Anonymocoso: The Triumph, like every other cruise ship, is registered in a 3rd world country to avoid US taxes and regulations.Why are the taxes that I pay being used to send a US Coast Guard vessel out for this incident?Why isn't the Bahamian Coast Guard sending a vessel out?
Walker: A fairly crappy hotel? These are pics of the ship in question. Does this look like a crappy hotel pool area?
nymersic: realmolo: People are awful when they aren't forced to NOT be awful.Suffice it to say, if this was a ship full of military personnel, there wouldn't be shiat flowing everywhere. The commanding officers would've organized different crews to handle sanitation, in shifts, and everybody would be put on a "poop schedule". Food would be rationed, with an eye towards minimizing poop production. Anyone that screwed with the schedule would be locked up.But instead, we have a bunch of overfed entitled idiots shiatting everywhere and whining that they aren't getting their usual 5000 calories/day.More accurately, in the Navy, engineers won't be sleeping until the engine room is back on-line.Bringing me to another point: I can't fathom how a ship that large only has one engine and engine room? I'd really expected redundancy in that department (redundantly).
Smelly Pirate Hooker: Sorry if it's been asked before, but (I've Googled this and not found any answers):If they can get other ships there to drop off food, etc., why can't they just take people off the disabled ship? I know there are a lot of them, but it doesn't seem like it should be impossible.Is it an federal govt. issue? Why do they have to stay on the ship?
liam76: jjwars1: This. People will go out of their way to find something to whine about for attention, special treatment, discounts, or a free vacation. Then, they threaten to sue when they don't feel they are getting enoughThat is what you have to do with cruise ships to get what you signed up for.Which is my main beef with them.durbnpoisn: And even better question is, if they can deliver supplies, why can't the bring a few Porta-potties? That would solve their waste disposal problemsIf you could find a good place to bolt them down, you would still need to empty them.
Walker: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Walker: Well it is a great bargain. I've taken 8 of them, usually 7-night cruises.I dunno. It still sounds to me like being stuck in a fairly crappy hotel (that sloshes back and forth) for days on end eating the same crappy buffet food, and occasionally you get to leave the hotel and visit the port town tourist traps of some third-world country.A fairly crappy hotel? These are pics of the ship in question. Does this look like a crappy hotel pool area?[images.travelpod.com image 850x637][www.gotravel.com image 640x480]Is this a crappy hotel theater?[cruisewise-static01.insnw.net image 603x469]Does this look like a crappy hotel atrium?[www.galaxsea.com image 475x312]And the Triumph is an older ship, built in 1999. Newer ships have ice rinks, flowriders, rock climbing walls, zip lines, carousels, trees, real grass lawns, etc. You will not get bored or feel stuck. I just got back from a cruise. While most of America was freezing we were laying poolside and drinking while watching the AFC and NFC championship games on the big screen TV by the pool. Some people were watching them from the hot tubs. You can eat different food every day, not the same, and not buffet if you don't want to. There are more restaurants on the ship than days you will be on the ship. The ship does not "slosh", it has stabilizers. Visit tourist traps? I've climbed waterfalls, explored jungles, and met people all over the world via cruising. But stick to your incorrect assumptions about cruising. Less people cruising = cruise lines desperate to fill their ships = lower prices for those of us that do want to cruise.
Gleeman: Can't remember the last time I read about an NCL, Cunard, etc. ship being stranded by a small fire.
poe_zlaw: OK serisouly--how bad can it be? The pilgrims came over here on a ship with no running water, no hot food, etc. I could EASILY see this one idiot biatch I work with acting like the conditions on that ship are worse than conditions the slaves endured. However, I could also see other people i know saying "eh, sucks, but its not nearly as bad as some people are making it out to be. At least I am not at work"
Gleeman: NEDM: Gleeman: Can't remember the last time I read about an NCL, Cunard, etc. ship being stranded by a small fire.Any fire that requires them to use the CO2 system isn't "small" by any definition of the word.I admit details of the fire haven't been released, but so far it sounds like a Class C (electrical) fire, probably in a switchboard or cable run. The automated system would release as soon as it detects a fire, regardless of size.I'm a retired US Navy engineer, had two switchboard fires during my time: we suffered a partial loss of power to secondary draws, but the major systems continued to function just fine thanks to redundant backups. With today's cruise 'ship' designs, it wouldn't surprise me at all if the entire ship's power goes through a single switchboard; or all the switchboards are in one space. (or all of the gensets in a single space).
Haoie: Most people who bash cruising have never stepped foot on a cruise ship. Isn't that always just the way?
Prank Call of Cthulhu: NeoCortex42: Maybe a couple of passengers have learned semaphore and are reporting to passing ships."POOP....IS...COMING....OUT...OF....THE....WALLS...NOW."
oldfarthenry: [www.csmonitor.com image 600x400]There is PLENTY of running water on the port-side cabins (although the bowling alley is closed due to "gravity").
Rivetman1.0: regularly crap on newspapers and roll it up and seal in a couple of plastic grocery bags and pee in a liquid laundry soap gallon bottle.
Rivetman1.0: I regularly crap on newspapers and roll it up and seal in a couple of plastic grocery bags and pee in a liquid laundry soap gallon bottle.
CheekyMonkey: MrSteve007:Places I'm going to visit on a cruise in July:-Boston, Massachusetts-Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, Canada-Red Bay, Labrador, Canada-Qaqortoq, Greenland-Prince Christian Sund-Isafjardurdjur-Akureyri, Iceland-Eyjafjordur-Seydisfjordur, Iceland-Torshavn, Faroe Islands-Bergen, Norway-Stavanger, Norway-Lysefjord-Amsterdam, The Netherlands-Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland-Dublin, Ireland-Belfast, Northern Ireland-Djupivogur, Iceland-Heimaey, Iceland-Reykjavik, Iceland-Nanortalik, Greenland-St Anthony, Newfoundland, Canada-St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada-Bar Harbor, MaineWithout question, if you want to see very little of a lot of the world, for between $35 and $50 a day (including food), there's no better way than cruising.FTFY.Let's take the last place on your list, for example. When you "see" Bah Haabaa, will you have time to take in the view from the top of Cadillac Mtn? Hike up The Bubbles? Climb the iron ladders set into the rock on The Beehive? See Thunder Hole? Stop in at Bar Harbor Brewing and have a Blueberry Ale? Go on a sea kayak tour? Go whale-watching?Nope. You won't be able to do any of that. You'll have time to walk around the downtown shopping area, perhaps have lunch. You'll be able to say you've been to Bah Habah, but you'll see very little of it...
CheekyMonkey: Let's take the last place on your list, for example. When you "see" Bah Haabaa, will you have time to take in the view from the top of Cadillac Mtn?
Prank Call of Cthulhu: Rivetman1.0: I regularly crap on newspapers and roll it up and seal in a couple of plastic grocery bags and pee in a liquid laundry soap gallon bottle.I'll bet you're a waffle-stomper too.No, a conscientous and law abiding fisherman.
NEDM: You guys had your CO2 systems on automatic? Jesus Christ. Just to make sure we're on the same page, I'm talking about the mass suppression system.
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