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The least luxurious cruise in the world: North Korea launches its first liner
Daily Mail ^

Posted on 09/01/2011 7:50:41 PM PDT by nuconvert

The least luxurious cruise in the world: North Korea launches its first liner (where cabins are shared and the ship is rusty)

The liner is rusty, the cabins are cramped and the Captain's Table is a help yourself buffet. But though the surroundings are less than glamorous, North Korea hopes to launch itself into the world of cruising with ageing liner the Mangyongbong.

The former cargo ship set sail on its maiden tour yesterday carrying about 130 passengers from the rundown port of Rajin, near the China-Russia border. Some 500 North Koreans, about half dressed in dark workers clothes and the others in office and traditional attire, waved off the ship in a choreographed performance on the pot-holed dock.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: cruise; least; liner; luxurious; mangyongbong; nkorea; northkorea

1 posted on 09/01/2011 7:50:43 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: TigerLikesRooster

pong


2 posted on 09/01/2011 7:51:34 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Who will ride on it?


3 posted on 09/01/2011 7:52:49 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

It might really suck,But at least, they get fed!!!!


4 posted on 09/01/2011 7:54:22 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

“Who will ride on it?”

Any N. Korean who is told to.


5 posted on 09/01/2011 7:54:42 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

How many hamsters in wheels does it need to make it move?


6 posted on 09/01/2011 7:56:01 PM PDT by Mr. Impatient (Have you ever been so far even as decided to use go want to look more like?)
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To: nuconvert

How many hamsters in wheels does it need to make it move?


7 posted on 09/01/2011 7:56:17 PM PDT by Mr. Impatient (Have you ever been so far even as decided to use go want to look more like?)
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To: nuconvert

And for their dining pleasure its dogmeat with kim chee once per day. Bon voyage Dear Leader worshippers...


8 posted on 09/01/2011 7:57:06 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: nuconvert

“the Mangyongbong. The former cargo ship...”

You just can’t make this stuff up.


9 posted on 09/01/2011 7:58:20 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: nuconvert

the buffet?

on a North Koreean cruise ship 8-?

watch the patrons fight over the toothpicks and table coverings.


10 posted on 09/01/2011 7:59:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: nuconvert

I see a new DPRK TV programme on the horizon: The Rust Boat.


11 posted on 09/01/2011 7:59:52 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: nuconvert

Club Red.


12 posted on 09/01/2011 8:00:16 PM PDT by shove_it (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: nuconvert

I have been on numerous cruises and look forward to my next one, but I will pass on selecting this cruiseline for my next cruise vacation.


13 posted on 09/01/2011 8:00:35 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: nuconvert
I personally would love to be on this cruise. The pictures alone would be priceless.
14 posted on 09/01/2011 8:01:29 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!! Amazing.)
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To: nuconvert

Pay no attention passengers to those peaceful nuclear technology parts below enroute to the friendly nation of Iran.


15 posted on 09/01/2011 8:02:34 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Who will ride on it?

Don't ever underestimate the propaganda bandwidth of a rusty barge loaded with select few.

The passengers will be workers who are good at working or at pretending to work well. Perhaps a lottery will be involved to further inflame the passion. The lucky (?) winners will be given free tickets, their departures will be celebrated with TV and other media present, as well as their return (if it comes to that.) The said workers will then give ecstatic interviews, will thank The Beloved Leader for the honor and will otherwise participate in propaganda efforts. Refuseniks will be shot, of course.

16 posted on 09/01/2011 8:03:07 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: nuconvert

Rice and fish heads for every meal (if you’re lucky).


17 posted on 09/01/2011 8:03:30 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: nuconvert

“Ronery Cruiserines”.


18 posted on 09/01/2011 8:03:55 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: AGreatPer
I personally would love to be on this cruise.

Lucky you, being immune to every disease on this planet.

19 posted on 09/01/2011 8:04:59 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: nuconvert
Desperate bid to attract foreign tourists who will bring scarce hard foreign currency with them. Of course in No Ko even monopoly money is considered "hard" currency.
20 posted on 09/01/2011 8:05:25 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge

the buffet?

on a North Koreean cruise ship 8-?

watch the patrons fight over the toothpicks and table coverings.
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And the dust bunnies.


21 posted on 09/01/2011 8:05:33 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: nuconvert

I hope they have enough life boats.


22 posted on 09/01/2011 8:07:41 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: nuconvert; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono
Kim (first one on the left) is expected to be there!


23 posted on 09/01/2011 8:08:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: nuconvert

The Ruv Boat, for the Ronery!


24 posted on 09/01/2011 8:10:24 PM PDT by hawkboy
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To: AGreatPer

A cruise ship in North Korea?????

I wonder if Kim Il Sung is turning in his grave at the sight of North Korea embracing the capitalist decadence of a cruise ship. Even a rusty hulk of a ship. Who knew that they could conceive of the idea of a pleasure cruise???

Next thing you know, North Korea might embrace some capitalist reforms, as did China. So much for communism.............


25 posted on 09/01/2011 8:13:52 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: nuconvert

The plastic tables and chairs from Dollar General are a nice touch!


26 posted on 09/01/2011 8:17:07 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: hawkboy
The Ruv Boat, for the Ronery!

Ruv for Rife!
27 posted on 09/01/2011 8:19:18 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: nuconvert

Let me guess

You are chained naked to bench, given an oar to pull, while a guy with a whip lashes you on your bare back

Mealtime is bowl of slop

Where do you signup...?


28 posted on 09/01/2011 8:19:35 PM PDT by njslim
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To: PastorBooks

Look at the name——Mangy ong bong

LOL this is a joke right?


29 posted on 09/01/2011 8:20:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: nuconvert
Here is a picture of the gym. Wow what a workout!


30 posted on 09/01/2011 8:31:28 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Mr. Impatient

The press gang has to row.


31 posted on 09/01/2011 8:38:34 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: nuconvert

1st prize: a “21-hour overnight cruise,”
2nd prize: a 3 day, 2 night cruise


32 posted on 09/01/2011 8:42:12 PM PDT by tumblindice (It's the Donner-Reed show!)
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To: nuconvert
I pity the fools...

33 posted on 09/01/2011 8:52:17 PM PDT by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: nuconvert

It’s all a show. Nothing in that Potemkin Village is real.


34 posted on 09/01/2011 9:01:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: USNBandit

Oh, I see you fly United, too.


35 posted on 09/01/2011 9:02:14 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: tflabo

dogmeat with kimchee would be heaven for most NorKs, they barely get enough rice to survive. Meat, even dogmeat, is pretty rare.


36 posted on 09/01/2011 9:02:30 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Greysard

North Korean TV apparently airs a few hours an evening, almost all old propaganda films.


37 posted on 09/01/2011 9:05:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: nuconvert

38 posted on 09/01/2011 9:15:51 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: AGreatPer

No cameras allowed.


39 posted on 09/01/2011 9:24:26 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: nuconvert

The buffet includes organic imported grasses,well aged roadkill,a pea and all the fish you can catch[except for the 90% share you must “donate” to the Dear Leader]


40 posted on 09/01/2011 9:31:10 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: Revolting cat!

That pix reminds me of the overture in “Springtime for Kim in North Korea”


41 posted on 09/01/2011 9:36:53 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Liberals fight with smear, Conservatives fight with truth. Palin & West team 4 me)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Keep it bright, keep it right
Keep it happy, keep it snappy
Keep it crassy, keep it sassy ...

Keep it gray! (Battreship gray)


43 posted on 09/01/2011 9:50:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (It's the Donner-Reed show!)
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To: nuconvert

Ah yes, I recognize it. The old “Mangy Bong”, aka, the “Rust Bucket”. One way trip to Davy Jones’ locker with Kimchee and Beef Bulgogee (i.e. recycled dead peasant).

She’ll sink before you can say “bon voyage”.


44 posted on 09/01/2011 9:57:16 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nuconvert
>>> The liner is rusty, the cabins are cramped

How bad could it be


45 posted on 09/01/2011 10:17:18 PM PDT by tlb
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To: nuconvert
...the Captain's Table is a help yourself buffet.

Very luxurious. Ten different types of grasses.
46 posted on 09/02/2011 5:23:02 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If found, please return this Ring of Power to Sauron, Lord of Darkness. Return postage guaranteed.)
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To: mylife
The plastic tables and chairs from Dollar General are a nice touch!

Sir, that is a d_____ lie!! The passengers are required to bring their own furniture. Which is “voluntarily” donated to the North Korean state at the end of the voyage. Along with any liquor, tobacco, and any other souvenirs they bought in the duty-free shops.
47 posted on 09/02/2011 5:31:09 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If found, please return this Ring of Power to Sauron, Lord of Darkness. Return postage guaranteed.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why not have a cruise ship? The Nazis, who were also totalitarians, did through the Kraft durch Freude (Strength Through Joy) Organization. The Wilhelm Gustloff, which a Soviet submarine sank in 1945, was a KdF cruise ship. The Soviets built a number of cruise ships as well; one recently foundered in the Volga.

A smart dictator who comes from a totalitarian ideology allows his people some outlets for luxury and pleasure, poor as they may be. Look at the East German ad campaigns in the 1950s for consumer goods. A whacko dictator, who starts from Year Zero, doesn't, and his tyranny lasts less time. KJI is closer to whacko than smart, because he's trying to do something as an outlet, but he can't let people out of the prison camps and he can't loosen up agriculture because if he did, the Army would shoot him.

Would that the NKPA shoot KJI and his family! We'd be better off with a junta of the colonels than this cardboardhead!

48 posted on 09/02/2011 5:47:21 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: nuconvert
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49 posted on 09/02/2011 6:06:03 AM PDT by Sax
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To: nuconvert

Cool. What could possibly go wrong?


50 posted on 09/02/2011 11:50:44 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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