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(CNN)   Carnival, the Windows ME of the cruising world, has yet another ship stuck in Safe Mode   (cnn.com) divider line 34
    More: Obvious, Carnival Corporation, Windows ME, power outages, Carnival Triumph, bathrooms, St. Maarten  
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2013-03-14 02:48:15 PM  
3 votes:

semiotix: I'm just saying that once you've walked up and down the main tourist drag and you've still got a few days to kill, you'll wish you were in some more exciting place, like Pierre, SD.


You know how I know you've never been to St. Martin?

/Orient Beach
2013-03-14 08:28:42 AM  
3 votes:
*golf clap for headline*
2013-03-14 12:04:22 PM  
2 votes:

xynix: Carnival is the ghetto cruise line.


Truer words were never spoken.  Carnival is a drunken floating white trash trailer part orgy...which when I was in college was a blast (from what I remember), but when I went 10 years later, it was horrible.

For large cruise lines, I recommend Royal Caribbean, Disney (if you have kids under 12) or Celebrity or just take a "regular" vacation.
2013-03-14 09:43:46 AM  
2 votes:

MNguy: The tiger is actually Pi's inner spirit.


Oh God, it's one of those movies? I almost rented that.
2013-03-14 09:09:49 AM  
2 votes:

VenomousDuck: Carnival cruises are like a giant floating Wal-Mart only less fun.


Truest statement yet. It is known as the white trash cruise line.

Oh, and Carnival (which at first denied they were having any problems) has now released a statement reading:

The Carnival Dream has a technical issue which our engineering team is currently working on. The ship is at dock in St. Maarten. At no time did the ship lose power but there were periodic interruptions to elevators and toilets for a few hours last night. However at this time all hotel systems are functioning normally and have been functional since approximately 12.30am. The ship has full power but is still at dock while personnel continue to work on the technical issue. The Carnival Dream was on a seven-day cruise and is based in Port Canaveral, Fla.

Yeah, that means you lost power. And to those that think no elevators aren't a big deal, you fail to realize how big as cruise ship is. They go from deck one to deck 14.
2013-03-14 08:54:20 AM  
2 votes:
Is that Safe Mode with or without network support?
2013-03-14 08:34:04 AM  
2 votes:
Things break sometimes, but if they break this often there is something wrong with your organization.
2013-03-14 08:23:05 AM  
2 votes:
once is a fluke and wouldn't affect a decision (by me or I think most people) to use Carnival.

Twice in a month? Yeah.....this should hurt them.
2013-03-14 02:58:23 PM  
1 votes:

xxmedium: //when life gives you lemons,


I DON'T WANT YOUR DAMN LEMONS!
2013-03-14 02:17:58 PM  
1 votes:

jasenj1: My wife enjoyed the cruise because she liked someone else taking care of her and doing everything for her. I was bored silly and wished the cloying servants would go away.


I had the same experience. I was bored out of my mind after the first day. Drinks were expensive and there wasn't much to do on the boat but drink and wait until the next stop.
2013-03-14 02:12:40 PM  
1 votes:
HMS_Blinkin:But, since you asked what there is to do on a cruise---that alone makes me want to advise you not to go on one.

Agreed. IMHO, you go on a cruise to NOT do anything - to be served by people from second-world countries with exotic accents in uniforms.

My wife enjoyed the cruise because she liked someone else taking care of her and doing everything for her. I was bored silly and wished the cloying servants would go away.
2013-03-14 02:04:34 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: WTF is there to do on a cruise anyway? I'm not a big eater and that's all I ever hear from people who go on cruises is the food. Of course these are mostly morbidly obese women I'm talking to so the opinion might be skewed.


My wife got me to do a Disney cruise. If you have young kids or are part of the Disney cult it looked fun. I'm not a Disney person, plus I'm deeply introverted; I found it unfulfilling (ok, painful).
Pluses:
Floor shows each night were pretty good.
Food and dining rooms were very nice - if you're into eating fancy food in fancy restaurants.
Wall to wall DISNEY!!!! Lots of character photo ops.

Negatives:
3000+ people and their children are crammed into the ship with you. About the only place to find peace and quiet is your room.
There really isn't that much to do on board. You can go to the movies (I can do that at home). You can lounge around a pool (I can do that at home. The ocean is very nice, but the screaming children are not).

We met some people who were on their 10th Disney cruise. That would be hell for me.
Disney's island is decent, but again, you're sharing it with several thousand other people. Think of a crowded day at a city beach - it's like that.

For what it was, I think Disney did a very good job. But cruise ships have no appeal for me. Now chartering a sailboat and going "cruising", that sounds like a great vacation.
2013-03-14 01:32:31 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: WTF is there to do on a cruise anyway? I'm not a big eater and that's all I ever hear from people who go on cruises is the food. Of course these are mostly morbidly obese women I'm talking to so the opinion might be skewed.


Using the word "do" implies that you're asking the wrong question.  Cruises aren't about "doing" anything.  They're the ultimate getaway for type B personalities.  You can sit on your ass in the sun while reading and napping, and you can waddle over to the the buffet for all the food you want any time you want.

There's nothing wrong with it, per se, as long as it's the kind of vacation you want.  I went on a cruise one time with my familiy---we all hated it.  We're all more active/outdoor-type vacationers, so it wasn't fun being cooped up in a boat with 3000 gross strangers.  That said, I can see the appeal.

But, since you asked what there is to do on a cruise---that alone makes me want to advise you not to go on one.
2013-03-14 12:18:39 PM  
1 votes:
There is about 1000 people that are farked. No passport? No flying home. The only why they can get home is on that ship to the port they left out of (or maybe another ship). No flying, no driving. It takes about two weeks to get a passport while overseas, and that's if you can put your hands on all the needed documentation which you can't.
2013-03-14 11:32:02 AM  
1 votes:

cleveoh: Mugato: 

The tiger actually is Pi's evil father.


No, the tiger was the name of Pi's beloved childhood sled.  And it killed Dumbledore.


===============================

One more farkup, Carnival, and you're doomed to be a cliche of oceangoing fail.
2013-03-14 10:57:49 AM  
1 votes:

Happy Hours: once is a fluke and wouldn't affect a decision (by me or I think most people) to use Carnival.

Twice in a month? Yeah.....this should hurt them.


Carnival is the ghetto cruise line. I'm a Royal Caribbean guy and the prices aren't that much more. I would prefer to spend 20% more and have an amazing cruise than deal with Carnival's junk.

 

Mugato: WTF is there to do on a cruise anyway? I'm not a big eater and that's all I ever hear from people who go on cruises is the food. Of course these are mostly morbidly obese women I'm talking to so the opinion might be skewed.


Good question that I asked myself before becoming a cruiser. Different reasons for taking a cruise but the all-inclusive aspect can be really fun. For spring break me and my girl + my son are flying down to Puerto Rico for a week. Flights are 1600, Hotel will be 1600, 400 for the rental car. Now I have to also buy my food and tickets to whatever attraction I want to go to. So it's probably going to be a little more than $4000 all in.

We took a new years eve RC cruise which cost $1800 for the room (supreme ocean with a private balcony) and we flew to Tampa for around $600 (Even though it's only a 6 hour drive for me). They had an awesome NY's Eve party. Alcohol plus whatever excursions we took totaled about a $1000. So less than $3000 and everything was built into the ship. If you've never been on a good cruise I highly suggest you give it a try. The staff is amazing, they keep you entertained the entire time, the comedy shows are good, the music is good. There are casinos if you like slots/gambling. There are adult only areas, good pools, massages, etc etc etc.  It's really cool to go to bed and wake up in some place like Cozumel.

Another thing I really enjoy about cruises is that you don't have to move around. You just stay on the ship and go visit islands during the day then party at night and stumble to your room. Hit the pool in the AM, grab lunch, do an excursion, come back and gamble or drink or watch a show. It's awesome.
2013-03-14 10:56:36 AM  
1 votes:
I for one, would not mind being left behind in St. Maarten. Much better than being stuck in Newark.
2013-03-14 10:45:08 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: WTF is there to do on a cruise anyway? I'm not a big eater and that's all I ever hear from people who go on cruises is the food. Of course these are mostly morbidly obese women I'm talking to so the opinion might be skewed.


Went on a cruise and had a great time. My idea of a great time is 1) not having a cell phone signal and 2) sitting on deck watching the ocean. You mileage may vary. Professional driver on a closed course. Always wear your safety equipment. Consult a physician if your erection lasts more than four hours.
2013-03-14 10:31:52 AM  
1 votes:

KWess: If you are docked in port, spewing filth everywhere, and I have a valid passport, isn't preventing me from leaving the ship tantamount to kidnapping?


Just because you have a valid passport doesn't mean you have some sort of right to go ashore. You must first be granted a visa by the immigration service. But in this case, it was the US Coast Guard that ordered the captain to keep the passengers on board, so that they could be accounted for and so that no one would be left behind.
2013-03-14 10:11:07 AM  
1 votes:
WTF is there to do on a cruise anyway? I'm not a big eater and that's all I ever hear from people who go on cruises is the food. Of course these are mostly morbidly obese women I'm talking to so the opinion might be skewed.
2013-03-14 10:03:19 AM  
1 votes:
I know nothing about ships, however I'm really inclined to think that Carnival makes an art of skimping on maintenance. All things considered they make a pretty bad artist.

They need to reevaluate their idea of acceptable risk as it doesn't match the public's idea. Pretty soon people are just not going to book a cruise with them anymore.
2013-03-14 09:51:23 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: Oh God, it's one of those movies? I almost rented that.


No its not, but it is Ang Lee so your outrageous forced heart pulling metaphorical visuals are still there
2013-03-14 09:48:55 AM  
1 votes:
If you are docked in port, spewing filth everywhere, and I have a valid passport, isn't preventing me from leaving the ship tantamount to kidnapping?
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-14 09:21:33 AM  
1 votes:

Happy Hours: once is a fluke and wouldn't affect a decision (by me or I think most people) to use Carnival.

Twice in a month? Yeah.....this should hurt them.


Well, that and the one that sank.  Costa is the same company as Carnival.
2013-03-14 09:05:20 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's just a ploy to plug the Blu-Ray release of "Life of Pi."

Just wait until they release the live Bengal tigers in the corridors.

It's ok, they're CGI.


The tiger is actually Pi's inner spirit.
2013-03-14 08:44:09 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's just a ploy to plug the Blu-Ray release of "Life of Pi."

Just wait until they release the live Bengal tigers in the corridors.

It's ok, they're CGI.


So am I.
2013-03-14 08:44:08 AM  
1 votes:
and very similarly the biggest problem with ME was how its drivers sucked.

/oh wait, subby you're a crafty one aren't you
//+1 headline, would destroy keyboard with projectile liquids again
2013-03-14 08:42:42 AM  
1 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's just a ploy to plug the Blu-Ray release of "Life of Pi."

Just wait until they release the live Bengal tigers in the corridors.


It's ok, they're CGI.
2013-03-14 08:41:05 AM  
1 votes:
The answer is mutiny.

Take the bridge and call for help.

Cruise ships don't request help until it's gone from problem, to disaster to catastrophy. When shiat has gone completely pearshaped, and the ship is listing dangerously and has run aground, they will abandon ship and call for help once reaching shore.

/why the fark would you go on a cruise?
//Let me wander an inhospitible ocean with a bunch of fat disgusting people
///and neurovirus.
2013-03-14 08:36:47 AM  
1 votes:
It's just a ploy to plug the Blu-Ray release of "Life of Pi."

Just wait until they release the live Bengal tigers in the corridors.
2013-03-14 08:30:18 AM  
1 votes:
God did Windows ME suck.
2013-03-14 08:30:02 AM  
1 votes:
I don't always take a cruise, but when I do I like to get stranded for days on end and sleeping in my own filth

Carnival!
2013-03-14 08:28:46 AM  
1 votes:

Happy Hours: once is a fluke and wouldn't affect a decision (by me or I think most people) to use Carnival.

Twice in a month? Yeah.....this should hurt them.


No shiat, I laughed at my dad who canceled his plans to take his new wife on one because it's not like it could happen again. If anything it would be even more safe because they'd be more careful. I guess I'll be eating those words now. Dumbasses.
2013-03-14 08:11:59 AM  
1 votes:
ctrl-alt-del.  then restart, terrorist tase, and close for the bit
they have to pet
 
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