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(LA Times)   Crippled cruise ship Triumph finally docks in Mobile, Alabama. Upon realizing they were in Alabama, passengers demand to be put back out to sea   (latimes.com) divider line 115
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2013-02-15 07:06:58 AM
Ever been to Mobile subby?  It's not really so bad.  They do a bang up Marti Gras. Of course it's Lent now, so you may have a point.
 
2013-02-15 07:20:40 AM
I was in Mobile a couple of times about twenty years ago.  Nice town, there was a little seafood restaurant on the Dauphin Island bridge road that served the BEST freakin lobster I think I've ever had.
 
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2013-02-15 08:29:09 AM
I think Mobile is pretty nice these days.  I know that Royal Caribbean has or had a ship home-ported there.
There is fort Conde and the battleship so there are some touristy things.
 
2013-02-15 09:43:21 AM
"Absolutely we kissed the ground when we got off!" she said afterward.

I guess after you've spent a few days pooping in buckets and inhaling aerosolized sewage and eating dodgy food from kitchens with no refrigeration, kissing the ground is probably is the least unsanitary thing you've done.
 
2013-02-15 09:44:29 AM

BoboRod: Of course it's Lent now, so you may have a point.


The passengers can give up "pooping in buckets" for Lent.
 
2013-02-15 09:46:54 AM
As far as Alabama goes, Mobile might be the best place for obvious pansy yankee libs like subby.
 
2013-02-15 09:48:13 AM

BoboRod: Ever been to Mobile subby?  It's not really so bad.  They do a bang up Marti Gras. Of course it's Lent now, so you may have a point.


Have you been to any place but Mobile?  Because it is boring to hell compared to everywhere else on the planet.
 
2013-02-15 09:48:27 AM
In the future, passengers on the Carnival Triumph will look at the ice buckets in their rooms, and think to themselves, "I bet somebody pooped in that once."
 
2013-02-15 09:49:17 AM

PainInTheASP: I was in Mobile a couple of times about twenty years ago.  Nice town, there was a little seafood restaurant on the Dauphin Island bridge road that served the BEST freakin lobster I think I've ever had.


Know how I know you've never been to Maine?
 
2013-02-15 09:50:04 AM

BoboRod: Ever been to Mobile subby?  It's not really so bad.


"It's not really so bad" would be a great advertising slogan for Mobile.

Of course, it would also be a rather blatant example of false advertising.
 
2013-02-15 09:50:39 AM
At the very least, they can claim the trip was unlike any other.
 
2013-02-15 09:51:30 AM
I almost moved to Montgomery. Job, you know. Decided it wasn't worth the money. Heard good things about Birmingham and Huntsville and Mobile but not Montgomery.
 
2013-02-15 09:51:47 AM
...and then they drove them to new orleans.

/when will the nightmare end for these people
//the carnival triumph is a wonderful ship
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2013-02-15 09:52:20 AM
"I want a hot shower and a daggum Whataburger"

Thank you, Mrs. Thurston Howell III
 
2013-02-15 09:52:45 AM
Urine in the hallways.   Now, I can see where the logistics for the ladies might be a bit tougher than for the men, but they are on a boat.

OVER THE RAIL PEOPLE.
 
2013-02-15 09:53:20 AM

Farce-Side: As far as Alabama goes, Mobile might be the best place for obvious pansy yankee libs like subby.


Only city with a dentist?
 
2013-02-15 09:56:07 AM
Must be hard for them northern yankees on shore- having to use "manners" and such.
 
2013-02-15 09:56:22 AM
Mobile has a dedicated cruise ship terminal, plenty of hotel rooms, a decent airport, and a large shipyard to do repairs.  Seems like a perfect place to go.  Better than some Mexican hellhole, for sure.  Weather is probably nice right now, too.  I'd hate to have docked there in August, however.
 
2013-02-15 09:56:28 AM
Amazing that their stock hasn't really taken a hit.

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2013-02-15 09:57:38 AM
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Why do I get all the looks when they talk about poop filled hallways?

/yeah, I saw Outlaw's post.
 
2013-02-15 09:57:48 AM
Human Achievements : Split the Atom ☑  Put a man on the Moon ☑  Evacuate people from drifting cruise ship :  Too difficult.
 
2013-02-15 10:00:04 AM
vpb
I think Mobile is pretty nice these days.  I know that Royal Caribbean has or had a ship home-ported there.
There is fort Conde and the battleship so there are some touristy things.

nope. the carnival holiday was in mobile and i was on its final cruise. now it sails for ibero as the grand holiday.
 
2013-02-15 10:00:34 AM
Considering that the ship originated out of Galveston, Texas, the majority of the passengers were probably overweight, redneck, alcoholics from Houston so Mobile probably seemed a bit like heaven on earth.
 
2013-02-15 10:01:44 AM
It was a nasty experience, but compared to what it could have been...have you seen the class of people who take cruises these days? It isn't the Queen Mary. It's college kids and hen parties heading for the 24 hour buffets. The people biatching about the lack of food were the ones who could live off their body fat for a month. Cruising is for the lazy. Take a sea kayak and paddle the mangroves.

/Feeling mean because I haven't had my tea yet.
//Maybe I'll give up sympathy for Lent
 
2013-02-15 10:04:02 AM
I can't wait until the passengers get home and start sharing their pictures. Carnival's story of "it wasn't that bad" should fall apart quickly.

If I was on that ship I would be super pissed off. They cruise line offered a refund and a free cruise. FARK you Carnival. What makes you think I'll ever get on your boats again!?!?!? I am sure I would

a) post all of my pictures and create a web site just to punish Carnival for their shiatty offer
b) Contact my lawyer and see how much settlement I can wring our of Carnival
c) Contact any other passengers I could and suggest they too get lawyers.

Carnival did as little as possible to help. I hope passengers make them pay.
 
2013-02-15 10:06:30 AM

Hebjamn: Human Achievements : Split the Atom ☑  Put a man on the Moon ☑  Evacuate people from drifting cruise ship :  Too difficult.


Carnival made no attempt to do so.

They should have immediately sent emergency generators to get the water pumps working but they didn;t They didn't try to get the people off the boat. They didn't start a convoy of vessels to bring food and ice and such.

They freakin offered the passengers a free cruise. that's it. I hope the passengers sue them in to bankruptcy.
 
2013-02-15 10:10:07 AM
Maybe Carnival could put the passengers up in the Superdome?
 
2013-02-15 10:12:57 AM

StrikitRich: Maybe Carnival could put the passengers up in the Superdome?


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They'd at least have some beer to drink.....
 
2013-02-15 10:13:19 AM

the8re: PainInTheASP: I was in Mobile a couple of times about twenty years ago.  Nice town, there was a little seafood restaurant on the Dauphin Island bridge road that served the BEST freakin lobster I think I've ever had.

Know how I know you've never been to Maine?


Guilty as charged.
 
2013-02-15 10:18:02 AM
Their experience doesn't sound worse than what I imagine a normal cruise would be like.
 
2013-02-15 10:23:46 AM
At least they dont have to worry about the rape gangs any more.
 
2013-02-15 10:28:24 AM

santadog: Urine in the hallways.   Now, I can see where the logistics for the ladies might be a bit tougher than for the men, but they are on a boat.

OVER THE RAIL PEOPLE.


If you aren't a friendless pregnant woman or a landwhale - over the rail really shouldn't be an issue for anyone. But if you're nervous or too shy to have someone hold or hands to help you balance... use a bucket/bad pan then toss the contents. pissing and crapping in the hallway is just pure lazy.
 
2013-02-15 10:28:52 AM

the8re: Know how I know you've never been to Maine?


Know how I know you've never heard of the Florida Lobster? Just as tasty when fresh, but unfortunately no claws to eat.
 
2013-02-15 10:29:34 AM
Don't blame the subby for being an ignorant band-wagon-jumper.

Most Farkers are.
 
2013-02-15 10:33:02 AM
Jesus. I'm glad Americans of today weren't born in 15th century or we'd still think the world was flat because no one would be able to take the boat ride without biatching themselves to death. Oh noes! The luxury cruise ship stinks a little and the people have had to smell it for a couple of days while they get pulled to land. This is indeed a tragedy.
 
2013-02-15 10:33:52 AM
So whats the big deal, did they run out of booze or something? Hmmmmm, an extra week at sea, even if its on a shiat covered ship, orrrrr a week back at work. Choice A for me please. Stop whining.
 
2013-02-15 10:34:43 AM
In before poor Farkers, who have never been on a cruise (or only cheap ass lame ones) comment about how cruises suck, the ships are overcrowded, the food is terrible, etc., and how they would never go on one. We get it, you're poor and it sucks being you.
 
2013-02-15 10:39:24 AM
Why would you want to be in a boat full of fat people?
 
2013-02-15 10:42:04 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Jesus. I'm glad Americans of today weren't born in 15th century or we'd still think the world was flat because no one would be able to take the boat ride without biatching themselves to death. Oh noes! The luxury cruise ship stinks a little and the people have had to smell it for a couple of days while they get pulled to land. This is indeed a tragedy.


Didn't you hear?  They had to eat tomato sandwiches, for heaven's sake!  Is your heart made of stone?
 
2013-02-15 10:43:49 AM
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2013-02-15 10:44:42 AM

Limeyluv: It was a nasty experience, but compared to what it could have been...have you seen the class of people who take cruises these days? It isn't the Queen Mary. It's college kids and hen parties heading for the 24 hour buffets. The people biatching about the lack of food were the ones who could live off their body fat for a month. Cruising is for the lazy. Take a sea kayak and paddle the mangroves.

/Feeling mean because I haven't had my tea yet.
//Maybe I'll give up sympathy for Lent


Have you seen any of the pictures from the deck of the Triumph? Wasn't far off from the Axiom in Wall-E.
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\Did a cruise once: hated it.
 
2013-02-15 10:45:54 AM
People started singing Sweet Home Alabama when docking. If ever there's some sort of Manchurian Candidate trigger for me to commit suicide it is if I'm in a good mood when hearing that song.
 
2013-02-15 10:46:42 AM
I find this whole story just fascinating, and cannot wait to read more stories about how people responded to things as they unfolded.  A study in human social behavior if there ever was one ... people fighting, or coming together in groups; people taking leadership roles, or removing themselves to follow the leader ... and let's not leave out the possibility of a massive orgy while the band plays on
 
2013-02-15 10:46:52 AM
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2013-02-15 10:47:05 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Jesus. I'm glad Americans of today weren't born in 15th century or we'd still think the world was flat because no one would be able to take the boat ride without biatching themselves to death.


Mayflower log excerpt:

15 Feptember 1620 A.D.

Winds are very ftrong and feas quite high. Whilft lying at hull, awaiting calmer weather, John Howland announced he could no ftand voiding his bowels into buckets and threw himfelf overboard. Mary Chilton faid the meals, confifting only of bread with no meat were wholly un-eatable and refufes to leave her cabin. The decks are awafh with pifs and fhit and the ftenche--O the foul ftenche--is moft terrible! Many paffengers complain moft grievoufly over thefe conditions. We have refolved to heave to and return home, left mutiny occur. Fcrew the New World!

--Captain Chriftopher Jones
 
2013-02-15 10:47:13 AM

chewielouie: In before poor Farkers, who have never been on a cruise (or only cheap ass lame ones) comment about how cruises suck, the ships are overcrowded, the food is terrible, etc., and how they would never go on one. We get it, you're poor and it sucks being you.


Naw, its because I don't think there will be a safe, comfortable place for me to light up. If I could sit on the deck, staring at the water with a drink and a J in the air, I'd take a cruise 4 times a year.
 
2013-02-15 10:47:38 AM
What I don't get... How is this ship so messed up? I spent 4 yrs on a ship (Thank You, US Navy) and we never had anything close to the troubles cruise ships have. Do they not have repair crews or damage control crews aboard? Seems like you would want those...

Wife and I have been thinking about a cruise for some time, but if the ships are run this poorly, well we may just have to save a little longer and just fly to places.  Or buy our own boat.

Still don't understand how a vessel that size can be adrift for that long.
 
2013-02-15 10:48:23 AM
Please poop in these
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Then leave them on your balcony
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Or outside your door.
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At least some people kept their spirits up on Valentine's Day
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Although these people spelled out "HELP"
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2013-02-15 10:50:46 AM
Crippled cruise ship Triumph finally docks in Mobile Alabama...

Well the toilets didn't work, but at least the stalls were extra wide.
 
2013-02-15 10:51:43 AM
Every cruise ship has lifeboats. Why weren't they deployed? I don't understand the decision to NOT evacuate the ship.
 
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