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(Yahoo)   From bad to worse: Disabled cruise ship to be towed to Alabama   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 69
    More: Followup, Alabama, emergency power system, Carnival Cruise Lines, Yucatan Peninsula  
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4995 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Feb 2013 at 11:11 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-02-12 02:30:01 PM  

Big Man On Campus: Cruising is fun if you're sailing on an actual cruising sailboat. These huge metal monstrosity tourist barges are incubation zones for illness, huge annoyances of crowds of entitled visitors to otherwise quiet destinations, and basically disneyland shopping entrapment on the ocean. I've never sailed on a tourist cruise, and I never intend to. However, I am planning a sailboat cruise through the south pacific on a nice 30-50 ft cutter someday soon.


I tend to agree with you but neither one of us has been on a cruise so I'm not sure our opinions really hold much weight. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it, and all that.

I would like to one day go on a small cruise - maybe up to Alaska or something. Just to say that I'd done it and hopefully to see some cool shiat.
 
2013-02-12 03:28:59 PM  

Mad Scientist: If they make it to Mobile today, they could join in a pretty awesome Mardi Gras party.


Damn the torpedoes!!
 
2013-02-12 03:52:28 PM  
I leave on a cruise in a few days, so I am getting a kick.

A cruise has its ups and downs.
Why beat up folks that choose it as one of their options?

 Why cruise? Kids are 10 and 6.
Just a 'canned' vacation as a stepping off point.
Low maintenance planning, I don't have to use my time booking a ton of hotels and reservations.

It gives them a confined place to explore and have some independence.
Inclusive dining, kids don't care about ritzy meals.
A few port calls to give the kids a view of places other than 'home'.

For "MY" vacation, I'm hitting Vegas with GF for a Zumanity show and other more adult adventures.
Good eats, good entertainment, and no kids.  ;)

Then hunting Pronghorn in WY in the Fall.

Iceland self planned couples adventure in 2014.

 
2013-02-12 04:00:15 PM  

Mad Scientist: If they make it to Mobile


Hey, wherever the four winds blow. I been in some big towns and heard me some big talk, but there is one thing I know. A woman's a two-face, a worrisome thing who'll leave ya to sing the blues in the night.
 
2013-02-12 04:09:00 PM  

enik: Big Man On Campus: Cruising is fun if you're sailing on an actual cruising sailboat. These huge metal monstrosity tourist barges are incubation zones for illness, huge annoyances of crowds of entitled visitors to otherwise quiet destinations, and basically disneyland shopping entrapment on the ocean. I've never sailed on a tourist cruise, and I never intend to. However, I am planning a sailboat cruise through the south pacific on a nice 30-50 ft cutter someday soon.

Don't forget to pack the guitar, birkenstocks and an extra dose of smug, bro!


Seriously.  If you know you wouldn't like it, don't go!  If you have never been on a cruise, what are you mocking?  My family liked cruises and as such I have been on about 8 cruises from 3 day excursions out of Los Angeles to 2 weeks in Alaska, from childhood to adulthood.  There is not a "huge annoyance of crowds of entitled visitors."  There is so much to do the crowds are never more of a problem than a hotel in a nice city.  The worst you get is a line for dinner (and most cruises have reservations) and a packed entrance for a show like any other show in any city you go to.  Pool got crowded, go to one of the 6 others.  Don't like shopping, don't go to the stores.  Think Carnival is beneath you, try Royal Caribbean.  Cruises are wonderful.
 
2013-02-12 04:20:28 PM  
TGWJH:
Seriously.  If you know you wouldn't like it, don't go!

Some people's idea of camping is a modern RV in a parking lot at a national park. Others like to haul a tent, food, and hunting equipment a day or more hike from a road and see places not on the brochure.

Which one is more like camping? Ultimately there's no correct answer. I do, however, hold disdain for those who would bring the hotel to the isolated island village and call it non-disruptive. That's like buying an RV the size of an earth-mover with tank tracks, mowing down over trees to get where you want and parking it in the middle of virgin forest all while saying everything's fine.
 
2013-02-12 04:26:40 PM  
The only cruise I would ever even CONSIDER would be a river boat down the Seine.
 
2013-02-12 05:10:57 PM  
My barf will go on and on...
 
2013-02-12 07:59:23 PM  

cgraves67: Pocket_Fisherman: We are going on a shall we say "adult oriented" cruise.  Of course our family doesn't know what kind.  This is the sort of thing which we expect to happen and make the news.

Oh definitely. And the cruise ship company will call your family because they are your emergency contacts and the media will contact them for comment. Your employers will see you on tv. The whole house of cards will come down.


Not to mention the people hanging off the side of the boat on sex swings taking a doody while wearing a ball gag.  These pictures will look good in the break room at work.
 
2013-02-12 09:49:38 PM  
people are getting sick and they're throwing up everywhere
CNN is reporting people are crapping off the side of the boat and there is shiat running down the hull.


Pics?
 
2013-02-12 09:59:55 PM  
Roll Tide, biatches.
 
2013-02-13 02:44:21 AM  
Sure sounds like a lot of folks for one ship...3000 passengers and 1000 crew...damn that's a lot of crew isn't it?
 
2013-02-13 08:52:54 AM  
Wow, sounds like a floating post-katrina Superdome
 
2013-02-13 12:48:09 PM  
This headline made me LOL
 
2013-02-13 04:37:32 PM  
This incident aside, who the fark would go on a cruise in the first place? WTF is there to do?
 
2013-02-13 04:43:23 PM  

Mugato: This incident aside, who the fark would go on a cruise in the first place? WTF is there to do?


Watch whales, according to my wife.

/alaska for us, not the gulf
//worked in navy research vessels for 12 years.  I'm about to be a mailman taking a hike on his day off
 
2013-02-14 08:15:29 AM  
MBooda:
I'm about to be a mailman taking a hike on his day off

That is sad. Here is TF for a month to help you pass the time.
 
2013-02-14 09:56:31 AM  

BHShaman: MBooda:
I'm about to be a mailman taking a hike on his day off

That is sad. Here is TF for a month to help you pass the time.


I have a happy now.  Thank you.  I cannot describe how I feel but this picture helps:
www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-02-14 10:37:24 PM  

Big Man On Campus: enik: Don't forget to pack the guitar, birkenstocks and an extra dose of smug, bro!

If knowing what you really want is smug, then guilty as charged, consumer.


Oh "consumer" -- OUCH! Why don't you go and "consume" some pabst blue ribbon, bro!
 
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