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Carnival Triumph Review From an Actual Passenger "Not a Nightmare".
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Posted on 02/24/2013 7:40:22 PM PST by willk

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I bet he won't be interviewed by the idiots in the media. The next to last paragraph guarantees that.
1 posted on 02/24/2013 7:40:29 PM PST by willk
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I had a GREAT time on my first cruise!! And yes...I was on the Triumph!! It was NOT THAT BAD!! It was akin to camping in one's own backyard as a kid.

What a moron...Why pay many thousands when you could buy a pup tent and cook some hotdogs in the back yard for 20 bucks...

Bet the rent this idiot is on the payroll, one way or another.

2 posted on 02/24/2013 7:46:42 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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From what I understand they could easily have lost the ship if they had failed to quickly control the fire.

I’d say they’re pretty lucky.


3 posted on 02/24/2013 7:47:02 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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Likely a Carnival employee, as this contradicts the others interviewed, actual video etc.


4 posted on 02/24/2013 7:49:12 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: willk
Surely somebody ate someone else.

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5 posted on 02/24/2013 7:49:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: willk

the international association of whining lawyers is not in your corner on this one. Neither is the amalgamated association of permanent victims and those otherwise inconvienced by natural happenings....so sad!


6 posted on 02/24/2013 7:49:53 PM PST by terycarl
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To: dragnet2

“Bet the rent this idiot is on the payroll, one way or another. “

Or maybe he just see things in perspective and doesn’t get bent out of shape about everything.


7 posted on 02/24/2013 7:50:51 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (" I paid for it, its mine and they can f**k off! " (from Mad Dawgg))
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To: driftdiver

Been on one cruise, but not sure will ever go with Carnival again due to numerous passengers saying this cruise ship has had known engine problems lately in online review sites.


8 posted on 02/24/2013 7:51:37 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: willk

It looked like a lot were making the best of the situation unlike the ones who stole what wasn’t theirs. Sound familiar?


9 posted on 02/24/2013 7:52:43 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Yeah, I enjoy sleeping in sewage.


10 posted on 02/24/2013 7:54:38 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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A client’s son was on the ship, and was interviewed by CNN. He also didn’t makd it out to be that bad.....but I did note he was a ‘platinum’ member...so maybe he got better treatment.


11 posted on 02/24/2013 7:55:38 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: dragnet2

AHHH, I think he is probably right. He went on a cruise, but ended up having a FREE camping trip, a GRATIS free Cruise in the future, at least $500 cash, and a good story to tell. He is a winner with a positive attitude.


12 posted on 02/24/2013 7:55:44 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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What a moron...Why pay many thousands when you could buy a pup tent and cook some hotdogs in the back yard for 20 bucks... Bet the rent this idiot is on the payroll, one way or another.>

hey!!!!when the Greyhound bus with 26 passangers slid on the ice and bumped a guardrail, you were the 967th "passenger to file an injured back claim....pathetic.

13 posted on 02/24/2013 7:56:03 PM PST by terycarl
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Bet the rent this idiot is on the payroll, one way or another.

Or maybe he just see things in perspective and doesn’t get bent out of shape about everything.

I should start a boat tour, buy some rusty boat, set up porta-potties in the rooms and get some drunk to make salami sandwiches for dinner...

Promise elegance and wink and nod while taking reservations from people like you.

14 posted on 02/24/2013 7:58:32 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I saw a few of the people who were interviewed after getting of the ship who kind of shrugged their shoulders about it not being pleasant but no big deal.

I also saw drama queens who had obviously spoken to their attorneys about the lifetime of mental anguish they’re sure to suffer.

I camp in a tent so inconvenience isn’t a major hassle to me.


15 posted on 02/24/2013 8:00:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
AHHH, I think he is probably right. He went on a cruise, but ended up having a FREE camping trip... and a good story to tell

Oh yeah, what a deal...Get one vacation a year and spend it slipping and sliding on human waste..Cool...Tell all your friends and ask the wife how impressed she is!

16 posted on 02/24/2013 8:02:01 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: willk

Well, my family and I were on the Concordia, before it sank, and it was fantastic!


17 posted on 02/24/2013 8:03:18 PM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

All I would ask is for my money back and possibly the pay for the lost vacation time. I certainly wouldn’t be whining about pain and suffering.


18 posted on 02/24/2013 8:03:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dragnet2
Promise elegance and wink and nod while taking reservations from people like you.

Make sure you tell him to not get bent out of shape about it.

While he's on the trip, have people steal all the stuff from his house so he can keep things in perspective. After all, it could have been worse.

19 posted on 02/24/2013 8:08:30 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: willk

It does make me wonder if the passengers that paid more and had better accomodations might have had an easier time.


20 posted on 02/24/2013 8:09:13 PM PST by berdie
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To: dragnet2

Years ago, the cruise I was on was diverted from the Dominican Republic because of potentially bad weather. A couple I met got their noses out of joint and threatened to sue. Some people can’t adjust when things go wrong. Probably Obama voters.


21 posted on 02/24/2013 8:09:13 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: willk
When you are given lemons, you can have a sour puss or make lemonade.

I was on a tour in Greece many years ago. The farmers went on strike, and blocked the main roads. We took an alternate route through some scary mountain roads. Our tour bus was followed by three busloads of Italians trying to get to Athens to see Italy play Germany in the world cup. If we didn't get to Corinth in time for the last ferry, they would miss the game. When we got to the bottom of the mountain, there were another group of farmers blocking the road. The Italians, 150 of them, got off the bus and literally picked up the tractor blocking the road and threw it on its side. An unexpected, but great memory.

I really can't believe that any time on a curise ship could be that bad. Yes,you expect perfection. But seriously, nobody wants to hear about a perfect cruise. They will have memories for a lifetime.

22 posted on 02/24/2013 8:10:30 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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“From what I understand they could easily have lost the ship if they had failed to quickly control the fire.

I’d say they’re pretty lucky.”

Yea. Fires have a way of doing that if they are not put out promptly.


23 posted on 02/24/2013 8:13:16 PM PST by willk
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“From what I understand they could easily have lost the ship if they had failed to quickly control the fire.

I’d say they’re pretty lucky.”

Yea. Fires have a way of doing that if they are not put out promptly.


24 posted on 02/24/2013 8:13:39 PM PST by willk
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What surprised me was that everyone getting off the boat looked like they were freshly showered, hair clean and styled, and wearing clothes that looked very clean and neat.

If not so, why would so many of them choose to immediately get on a bus for a very long drive back to Galveston? If it was all that bad, they would have insisted on getting to a nice hotel in Mobile for a shower and a very good meal.


25 posted on 02/24/2013 8:15:30 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Jim from C-Town
He went on a cruise, but ended up having a FREE camping trip, He is a winner with a positive attitude.

Here's a pic of all those people enjoying their camping trip, sleeping and sunning themselves on the deck.. ...What a blast!

26 posted on 02/24/2013 8:16:21 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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If a person from Haiti were on board, they would have thought that they just died and went to Heaven.


27 posted on 02/24/2013 8:17:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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“A client’s son was on the ship, and was interviewed by CNN. He also didn’t makd it out to be that bad.....but I did note he was a ‘platinum’ member...so maybe he got better treatment.”

Probably not. But I bet Platinum gave him priority boarding, 10 minutes free internet with the purchase of 120 minutes and a robe for their personal use while on board.


28 posted on 02/24/2013 8:21:52 PM PST by willk
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If it was all that bad, they would have insisted on getting to a nice hotel in Mobile for a shower and a very good meal.

Take a cruse and end up eating lunch meat in a Mobile hotel...oh yeah...

29 posted on 02/24/2013 8:24:06 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: FatherofFive
Good that they (passengers) tried to make the best of a bad luck situation. But the bottom line is that they were not delivered what was contracted for. You generally don’t want to pay that kind of money for a trip that ended up being a case of “roughing it” when it was not sold as such. Sure accidents and bad luck happens, and the vendor has to make reasonable efforts to make things right. I guess that’s where the disagreements will center, can they make up for what many would consider a lousy trip. Having been in that spot myself (with airlines, not ships), it will depend on how that effort is perceived.
30 posted on 02/24/2013 8:25:25 PM PST by chimera
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To: dfwgator

A cruise even Haitians would enjoy...

Lets book!


31 posted on 02/24/2013 8:26:23 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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After all, it could have been worse.

Remember the cruise ship that sank off the coast of South Africa 15 or so years back? The crew grabbed the lifeboats and left the passengers to fend for themselves.
32 posted on 02/24/2013 8:27:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rwfromkansas

I’m not a Carnival employee, but post the youtube links of sewage and waste flowing in passageways. I found one 2-3 second clip with water coming out of a cabin’s bathroom door. Not good if your cabin but adapt to situation, overcome and be prepared with contingencies.

I’m a platinum Carnival member & we mostly cruise Carnival because they are the FunShips. We are looking to book the Legend in October out of Tampa. We were on a noro-virus cruise (Celebrity CL) and though not as difficult as being dead in the water as the Triumph was, we still enjoyed ourselves, stayed virus free and as with the Triumph no one died.

XRegulator was right the older passengers were the most enduring and positive on the noro cruise. And I’d cruise Celebrity again based on ports and price.

Carnival has always been the most tight-fisted CL, but they did step up to plate on compensation for this cruise.

Again, send me the links.


33 posted on 02/24/2013 8:31:03 PM PST by fastrock (It is never right to do wrong, even if sanctioned by law. - Abe Lincoln)
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What a moron...Why pay many thousands when you could buy a pup tent and cook some hotdogs in the back yard for 20 bucks...

Passengers got full refunds for the cruise and travel expenses, a free cruise in the future and $500.

34 posted on 02/24/2013 8:33:28 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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You generally don’t want to pay that kind of money for a trip that ended up being a case of “roughing it”

As I understand it, they were refunded their money, given a free cruise of their choice, and $500. Yes, they had a bad vacation that didn't cost them a penny. I'm sure $500 covered their airfare.

Life is not guaranteed. I wasn't there so I will never know the real challenges, but I know they will have memories for a lifetime.

I survived the Blizzard of '77 in Buffalo. I still talk about it to this day. I mention my 'perfect' vacation in Barbados about never.

35 posted on 02/24/2013 8:35:51 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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“He went on a cruise, but ended up having a FREE camping trip, a GRATIS free Cruise in the future, at least $500 cash, and a good story to tell. He is a winner with a positive attitude.”
________________________________________________

Ah, the winning post on here.
What joys in life do not have some element of risk?
Ships sink, planes crash, hotels burn down...S happens.

I do not fault Carnival at all, and I think their compensation was quite fair and adequate.
The whiners, including those on this thread, should just stay in bed and never leave home.


36 posted on 02/24/2013 8:38:56 PM PST by AlexW
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Tough times have a funny habit of becoming fond memories.

If they didn’t we’d all be miserable all the time. I thank God that I grew up poor because it made me a much happier and satisfied adult.


37 posted on 02/24/2013 8:41:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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I think of our men and woman in the military getting freaking shot at in some third world hellhole, on one hand..

And then compare that to someone complaining because their cruise ship ran out of hot water and beef filets.

Not much sympathy from me.


38 posted on 02/24/2013 8:44:23 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (" I paid for it, its mine and they can f**k off! " (from Mad Dawgg))
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To: willk; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Some people just get off on the smell!


39 posted on 02/24/2013 8:45:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Poor babies; sitting out in a tropical climate under a umbrella. They better sue someone!


40 posted on 02/24/2013 8:54:53 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (" I paid for it, its mine and they can f**k off! " (from Mad Dawgg))
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There is no contradiction between sincerely hoping that Carnival won’t make a habit of allowing such failures and wanting to see proof of that before patronizing them again, and meeting the failures with the best spirit you can muster if they DO happen.

Life without the grace of God is a bitch, please pardon my English.


41 posted on 02/24/2013 9:04:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Im with you, attitude and perspective are everything. Most folks crushing this guy on this thread have never been on a US Naval vessel...much worse is very common, especailly on LHA’s. If the guy says it wasnt that bad of an experience (except for all the idiots going into bunker mode), than it wasnt that bad of an experience.
42 posted on 02/24/2013 9:06:17 PM PST by TheGunny
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To: dragnet2

Our photo was meant as a negative, however it kicked up fond memories of past cruises.
I enjoy team-building w my fellow passengers, occasionally ending in the Sports bar til 3-4-5am talking life experiences. Made some friends I would have never known otherwise. A couple times I made my way to the cabin on my own, other times I’d have the bartender call security to lead me to my cabin, one time I untied a lounge chair on a forward deck and slept under the stars until the sun woke me. In the 1-2 hours the sun was up, the crew had cleaned the deck around me but never woke me, I had a blanket over me and my head was resting on a pool towel.

The best was the pre-9/11 days when we had to queue up on the ship to go threw customs. We are talking 1-3 hours and the entire family had to be there for customs. So I told the wife I was going to bathroom and for her to wait in line for me. I followed the line to the lounge where the customs agents were sitting. I promptly laid down and slept on a two person chair like a loveseat right alongside the customs line so my wife would not miss me. My wife woke me saying that at least we’ll never see these people again and she was right. Both incidents were on different cruises and on the FunShips. Though not booked yet our Oct cruise will be #23 for the wife and I.


43 posted on 02/24/2013 9:11:13 PM PST by fastrock (It is never right to do wrong, even if sanctioned by law. - Abe Lincoln)
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To: Revolting cat!

Hey tuber, make sure you get that valving correct.


44 posted on 02/24/2013 9:12:57 PM PST by fastrock (It is never right to do wrong, even if sanctioned by law. - Abe Lincoln)
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To: dragnet2
What a moron...Why pay many thousands when you could buy a pup tent and cook some hot dogs in the back yard for 20 bucks...

Perhaps you can't afford a cruise? Maybe you should save up. They are great fun. Sure, there is an occasional slip up. But not everyone on a cruise is a moron. Your wife must love the cook-outs in your backyard. Such fun. So romantic. Maybe that explains why you have no children.

45 posted on 02/24/2013 9:36:20 PM PST by Katiana Kalashnikova
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Cruises are for the easily amused, shut-ins and others who what to spend their time with a bunch of strangers. You can do that at the mall or some amusement park Missy. (BTW, I really dislike amusement parks too)

Me, I avoid large groups and crowds like the plague.

But feel free to spend your free time on some floating apartment building....Whatever spins your spokes katy.

46 posted on 02/24/2013 10:00:00 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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Pure BS.

No one enjoys being stranded with no toilet. Ship designers who don’t think emergency power sufficient to operate the running water deserve to be and will be sued out of business. Its a 14 story hotel, folks. they could put anything they want on board, including enough back up power to run the water and a small city. If they wanted to, of course.

Carnival is just darned lucky that there was not an outbreak of cholera or typhoid.


47 posted on 02/24/2013 10:11:56 PM PST by anton
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48 posted on 02/24/2013 10:38:36 PM PST by South40
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To: dragnet2

I sure hope you are never on a cruise that I am on asshole!!!


49 posted on 02/24/2013 10:53:30 PM PST by dalereed
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To: dragnet2
"Cruises are for the easily amused, shut-ins and others who what to spend their time with a bunch of strangers. You can do that at the mall or some amusement park Missy. ....But feel free to spend your free time on some floating apartment building....Whatever spins your spokes katy."

Well, there ya go! :) All you had to say from the start is you think cruises are stupid and even a successful voyage sounds like your very own version of Kafka's hell on earth. No need to fuss with cruise lovers (like K and K) over this news story. Asking you to see the bright side of a failed cruise, considering your views, would be silly! And that's totally cool too.

50 posted on 02/24/2013 11:37:07 PM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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