Stranded Cruise Ship - Does it Make You Nervous to Sail?

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  1. mjaclyn

    mjaclyn Currently in Wonderland

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    I just saw the the news about the stranded carnival ship in the Gulf of Mexico. I feel so bad for those people - what an awful way to spend a vacation!

    I have only sailed 3 times, once on Princess and twice on Disney. Does anyone know if Disney has an emergency plan for a situation like this? We have a cruise coming up in October on the Fantasy and I'm already a little nervous because it's going to be hurricane season (yes, I'm getting trip insurance). Usually Disney Cruise Line is up there with the best when it comes to safety, however the whole incident when the ship was damaged while sailing in a hurricane a few months ago shook my confidence a little.

    Do things like these make anyone else nervous to sail? I just hope that if something like the situation with Carnival ever happened on the Disney Cruise there would be a better plan in place for food, clean water, restrooms, etc. I guess we'll never really know unless it actually happens. (which of course I hope it doesn't!)
     
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  3. NurseDave

    NurseDave Mouseketeer

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    Rather be on a cruise ship without power than an airplane! Planes crash every year, but we still fly to get to the cruise.
     
  4. DH6230

    DH6230 Earning My Ears

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    Nope not nervous at all. We are sailing in 11 days can't wait. As long as the beer is cold and the sun is hot I'm good!
     
  5. Tonka's Skipper

    Tonka's Skipper DIS Veteran

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    It really comes down to the training of the crew, the operation, condition and up keep of the vessel and luck. There is only so much that can be done with a vessel that was not under command (EI adrift) and now under tow.

    So far in this case, Carnival is doing what they can and their actions make sense.


    In answer to your question.......I would sail DCL and RCL again no problem!

    AKK
     
  6. joelnkelly

    joelnkelly Mouseketeer

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    Not nervous at all
     
  7. DisneyOHFan

    DisneyOHFan Livin' for Disney

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    Doesn't make me nervous at all.
     
  8. momtoleasawav

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    No, I have been stuck in the house with my kids since Friday form a blizzard. I cannot wait to get on that ship on saturday
     
  9. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    It makes me nervous to sail Carnival... That's twice in a couple of years.

    Sayhello
     
  10. jm106

    jm106 DIS Veteran

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    Nope, anything could happen anywhere. Life is too short to stress over those kinds of what ifs. I have bigger issues that make me scared then what if I pick the one Disney cruise this year that might have issues(or plane, bus, hotel...)
     
  11. WaltD4Me

    WaltD4Me <font color=royalblue>PS...I tried asking for wate

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    It doesn't make me nervous, but it is making my sister nervous. We sail on our first cruise in 18 days and the news about the Carnival cruise being stranded is making her a little crazy.
     
  12. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

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    Most accidents happen in and around the home -- it's probably safer to travel.

    How many ships are currently in operation, and how many times do they sail each year without incident?
     
  13. GoHabsGo

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    :thumbsup2

    The three most important things in transportation: Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance.

    Obviously, I don't know for certain what caused the fire and it could happen anywhere to anyone but given the track records involved, I'll fly the "Qantas of the seas" (remember from Rain Man where Hoffman would only fly Qantas?)
     
  14. GoHabsGo

    GoHabsGo Mouseketeer

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    Kind of answered yourself - you spend most of your time at home, ergo, most accidents happen near there...:teacher: (<--just teasing with that, I'm sure you knew already...)
     
  15. DynamicDisneyDuo

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    Absotively not. I may not cruise CCL, to include many of their subsidiaries (I'm looking at you Costa.) But I'll stay with DCL and hope to try RCCL soon.
     
  16. tnkrbell

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    Not sure if I have a false sense of security but I feel very comfortable with DCl
     
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  18. Greatfalls

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    I'll never sail Carnival. I was on the Wonder in August 2009 when some drunk guy jumped off the Carnival ship. They were unable to get their rescue boat off the ship, so the Wonder had to pull up along side and rescue him.
     
  19. Tink3815

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    I have sailed Carnival many times and Disney once. Disney standards are much higher (which matches the higher the price of the cruise). That being said, I will no longer sail Carnival due to numerous issues on my last 2 cruises with them.Trying to get my DH to go with Disney again.( he says too many kids)
    The situation that is happening onboard, could happen to any cruise lines. It's how the lines reacts to the crisis that makes the difference. From reading other cruise boards, Carinval seems to be handling it in their usual sub standard way.
     
  20. violetmonarch

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    Not nervous about cruising, since anything can happen at any time that we cannot prepare for anyway. When on the Magic a week ago, we learned that she has twice as many life boats than passengers on board. Just my 2 cents ;)
     
  21. Floridagram

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    No, but it makes me think twice about bringing some snacks, just no high fiber ones! ;) Especially if I were to sail Carnival again. I got to go twice last year because I went on CCL the second time, it was less than half the price of DCL. That said it was of lesser value too, but still better than being at home!

    I have thought about bringing specific things I like to snack on but then think I am crazy because there is so much to eat on the ship. Now that idea is not so far fetched, I can always carry them back off when everything does fine!
     

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