to stay put, or wait till day break and offload the passengers onto one of those giant ferries.

by Anonymousreply 47March 23, 2019 8:54 PM

lol,r44! I'm teary from laughing

by Anonymousreply 48March 23, 2019 8:55 PM

R46 Cheeses, beef wellington - mini or standard, champers, wine, mayonnaise based salads, anything fried. Nuts would be going into my hand luggage for the heli ride.

by Anonymousreply 49March 23, 2019 8:55 PM

[quote]I'll save them!

No, I will!

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by Anonymousreply 50March 23, 2019 8:55 PM

That's what I'm trying to find out, r47.


by Anonymousreply 51March 23, 2019 8:56 PM

Is it safer to stay put or could this boat actually capsize?

by Anonymousreply 52March 23, 2019 8:59 PM

It's a good thing that Mrs Rosen is a very skinny lady in the water. She'd be too heavy for an airlift.

by Anonymousreply 53March 23, 2019 9:00 PM

There's little info right now, R52. Is Norgie still here and listening to local news?

by Anonymousreply 54March 23, 2019 9:01 PM

Who goes into the North Atlantic on a cruise ship? !! I mean really. I guess engineers have this figured out so they are ocean worthy but they all look top heavy to me. I would take an ocean liner but not one of these revolting floating malls/condominiums.

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by Anonymousreply 55March 23, 2019 9:05 PM

Can you imagine what would happen in a fire?....winching off over a thousand people with a couple of little helicopters.?....these modern cruise ships are far,far to big for me,I would not go on one if I were given a free ticket.

- Daily Fail comment

by Anonymousreply 56March 23, 2019 9:05 PM

What about their stuff?

by Anonymousreply 57March 23, 2019 9:09 PM

TMZ has video from this person's twitter account.

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by Anonymousreply 58March 23, 2019 9:09 PM

Maybe that's why it's taking so long to rescue people? The first class people are insisting that their luggage be lifted into the helicopters as well, while the peasant class slides around amidst the falling ceiling panels.

by Anonymousreply 59March 23, 2019 9:11 PM

Horrifying. It's not the Adriatic Sea, they can't jump in and breaststroke to shore.

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by Anonymousreply 60March 23, 2019 9:13 PM

R29, they scattered long time ago, replaced by the friendly Muslims. Be aware of the neighborhood watch.

by Anonymousreply 61March 23, 2019 9:14 PM

R21's link is great.

by Anonymousreply 62March 23, 2019 9:15 PM

For the helicopter rescue, do they lower some beefy uniformed Norwegian dude down for you to cling onto, while you're both lifted up up up while swinging over the roiling sea? Because that sounds kind of stimulating.

by Anonymousreply 63March 23, 2019 9:16 PM

Pshaw, it's a wee swell, hardly so's ye'd notice. Pantywaists, the lot of ye.

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by Anonymousreply 64March 23, 2019 9:17 PM

Land is safer. NOT!

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by Anonymousreply 65March 23, 2019 9:17 PM

National news says 115 of 1300 rescued so far. No major injuries reported.

by Anonymousreply 66March 23, 2019 9:22 PM

Video of inside ship at link

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by Anonymousreply 67March 23, 2019 9:23 PM

This is what happens when you expand the cruise season. Seriously, it used to be May to September, now it's like February to November. The weather is bad enough in the summer, don't even get me started on the autumn storms we get here.

by Anonymousreply 68March 23, 2019 9:24 PM

From the Daily Mail link:

The ship sailed into the worst possible area of a 'bomb cyclone' with hurricane force winds and maximum wave heights of 60 to 80ft

by Anonymousreply 69March 23, 2019 9:30 PM

I think it's a ridiculosly competitive business, R68 from the little I have read or heard.

BREAKING - 3 People seriously injured.

by Anonymousreply 70March 23, 2019 9:33 PM

It's nightime in Norway.

Close to 1200 Remaining on Ship

by Anonymousreply 71March 23, 2019 9:34 PM

Ship passenger saying helicopter evacuations have stopped.

by Anonymousreply 72March 23, 2019 9:37 PM

I could see where people would be hurt, r70. The videos from the twitter account at my post at r58 show a boat that's really rocking.

by Anonymousreply 73March 23, 2019 9:39 PM

Don't come a knockin' if this boat's a rockin'.

by Anonymousreply 74March 23, 2019 9:42 PM

139 have been evacuated (latest reports).

by Anonymousreply 75March 23, 2019 9:44 PM

Looks like there's a helicopter flying out to the cruise ship.

by Anonymousreply 76March 23, 2019 9:45 PM

BREAKING - 9 on board cargo ship are now evacuated.

by Anonymousreply 77March 23, 2019 9:48 PM

Does Richard Quest do cruise ship coverage?

by Anonymousreply 78March 23, 2019 9:53 PM

I spent years working on cruise ships all over the world, and I am astonished that this ship is anywhere so inhospitable at this time of year ? The only time I have ever been on a ship anywhere near Norway is in May/June.

- Interesting Daily Fail comment

by Anonymousreply 79March 23, 2019 9:55 PM

Quest is 'unavailable' right at the moment, r78.

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by Anonymousreply 80March 23, 2019 9:59 PM

Ship is 2.5 nautical miles from shore.

Winds are picking up

by Anonymousreply 81March 23, 2019 10:02 PM

Is there any chance of it blowing onto the rocks or did they manage to moor it securely?

by Anonymousreply 82March 23, 2019 10:06 PM

Another boat assisting the ship is experiencing engine trouble. Crew is jumping into waters to be rescued by helicopters.

by Anonymousreply 83March 23, 2019 10:12 PM

Where's Aquaman?

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by Anonymousreply 85March 23, 2019 10:17 PM

Another video from the ship -- rocking to and fro, with furniture sliding.

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by Anonymousreply 86March 23, 2019 10:19 PM

The good news is: Ace Of Base will still be performing in the casino tonight.

by Anonymousreply 87March 23, 2019 10:19 PM

More video

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by Anonymousreply 88March 23, 2019 10:20 PM

R86 Welcome to Norway.

by Anonymousreply 89March 23, 2019 10:22 PM

R79 Told you, this is what happens when the idiots in charge decided it was a good idea to expand the cruise season.

by Anonymousreply 90March 23, 2019 10:24 PM

R86 see r58. Same twitter account.

by Anonymousreply 91March 23, 2019 10:24 PM

Wonder if any children aboard. Hope not.

by Anonymousreply 92March 23, 2019 10:27 PM

10 people are injured - latest.

by Anonymousreply 93March 23, 2019 10:31 PM

"The strong winds were like a tornado..." - rescued passenger

by Anonymousreply 94March 23, 2019 10:33 PM

Why did they sail into this to begin with? They have the most modern equipment on board to gauge the weather wherever they might be sailing.

by Anonymousreply 95March 23, 2019 10:36 PM

Not surprising there are injuries after seeing those videos - furniture sliding across the deck, metal ceiling panels falling on peoples' heads. Well at least they’ll have some great stories to tell.

by Anonymousreply 96March 23, 2019 10:36 PM

At this rate they won't be done before Tuesday

by Anonymousreply 97March 23, 2019 10:37 PM


by Anonymousreply 98March 23, 2019 10:37 PM

[quote] Cthulu!

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by Anonymousreply 99March 23, 2019 10:38 PM

Something big that Live Coverage won't report until "major news outlets" report it.

by Anonymousreply 100March 23, 2019 10:39 PM

G.R.E.E.D., r95.

by Anonymousreply 101March 23, 2019 10:40 PM

The Love Boat...soon will be making another run....the Love Boat...promises something for everyone.

Not exactly like on TV, is it?

by Anonymousreply 102March 23, 2019 10:41 PM

I think quite a few of you are missing the real story here: Miss Alexus Sheppard (owner of the Twitter account that is posting these rocking and rolling videos from the ship) is a retired dentist with an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education. She began her transition from male to female after surviving stage 3 Hodgkin’s Disease in 1998.

This is the back cover of her book:

[quote]What do you do when you realize at middle age that your entire life has been a lie? What do you do when you have everything you thought you ever wanted - a beautiful wife, two wonderful children, a fairy-tale house, a successful business, even a luxury automobile - and yet, there is a deep internal void. Where do you go from there? Allen struggled deeply with these questions, but what he did not realize was that the answers were already inside him. The answers dwelled in his feminine self that had been repressed since childhood, waiting to be expressed through the woman he would become. She was not to be denied. She was destined to be released. She was the answer to all his questions and the answer to all his dreams. She was his truth. She was Alexus Sheppard. And this is her story.

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by Anonymousreply 104March 23, 2019 10:42 PM

I agree with this tweet:

[Quote]That's gonna be a helluva ride with the stabilisers out of action. But hey, they chose to cruise the North Sea in Winter. Historically renowned for being so calm...

by Anonymousreply 105March 23, 2019 10:42 PM

Need to correct R103: Alexus is a Mrs. who is married to a woman named Deb

by Anonymousreply 106March 23, 2019 10:43 PM

R86 Sit on top of the piano Michelle Pfeiffer style. That fucker's not moving.

by Anonymousreply 107March 23, 2019 10:43 PM

Musical interlude.

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by Anonymousreply 108March 23, 2019 10:46 PM

R103 That male pattern baldness hairline is tragic. Do better, Alexus!

by Anonymousreply 109March 23, 2019 10:47 PM

Looks like most of the passengers are old and probably retired. in this scenario, do they rescue the younger ones first? So younger guys first over senior ladies?

by Anonymousreply 110March 23, 2019 10:49 PM

I think one of the seriously injured passengers was in their 90's - reportedly.

by Anonymousreply 111March 23, 2019 10:52 PM

It's gonna be a loooooong night for the stranded passengers.

by Anonymousreply 112March 23, 2019 10:57 PM

There's got to be a morning after.

by Anonymousreply 113March 23, 2019 10:59 PM

BREAKING -166 cruise paasengers rescued.

by Anonymousreply 114March 23, 2019 11:00 PM


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by Anonymousreply 116March 23, 2019 11:05 PM

At least they have engines running again, so things should be a bit more stable.

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by Anonymousreply 117March 23, 2019 11:13 PM

Another video from Alexus Sheppard, showing conditions before the storm. Looks like it was a beautiful day, if a bit blustery.

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by Anonymousreply 119March 23, 2019 11:17 PM

Ship is rearranging the deck chairs.

by Anonymousreply 120March 23, 2019 11:20 PM

Daily Mail comments:

[Quote]I'm just amazed that there are 1300 people who would pay to cruise in the waters off Norway in March...

[Quote]Why in hell's name do they have passenger liners steaming around an area that is KNOWN to be dangerous and unpredictable at this time of year, is completely beyond all reason! 'Asking for trouble' doesn't even come close to it!

by Anonymousreply 121March 23, 2019 11:23 PM

BREAKING - 3 engines running. Tugboats on their way.

by Anonymousreply 122March 23, 2019 11:25 PM

Willful Ignorance and Stupidity, r119.

by Anonymousreply 123March 23, 2019 11:26 PM

BREAKING - Two Tugboat have arrived.

by Anonymousreply 124March 23, 2019 11:29 PM

^^^ tugboatS

by Anonymousreply 125March 23, 2019 11:30 PM

R121 I'd bet there are major discounts for Feb/Mar travel. And now all 1300 know why.

by Anonymousreply 126March 23, 2019 11:30 PM

A ship built for calm, warm-weather cruising in a northern sea in late winter, early spring...not brilliant. Cruise ships simply aren't built for that kind of sea, they just aren't. Viking Cruises should have known better.

by Anonymousreply 127March 23, 2019 11:39 PM

The ship belongs to Viking -- you know all of those Viking River Cruises you see on PBS? This is their ocean-going product. Apparently it's upscale and quite pricey, so this is going to cause some major PR and liability problems for them.

by Anonymousreply 128March 23, 2019 11:40 PM

I wonder if this is the cruise ship that leaves from Dublin or Belfast & travels to 3 Norwegian cities - the fjord cruise.

by Anonymousreply 129March 23, 2019 11:47 PM

It's worth remembering the Costa Concordia disaster. The total cost of the disaster, including victims' compensation, refloating, towing and scrapping costs, is estimated at approximately $2 billion, more than 3X the $612 million construction cost of the ship. 32 deaths.

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by Anonymousreply 130March 23, 2019 11:50 PM

Oh hell no.

by Anonymousreply 131March 23, 2019 11:50 PM

As scary as the actual situation is for those passengers, this may be the funniest DL thread in a while.

by Anonymousreply 132March 23, 2019 11:52 PM

I would love to hear "Richard Quest is live off the coast of Norway." It would be entertaining to say the least.

by Anonymousreply 133March 23, 2019 11:53 PM

The sea is an insatiable bottom.

by Anonymousreply 134March 23, 2019 11:53 PM

I still really don’t understand how ships this size actually float? It’s thousands of tons of metal. They should sink like stones. Weird.

by Anonymousreply 135March 23, 2019 11:59 PM

R119, a straight man posing as a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 136March 24, 2019 12:04 AM

They have very little draft. I find that creepy.

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by Anonymousreply 137March 24, 2019 12:05 AM

Live Coverage reporting Storm was well modelled at least 2.5 days beforehand.

by Anonymousreply 138March 24, 2019 12:19 AM

A week before Estonia sank in 1994 I took a night boat from Stockholm to Turku in a similar sized cruise ship. There was a big storm during the night and I can tell you being situated on a boat in a pitch black night on a stormy sea with huge waves rocking the ship like it was a tiny dinghy makes you question your life choices. I almost kissed the ground when we landed. A week later when Estonia sank I couldn't help but started crying when I heard the news. I can only imagine what it's like for the passengers on Viking Sky right now. I sincerely hope they will all get rescued.

I read a story about a Finnish man who survived Estonia, and the way he told what it was like to be in the ice cold water and on the liferaft in complete darkness in the middle of the sea made my skin crawl. There was a big storm that night as well and according to Wikipedia the wave height was between 13 to 20 ft. The man said wherever he stays, be it a hotel or a cruise ship, he always goes through the emergency routes and emergency procedures right after arriving. It saved his life because he knew exactly where to go and what to do when the ship started sinking.

by Anonymousreply 139March 24, 2019 12:22 AM

BREAKING - Another helicopter on the way back to land.

by Anonymousreply 140March 24, 2019 12:30 AM

Lucy Ricardo had no trouble getting on a ship from a helicopter. These people will have no trouble leaving.

by Anonymousreply 141March 24, 2019 12:38 AM

[quote]I would love to hear "Richard Quest is live off the coast of Norway." It would be entertaining to say the least.

Followed by a announcement that they are experiencing some technical difficulties as it seems Richard is tied up at the moment.

by Anonymousreply 142March 24, 2019 12:39 AM

Richard Quest At Your Service!

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by Anonymousreply 143March 24, 2019 12:45 AM

Apparently the ship has now managed to get three of its motors to run and is now on the move.

by Anonymousreply 144March 24, 2019 1:01 AM
by Anonymousreply 145March 24, 2019 1:04 AM

Did our man in “Norway” check in?

by Anonymousreply 146March 24, 2019 1:07 AM

Imagine if the Datalounge had been on that ship.

We'd have been disappointed the tugboats arrived.

by Anonymousreply 147March 24, 2019 1:07 AM

On the move.

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by Anonymousreply 148March 24, 2019 1:09 AM

Norgie is 'indisposed' at the moment, r146. Doing. This.

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by Anonymousreply 149March 24, 2019 1:15 AM

The Norwegian band Ylvis has been air lifted to the ship to lead the remaining passengers in a rousing singalong of "What Does The Fox Say?"

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by Anonymousreply 150March 24, 2019 1:45 AM

I hear the Cruise Line is gonna charge all the passengers for a helicopter excursion!

by Anonymousreply 151March 24, 2019 1:48 AM

Do they need a sub?

by Anonymousreply 152March 24, 2019 1:56 AM

[quote]I hear the Cruise Line is gonna charge all the passengers for a helicopter excursion!

Are you saying we shouldn’t? These bitches took the ride, now they gotta pay.

by Anonymousreply 153March 24, 2019 2:06 AM

BREAKING - Captain saying they're not moving the vessel until early morning due to the weather.

by Anonymousreply 154March 24, 2019 2:15 AM

Captain says seas are too rough. They have to wait 4 more hours.

by Anonymousreply 155March 24, 2019 2:19 AM

All of this “breaking”! It sounds to me like the whole damn ship is breaking.

by Anonymousreply 156March 24, 2019 2:19 AM

BREAKING - 229 passengers rescued

by Anonymousreply 157March 24, 2019 2:20 AM

BREAKING - Confirmation after daylight they will be towed in. In 4 Hours.

by Anonymousreply 158March 24, 2019 2:22 AM

Sounds fun. I want my meclizine!

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by Anonymousreply 160March 24, 2019 2:27 AM

The guests should also be charge for a great Escape Room adventure.

by Anonymousreply 161March 24, 2019 2:32 AM

Someone took a video of the lounge!

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by Anonymousreply 162March 24, 2019 2:32 AM

Someone wake Norgie up!! Our man in Norway.

by Anonymousreply 163March 24, 2019 2:46 AM

Just got off this ship last Thursday.

R135 there may be a little metal on the hull of this ship, but everything else is plastic, even the decks.

R110 passengers were all baby boomers and their parents, many of whom seemed to be dedicated queue jumpers, so it might be difficult to get into a life boat.

R126 Nope, you’ll pay a premium for this luxury Northern Lights cruise.

R127. Viking is in it strictly for the $.

Hated, hated, hated this cruise. It was like being stuck in the mall for 2 weeks. Realizing now that I not only wasted time and money, but also risked my life just makes it worse.

All that being said, I pray for the safety of those on board.

by Anonymousreply 164March 24, 2019 3:02 AM

Viking is the same company who designed their river cruise ships with bridge cabins that lowered down into the ship when going under bridges. Good idea. Too bad they forgot to lower the fucking thing before going under the low bridge.

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by Anonymousreply 165March 24, 2019 3:20 AM

Why on earth is Dr. Alexus Sheppard's gender and history so important to this story? Please.

by Anonymousreply 166March 24, 2019 3:29 AM

Someone should have been sitting at the piano playing "Nearer my God to Thee".

by Anonymousreply 167March 24, 2019 3:40 AM

Will the survivors get full refunds or just Princess Points to put toward a future voyage?

by Anonymousreply 168March 24, 2019 4:19 AM

WW R63

by Anonymousreply 169March 24, 2019 4:24 AM

It's going to take a team effort

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by Anonymousreply 170March 24, 2019 4:27 AM

Don't the Norwegians have a bunch of Vikings they can send out in longboats to rape and pillage the crew and passengers?

by Anonymousreply 171March 24, 2019 4:29 AM

R137, how much of a ship's weight that is below the water line is also a factor. The weight of most cruise ships is below the water line so a shallow draft isn't necessarily an issue.

by Anonymousreply 172March 24, 2019 4:36 AM

How are they deciding who to rescue first? If I was one of the people still on the cruise I'd be pissed.

by Anonymousreply 173March 24, 2019 4:37 AM

The engineering is solid so the draft isn't an issue - they have wide beams. But I still find it creepy in a visual-spacial sense. They are bobbing on the water, not cutting through it. And they are so very very tall.

by Anonymousreply 174March 24, 2019 4:40 AM

If the ship had been taking its PrEP as prescribed, none of this would have happened.

by Anonymousreply 175March 24, 2019 4:55 AM

Too bad Rose Nylund wasn't on this trip--she could've distracted and reveled her fellow passengers with tales and samples of her famous knuckenflugen.

by Anonymousreply 176March 24, 2019 4:56 AM

[quote]Why on earth is Dr. Alexus Sheppard's gender and history so important to this story? Please.

^humorless Lesbian

by Anonymousreply 177March 24, 2019 5:25 AM

Would you ride on this ferry?

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by Anonymousreply 178March 24, 2019 5:28 AM

I am going to have nightmares about that ferry, R178 and about that cruise ship. I hope all make land safely.

by Anonymousreply 179March 24, 2019 5:42 AM

Fascinating link, R137. 15 years on DL and I learn something new every day.

by Anonymousreply 180March 24, 2019 5:52 AM

Might as well enjoy some music while they wait for rescue.

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by Anonymousreply 181March 24, 2019 6:02 AM

Well bitch, I'd rather be on this boat than be on ANY Boeing MAX 8s!

by Anonymousreply 182March 24, 2019 6:02 AM

I would never sail on one of those horizontal floating refrigerators, even if the bottoms are more heavily weighted. Capsizing is never fun.

Isn't the latest Queen Elizabeth the only ship certified as a North Atlantic passenger transport? I know she was at the time of her launch but maybe I haven't kept up.

by Anonymousreply 183March 24, 2019 6:07 AM

I have never laughed so hard in my life ----this thread is gold.

I am afraid of heights and would not want to be rescued. I would take all my pills and OD among the falling furniture,

Alexos deserves fame for this. Somebody has to contact her and tell her about Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 184March 24, 2019 6:23 AM

Were homosexuals involved?

by Anonymousreply 185March 24, 2019 6:44 AM

[quote]I think one of the seriously injured passengers was in their 90's - reportedly.

I hope they dumped that bitch in the ocean! They should not be hogging up the rescue services when they're only gonna be kicking for one or two weeks tops anyway.

by Anonymousreply 186March 24, 2019 7:04 AM

All passenger liners are more heavily weighted at the bottom because that's where the heavy machinery is. I too would never sail on one of those shallow drafted cruise liners. I've been sadly waiting for one of those huge things to capsize,

by Anonymousreply 187March 24, 2019 8:22 AM

I suppose it's one way to get rid of the riffraff.

by Anonymousreply 188March 24, 2019 10:11 AM

Quote of the day, from one of Alexus’ videos when the nailed down piano gets hit by a chair rolling around - ‘NOT THE STEINWAY!!!’

by Anonymousreply 189March 24, 2019 10:30 AM

They took those with injuries and disabilities first.

by Anonymousreply 190March 24, 2019 12:10 PM

The ship has propulsion again so surely they will not be resuming air lifts, yes?

by Anonymousreply 191March 24, 2019 12:15 PM

R191 I have read that they stopped air lifting once they started moving towards shore again.

by Anonymousreply 192March 24, 2019 12:19 PM

LIVE Coverage. Reposting for those just joining. It's 12:30 pm in Norway.

100 passengers now rescued

5 helicopters now involved in rescue effort

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by Anonymousreply 193March 24, 2019 12:29 PM

[quote]Miss Alexus

Why do they always pick hooker names?

by Anonymousreply 194March 24, 2019 12:39 PM

Now they're saying it got within 100 meters of the underwater rocks before they got the engine restarted.

by Anonymousreply 195March 24, 2019 12:44 PM

I smell a movie

by Anonymousreply 196March 24, 2019 12:52 PM

If I dress like a woman, can I go with the children first?

by Anonymousreply 197March 24, 2019 12:56 PM

Did the situation ever get bad enough that they comped the booze? I doubt it.

by Anonymousreply 198March 24, 2019 12:58 PM

Probably the well drinks & they can keep them on this sinking ship!

by Anonymousreply 199March 24, 2019 1:01 PM

I love these mega ships, but that video was helleva scary. I've been on many cruises -- during hurricane season. Sailed through some hurricanes like a champ.

There were only two scary incidents, when we were sailing in the Greek islands and an earthquake hit. At 11 pm, the captain gets on the speaker and announces a tsunami warning. My heart sank and no one could sleep.

The other incident was scary but I didn't know it at the time. Our ship changed routes while in Alaska, and the satellite equipment stopped working. We were stranded in this remote, iceberg watered spot for about 20 minutes before we got a signal.

by Anonymousreply 200March 24, 2019 1:10 PM

Bravo Gordon Lightfoot at r181. "The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald" is pure eargasm tragiporn; imho, the best in pop music.

Lake Superior really does have a certain haunting atmosphere and power to it.

by Anonymousreply 201March 24, 2019 1:14 PM

[quote]Isn't the latest Queen Elizabeth the only ship certified as a North Atlantic passenger transport? I know she was at the time of her launch but maybe I haven't kept up.

Queen Mary. But it's not so much "certified" as "built for." QM2 is most assuredly a liner, not a cruise ship. It has a very deep draught, deeper than the current largest cruise ship, the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas; she also has a much higher top speed than most cruise ships. The current MS Queen Elizabeth is a gussied up version of the Holland America Vista-class, and is firmly a cruise ship. She also does transatlantic sailings, but spends time along the coast of Atlantic Canada, with only in intermediary stop in Iceland exposing her to full ocean currents.

There are plenty of ships that do Norwegian fjords cruises in the summer. I've honestly always wanted to take one, but clearly they shouldn't be going this time of year, at least in something that's not hardier against inclement weather, although it clearly couldn't be as plush. In addition to all the trauma, the Northern Lights are supposed to be spectacular in the next few days, so they're even going to miss the entire reason to go this time of year.

To put cruises that handle weather better in perspective, the icebreaker cruises to Antarctica generally do great in the extremely rough seas of the Southern Ocean, despite incredible swells. But they're also either purpose-built for that kind of environment, OR repurposed merchant vessels that are hardier. There's one, the Kapitan Klebnikov, which is straight up Soviet icebreaker. It is ugly as sin, but sails through the roughest stuff. And manages to punch directly into the ice shelf. That's another bucket list for me.

[quote]Did the situation ever get bad enough that they comped the booze? I doubt it.

Viking Ocean at least give you an open bar with lunch and dinner.

[quote]There were only two scary incidents, when we were sailing in the Greek islands and an earthquake hit. At 11 pm, the captain gets on the speaker and announces a tsunami warning. My heart sank and no one could sleep.

Manny! Manny!

by Anonymousreply 202March 24, 2019 1:18 PM

R201, never been to Lake Superior but that song is spine-chilling. I’ve heard it since childhood and it never becomes less haunting (in a good way).

by Anonymousreply 203March 24, 2019 1:23 PM

eargasm tragiporn



by Anonymousreply 204March 24, 2019 1:28 PM

The latest update now is that 459 people have been evacuated by helicopters, and 19 people have been taken to hospitals. It is now being towed to Molde, Norway, and is expected to be in Molde in 2 hours.

by Anonymousreply 205March 24, 2019 1:29 PM

That's what you get for kowtowing to Quislings.

by Anonymousreply 206March 24, 2019 1:30 PM

Canadians do good ship songs -- Stan Rogers did The Mary Ellen Carter, about raising a sunken ship...

by Anonymousreply 207March 24, 2019 1:31 PM

There will probably be some good sales on Viking Ocean itineraries coming up. If you are a Methuselah Gay with a high tolerance for Republicans, you could snag a cool route.

by Anonymousreply 208March 24, 2019 1:32 PM

[quote]Viking Ocean at least give you an open bar with lunch and dinner.

Yeah, just open your wallet, because the bar is covered in the price of the cruise.

by Anonymousreply 209March 24, 2019 1:34 PM

[quote]There will probably be some good sales on Viking Ocean itineraries coming up. If you are a Methuselah Gay with a high tolerance for Republicans, you could snag a cool route.

It'll still be overpriced. It's almost double the cost of most cruises.

by Anonymousreply 210March 24, 2019 1:37 PM

R197 This is a Nordic country--men and women are equal. I'm sure they are evacuating by age or disability. I don't think kids are allowed on Viking cruises.

by Anonymousreply 211March 24, 2019 1:41 PM

R210, there are entire towns in Germany that I avoid because they are Viking ports. The Viking customer is the worst. They are the sort that go to Europe and complain that there is no peanut butter or ketchup.

by Anonymousreply 212March 24, 2019 1:41 PM

They're about the same cost of the other boutique lines like Azamara and Oceania. Luxury + Itinerary = $$$$$$

by Anonymousreply 213March 24, 2019 1:41 PM

Where were they sailing to or from, because I can't see any route similar to an "ocean" cruise on their website. All I see are river cruises.

by Anonymousreply 214March 24, 2019 1:44 PM

Alexus has a book out. When she was younger, She looks a bit like Gennifer Flowers. Thank heavens, she jumped in and became the Twitter lifeline about the dire situation. At least 85% of the passengers appear to be pretty elderly.

When you see the footage of the ship taken from the shore, it looks like they aren't that far away from the shoreline but the sea is very choppy.

I rode a big ferry in Norway when the sea was icy and rough. It was very scary. It was my first time in Europe and I was a teenager. The train I was on, started to empty out. We asked someone what was going on. A guy told us, "We've got to get the ferry" and he quickly disappeared. We snagged another guy, "How do we get the ferry?" He replied, "You're on it." We couldn't believe that our train had pulled onto a ferry and we were now crossing an almost a white-out, iceberg-laden, angry sea. You couldn't see land ahead.

by Anonymousreply 215March 24, 2019 1:45 PM

The book by Alexus.

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by Anonymousreply 216March 24, 2019 1:45 PM

They usually start either in Bergen or somewhere in the UK.

by Anonymousreply 217March 24, 2019 1:46 PM

Well, I found another site. That said they the vessel was on its way to Stavanger from Tromso. Dangit, I think that ship is only two years old, just a babe.

by Anonymousreply 218March 24, 2019 1:55 PM

[quote][R210], there are entire towns in Germany that I avoid because they are Viking ports. The Viking customer is the worst. They are the sort that go to Europe and complain that there is no peanut butter or ketchup.

Is this the not-so-circumspect way of saying American? How can such an upscale cruise line appeal to such swing state Cletus-types?

by Anonymousreply 219March 24, 2019 1:56 PM

There are a lot of people, especially older ones w/paid off mortgages, who have money who are assholes. Geography doesn't matter.

by Anonymousreply 220March 24, 2019 2:02 PM

Auditions starting for the 97 year old G., r196.


by Anonymousreply 221March 24, 2019 2:06 PM

My mom went on a Viking (Seaborn) cruise. They really do take care of you, because their passengers need a lot of babysitting. My mom wasn't that old at the time, but she managed to keep them on their toes. They had to send a smaller boat to retrieve her party for some reason or another. Now, that wouldn't happen on the cheaper cruises, but she enjoyed herself and she came home safe.

by Anonymousreply 222March 24, 2019 2:11 PM

R219, Viking promises a hermetically sealed cruise geared towards Americans. It is expensive because all of the tours are included and pretty much every hour is accounted for. A tourist could, take an entire trip and never be on his/her own. When it comes to "free time", the tourist are told what stores or restaurants to go to. These stores and restaurants are basically Viking outlets and know how to give the "Viking" experience, rather than the local experience. It really is like visiting Disney World. Viking does what it does *very* well.

It really is no different than an American visiting NY or LA and eating at the Olive Garden because it is familiar.

by Anonymousreply 223March 24, 2019 2:12 PM

[quote] I don't think kids are allowed on Viking cruises.

Not true.

by Anonymousreply 224March 24, 2019 2:18 PM

I know! As much as Viking charges, they can't afford to turn anyone away.

By the way, I was going to post that, but I got sidetracked.

by Anonymousreply 225March 24, 2019 2:22 PM

[quote]I smell a movie

Meaning it'll be a stinker? (Like Beyond the Poseidon Adventure?)

by Anonymousreply 226March 24, 2019 2:28 PM

The Queen Mary 2 is certainly a good looking boat on the water. The spaces are decor fails, for the most part. It's tragic.

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by Anonymousreply 227March 24, 2019 2:41 PM

Just about everything on a cruise ship should be screwed down. Or otherwise the passengers are just screwed.

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by Anonymousreply 229March 24, 2019 2:47 PM

[quote]I smell a movie

Have they cast the Shelley Winters role, yet?

by Anonymousreply 230March 24, 2019 2:49 PM

Oh, no! The circus animals being transported in the hold have escaped!

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by Anonymousreply 231March 24, 2019 3:15 PM

Someone asked for something fast and cheerful. A Conga!

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by Anonymousreply 232March 24, 2019 3:21 PM

Assuming it's able to go under sail on its own, I'm wondering where they're going to get it fixed. It was built by Fincantieri, who owns the Chantiers de L'Atlanique yard in France, but the Meyer Werft yard in Germany is a lot closer.

by Anonymousreply 233March 24, 2019 4:04 PM

Was this a three hour tour?

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by Anonymousreply 234March 24, 2019 4:27 PM

Norge, have they made White Fish Bay?

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by Anonymousreply 235March 24, 2019 4:43 PM

Did the Lindstroms and the Johanssons declare a truce in the Great Herring War in order to help out?

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by Anonymousreply 236March 24, 2019 4:59 PM

Well, this thread at least shows that we love our Norwegian friend. I don't think he's the huggy-kissy type, but I don't think he could keep us from hugging him and wanting him to be safe, if we could. Thanks, Norwegian guy.

by Anonymousreply 237March 24, 2019 5:30 PM

Kids are no longer allowed on Viking cruises

by Anonymousreply 238March 24, 2019 5:49 PM

*Kids under 12.

by Anonymousreply 239March 24, 2019 5:51 PM

Rescue efforts exceeding Viking's expectations.

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by Anonymousreply 240March 24, 2019 5:54 PM

New yeoman on the bridge: "What does this button do?" "Hva gjør denne knappen?"

Engine telegraph switches to "Finished with Engines" "Ferdig med motorer"

by Anonymousreply 241March 24, 2019 5:58 PM

And VOTN, DO (Hi, Voice!) at r202 is why, for all the ugly shit that can be posted here at the DL , I'll always be a subscriber.

Great post.

by Anonymousreply 242March 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Meanwhile, they are getting ready to ring the bells at the Mariner's church in Detroit....

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by Anonymousreply 243March 24, 2019 6:11 PM

[quote]Would you ride on this ferry?

Well, set the scene, have we been drinking?

A pic would be nice too before I commit.

by Anonymousreply 244March 24, 2019 9:36 PM

They made it to port.

This sounded horrifying.

[quote]He described his reaction to the Associated Press after a huge wave crashed through glass doors and swept his wife, Judie Lemieux, 30 feet across the floor.

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by Anonymousreply 245March 24, 2019 9:45 PM

0:08 Looks pretty bad.

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by Anonymousreply 246March 24, 2019 10:05 PM

R246, that looked cool from the comfort of my living room.

by Anonymousreply 247March 24, 2019 10:10 PM
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by Anonymousreply 248March 24, 2019 10:27 PM

Where's the glam angle in this thread? I'm getting bored.

by Anonymousreply 249March 24, 2019 10:29 PM

They have a great story to tell now.

by Anonymousreply 250March 24, 2019 10:33 PM

Viking is 18+. Why insist otherwise?

by Anonymousreply 251March 24, 2019 10:40 PM

Viking Gift Shop offering 50% discount on this item.

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by Anonymousreply 252March 24, 2019 11:43 PM

Viking has said they're canceling the next cruise, but don't expect any further ones. The next cruise wasn't scheduled to leave until the 27th, and it looks like an 11-nighter, so they're assuming two weeks out of commission.

They must be pretty confident in repairing all that damage in a hurry, since they likely don't have the facilities in Molde to completely assess her.

by Anonymousreply 253March 24, 2019 11:57 PM

I can imagine how much throwing up there must have been. Not enough dramamine in the world. I remember reading in David Foster Wallace's piece about his cruise in the calm Caribbean that the ships hallways were dotted with places people had vomited.

by Anonymousreply 254March 25, 2019 12:05 AM

[quote]ships hallways were dotted with places people had vomited.

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 255March 25, 2019 12:26 AM

[quote]I remember reading in David Foster Wallace's piece about his cruise in the calm Caribbean that the ships hallways were dotted with places people had vomited.

Ewww. Don’t they have Pepe to clean that up?

by Anonymousreply 256March 25, 2019 12:27 AM

R252,l That cheers me. The Queen supposedly has a Big Mouth Billy Bass as one of her favorite presents from her kin.

by Anonymousreply 257March 25, 2019 12:32 AM

Hard to believe they don’t have a means of battening down the, well, stuff.

by Anonymousreply 258March 25, 2019 1:58 AM

My friend was responsible for the design of submarine stanchions. It’s a very boring component, until one day, one broke and a Captain almost fell off the boat. The shape of subs being what they are, that could be deadly, even if they find you quickly.

by Anonymousreply 259March 25, 2019 2:02 AM

[quote] Ewww. Don’t they have Pepe to clean that up?

Pepe was probably busy contributing his own vomit to the hallways

by Anonymousreply 260March 25, 2019 2:08 AM

Have all the passengers been evacuated and charged for the excursion yet?

by Anonymousreply 261March 25, 2019 2:46 AM

[quote]My mom went on a Viking (Seaborn) cruise.

There's no connection between Viking and Seabourn. Seabourn is owned by Carnival.

by Anonymousreply 262March 25, 2019 2:49 AM

[quote]How are they deciding who to rescue first? If I was one of the people still on the cruise I'd be pissed.

Nowadays, if they tried the traditional "women and children first" method, they'd spend hours debating on who qualifies as a woman.

by Anonymousreply 263March 25, 2019 2:50 AM

It was always so sexy that the 53 year old married captain of the Costa Concordia was banging his 26 year old mistress at the time of the ship's mishap. Italian men! What are you gonna do. But sad about the 32 people who died though.

by Anonymousreply 264March 25, 2019 4:17 AM

I thought he sail the ship too close to the rocks to wave to the locals that caused the crash.

by Anonymousreply 265March 25, 2019 7:29 AM

[quote]I can imagine how much throwing up there must have been. Not enough dramamine in the world. I remember reading in David Foster Wallace's piece about his cruise in the calm Caribbean that the ships hallways were dotted with places people had vomited.

I used to cruise a lot, and I never saw vomit in the hallways. However, I did see it at the lower level of the ship at the club during rust sailing. (the lower you do, the more sea sickness) Anyway, the crew has these vacuums that suck up the vomit in an instant. It's truly amazing.

by Anonymousreply 266March 25, 2019 7:31 AM

[quote]There's no connection between Viking and Seabourn. Seabourn is owned by Carnival.

Seaborn was purchased by Carnival in 1998, after my mom went on her cruise. The Royal Viking Line (whom I assume is Viking) own it before they sold it to Carnival.

by Anonymousreply 267March 25, 2019 7:33 AM

"If I dress like a woman, can I go with the children first? "

It's never stopped you before.

by Anonymousreply 268March 25, 2019 7:34 AM

[quote]Seaborn was purchased by Carnival in 1998, after my mom went on her cruise. The Royal Viking Line (whom I assume is Viking) own it before they sold it to Carnival.

Royal Viking's only connection to the modern day Viking is that the founder of the latter had been CEO of the former almost 40 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 269March 25, 2019 11:43 AM

R248, I love you.

by Anonymousreply 270March 25, 2019 11:55 AM

R167, that was funny AF.

Another reason why I don’t do cruises, R164. Your description is so apt.

Even a high end cruise, such as this one, only ensures that you’re stuck with a group of people/total strangers, who might be a truly insufferable bunch.

Imagine this low end cruises. Those must be like Vegas, on the high seas.

by Anonymousreply 271March 26, 2019 4:31 AM

[quote]Imagine this low end cruises. Those must be like Vegas, on the high seas.

Search YouTube for the 4 day Carnival cruises from LA to Mexico. Day 1 is Catalina, so they basically don't go anywhere. It looks like a long weekend trapped with the people you see at Walmart at 2am.

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by Anonymousreply 272March 26, 2019 5:02 AM

I used to love cruising, and Royal Caribbean did a great job at grouping people at the dinner table. I don't know how they did it. Even my sister, who doesn't get along with anyone, got along with the people.

I swear they must have hired a psychic, because one time, they grouped us with a bunch of Locked Up Abroad fans. Another time, they grouped us w/people who had the same professions, and I never told RC what I do for a living. Another time, we were grouped with a bunch of people who enjoyed ordering everything on the same menu, and we did that every freaking night and shared our birthday cakes. Freaking unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 273March 26, 2019 6:16 AM

The best hurricane I've been in was aboard Golden Princess®, westbound transatlantic, where we were in it for FOUR DAYS--60 foot waves, getting kicked out of bed, large windows on Lido broken, etc. New York never looked so good!

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by Anonymousreply 274March 27, 2019 11:39 PM

R274 I've sailed through four hurricanes on ships. It's no big deal, but you do get a deal on the cruise fare.

by Anonymousreply 275March 28, 2019 6:31 AM

R274 and r275, pffft. Amateurs!

by Anonymousreply 276March 28, 2019 12:33 PM

Apparently the problem was low oil levels combined with the heavy seas, like being a quart low in your car engine then driving a road race:

For the present, our conclusion is that the engine failure was directly caused by low oil pressure. The level of lubricating oil in the tanks was within set limits, however relatively low, when the vessel started to cross Hustadvika. The tanks were provided with level alarms, however these had not been triggered at this time. The heavy seas in Hustadvika probably caused movements in the tanks so large that the supply to the lubricating oil pumps stopped. This triggered an alarm indicating a low level of lubrication oil, which in turn shortly thereafter caused an automatic shutdown of the engines.

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by Anonymousreply 277March 29, 2019 7:54 AM

A friend wants to go on a cruise. I said I would go, but the prices have gone up over the years. Are cruises now on sale due to this incident?

by Anonymousreply 278March 29, 2019 7:54 AM

No, of course not. Viking is a luxury cruise line that has pretty much an open bar. I think the speciality restaurants are included as well. The ships are smaller than the those gigantic Royal Caribbean or Carnival . They are catering to an older crowd that wants to visit ports normally not visited. Each port has a complementary shore excursion included in the fare.

by Anonymousreply 279March 29, 2019 8:07 AM

No, I'm thinking that this incident had a ripple effect on the whole industry, which could possibly benefit the consumer.

by Anonymousreply 280March 29, 2019 8:15 AM

LOL, R246.

by Anonymousreply 281March 29, 2019 8:16 AM

LOL, R246.

by Anonymousreply 282March 29, 2019 8:16 AM


Wow. You’d think a lack of lubricant would have a more serious impact on a gay cruise. Learn something new every day.

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