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Old 02-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #1
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So if DCL was to have a problem like the Carnival Triumph...

...what provisions are in place? Do they have have back up electrical and drive power? Do they have contracts with 3rd party companies in place for the displacement of the passengers?

I would be curious to see how DCL would handle the same scenario.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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I would like to know as well.

Of course form what I have been reading, the chances of this happening on Disney are far less because of how they handle maintenance compared to Carnival.
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Plus I imagine once one company screws up (Carnival AGAIN), each cruise company can learn and plan from the mistake.
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Some good questions Mike. I would hope that there is some smart management in place that has already sat down and looked at this exact question. It is certainly hard to foresee all eventualities but you would think that there would be some fairly detailed plans to handle a ship becoming stranded at sea.
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Just thought more about this and perhaps Dreams (as a big DCL TA) has enough clout to actually get to somebody at DCL to ask them exactly this kind of question. It might make for a very interesting segment on the PodCast.
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My mom said she's packin a few extra granola bars and a flashlight next time she cruises...
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My mom said she's packin a few extra granola bars and a flashlight next time she cruises...
Maybe DU should add a flashlight to their gift basket!
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Just thought more about this and perhaps Dreams (as a big DCL TA) has enough clout to actually get to somebody at DCL to ask them exactly this kind of question. It might make for a very interesting segment on the PodCast.
I wouldn't be surprised if this was something being planned already.
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My mom said she's packin a few extra granola bars and a flashlight next time she cruises...
^ Great advice !

Those, plus a small ( 8-inches tall, or so...) LED lantern with extra batteries can become your best friend in such an emergency.

Also, a solar-powered charging station for all your devices is a lifesaver. They're a little pricey, but worth every penny. (Brookstone carries them along with several other companies, I'm sure.)

I'd like to think that the response from DCL would be handled more efficiently, (right or wrong, it's my impression that their maintenance is superior)

But then again, I'm reminded of that horrible storm they had no business sailing through a few months ago. (I'm sure someone here knows the date)

Bottom line: You take a cruise and you take your chances.
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Bottom line: You take a cruise and you take your chances.
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You know.. if you bring along a Mini Mag lite... you can screw off the top and use it as a base and then it becomes a candle... (a very romantic flashlight for camping...) and you only have to bring AA batteries (there's an extra light bulb also under the bottom battery cap...)


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Given that DCL caters alot to small children, I could imagine things being even more difficult, especially with the sanitation issue. I could survive without lights or even electricity but not without toilets. I would recommend that Disney invest in some sanitation buckets or portable toilets (one for each room) that could be used in a bathroom emergency. And a surplus of complimentary diapers.

Also have a surplus of non perishable food that isn't just junk and have a distribution/rationing plan.
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^ And a video to boot !

(((Thanks))) k5jmh !
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You know.. if you bring along a Mini Mag lite... you can screw off the top and use it as a base and then it becomes a candle... (a very romantic flashlight for camping...) and you only have to bring AA batteries (there's an extra light bulb also under the bottom battery cap...)


^ Thanks for the tip, Tink !

I've never seen Mag lites like that before. I think I'd prefer a lantern in an emergency, but come to think of it, a dozen or so of those scattered around the cabin might make for a very interesting evening all it's own !

(...Said Joshua in a very G-rated, Dis-approved way.... )
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I wonder if the mechanical setup on the Disney ships is the same type or different to guard against the possibility of this happening.
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