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My wife and I argue on the number of cruises we've been on.  Over 10.  We went on Carnival out of New Orleans down to Montego Bay last Fall.

 

With 6 major cruise lines carrying millions of people per year, there will be breakdowns from time to time.  I didn't care for the way this past week's Triumph cruise ended, but ships are very complex things.  My hat's off to the ship's employees that took care of passengers to the best of their abilities.

 

Cruising is still a very solid bargain in vacations.  I only go on them when they're especially great buys.  There are so many people that are hung on the cruise industry's value that they will continue to support Carnival and other lines like them.

Transferring 4000 people from a crippled cruise ship with no propulsion to another ship at sea would have resulted in more danger to the people than remaining on the ship until it was towed into port.  From the accounts I have read, the flooding and sewage problems happened primarily on the lower floors and people slept on upper decks.  The worst problems apparently accounted from food hoarding and greedy patrons who took more than their fair share thinking theywould starve before making it back to s****.

I have been on numerous cruises and watching they way some folks attack the food offerings I blieve they should weigh them before the cruise and after and charge by the pound.

 

Originally Posted by teyates:

Transferring 4000 people from a crippled cruise ship with no propulsion to another ship at sea would have resulted in more danger to the people than remaining on the ship until it was towed into port.  From the accounts I have read, the flooding and sewage problems happened primarily on the lower floors and people slept on upper decks.  The worst problems apparently accounted from food hoarding and greedy patrons who took more than their fair share thinking theywould starve before making it back to s****.

I have been on numerous cruises and watching they way some folks attack the food offerings I blieve they should weigh them before the cruise and after and charge by the pound.

 

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I wondered if they would have allowed some sort of private rescue, such as hiring helicopters to air lift them off, if some of the passengers could have afforded to do that. 

Originally Posted by teyates:

Transferring 4000 people from a crippled cruise ship with no propulsion to another ship at sea would have resulted in more danger to the people than remaining on the ship until it was towed into port.  From the accounts I have read, the flooding and sewage problems happened primarily on the lower floors and people slept on upper decks.  The worst problems apparently accounted from food hoarding and greedy patrons who took more than their fair share thinking theywould starve before making it back to s****.

I have been on numerous cruises and watching they way some folks attack the food offerings I blieve they should weigh them before the cruise and after and charge by the pound.

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most of the people i've seen on cruises couldn't afford to go, if the did it by the pound!

Originally Posted by upsidedehead:
Originally Posted by Jobe:

There you go again. Can't answer the question so just call people names. Gotta be bad to be a liberal.

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The question you posed was so profoundly dumb that it did not deserve an answer.

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So asking why the Coast Guard didn’t rescue these people is a dumb question.  But you and your liberal friends can’t answer it. All yall can do is call names. Typical liberal.

Originally Posted by Jobe:
Originally Posted by upsidedehead:
Originally Posted by Jobe:

There you go again. Can't answer the question so just call people names. Gotta be bad to be a liberal.

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The question you posed was so profoundly dumb that it did not deserve an answer.

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So asking why the Coast Guard didn’t rescue these people is a dumb question.  But you and your liberal friends can’t answer it. All yall can do is call names. Typical liberal.


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It took several hours for all the passengers to disembark after the ship was securely moored in port.  Removing them in the open sea from a ship that was without stabilization obviously would have been  a very risky operation.  The very few persons removed at sea for emergency purposes had to be harnessed and lowered slowly into the receiving vessel.  To posit that such an operation could be repeated 4000 times is preposterous, but that is what is inherent in your dumb question.

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