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Old 01-14-2012, 01:55 PM
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Despite today's tragic events, we are still going this fall.

How does everyone think emergency briefings of passengers will be handled from now on?? Last few I went to were very casual, big group setting in the theater.

Years ago they were way stricter, most of the time held before the ship left port the first day, you had to wear your live vest, get your room # checked off along with the# of people in each room.

From what I read, it was pretty chaotic, understandably so...

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Old 01-14-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Despite today's tragic events, we are still going this fall.

How does everyone think emergency briefings of passengers will be handled from now on?? Last few I went to were very casual, big group setting in the theater.

Years ago they were way stricter, most of the time held before the ship left port the first day, you had to wear your live vest, get your room # checked off along with the# of people in each room.

From what I read, it was pretty chaotic, understandably so...
what event?
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: southwestern USA
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Would you continue to fly if a 747 goes down-----of course----accidents are a part of life and refusing to fly or cruise in repsonse to an accident is isolation.

The events of the cruise ship response are vague-----there seems to different versions of when the crew lowered the life boats, and why they didnt respond to the accident right away. I am sure that the answers will be coming shortly and many inquiries will be done.

Do your research before you cruise----safety is just as important as price and other amenities. If you cant find out too much about a cruise lines safety record, maybe spend some extra dollars to go with a major cruiseline that has a solid safety record-----there is no need to have constant anxiety on a cruise due to safety laxity---do some research.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:17 PM
Status: "Wishin I was fishin" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Out in the stix
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Oh we have no anxiety of going, we have been on about a dozen and plan on many more. I should have worded my question differently to say "would the events onboard the Costa concord influence a first time cruiser not to go??"
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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It sounds to me like everyone made it out alive except 3 people. I know it is a terrible thing if even 1 person dies.. but out of over 4000 people and only 3 deaths on a crash like that doesn't sound too terribly dangerous. Also, how often do you actually hear about a cruise ship going down?
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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I have been on cruises before, and have decided that is not my choice to spend a vacation on a floating prison. Too many people. Just not my thing. And after the issues with the Norovirus on several ships, forget it.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Default Concordia cruise ship accident

Costa Concordia accident: Pictures of cruise ship sinking off coast of Italy 'in Titanic-like scene' | Mail Online
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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I would and am still going on my 15 day to Hawaii on Carnival in January. Look how many cruises leave daily all over the world and not many accidents. It's like getting in an airplane or your car every day. It's a chance you take.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:26 PM
 
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I took a Costa Cruise once ... and I would say that experience alone was a guarantee that I would NOT take another Costa cruise.

Poorly trained employees with inattentive service and an Italian crew that was less than communicative.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:54 PM
 
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Sea voyage by huge cruise liner with 4,000 other people on it is not my kind of vacation and relaxation. However I did travel by cargo ships several times, different routes and every time it was absolutely wonderful experience. I loved it and would do it again.
So, for me - no cruise liner, regardless of the accident.
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