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(The Atlantic Wire)   Worst vacation ever continues as cruise ship's bus ride home breaks down. Ironic, Fail and Asinine last seen thumbing for a ride   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 16
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2013-02-15 02:10:36 PM  
9 votes:
Can someone please explain the allure of cruises to me?  I just don't get it... I mean isn't just basically a big, floating casino/resort/hotel, except that you aren't allowed to leave the premises (cause you'll fall into the ocean and drown if you do)?  There's no beach, but there's a swimming pool with a slide.  There's no terrain, but there's a rock-climbing wall.  There's no shopping district, but there's some cute boutique stores...  I hear many of the rooms (sorry, 'cabins') are cramped and window-less and everybody is crammed together so there's no escaping crowds, lines, etc... Oh, and if the power goes out, you're trapped in a floating cesspool until help arrives.  Why would anyone want to do this?  What is the point?  Why not just go to Vegas or some sort of resort where you can get all that same stuff, plus the opportunity to maybe get away from some of the other tourists by simply leaving anytime you want to?
2013-02-15 02:23:00 PM  
5 votes:

crewsr: Can someone please explain the allure of cruises to me?  I just don't get it... I mean isn't just basically a big, floating casino/resort/hotel, except that you aren't allowed to leave the premises (cause you'll fall into the ocean and drown if you do)?  There's no beach, but there's a swimming pool with a slide.  There's no terrain, but there's a rock-climbing wall.  There's no shopping district, but there's some cute boutique stores...  I hear many of the rooms (sorry, 'cabins') are cramped and window-less and everybody is crammed together so there's no escaping crowds, lines, etc... Oh, and if the power goes out, you're trapped in a floating cesspool until help arrives.  Why would anyone want to do this?  What is the point?  Why not just go to Vegas or some sort of resort where you can get all that same stuff, plus the opportunity to maybe get away from some of the other tourists by simply leaving anytime you want to?


I'm about to go on my 9th cruise in a few weeks (not Carnival, that line is notoriously awful even when you don't end up smeared in feces) and the appeal is fairly simple:

1) Cruises stop at these things called "ports".  You don't just sail around for a few days, you get off the ship, arrange excursions or do whatever you want.  I've done scuba/snorkeling trips, booze cruise outings, kayaking, etc.  I've also skipped ports of call entirely and taken advantage of an empty ship to sit quietly by the pool deck.
2) Cruises are inexpensive compared other vacations.
3) Yes the cabins are small, and if you're in them for anything except showering/sleeping, you're doing it wrong.  Exterior cabins are slightly more expensive than the windowless interior ones.
4)  You don't have to decide where to eat, or pay for your food.  None of the "where do you want to eat tonight" conversations.  The quality varies from ship to ship, but I've never been disappointed by the food on board.  Liquor is the only thing that costs money (and yes, is how the cruise lines make their money).

To sum it up, cruises require very little thought.  I'm going on vacation to relax and do as little as possible, and that's the appeal of the cruise to me.  It's surely not for everybody.
2013-02-15 02:17:14 PM  
2 votes:

crewsr: Can someone please explain the allure of cruises to me?  I just don't get it... I mean isn't just basically a big, floating casino/resort/hotel, except that you aren't allowed to leave the premises (cause you'll fall into the ocean and drown if you do)?  There's no beach, but there's a swimming pool with a slide.  There's no terrain, but there's a rock-climbing wall.  There's no shopping district, but there's some cute boutique stores...  I hear many of the rooms (sorry, 'cabins') are cramped and window-less and everybody is crammed together so there's no escaping crowds, lines, etc... Oh, and if the power goes out, you're trapped in a floating cesspool until help arrives.  Why would anyone want to do this?  What is the point?  Why not just go to Vegas or some sort of resort where you can get all that same stuff, plus the opportunity to maybe get away from some of the other tourists by simply leaving anytime you want to?



When I finally make it to the Caribbean, it won't be on a cruise.

/Want to visit St. Martin/Maarten.
//And watch the planes come in while I enjoy an umbrella drink.

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2013-02-15 02:03:45 PM  
2 votes:
Can we get a list of the passengers on that bus . . .

. . . so that I can be sure never to travel with them?
2013-02-15 04:02:58 PM  
1 votes:

crewsr: Can someone please explain the allure of cruises to me?  I just don't get it... I mean isn't just basically a big, floating casino/resort/hotel, except that you aren't allowed to leave the premises (cause you'll fall into the ocean and drown if you do)?  There's no beach, but there's a swimming pool with a slide.  There's no terrain, but there's a rock-climbing wall.  There's no shopping district, but there's some cute boutique stores...  I hear many of the rooms (sorry, 'cabins') are cramped and window-less and everybody is crammed together so there's no escaping crowds, lines, etc... Oh, and if the power goes out, you're trapped in a floating cesspool until help arrives.  Why would anyone want to do this?  What is the point?  Why not just go to Vegas or some sort of resort where you can get all that same stuff, plus the opportunity to maybe get away from some of the other tourists by simply leaving anytime you want to?


Can someone please explain why you give a shiat about how anyone else spends their time and/or money on entertainment? As long as they are harming no one what the fark is it to you? If you don't like something don't do it, but whining about how others do something you don't like just makes you a farking tool.
gja
2013-02-15 03:26:20 PM  
1 votes:

HotIgneous Intruder: White people problems.


/oblig
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2013-02-15 02:48:15 PM  
1 votes:
If bad things come in three these people better not fly any time soon. Cause if the plane breaks down they're gonna wish they were on a shiat covered boat.
2013-02-15 02:43:35 PM  
1 votes:

crewsr: Can someone please explain the allure of cruises to me?  I just don't get it... I mean isn't just basically a big, floating casino/resort/hotel, except that you aren't allowed to leave the premises (cause you'll fall into the ocean and drown if you do)?  There's no beach, but there's a swimming pool with a slide.  There's no terrain, but there's a rock-climbing wall.  There's no shopping district, but there's some cute boutique stores...  I hear many of the rooms (sorry, 'cabins') are cramped and window-less and everybody is crammed together so there's no escaping crowds, lines, etc... Oh, and if the power goes out, you're trapped in a floating cesspool until help arrives.  Why would anyone want to do this?  What is the point?  Why not just go to Vegas or some sort of resort where you can get all that same stuff, plus the opportunity to maybe get away from some of the other tourists by simply leaving anytime you want to?


My wife and I have used them as sort of "test out the island" type deals.  It's cheaper than invidually island hopping.  We book our own excursions and never shop in the "cruise ship town" when you get to port.  We also usually go on Start Clipper which is a much, much smaller ship.  They run it on sails for at least part of the trip.  You can only get about 100 to 150 people on there so it is much less crowded.  They also go to better ports because they go to the ones that the big ones can't get to.
2013-02-15 02:36:36 PM  
1 votes:

12349876: Yanks_RSJ: and the appeal is fairly simple:

1) you're lucky if you're there from 8AM to 5PM. No nightime fun on the beach.  No swimming in bioluminescent bays.  If you like to sleep in your out of ship time is severely reduced.  No listening to the crash of the waves as you drift off to sleep and awake the next morning.  I could go on and on here about what you can't get in your very limited in port times.

2) you've got a point there, but I'd rather save up and do something nice less often.  I can get the on ship experience through day trips to the water park and concert hall and casino etc.

3) private balcony FTW, I want some farking semblance of privacy.  That goes for the whole experience.  Is there ever a time on a cruise ship where you can have a pool to yourself?  Or be one of maybe a dozen people on the beach and the only one in the water?

4) all inclusive does the same, and you won't get nickel and dimed. And it only takes just a little pre-planning to find out where places to eat are.  I went to the same place each summer as a child and it quickly turned into a "which of the 6 places we like do we eat tonight"


Wow, people really care where I go on vacation, huh?  If it's not for you, it's not for you.  I don't work for a cruise line, I couldn't give two shiats - as opposed to the Carnival travelers this week.
2013-02-15 02:34:25 PM  
1 votes:

bittermang: Yanks_RSJ: I've also skipped ports of call entirely and taken advantage of an empty ship to sit quietly by the pool deck.

So you went on a cruise. On a crowded ship. So when they hit the port of call, you could stay on the ship where it wasn't crowded anymore?

Couldn't you have just... I don't know... not gotten on the crowded ship in the first place? It seems like the more economical solution to avoiding large masses of people.


Some ports have nothing of interest to me.  Others do.   I suppose if I had unlimited resources I could take a 4-night vacation somewhere and not care about the cost of it.  But I don't, so a cruise is a good alternative.

And what the fark do you care where I choose to vacation?  I was presenting the appeal.  Like I said, it's not for everybody.
2013-02-15 02:34:04 PM  
1 votes:

Yanks_RSJ: and the appeal is fairly simple:


1) you're lucky if you're there from 8AM to 5PM. No nightime fun on the beach.  No swimming in bioluminescent bays.  If you like to sleep in your out of ship time is severely reduced.  No listening to the crash of the waves as you drift off to sleep and awake the next morning.  I could go on and on here about what you can't get in your very limited in port times.

2) you've got a point there, but I'd rather save up and do something nice less often.  I can get the on ship experience through day trips to the water park and concert hall and casino etc.

3) private balcony FTW, I want some farking semblance of privacy.  That goes for the whole experience.  Is there ever a time on a cruise ship where you can have a pool to yourself?  Or be one of maybe a dozen people on the beach and the only one in the water?

4) all inclusive does the same, and you won't get nickel and dimed. And it only takes just a little pre-planning to find out where places to eat are.  I went to the same place each summer as a child and it quickly turned into a "which of the 6 places we like do we eat tonight"
2013-02-15 02:30:18 PM  
1 votes:

Yanks_RSJ: I've also skipped ports of call entirely and taken advantage of an empty ship to sit quietly by the pool deck.


So you went on a cruise. On a crowded ship. So when they hit the port of call, you could stay on the ship where it wasn't crowded anymore?

Couldn't you have just... I don't know... not gotten on the crowded ship in the first place? It seems like the more economical solution to avoiding large masses of people.
2013-02-15 02:03:50 PM  
1 votes:

URAPNIS: I'm pretty sure that I would have skipped the bus rides and just gotten a hotel room in Mobile. Thursday nights are college nights downtown.



Oh, mama, can it really be the end? To be stuck outside-a Mobile, with the Memphis blues again?

/obscure?
2013-02-15 01:59:32 PM  
1 votes:
Hahahahahahaha!!! I probably shouldn't laugh, but I can't help it. How farking unlucky can you get? How often do commercial motorcoaches break down?

It's like Jonah. The universe has it out for someone that was on that cruise ship. Whoever it was, that person was on the bus that broke down. Later, we're going to hear about a fatal heart attack. Then we'll know.

*waits patiently*
2013-02-15 01:58:18 PM  
1 votes:
Poseidon hates these people.
2013-02-15 01:57:45 PM  
1 votes:
Next up:

Horrifying YouTube video of the asteroid hitting the broken down cruiseship bus.
 
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