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Have you ever taken a cruise? Did it end up as bad as this?

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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Passengers Aboard Stranded Carnival Cruise Ship Forced to Endure Hot Rooms & Human Waste (VIDEO)

Posted by Nicole Fabian-Weber on February 12, 2013

carnival cruise shipThere's vacations from hell, and then there's the disaster that is the Carnival cruise ship. In case you haven't heard, as of now, about 4,200 people are stranded in the Gulf of Mexico due to a fire that broke out in the engine room on Sunday, killing the power system. People stuck aboard the ship have used their cellphones, which have spotty service, to describe the current conditions, and let me tell you: It's absolutely awful.

Apparently, the entire ship reeks, as there's, um, sewage running down the walls and urine in the carpets. Most people can't shower, and since there's no air conditioning, many have resorted to sleeping in tents on the deck. The lines for food -- which are reportedly rowdy -- are around four hours long, and a few nights ago for dinner, "vacationers" were forced to eat cold onion sandwiches. Thursday, the ship is supposed to reach its new destination: Mobile, Alabama.

Some passengers, or those close to passengers on board, claim that people are "turning into savages", and say that instead of toilets, bags are being used to go to the bathroom. Carnival Cruise Lines president and CEO, Gerry Cahill, said: "All guests on the current Carnival Triumph voyage will receive a full refund for the cruise, along with transportation expenses. In addition, they will receive a future cruise credit equal to the amount paid for this voyage, as well as reimbursement of all shipboard purchases during the voyage, with the exception of gift shop and casino charges."

Um, yeah, not sure that's gonna cut it, Cahill. And also not sure any of the guests are going to want to vacation with Carnival again. I mean, how is there no backup backup backup plan for something like this? These poor people are floating in the middle of the lawless seas right now. And they're crapping all over the place! You're going to have to do a little better than "cruise credit equal to the amount paid for the voyage."

Cruise ships have always freaked me out. No thanks on not seeing land for hundreds of miles. And after the Costa Concordia last year; the lifeboat accident that left five dead this week; and this -- I can't really see myself taking one. Here's to hoping this nightmare ends soon for these poor people.

Have you ever taken a cruise?

by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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Ednarooni160
by Bronze Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:41 PM

I saw this on t.v. today..talk about HORRIBLE.. I really fFeel" for these people going through this..

mcginnisc
by Bronze Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Oh good grief...this is a freak thing.. I've been cruising for 20 years and every single one has been amazing..several on Carnival. They are doing what they can for those on the ship and I seriously doubt that it is that bad on the ship as they constantly have food and from what  it seems, it happened shortly after leaving the original port, which means the ship was fully equipped with food and water for several thousand people for days. I just can't buy that the conditions are this terrible on the ship. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13 

storkradio193
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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I've never taken a cruise and this story does not inspire me to go on one.

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rccola1945
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Yes, I've been on 2, cuise. Never, really had any problems. If, memory, serves, me right, We did get into the edge of a hurricane. I was standing, by the pool, & when the ship, rolled to its side, I went into the pool, and didn't know how to swim. I was a little girl, and my, mom, & daddy, couldn't swim either. A young, teenage girl, jumped in & pulled me out. I cought & spit water out, for a while, & went right back in. When you are 5, fear doesn't seem to bother you. I knew, that, I would learn how to swim, one way, or the other. With no help either. It became my favorite thing to do, and I became a very strong swimmer.

atlmom2
by Susie on Feb. 12, 2013 at 5:03 PM
The engines did break on one cruise I went on. They got them working but had to skip our last port and it took 2 days to get back to original port. They got them working but not well.
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imamomzilla
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 5:42 PM

 Ew. I heard about this on the news. gag*

I've never been on one and after hearing that, I may never.

fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 8:29 AM

I have taken 7 cruises!! Want to guess the cruise line I disliked the most?

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