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Old 11-11-2010, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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(Nov. 10) -- Passengers aboard the Carnival Splendor have begun to make phone calls from the crippled cruise liner and are speaking out for the first time about conditions on board.

"A lot of people that are in the inside cabins, it's been pitch black for several days, and most of those folks have been up on the decks and a lot of them have been sleeping on the decks with their blankets and so on," passenger Gordon Gilbreath told KGTV, the ABC station in San Diego.

Carnival Splendor, Crippled Cruise Ship, Tugged to Port With Spam in Tow
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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It won't kill them to be inconvienienced and uncomfortable for a few days. No, it's not the vacation they signed up for, but sometimes things happen. Carnival will give them their money back.

Of course...that probably won't stop the lawsuits.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:13 AM
 
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I heard they are getting unlimited free drinks, but no ice. Sounds like a bad marriage...rim shot
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Add this to reason number 490489080 why I will never step foot on a cruise ship!
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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That's like refusing to fly because a plane crashed this year.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Sorry, not a fan of being stuck on a ship with people I probably won't like and going to tourist traps! I like to travel off the beaten path, not to places where vendors are set up just waiting for the cruise ship to dock!

There are far more complaints about illnesses aboard cruise ships than airplanes. Maybe when I'm old and decrepit I'll consider it, but for now, I'll take my chances with air travel and go to places that aren't known tourist traps.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Sorry, not a fan of being stuck on a ship with people I probably won't like and going to tourist traps! I like to travel off the beaten path, not to places where vendors are set up just waiting for the cruise ship to dock!

There are far more complaints about illnesses aboard cruise ships than airplanes. Maybe when I'm old and decrepit I'll consider it, but for now, I'll take my chances with air travel and go to places that aren't known tourist traps.

Take heart. I'm now 61 years old, have been to a good bit of the world and have never been out of sight of land on a boat. And, I have no intention of doing so.

If I can do it, you can too!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I don't even understand why this is lead-story news. There is a multi-fatal bus plunge somewhere in the world almost every day. I guess the definition of news is "what happens to rich people". If a rich person gets a drink with no ice, that's bigger news than thousands going down in an overloaded ferry boat.

The reason Id never go on a cruise, is because a cruise ship is a hotel with rates 10x what I usually pay, and I can't even go out in the street.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Take heart. I'm now 61 years old, have been to a good bit of the world and have never been out of sight of land on a boat. And, I have no intention of doing so.

If I can do it, you can too!
So there is hope for me!

I live right near the cruise port (San Diego) and see the passengers line up on a regular basis. There are two types of cruises...those with screaming children and those that are over 70! I can't imagine willingly putting myself in a situation where I'd be trapped on a boat with either of those. Most cruises aren't cheap, I'd rather spend that money on a real trip!
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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As the old saying goes, cruises are for the newly wed, overfed, and nearly dead.
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