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Old 02-11-2013, 01:09 AM   #16
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Talk about guardian angels. My grandmother and cousin just got off that boat on Thursday. I am so happy they aren't on it while this is going on because my grandmother is on so many medications and she typically only caries an extra day or two. I'm going to start warning her to carry an extra weeks worth just in case. Also I'm not sure if they have passports or not.

My hearts go out to the families and everyone on board. I know no one was hurt but still being stranded on a boat can't be fun. Especially when many of these people probably have jobs and school they should be back to but now will be late.
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Originally Posted by SigalTchelet View Post
Just reinforces that it pays to sail on Disney! So glad everyone on board is okay.
And your point is???.... so do you feel that Disney is immune to a mechanical break down???
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:56 AM   #18
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And your point is???.... so do you feel that Disney is immune to a mechanical break down??? check the kcashner's pics on post #14
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Carnival Ship on Fire/Adrift in the Gulf of Mexico

Ship to be towed, but not until Wed.
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Little scary but sounds like other than not moving much, everyone should be able to enjoy the ship. Does look like they'll be well compensated for the inconvenience. I do feel sorry for those that planned their vacation around the next two cruises that won't happen.
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Interesting to read the reader comments on the yahoo news cite.

I know the comments here are mostly fom experience cruisers but they are also 'moderated'. Kinda fun to read comments from a broader audience. You can see some Carnival stereotypes that Carnival just can't seem to shake.
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Originally Posted by TXDCLfan

And your point is???.... so do you feel that Disney is immune to a mechanical break down???
And they will take you through a hurricane.
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I must say I'd rather be on a Disney ship, but all cruise lines are open to mechanical failure, fire and emergency situations.
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We've been on 8 Carnival cruises, and the last one was a year ago. Until now, we've booked itinerary, not a particular cruise line. DH just made the comment that he does not see a Carnival Cruse in our future, and I think he is right.
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Originally Posted by jdb in AZ View Post check the kcashner's pics on post #14
That says something about Disney if the incident is ten years old. Anything happen recently?

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And they will take you through a hurricane.
Because the ships actually work.
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These problems just keep happening, over and over and over again

Thank God everyone is ok and they are towing her to the closest port.

These probems wit Carnivial line and Carnivail Inc just seem to continue and continue, over and over.

Last week it was the Destiny with mechcanical issues. The Trumph had mechcanical problems leaving Galveston and now a fire.

IMHO and many of those in the Maritime insdustry, see a patten here and not a good one.

Seems we should be asking why Carnival can offer bargin basement cruises?

Bescuase they dont seem to be putting money into their vessels operation and maintiance. If you read the carnivail bogs, alot of the passingers are seeing their perks and services being reducing/illiminated.

I repeat, after years at sea, I will not permit my family and friends to sail Carnivail, now more then ever due to many MAJOR incidents and safety issues.

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Originally Posted by TXDCLfan View Post
And your point is???.... so do you feel that Disney is immune to a mechanical break down???

The point is unlike Diseny and the other major lines, they don't keep having MAJOR fires, sinkings and mechanical breakdowns, over and voer and over again.

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Maybe it's time to require passports for cruise travel. While I think it's a good idea to have one while cruising. I can't blame folks for not having one when it isn't required.
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The latest is they are going to tow them to Progresso Mexico, but won't reach there until Wednesday. the next 2 cruises have been cancelled. Another Carnival ship is there giving them food and supplies. They have an emergency number set up for family members. I wonder how they are going to handle the passengers without passports. They are refunding their cruise fare and I can't remember what other compensation they are giving them.
Yes, just another reason to have a passport - I couldn't imagine having to deal with all this and then needing to expedite passports for the family. When my friend was on either NCL or RCCL (I can't remember now) they caught on fire and gave them a free cruise, which they did take the following year. When my DW was on the NCL Dawn and they hit a rogue wave, they were towed into a port in SC, I think, and they gave everyone free drinks lol.

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This is one of the reasons that I don't cruise on Carnival. And that's with 2 ships each week leaving from less than a mile away from my house. They pass so close by that I can watch them from my living room, yet I have no desire to book one. P.S. I seriously doubt those traveling without passports will have any additional issues. Carnival has 2 days to coordinate with Progresso to get everyone situated with their travel home. You'd probably have more issues if you were the only one disembarking, but not so much with a couple thousand other people. Extenuating circumstances and the sheer number of people will promote a heightened level of sensitivity to those traveling without a passport. They'll be fine.
I would assume there will be some issues with getting a passport, even if it just waiting and filling out paperwork and fees. The US gov't isn't going to just say, ok, here's few hundred passports for free with no stress involved. And fires break out on all cruise lines. You will always get someone smuggling on candles or an iron. I know this one was in the engine room, but accidents can and will happen on all cruise lines, same as airlines - to assume one is immune to any problems is to be unprepared. Google cruise ship will be amazed at how many "small fires" never even make the news.
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