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#1786211 - 02/14/13 06:02 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? califgirl
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why would I go on a cruise to experience over flowing toilets, I'll just use my basement bathroom
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#1786671 - 02/15/13 04:17 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? Peepers
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#1786703 - 02/15/13 04:37 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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Good grief, thos epoor folks.. eek
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#1786752 - 02/15/13 05:20 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? Bimmer
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did they hand out red bags?
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#1786760 - 02/15/13 05:27 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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OMGoat! After all that, the last thing I would want to do is ride on a bus for several hours. frown
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#1786775 - 02/15/13 05:44 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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And those were supposed to be the "luxury buses" to transport the passengers?!?!

crazy
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#1786776 - 02/15/13 05:45 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? Bacon Boy
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at least they didn't force onion sandwiches on them
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#1786778 - 02/15/13 05:47 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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Cheese sammies on white bread would have probably helped with the no toilet situation...
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#1786782 - 02/15/13 05:53 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? DeeQ
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good thing they didn't serve bean burritos and fire brand chili
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#1786881 - 02/15/13 08:00 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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"All 3,143 passengers aboard the 900 foot colossus, ..were already being given a full refund for the cruise, transportation expenses and vouchers for a another cruise. Carnival Cruise Lines is now boosting that offer to include another $500 per person. Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines, announced the additional compensation Wednesday. "

....this is not enough for 4 days stranded at sea ....
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#1786889 - 02/15/13 08:12 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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What more should they get?
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#1786893 - 02/15/13 08:15 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? #Just Jay
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What more should they get?


Tickets to a Tiffany concert.
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#1786894 - 02/15/13 08:15 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? #Just Jay
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What more should they get?


They will likely get a lot more than this. I believe that there will be lawsuits. Especially if anyone's time is worth more than $125/day. I think the average compliance officer gets paid a lot more than $125/day.
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#1786903 - 02/15/13 08:32 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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I have never been on a cruise - and this makes me think twice about ever going on one.
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#1786921 - 02/15/13 09:01 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? Skittles
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I would poop in a bag for $500
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#1786923 - 02/15/13 09:04 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
i think that is more than enough...they aren't "owed" anything else...

although i'm sure there was more than 1 attorney standing at the bottom of the gangplank handing out his business cards and hoping to file a class action...
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#1786928 - 02/15/13 09:09 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? Skittles
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Originally Posted By: Just Skittles
I have never been on a cruise - and this makes me think twice about ever going on one.


Bad things can happen anywhere - car/plane crashes, hotel fires, robberies, whatever. It wouldn't stop me from going on another cruise, but it certainly wouldn't be a Carnival cruise, or any cruise with that many people.

On an Alaskan cruise, our ship lost power, but only for about 5 hours. The crew was able to fix the problem, after they took a lifeboat into the closest port to get a part that was needed. There was no hot breakfast that morning. frown
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#1786933 - 02/15/13 09:22 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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No hot breakfast!?!?! What in the world is wrong with you. I would have sued. Cold bacon just isn't as good, ya know.
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#1786937 - 02/15/13 09:26 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? HappyGilmore
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i think that is more than enough...they aren't "owed" anything else...

although i'm sure there was more than 1 attorney standing at the bottom of the gangplank handing out his business cards and hoping to file a class action...


I am going to have to disagree with you on this. As part of an agreement (transactions) both parties agree to terms and conditions both written and unwritten. I do not think that Carnival met the terms, but the customers did (by paying). Thus, I expect that in the end the people will end up with a lot more than $500.

Carnival made $93MM last quarter. Profiting is no longer acceptable in the US. They will get sued.
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#1786957 - 02/15/13 09:50 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? Sound Tactic
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But they are getting refunded the cost of this cruise, credits toward another, cash, and transportation taken care of, thus compensated more than they paid.
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#1786972 - 02/15/13 10:05 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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After that ordeal, to be offered a bus ride for over 500 miles back to Galveston (if that is where your car was parked) would be dissapointing to say the least.

I like the idea of the lady saying she would check into a Mobile hotel and get home on her own.
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#1786989 - 02/15/13 11:28 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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You'd think Carnival would have a better Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity plan in place for this situation.

It's not like an engine fire hasn't happened before on a cruise ship. Anyone remember Carnival's Splendor back in 2010?

Cruise Ship fires

I thought this was an interesting article:

What cruise lines don't want you to know
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#1786992 - 02/16/13 12:05 AM Re: Anyone for a cruise? #Just Jay
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But they are getting refunded the cost of this cruise, credits toward another, cash, and transportation taken care of, thus compensated more than they paid.



Compensated more than they paid? Do you mean refunded their payment and given $500?

Do you really believe this will end at $500?
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#1786994 - 02/16/13 01:34 AM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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And another free cruise (if they like), plus compensation for transportations changes, lodging, etc. to get them home. They will probably end up with some more cash when this is done. We took a Carnival cruise years ago and we had some engine issues as well. Granted, we did not lose power, but I thought they did an excellent job at making us more than whole for our inconvenience.

The cruisers signed off on iron clad agreements before getting on the ship. Awful thing to happen yes, but they were inconvenienced, not hurt or injured. They should be made whole and then some, but there is no reason any guest on that cruise should be made more than that. People néed to keep in mind that they went on a vacation on a boat in open waters with limited and minimal resources in the first place. When things go wrong, it's not going to be pretty.. It's no walk on the beach.
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#1787261 - 02/19/13 05:27 PM Re: Anyone for a cruise? MyBrainHurts
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Someone said it was hard to get off the ship there were so many lawyers trying to get back on. Wonder who they would sue if their car broke down in the desert and it took days to get repairs in to the little gas station that was the only thing within miles and miles. The car company? You take a chance anywhere you go and they should know that. Was it unforunate? Yes. I wouldn't want to go through it, but again I didn't like using an outhouse when I spent summers at my grandparents but I did.

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