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.
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.
Likely a Carnival employee, as this contradicts the others interviewed, actual video etc.
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!
It looked like a lot were making the best of the situation unlike the ones who stole what wasn’t theirs. Sound familiar?
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.
Well, my family and I were on the Concordia, before it sank, and it was fantastic!
It does make me wonder if the passengers that paid more and had better accomodations might have had an easier time.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing how many posters whine like sue happy democratasses
In the years before airplanes, rich people took cruises - because they had to in order to travel abroad. In more recent years, cruises have become status symbols for the poor and middle class. I guess I don’t get it; know that people who take cruises regularly swear by it, but not for me.
Sounded like fun to me, glad he agreed it was.
As this thread demonstrates, cruises are very polarizing. You either hate them or love them.
That being said, cruising used to be better. They now have this “freestyle” crap where you can eat in one of several different restaurants. What they don’t tell you (before you book the cruise) is that you have to make reservations BEFORE the ship sails, or you won’t get a table. They also play down the fact that in these “restaurants” the food you would want - say lobster or steak - is extra. You can always get a table in the regular dining room or buffet, but the food choices there tend to be not quite up to the selection or quality in the specialty restaurants.
Other things that used to be free - like soft drinks and basic port tours - are also now extra.
Cruises used to offer “classes” to bring you up to speed on the port you would be visiting next. These have now turned into sales presentations to get you to go to particular stores or restaurants which, of course, the cruise line has a financial interest in.
I still like cruising, but if you don’t know what you are getting into, it can be quite a shock to the wallet.