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Old 02-15-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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Could you make the best out of the Carnival Cruise from Hell?

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 02-15-2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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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.
after a hurricane, i have learned to have more patience for normalcy to return. however if it were on a plane stranded on tarmac, not sure if i could handle that because you are more enclosed.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
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The other passengers would vote to throw me overboard. I don't even do well at upscale B&Bs.


ETA: DH just said if I wasn't thrown over by all the other passengers, he'd jump himself to get away from me. I'm NOT a good traveler.

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #4
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I would stay calm, but be pretty POd under neath it all
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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People can get used to just about anything - it may take some people longer, and I guess it could break a few. But think about it .... how many people all over the world live like that every day? This ship accident was truly a first world problem. Not trying to minimize what must have been an awful experience for people who are not used to living that way, just trying to keep this in perspective. No-one on this earth is guaranteed a comfortable life free of all adversity - I think we all need to be prepared to face things that may be very difficult at some point in our life, and be thankful if that adversity never comes.

Personally, I don't know how I'd take it. I hope I wouldn't act like a spoiled brat or wilt like a hothouse flower! I know I am not a germaphobe, but I don't like dealing with other people's bodily fluids, so I know it would be tough at first.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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An acute sense of smell and a strong gag reflex would keep me out of the laid back camp, but I don't get hysterical.

I'm guessing that whether you had an interior or balcony cabin would have an effect on your reaction.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:00 PM   #7
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I think I'd be ok on a ship even with no food. Now, if I were trapped on an airplane for hours I'd have issues.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #8
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I'm not sure, I know in the past when something big has happened I've coped much better than I thought I would, I think we're all capable of thinsg we wouldn't think we were, but then afterwarsd I fell apart a bit. I bet a ot of people are like that, it's human nature.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #9
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The other passengers would vote to throw me overboard. I don't even do well at upscale B&Bs.


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I think I'd be ok on a ship even with no food. Now, if I were trapped on an airplane for hours I'd have issues.
Yeah, on an airplane I think I would lose it. Small, enclosed space without plumbing would make me hysterical.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #10
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DH and I are frequent cruisers and we've talked about this quite a bit over the last few days.

We both think that'd we'd do ok with the situation and do the best we could to stay positive. We typically book a balcony cabin on one of the upper decks, so that would definitely be a help in this kind of a situation.

Neither one of us are germaphobes and we both have a pretty easy-going and laid back personality.

We've had some vacation plans go awry (although nothing as bad as this was - although being evacuated from our camping site by boat because a dam burst above us wasn't fun!) and still managed to make the best of it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:09 PM   #11
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I think I would be silently weeping in a corner.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:10 PM   #12
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Knowing my family and I, we'd make the best of it and have an amusing story later on. We'd be thankful we had a balcony because that's non-negotiable when we cruise, and then we'd wipe out the minibar. Oh, and I would so take the bath robes and beach towels.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:17 PM   #13
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I always get bslcony staterooms in upper decks, but i would be thankful for.that balcony.
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+1 Becoming hysterical makes it worse for everyone, including yourself.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:24 PM   #15
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I'm a natural-born problem solver and generally a pretty optimistic person. And, being in medicine, I can take pretty gross stuff.

So, I think I would do pretty well, but I would not be happy about it.
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