Another carnival cruise without power

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  1. doebeleb

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  3. carpenta

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    .....how do you say "this ship is a piece of crap" in French?....;)
     
  4. cwdefouw

    cwdefouw DVC Member since 1999

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    Ouch, that is going to be really expensive for the cruise line if they cannot get things repaired quickly and get the ship off the dock. I think those places charge like $20,000.00 an hour when the ship departs later than planned. One reason why cruise lines don't wait for late returners.
     
  5. JKMJ441724

    JKMJ441724 Um, I'm going to go with "NO."

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    le poo :confused3
     
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    Apparently it has power (and the toilets are working -- hooray!). There is a propulsion problem. Agree that I'd rather be "stuck" on St. Maarten than stranded at sea!
     
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    I was just watching this on the news and they were reporting some toilets were backing up!!! :scared::scared: I agree rather be stuck at port then out at sea!!! :)
     
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    Wow, this cruiseline really has some issues.
     
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    :rotfl2::rotfl::lmao:

    I agree. Rather be in port then at sea!
     
  10. KingRichard

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    Sign me up for one of those $99 cruises!:thumbsup2

    I can't wait to sleep in my own sewerage!:crazy2:
     
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    I think I would have to be paid to take a Carnival cruise... hmmm, even then ...
     
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    "Le navire est un morceau de merde."






    Love Google translate. :thumbsup2
     
  13. sweetpee_1993

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    True. However, I read that the captain isn't allowing anyone off the ship. I wonder how long before someone freaks and jumps. :scared1:
     
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    You couldn't pay me to go on a Carnival cruise!!
     
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    The news said they couldn't confirm that the toilets were backing up.

    They're docked in St. Maarten, I would assume they're not being allowed off the ship because it's open-ended as to when they might depart. I suppose they could still give them a time to be back.

    This will not be good publicity for Carnival though. This is the third time they've had a ship stranded within a few years. That's if you don't count the Costa problems.
     
  16. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    Are the crap tables overflowing? :scared:
     
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    I've read several reports (on cruise critic) from people ON the Dream that say they were briefly without toilets and elevators but that was resolved quickly. BTW, I've also read several first hand accounts of the people on the Triumph that state the only reason there might have EVER been overflowing sewage in that situation was from people doing it intentionally. And that there was never a food shortage...quite the opposite.

    Not to let the facts get in the way of a good story.......;) This does look bad, though. Happening too frequently, regardless of the reason.
     
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    If I were Carnival Corp's, Public Relations Director, I would be demanding a HUGE raise....and a lifetime supply of wigs/toupees as I would have no hair left by this time.
     
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    These delays could really mess up return flights home and return to work and school plans. That would suck big time. Glad they are docked and not stranded out to sea.
     
  20. KappaSigHero

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    I've seen the same accounts. Much of the overflowing was due to those who continued to operate toilets after they stopped working. I've also seen accounts that the infamous "onion sandwiches" were mainly due to hoarders taking out the meat.

    This is bad for Carnival, though. They may need to look at their maintenance schedules for their fleet, long term.
     
  21. ilovetexas

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    All true. Although, it's a waste of breath on this board to point out that half the rumors these people are running with are false. The Carnival Dream is not without power, it never was. There is a propulsion issue and they are keeping it in port in order to ensure that there ISN'T a bigger problem getting it back to the US. Which is what they should do.

    These things happen all the time, to lots of ships, the media just doesn't report them. I can think of issues with Princess, Crystal and Celebrity off the top of my head. Oh, and here's another rather BIG ship with a propulsion issue:

    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/nov/22/nimitz-problems-could-affect-san-diego-warships/
     
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