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Old 02-16-2013, 10:20 PM   #91
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I can't lie, I'd be miserable and a total witch, and complaining. Without any stabilizers, I'd for sure be sea-sick, which I've experienced, and I feel like I'm dying. I also don't take heat well, and I have an extremely weak stomach, so the nasty stench would make me be puking my guts out on top of being sea-sick.

I'd also have anxiety overload. Panicking. Probably demanding to get me off that ship, because of how sick I'd be, and that I might go crazy.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:03 AM   #92
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Disturbing on may levels.
I would have hated it, I would have been one of those that got SICK if what people said was true, it stank....I barf easily
I would be angry as hell that they had no way to get those people off the ship...THANK GOD there was no bad weather or we'd all be talking about a very different SAD story.

But most of all I/we never cruise carnival, Ever and this just again RE-supported our decision..
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Ummmm, you do know that Princess is owned by....wait for it... CARNIVAL!!!!
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I like to think that we would have been okay. I think, if we had a balcony cabin (which every rarely got up until the last 2 years and now nearly always do get) we would for sure have been fine--but if we had had only interior rooms it might be harder, especially if my DD got panicky and started having issues with being unable to get away from the crowds without sitting in a pitch black and hot interior room.
We have handled smaller travel issues well, things like sitting on the tarmac for 5 hours with young kids, me alone with a toddler and preschooler on a trip when not one, but TWO planes had mechanical difficulties which resulted in landing early, getting everyone off and waiting hours (once overnight in an otherwise shutdown section of DFW--with no employees staying) for new planes, etc.

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Just curious...and off topic, but why? Couldn't this very well happen to any cruise line?
It could. However, Carnival seems to have more issue than most and when they do have issues they seem to be lacking in redundant systems which could keep the ship operable and ship's services going in the event of a fire knocking out the first system.

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Ummmm, you do know that Princess is owned by....wait for it... CARNIVAL!!!!
True. However, while technically owned by Carnival now, Princess kept its management team in place and is still run separately out of the LA offices and not under the same policies or management as Carnival.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:33 AM   #94
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Ummmm, you do know that Princess is owned by....wait for it... CARNIVAL!!!!
It's owned by Carnival Corporation, not Carnival Cruise Lines.

Carnival Corp. also owns Seabourn, Holland America and Cunard.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:42 AM   #95
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I would be freaking out at first...fire and being trapped are huge fears for me...but would eventually resign myself to the situation and try to make the best of it.
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It has been interesting seeing the interviews with the passengers. I've seen some who said it was horrible but they powered through. They seem composed and didn't make it into the end of the world type event. Others have been hysterical.

Every single person interviewed agrees that the conditions were deplorable. However, the way in which some handled those conditions versus others is night and day.

Where do you think you would fall? Do you think you would be hysterical, laid back, or somewhere in between?

For me, I'd do much better if I could either be by myself (with my family, assuming they were there) or with a positive group of people. I know I would feed off of negative energy so if I was with a group who was hysterical, I would jump on that bandwagon, as well.

The conditions on that ship tested everyone on board and some likely have come off much stronger individuals and others will need therapy and medication for life.
I would be fine.

My kids and my dh not so much. It would be their worst nightmare.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:51 AM   #97
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I think we've learned with politics, you have to be careful about listening to the media.
They're ALWAYS going to interview the people who had the worst experience, or think they did, and edit out anyone who doesn't complain.


For me....I guess it would depend upon my proximity to a bathroom. If I didn't have any problems in using a bathroom when I needed one, then I'd just chill. And I agree with others, always having a balcony helps...for the claustrophobia, if nothing else.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:54 AM   #98
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I would have been a disaster! I would have been the one with anxiety attacks and a sick stomach. I would hope though after the initial craziness, I would calm down to some extent. And yes, they did start to give away free drinks and then realized it was a bad idea. I've heard two different passengers say that it was a real problem.

I think that these passengers may have had it worse than the passengers on the Mayflower!
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:15 PM   #99
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Hard to say how I would have faired. I don't know. I do fine during hurricanes when we go days without electricity, but to be trapped on a ship and then add on the bathroom problems and smells. I would probably have been sick.
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It has been interesting seeing the interviews with the passengers. I've seen some who said it was horrible but they powered through. They seem composed and didn't make it into the end of the world type event. Others have been hysterical.

Every single person interviewed agrees that the conditions were deplorable. However, the way in which some handled those conditions versus others is night and day.

Where do you think you would fall? Do you think you would be hysterical, laid back, or somewhere in between?

For me, I'd do much better if I could either be by myself (with my family, assuming they were there) or with a positive group of people. I know I would feed off of negative energy so if I was with a group who was hysterical, I would jump on that bandwagon, as well.

The conditions on that ship tested everyone on board and some likely have come off much stronger individuals and others will need therapy and medication for life.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:39 PM   #101
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Hard to say how I would have faired. I don't know. I do fine during hurricanes when we go days without electricity, but to be trapped on a ship and then add on the bathroom problems and smells. I would probably have been sick.
I don't know either. When we have power outages here at home, we have a generator, and I'm still in my own home, surrounded by just my own family. I don't think I'd ever set foot on a cruise ship ever again, after seeing hallways covered in fluids.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:59 PM   #102
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I can't lie, I'd be miserable and a total witch, and complaining. Without any stabilizers, I'd for sure be sea-sick, which I've experienced, and I feel like I'm dying. I also don't take heat well, and I have an extremely weak stomach, so the nasty stench would make me be puking my guts out on top of being sea-sick.
I hadn't thought about the stablizers being "gone".

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Just curious...and off topic, but why? Couldn't this very well happen to any cruise line?
Yes and no . . . yes, any ship could have mechanical problems, but what I've been reading is that Carnival KNEW this particular ship had mechanical issues and failed to complete the proper maintenance. They KNEW they were sailing on "borrowed time" and they would have a problem eventually -- they were putting it off, putting it off, putting it off. And now it's blown up in their faces and will cost much more than the maintenance would've cost.

Let's put that into real-people terms: Say you KNOW that your tires are on their last legs, and you KNOW you should replace them . . . but tires are a big expense, and you'd have to take a day off work to go get the work done. So you say, "Next month, next month, next month. I'll get around to it." After a while of putting off the maintenance, you blow a tire while you're on the interstate and wreck your car. Or you hydroplane on a water puddle. That isn't totally an accident because you could've avoided it by proper maintenance. Same thing Carnival did.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:33 PM   #103
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So, I heard on the radio today that at least 2 ladies have filed lawsuits....


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I couldn't make the best of ANY Carnival cruise I'm afraid!
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:55 PM   #105
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At least 4,000 people deserve the amended version: A bad day on a cruise is better than a good day at work unless you were on the Triumph.
No doubt. I don't have to poop in a bag at work, even on a bad day.
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