Skip to comments.1,500 cruise ship passengers without toilets for 'three days'
Posted on 10/23/2006 6:17:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Around 1,450 passengers on a luxury cruise ship have been left without toilets for three days, according to people on board.
A series of blockages in the plumbing system is said to have led to "mayhem" on board Thomson's Destiny cruise ship.
Tour operator Thomson admitted that there have been problems with the vacuum system of the toilets, but said it was bringing in a team of "super-technicians" to fix the system overnight.
A spokeswoman said: "The team of 10 experts will be working through the night to ensure that the problem will be sorted."
She was unable to confirm how long the toilets had been out of action for.
The huge 11-deck ship is on a seven-day voyage around the Canary Islands and Morocco.
One couple, Derek and Lorraine Twigg, from West Yorkshire, boarded the ship as a birthday treat.
Mrs Twigg, 51, said Destiny had been without toilets for three days and hot water for at least 24 hours.
She said there was "mayhem" on board the ship, which is full, and a protest meeting was being held by passengers.
Mr Twigg's 60th birthday had been ruined by the plumbing faults, she added.
Destiny is the largest ship in the Thomson fleet, with two swimming pools, two restaurants and three bars.
Thomson's Destiny,, aka DeStinky
What a load!
OMG! No dumping allowed!
Talk about a crappy vacation
I see no problem. Simply revert to outdoor plumbing. Men or the starboard side, and women on the other side. Squat on the railing and let it rip. Watch the wind.
Are they going to go standing up too or what?
Where do you think the term "poopdeck" came from?
Pee in a bucket and toss it overboard, for heaven's sake. LOL.
As long as you are standing on the bow of the ship and peeing off to the side. So much for the guy downwind thou.
works at the cabin ;)
We are never taking a commercial cruise.
I would strangle half the passengers, out of frustration.
Don't forget the poop deck !!!!!!!!
(That or the olympic sized pool/urinal................ )
Actually, it's where the term "head" came from, since the ...ahem... facilities were at the bow, or head, of the ship. (And thus as far away as possible from the officers' quarters!)
Who took a dookey in the Urinal?
Sout Park fans will know this reference...
Not so much the officers' quarters, but the whole rest of the ship. As square-riggers pointed mostly to winds abaft the beam... the foc'sle, under most conditions, was usually the most downwind point on the whole ship. :-)
see? folks figgured this out a LONG time ago.
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