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Mr Elmo13 Feb 2013 2:13 p.m. PST

Having just returned from a cruise, I've been following the story of the Carnival Triumph. link There are a few observations.

1) 4000 people is A LOT. The logistics must be incredible espcially when some feel entitled: herding cats comes to mind.
2) I'm a cruising noob but it's painfully obvious eletricity runs everything (even the suction toilets). I think this is hardest on the inside cabins…nowhere near how Elmo rolls, BTW.
3) It's not called "the unforvging sea" for nothing. Elmo had extra days of medication, dried food rations, AND his passport…that IS how I roll, BTW.
4) If I got a refund on this Cruise and a free cruise; I'd like to be stranded on the last day…not the first day.
5) Being stranded on the ship MIGHT actually be better than Cozumel…that place is a dump.
6) If this ship was like the one I was on, the restaurant on the Lido deck is basically a Cattle Call even in the best of times

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2013 4:37 p.m. PST

Ironically, a current TV commercial for Carnival Cruise Lines depicts a family on a cruise and recalling the misery of their previous summer vacation— the scene then shifts to the family stuck in an unmoving, upside down roller coaster.

Yeah, that's potentially worse than being stuck on a hot, powerless, sewage-filled cruise ship… but not by much.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2013 7:55 p.m. PST

"Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned."
--Doctor Johnson

Tom Bryant14 Feb 2013 10:26 p.m. PST

You know, reading about that I think I'd rather have been serving along side dear old dad on his transport in WWII. That includes the Kamikaze attack!

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