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  •  Speaking of that... (11+ / 0-)

    I can't believe we're getting program-preempting saturation coverage of this damned boat porting....seriously?

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 07:42:23 PM PST

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    •  #firstworldproblems (3+ / 0-)
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      What a joke. The MSS Sewage Overflow arrives in Mobile!

    •  I think it's just fine (5+ / 0-)

      Carnival runs their ships on a ragged edge of safety.

      Maybe they will loose so much business that they will clean up their act.  And install safer fire suppression systems and retro-fit their boats with better designed power systems.  Of course this is expensive, as is designing the engines and the electrical systems correctly to begin with.

      They are the parent company of Costa (as in Concordia).

      The only line under their control that I would even consider going on is Cunard, esp the Queen Mary, an ocean liner meant to take serious sea conditions, and they are too expensive for us.  

      •  yeah, it shouydl be in the news, but... (2+ / 0-)
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        we don't need constant coverage where someone asks "so how stinky was it in there?" "were you like totally nauseous?"

        "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

        by JackND on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 08:57:07 PM PST

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        •  That's because today's (4+ / 0-)

          'reporters' do not know anything but bodily functions.  And certainly not anything about ship systems.  Toilets on board are vacuum systems.  All connected.  Waste  (trash, food, glass, soda/beer cans) is compacted - no power, no compaction.

          The crew should have been directed to break out the garbage bag lined trash cans right from the beginning, instead of waiting 2-3 days.  I would have been much more concerned with the germs and bacterias floating around on floors, carpets, than mere stinky-ness.  

          And if the passengers had it bad, I can tell you the crew areas were 10X worse.  I hope the crew was all given an extra $500 ea; but I doubt it.  

          Don't EVER go on a Carnival cruise!

          •  I'd never go on any cruise... (0+ / 0-)

            I don't care for that mode of travel at all.

            "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

            by JackND on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 08:28:12 AM PST

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            •  IT has it's usefulness (0+ / 0-)

              in certain places, and at certain phases & times of life.  

              We are no longer able to backpack across Europe, Central America, etc.  

              The point is to chose carefully, taking into consideration locations, access, treatment on board, safety, cruise line practices, smoking policies, treatment of crew & staff, ambiance, type of boat, capacity, environmental practices (still not 100% but better than they used to be) etc.  

              I found the sainted David F Wallace's essay quite obsessive and compulsive, full of attitude, dripping with condensation.  People who like to scornfully stick their noses in the air, at the plebeian masses who board a 'Carnivore' ship, shouldn't automatically think all ships are like that.

              Want to travel the Panama Canal ?- the only way to do it is by boat!  Inspired by learning more about the building of the canal after reading, The Path Between the Seas we recently did so.

              Have you ever gone on a ship for more than 3 days?

      •  As much as I hate Disney. . . . (0+ / 0-)

        they are about the only cruise line I would take. They wouldn't let something like ruin their image.

    •  New Carnival marketing pitch: (1+ / 0-)
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      Choose Carnival over other cruise lines because we truly give a shit.

      While I am a fan of "finding common ground", we should keep in mind just who won the election....

      by left my heart on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 02:40:18 AM PST

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