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(AL.com)   CEO of Carnival Cruise lines, who is also managing partner of Miami Heat, was spotted watching a Heat game. Apparently this is frowned upon by some people who apparently expect him to be directing a tow boat operations of distressed cruise ship   (blog.al.com) divider line 162
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2013-02-13 07:20:08 PM  
In other news, people are morans.
 
2013-02-13 07:21:50 PM  
3000+ people leaving bags of poop outside their room. That is totally unacceptable.  How is possible that's their Plan F, much less Plan B?

So yeah, I think he should go ahead and miss a game or two until these customers can at least poop in a toilet.   Then he can have his life back.1.bp.blogspot.com
/link is hotter than that bag
 
2013-02-13 07:22:50 PM  

FriarReb98: davidphogan: He should have swam out to it and towed it back in himself. That selfish bastard.

The CEO of Carnival is Jack Lalane?


came here to ask that. what the f*ck are people expecting him to do?

www.rodneyohebsion.com
 
2013-02-13 07:23:39 PM  
Okay, poop deck is coming out!

/Got nuthin'.
 
2013-02-13 07:23:40 PM  

Captain Struggle: and in my opinion, going on a cruise as a vacation is the equivalent of calling eating at applebee's "fine dining."

you get what you pay for.


depends which cruise you take, i think....
 
2013-02-13 07:24:04 PM  

TinyFist: basemetal: Meh, those cruises just don't look like a great get away in the first place.  Crammed all into a boat with thousands of people just does not appeal to me.

/and then there are things like this

SOOOOO this. I wanted to get away for awhile, thought about flying to some city in some country I'd never been to to hang out for a few days (my typical vacation). My cruise enthusiast friends/family (read: evil people who hate me) talked me into taking a cruise.
"it's AMAZING! And you get to go to a lot of countries instead of just one!"

Almost flew home in the third port. There's just SO MANY PEOPLE and you're stuck around them all the time. And the ports suck donkeyballs, too. Oh, look, another Margaritaville, Harley Shop, Hard Rock, and dozens of jewelry shops! Belize is so incredible!!!

Screw cruises and the dipshiat "travelers" aboard them.

/yes, even you. You who is reading this confused, saying "but WE got away from the touristy stuff and took a Cruise sponsored trip to the REAL part of (insert country dependent on US tourism dollars) ." Go back to your stateroom and STFU.
//soapbox, on it.
///not sure what goes on this line here.


For me, I only felt crowded on the boat on days at sea.  As long as you avoid the elevators, there's no reason to really feel *that* cramped.

Yeah, some of the ports suck(A lot of them, actually), but you can always chill on the boat and watch the hot croatian pool activities director teach line dancing classes and shaking her ass all over the 12th deck for half hour at a time.

/helps I didn't have to pay for the one I went on
//renting a big house is way more fun
 
2013-02-13 07:24:29 PM  
If I was on that cruise, and Carnival offered to make it up to me with a free cruise, I'd say sure, any line but Carnival.
 
2013-02-13 07:24:41 PM  

bel4sucks: BSABSVR: Ooh, Ned Stark and bel4sucks are here now, too .   Massive E-peens are gonna be pissing all over this thread!

Uh who are you supposed to be?


I think you have an admirer.
 
2013-02-13 07:25:09 PM  

davidphogan: He should have swam out to it and towed it back in himself. That selfish bastard.


With the rope held between his teeth....
 
2013-02-13 07:27:54 PM  
Did he have his cell phone with him?
 
2013-02-13 07:27:57 PM  
Let them eat cake. Stale, moldy cake.
 
2013-02-13 07:29:08 PM  

rengav: I read somewhere that Carnival is refunding the passengers' money and giving them a free cruise in the future.  Like anyone is going to claim that free cruise after this fiasco...

I sincerely hope that the passengers sue Carnival for damages, suffering, etc. and win.  And I wish I was a lawyer so I could be on the team and cash in as well.


Unlikely. The back of a cruise line ticket basically says that you have to sue them under something like Namibian law in some gator-infested Florida hellhole. And then your damages are limited to some ridiculously tiny sum.
 
2013-02-13 07:29:26 PM  
They should charge the passengers for the tow costs and the extra nights onboard.
 
2013-02-13 07:30:58 PM  
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2013-02-13 07:31:24 PM  

TinyFist: basemetal: Meh, those cruises just don't look like a great get away in the first place.  Crammed all into a boat with thousands of people just does not appeal to me.

/and then there are things like this

SOOOOO this. I wanted to get away for awhile, thought about flying to some city in some country I'd never been to to hang out for a few days (my typical vacation). My cruise enthusiast friends/family (read: evil people who hate me) talked me into taking a cruise.
"it's AMAZING! And you get to go to a lot of countries instead of just one!"

Almost flew home in the third port. There's just SO MANY PEOPLE and you're stuck around them all the time. And the ports suck donkeyballs, too. Oh, look, another Margaritaville, Harley Shop, Hard Rock, and dozens of jewelry shops! Belize is so incredible!!!

Screw cruises and the dipshiat "travelers" aboard them.

/yes, even you. You who is reading this confused, saying "but WE got away from the touristy stuff and took a Cruise sponsored trip to the REAL part of (insert country dependent on US tourism dollars) ." Go back to your stateroom and STFU.
//soapbox, on it.
///not sure what goes on this line here.


I swear that the only people who keep telling me that cruises are great are people who are trying to convince themselves that they didn't waste thousands of dollars to be locked in a floating mall for a week.
 
2013-02-13 07:34:04 PM  
Technically speaking, there is nothing the CEO can do that is not already being done.  The ship is being rescued, and passengers will be refunded.

However, this guy fails at PR/Optics 101 - as do most CEOs.  when a crisis like this occurs, you need to at least LOOK like you're at the front line, solving the crisis.
 
2013-02-13 07:34:32 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: robohobo: Every President we've had has vacationed in the middle of one shiatstorm or another. No difference.

If there was a crippled aircraft carrier floating around the Pacific, you wouldn't see Obama or any other president going to a sporting event. Not that they're capable of doing anything to resolve the situation, but it's still bad juju to be out like that during a crisis.


There are also ALWAYS shiatstorms for the President.  We are the USA, that's what we do.

However, when you are a CEO of a cruise line, the only time this matters to you is the rare case when it IS your image on the line.  Skip a week or two of fun and earn your millions of dollars by pretending to care for a moment.
 
2013-02-13 07:34:39 PM  

Carnival is refunding the passengers' money and giving them a free cruise in the future.  Like anyone is going to claim that free cruise after this fiasco...



Changed to read refunding the survivors' money, so we know how this will end.
 
2013-02-13 07:35:06 PM  
We should have air dropped a research team of sociologists there so we would have a record of the carnage.
 
2013-02-13 07:35:09 PM  

harryasaboy: 3000+ people leaving bags of poop outside their room. That is totally unacceptable.  How is possible that's their Plan F, much less Plan B?

So yeah, I think he should go ahead and miss a game or two until these customers can at least poop in a toilet.   Then he can have his life back.
/link is hotter than that bag


Oh the horror! A small orange bag sitting on clean carpeting outside a door. Truly, the shiattiest conditions imaginable.
 
2013-02-13 07:36:33 PM  
Why don't they just go off the side of the boat? Sure it's environmentally bad, but the environment on that boat can't be too pleasant.
 
2013-02-13 07:38:16 PM  
All the CEO does is get on the phone to his board of directors and say: "Yo assholes, if still want that 7 digit Christmas bonus, go get that farking boat"

He doesn't do peasant work.
 
2013-02-13 07:42:26 PM  

Gilligann: So i'm reading the comments and one in particular stood out.

If things are so bad aboard ship why hasn't the President sent the Coast Guard to evacuate the passangers. Oh!! wait since Obama sold the Coast guard to BP for a $100,000.00 it is now the responsibility of BPs CO to take care of that.

Huh?

Did I miss something or is this just the usual crazy we've come to expect from the right?


Well, I can give a good reason why the Coast Guard dosn't need to help.

Does the cruise company pay US taxes/vessel registration?
 
2013-02-13 07:43:24 PM  

ladyfortuna: I'm too lazy to look up/find a pic, but this reminds of me of the BP guy who went sailing...


I don't care if the Carnival guy goes to a basketball game. Although a thousand vacations were ruined, nobody is any real danger. Sucks to be them, but it's a first-world problem.

BP was a multi-billion-dollar-disaster with a huge ramifications throughout the entire gulf.
 
2013-02-13 07:44:27 PM  
He hired LeBron James?  Burn the witch!
 
2013-02-13 07:44:48 PM  
The CEO should at least furrow his brow in faux concern!
 
2013-02-13 07:45:16 PM  

calbert: FriarReb98: davidphogan: He should have swam out to it and towed it back in himself. That selfish bastard.

The CEO of Carnival is Jack Lalane?

came here to ask that. what the f*ck are people expecting him to do?

[www.rodneyohebsion.com image 640x425]


He's supposed to go on the media and admit all blame, then not do anything to entertain himself until all the lawsuits have been settled.

It might help if he self-flagellants himself a few times also.

s18.postimage.org
 
2013-02-13 07:47:40 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: Juxtapose jpgs of Obama in Hawaii/Hurricane Sandy homeless.


Still butt hurt because the loser you backed, lost? :D  Next thing you'll tell me is you're a Gators fan.
 
2013-02-13 07:52:45 PM  

MFAWG: davidphogan: He should have swam out to it and towed it back in himself. That selfish bastard.

Or he should be directing a review of maintenance logs and ship procedures to try to prevent future epic clusterfarks.


He personally should, or the experts he's hired to take care of those types of things for his $16 billion business should?
 
2013-02-13 07:56:40 PM  

Captain Struggle: as if his responsibility as CEO would go beyond a media-friendly soundbyte and potentially ordering a refund.

that's akin to expecting the CEO of say, johnson & johnson to personally handle shipping logistics during a product recall.

i'm sure he'd get a phone call at the game if the boat sank.


Dude, that's what voice mail is for. There's a game on!
 
2013-02-13 08:01:05 PM  

Jacobin: Not to worry. The ingrates on the boat get a $500 certificate for their next Carnival poop deck cruise to Alabama


Which is what? One Miami Heat playoff ticket that will cost him absolutely nothing more than ink and paper?
 
2013-02-13 08:05:31 PM  

jjwars1: Oh the horror! A small orange bag sitting on clean carpeting outside a door. Truly, the shiattiest conditions imaginable.


2/10
 
2013-02-13 08:08:44 PM  

Scruffinator: TinyFist: basemetal: Meh, those cruises just don't look like a great get away in the first place.  Crammed all into a boat with thousands of people just does not appeal to me.

/and then there are things like this

SOOOOO this. I wanted to get away for awhile, thought about flying to some city in some country I'd never been to to hang out for a few days (my typical vacation). My cruise enthusiast friends/family (read: evil people who hate me) talked me into taking a cruise.
"it's AMAZING! And you get to go to a lot of countries instead of just one!"

Almost flew home in the third port. There's just SO MANY PEOPLE and you're stuck around them all the time. And the ports suck donkeyballs, too. Oh, look, another Margaritaville, Harley Shop, Hard Rock, and dozens of jewelry shops! Belize is so incredible!!!

Screw cruises and the dipshiat "travelers" aboard them.

/yes, even you. You who is reading this confused, saying "but WE got away from the touristy stuff and took a Cruise sponsored trip to the REAL part of (insert country dependent on US tourism dollars) ." Go back to your stateroom and STFU.
//soapbox, on it.
///not sure what goes on this line here.

For me, I only felt crowded on the boat on days at sea.  As long as you avoid the elevators, there's no reason to really feel *that* cramped.

Yeah, some of the ports suck(A lot of them, actually), but you can always chill on the boat and watch the hot croatian pool activities director teach line dancing classes and shaking her ass all over the 12th deck for half hour at a time.

/helps I didn't have to pay for the one I went on
//renting a big house is way more fun


Yeah, you've failed to convince me.  Probably yourself as well.
 
GBB
2013-02-13 08:14:11 PM  

brap: If you can't handle the Heat stay out of the galley Engine Room?


FTFY
 
2013-02-13 08:15:55 PM  
This is worse than that episode where it was revealed that Dr. Bricker was actually a Nazi Concentration Camp Doctor who swapped the heads of the Landers sisters with Isaac's and Gopher's. It really put me off the George "Goober" Lindsay/Tova Borgnine subplot.
 
2013-02-13 08:16:28 PM  
If it was a Japanese company, and a lot of people died, he would probably be expected to commit seppuku. In the US or EU? At worst a golden $10M handshake, and assurance of no bad references for future empoyment elsewhere. OH, and he keeps all his various board of director appointments..
 
2013-02-13 08:19:44 PM  

Captain Struggle: and in my opinion, going on a cruise as a vacation is the equivalent of calling eating at applebee's "fine dining."

you get what you pay for.


BAH ha ha ha ha.. ah.. damn!  "Applebee's"..

suh-NAP!
 
2013-02-13 08:21:36 PM  

bel4sucks: BSABSVR: Ooh, Ned Stark and bel4sucks are here now, too .   Massive E-peens are gonna be pissing all over this thread!

Uh who are you supposed to be?


wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-02-13 08:26:15 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: robohobo: Every President we've had has vacationed in the middle of one shiatstorm or another. No difference.

If there was a crippled aircraft carrier floating around the Pacific, you wouldn't see Obama or any other president going to a sporting event. Not that they're capable of doing anything to resolve the situation, but it's still bad juju to be out like that during a crisis.


Try again.

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/11/navy-carrier-bush-suffers-wide sp read-toilet-outages-111411w/
 
2013-02-13 08:30:17 PM  
And now they are about to get slapped by rainstorms.

No AC

I'm thinking Turkish prison with a starbucks.
 
2013-02-13 08:31:30 PM  
It would have been more awesome if he was on his personal yacht watching the heat game next to the cruise ship  .
 
2013-02-13 08:31:55 PM  

FriarReb98: davidphogan: He should have swam out to it and towed it back in himself. That selfish bastard.

The CEO of Carnival is Jack Lalane?


no  he is aquaman.
 
2013-02-13 08:32:21 PM  

Gilligann: So i'm reading the comments and one in particular stood out.

If things are so bad aboard ship why hasn't the President sent the Coast Guard to evacuate the passangers. Oh!! wait since Obama sold the Coast guard to BP for a $100,000.00 it is now the responsibility of BPs CO to take care of that.

Huh?

Did I miss something or is this just the usual crazy we've come to expect from the right?


I dunno, but $100k sounds like a screaming deal for an entire coast guard. Cutters & helicopters for a price like that. If I'd had known, I try to find a way of throwing my hat into that ring.
 
2013-02-13 08:32:21 PM  
can't help but feel sorry for that crew that had poop duty... aka 'poop doody'

/went on a cruise that ended in NYC - that was a great view.
//yes, even had a functioning toilet
 
2013-02-13 08:39:05 PM  

fusillade762: The headline from the Daily Mail article:

Boss of Carnival cruise ship adds insult to misery by going to basketball game as 4,000 suffer aboard 'stinking stricken ship' with urine-soaked carpets and sewage in cabins

Since when did the Mail start bagging on rich people? I thought they reserved their outrage for welfare queens and the Nanny State?


The Mail is a gutter press tabloid. Its staple is outrage and reactionary stories, just like any other tabloid. It's just aimed at a slightly higher class than the likes of the Sun.

The Mail Online is also one of the most-visited online "news" sites in the world. So, great jerb Drew for passing all that traffic to it.

/I was inspired to watch this, again, however. Graham Linehan (Father Ted, IT Crowd, Big Train et al.) ranting about the Daily Heil, their sidebar of shame, and their keywords of "all grown up" to indicate that a hot loli is legal.
//Go to the Fail's website, and search for "all grown up", you'll see exactly what he means.
 
2013-02-13 08:39:12 PM  

rengav: I read somewhere that Carnival is refunding the passengers' money and giving them a free cruise in the future.  Like anyone is going to claim that free cruise after this fiasco...

I sincerely hope that the passengers sue Carnival for damages, suffering, etc. and win.  And I wish I was a lawyer so I could be on the team and cash in as well.


They're going to get nothing. There's a reason you can't find a cruise ship that sails under an American flag people will have to go to Malta, Morocco or Senegal to sue.
 
2013-02-13 08:41:14 PM  
Just wants to get his life back.
 
2013-02-13 08:41:24 PM  
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Shanna, they bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em poop in bags.
 
2013-02-13 08:41:40 PM  
A better CEO would have found a way to drop Bengal Tigers onto the ship and charge each passenger's credit card an extra $1,000 for the "'Life of Pi' Experience"
 
2013-02-13 08:42:31 PM  
I read somewhere that he was seen smiling and laughing too. Does the man feel no empathy??
 
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