NeoCortex42: Maybe a couple of passengers have learned semaphore and are reporting to passing ships.
cgraves67: If a passenger has to pay more money to get a cabin on a higher deck, the rich are literally taking a shiat on the... uh, less wealthy.
AxemRed: I don't understand why there would be shiat everywhere. Can't they just poo in buckets and throw it overboard? Maybe one or two toilets overflowed, but the whole ship should not be covered in shiat after only a week.
Big Ramifications: Do you reckon there was heaps of 2 girls 1 cup action in amongst all the shiat-smeared corridors?
akula: Big Man On Campus: I still consider it not-legitimate travel. Flying to a hotel in a location, that's travel. Floating on a cruise ship moves you around much like the people-mover moves people around disneyland all while pretending that the cruise ship itself is the destination. To me it's like comparing being able to ride a motorcycle vs being forced to only use the bus to experience a city, while paying outrageous amounts to use the bus. True, the bus is more comfortable and comes with less risk, but ultimately you're on a bus meaning you're apart from the world you're trying to see.You're not making one bit of sense. Your analogy of flying/cruising to motorcycle/bus just sucks. You will NEVER be part of the places you visit. Not going to happen. Maybe by hanging out in a hostel or something you feel you're getting the real feel, but it still isn't. If you aren't buying a house/flat, getting a job, and making your way in the world you're just transitory. The only difference is in the length of your stay.So you hate cruises without having been on one. Yay you. Feel free to stand in judgment over those who have been places on a cruise ship. You just end up coming across like a judgmental asshole. I don't doubt there's those who have experienced Nassau in ways that are deeper and more meaningful from my experience. I don't give a shiat. I had a good time and moved on. That's what I was after. If the locals didn't like it, at least they liked my money enough to pretend they enjoyed our presence until we left. They're probably doing the same thing to you. NOBODY likes tourists when they come to visit... doesn't matter if they got off a boat, an airplane, or a UFO.If the people on the cruise feel like they're getting the experience they wanted and enjoyed, why do you feel the need to shiat all over it? Do you go up to kids who are happily eating their Hydrox and tell them that they're missing our because their parents are cheap bastards who didn't buy Oreos?
Big Man On Campus: Walker: A fairly crappy hotel? These are pics of the ship in question. Does this look like a crappy hotel pool area?Yes, It's TOO crowded.Is this a crappy hotel theater?Yes, the seats don't recline and there's all-but-useless drink tables in the way of my legroom. Doesn't look comfortable.Does this look like a crappy hotel atrium?In fairness, no, that looks like a nice bar.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.Ok, but you could get *ALL* of those things and more at an actual land-based resort. So why do them on a somewhat-restricted-in-capability steel tourist barge? Is it just to be on the water and visit exotic locales? You can do that by learning to sail and chartering your own barebones sailboat for dirt cheap, plus the locals like you more when you do this.
Haoie: Most people who bash cruising have never stepped foot on a cruise ship. Isn't that always just the way?
12349876: See being the key word.
Walker: Does this look like a crappy hotel pool area?
Walker: Of course the Carnival guy is gonna lie and say everyone on the ship is lying. There are numerous reports of raw sewage running down the ship's walls. This is like stuff out of the 9th level of Hell. They may actually have to make a new level of hell just for this.
Carth: Why can't they just send another boat to rescue them?
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").
factoryconnection: AxemRed: I don't understand why there would be shiat everywhere. Can't they just poo in buckets and throw it overboard? Maybe one or two toilets overflowed, but the whole ship should not be covered in shiat after only a week.Most people don't know how to deal with any adversity whatsoever and will panic... especially when it comes to going without the magic that is indoor plumbing.
Rev.K: Hmmm, between captains abandoning their shipwrecked vessels, poo oozing down the walls and the near certainty of contracting Norovirus, I just don't know why I wouldn't ever want to go on a cruise.
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