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(Huffington Post)   Not this shiat again. Another Carnival cruise ship disaster maybe just around the poop deck. No, not that one. Or that one. This time it's the Legend   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 136
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2013-03-15 09:45:31 AM  
soon Carnival will have to start paying the passengers to go on their cruises.
 
2013-03-15 09:51:09 AM  
I'm no fan of Carnival, but this is starting to sound less like coincidence and more like deliberate sabotage.
 
2013-03-15 09:51:36 AM  
Another other troubled ship, the Dream, was finishing a Caribbean cruise when it suffered a mechanical issue with a diesel generator. Power was not lost, but elevators and restrooms periodically lost electricity.

Rather than sail home to Cape Canaveral, Florida some 4,300 passengers will be flown home from St. Maarten, the company said.

Two ships actually.

I think I'm pretty much done with cruise ships for a while, especially Carnival. Cruises are totally overrated and not a great place to meet attractive people who aren't just married.

I went on the Dream a few years back, btw. Certain parts of the ship, like I dunno, the whole top of the ship where people go up to sunbathe and hang out, smelled like raw sewage all the time. Not a pleasant experience. Oh the ship was about 6 months old when I sailed it. This was, btw, a design flaw. Makes you wonder what other things they screwed up.
 
2013-03-15 09:53:51 AM  

bdub77: Makes you wonder what other things they screwed up.


The more they break down, the less we'll have to wonder.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-15 09:54:21 AM  
I think it must be a design flaw in the generators,  There are six diesel generators and two electric motors.  I don't understand how a problem in a single "backup generator" could take out the entire propulsion system and cut hotel power.
 
2013-03-15 09:54:43 AM  
This time a ship called Legend is having a problem with a unit that affects its sailing speed,

Was the accelerator pedal stuck?

Did they try shifting into neutral? Or pulling the key out of the ignition?

I've only been on one cruise in my life and it was Carnival. It was okay - no problems, but then again that was last century.
 
2013-03-15 10:06:45 AM  
I know, lets build a hotel that floats, then put 4000 people in the middle of the ocean and hope the pumps keep working.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-15 10:18:05 AM  
Looking at the Wikipedia entry, this is normal for the Legend.
 
2013-03-15 10:20:48 AM  
The Legend lives on from the East Coast on down
of the cruise line they call "Glitchy Pooey."
The line, it is said, makes you feel half dead
when the toilets back up every Tuesday.
With a gurgle and roar 4300 bums more
than the Carnival Legend weighed empty,
that good ship and true was great floating sewer
when the "Squirts of November" came early.
 
2013-03-15 10:23:24 AM  
I was just on the Carnival Miracle out of New York recently and we didn't any problems at all, but this cruise line is having a lot of problems with their fleet as of late.

/ was parked next to the Dream (that's stuck in St. Maarten ) at Cape Canaveral. Quite a large ship compared to the Miracle
// usually a Holland American cruiser because old people are more fun than a bunch bratty kids running around everywhere
 
2013-03-15 10:24:37 AM  

Snarfangel: The Legend lives on from the East Coast on down
of the cruise line they call "Glitchy Pooey."
The line, it is said, makes you feel half dead
when the toilets back up every Tuesday.
With a gurgle and roar 4300 bums more
than the Carnival Legend weighed empty,
that good ship and true was great floating sewer
when the "Squirts of November" came early.


*golf clap*
 
2013-03-15 10:27:19 AM  

Snarfangel: The Legend lives on from the East Coast on down
of the cruise line they call "Glitchy Pooey."
The line, it is said, makes you feel half dead
when the toilets back up every Tuesday.
With a gurgle and roar 4300 bums more
than the Carnival Legend weighed empty,
that good ship and true was great floating sewer
when the "Squirts of November" came early.


Whar funny button? Whar?
 
2013-03-15 10:31:55 AM  
i105.photobucket.com
What a Legend with pacing problems and a horrible ending might look like.
 
2013-03-15 10:34:25 AM  

FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 600x314]
What a Legend with pacing problems and a horrible ending might look like.


Why do I have this urge to 'shop Leonardo DiCaprio into that picture?
 
2013-03-15 10:48:45 AM  

Snarfangel: The Legend lives on from the East Coast on down
of the cruise line they call "Glitchy Pooey."
The line, it is said, makes you feel half dead
when the toilets back up every Tuesday.
With a gurgle and roar 4300 bums more
than the Carnival Legend weighed empty,
that good ship and true was great floating sewer
when the "Squirts of November" came early.


nothing like a nice folk ballad about poop.

+1 internets to you
 
2013-03-15 11:02:01 AM  

SmackLT: I'm no fan of Carnival, but this is starting to sound less like coincidence and more like deliberate sabotage.

 constant neglect.
 
2013-03-15 11:02:53 AM  
That's why I always recommend going on gay cruises. You NEVER hear about gay ones having problems getting stuck, or poop dripping, or things burning
 
2013-03-15 11:03:50 AM  

SmackLT: I'm no fan of Carnival, but this is starting to sound less like coincidence and more like deliberate sabotage.


Nah.  Never ascribe to malice that which can be more easily attributed to incompetence.

Sounds to me like Carnival has been cutting corners on mechanical maintenance to save money.  I'm sure the doofus MBA who thought of the idea while still get a big bonus check though.
 
2013-03-15 11:05:10 AM  

vpb: Looking at the Wikipedia entry, this is normal for the Legend.


It's interesting that the thing was built in Finland.  Getting that across the Atlantic can't have been a fun trip for the Captain.

/I assume they bring it across when the weather is good
 
2013-03-15 11:05:19 AM  
Watch for a Carnival corporate rebranding effort in the next 6-8 months.
 
2013-03-15 11:05:27 AM  
Look to the media to report every small out of the norm thing that happens on a carnival cruise for awhile.   No different after a plane "incident" where we get news stories about said airline having blown tires during landing or other very routine glitches.
 
2013-03-15 11:05:45 AM  

Snarfangel: The Legend lives on from the East Coast on down
of the cruise line they call "Glitchy Pooey."
The line, it is said, makes you feel half dead
when the toilets back up every Tuesday.
With a gurgle and roar 4300 bums more
than the Carnival Legend weighed empty,
that good ship and true was great floating sewer
when the "Squirts of November" came early.


You win all the internets for the rest of the month.
 
2013-03-15 11:07:42 AM  
They keep up and at this rate the company known as Carnival will be a Ledgend
 
2013-03-15 11:08:00 AM  
Going on a Carnival cruise is still technically classified as "vacation", right?
 
2013-03-15 11:08:13 AM  

SmackLT: I'm no fan of Carnival, but this is starting to sound less like coincidence and more like deliberate sabotage.


Sounds more like some executives decided to cut maintenance a few years back to increase profits.
 
2013-03-15 11:08:27 AM  

ha-ha-guy: vpb: Looking at the Wikipedia entry, this is normal for the Legend.

It's interesting that the thing was built in Finland.  Getting that across the Atlantic can't have been a fun trip for the Captain.

/I assume they bring it across when the weather is good


? People sail much smaller vessels than that across the Atlantic all the time without issue. I'm not a marine expert, but can you expand on why crossing the Atlantic with a cruise ship would be difficult?
 
2013-03-15 11:09:45 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Sounds to me like Carnival has been cutting corners on mechanical maintenance to save money. I'm sure the doofus MBA who thought of the idea while still get a big bonus check though.


Yup.
 
2013-03-15 11:09:59 AM  
Perhaps they could recover some of their losses by having the never season of Survivor on one of their ships?
 
2013-03-15 11:10:19 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Snarfangel: The Legend lives on from the East Coast on down
of the cruise line they call "Glitchy Pooey."
The line, it is said, makes you feel half dead
when the toilets back up every Tuesday.
With a gurgle and roar 4300 bums more
than the Carnival Legend weighed empty,
that good ship and true was great floating sewer
when the "Squirts of November" came early.

You win all the internets for the rest of the month.


Stop, guys, I'm flushing.

Blushing, I mean. Blushing.
 
2013-03-15 11:10:51 AM  

FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 600x314]
What a Legend with pacing problems and a horrible ending might look like.


What a terrible, terrible movie =(
 
2013-03-15 11:11:26 AM  

Cluckity: ? People sail much smaller vessels than that across the Atlantic all the time without issue. I'm not a marine expert, but can you expand on why crossing the Atlantic with a cruise ship would be difficult?


Quick answer:  http://misunderstoodmariner.blogspot.com/2009/07/ocean-liners-vs-crui s e-ships.html.  The wikipedia entry on cruise ships also gets it into in the introduction area.

/the Queen Mary 2 is the only ocean liner out there currently
 
2013-03-15 11:11:57 AM  
Carnival Cruise Lines, from the same mentality that brought you Las Vegas and plastic stuffed titties.
 
2013-03-15 11:12:32 AM  

hitlersbrain: Perhaps they could recover some of their losses by having the never season of Survivor on one of their ships?


lol

I'm stealing this joke.
 
2013-03-15 11:13:15 AM  
jasonjeffrey.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-15 11:13:49 AM  

hitlersbrain: Perhaps they could recover some of their losses by having the never next season of Survivor on one of their ships?


Thank you auto complete.
 
2013-03-15 11:14:24 AM  
Are these things really just "suddenly" happening now and never happened before or is this the media reporting shiat that is actually common place and the new MSM outrage darling topic?
 
2013-03-15 11:15:20 AM  

bdub77: I went on the Dream a few years back, btw. Certain parts of the ship, like I dunno, the whole top of the ship where people go up to sunbathe and hang out, smelled like raw sewage all the time. Not a pleasant experience. Oh the ship was about 6 months old when I sailed it. This was, btw, a design flaw. Makes you wonder what other things they screwed up.


So, design flaw = literal poop deck?
 
2013-03-15 11:16:47 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 600x314]
What a Legend with pacing problems and a horrible ending might look like.

Why do I have this urge to 'shop Leonardo DiCaprio into that picture?


A film that taught me that even bridges can regenerate.
 
2013-03-15 11:17:36 AM  

Snarfangel: Pants full of macaroni!!: Snarfangel: The Legend lives on from the East Coast on down
of the cruise line they call "Glitchy Pooey."
The line, it is said, makes you feel half dead
when the toilets back up every Tuesday.
With a gurgle and roar 4300 bums more
than the Carnival Legend weighed empty,
that good ship and true was great floating sewer
when the "Squirts of November" came early.

You win all the internets for the rest of the month.

Stop, guys, I'm flushing.

Blushing, I mean. Blushing.


Some yuk on the Straight Dope just reposted this, credit to you, under the title The Dreck on the Carnival Legend.
 
2013-03-15 11:17:48 AM  
Never been on a cruise, pretty certain if I ever do, it WON'T be Carnival. Princess and Royal Caribbean haven't had 1/10th the problems Carnival has.

If I'm going to pay out the nose to sit on a deck and read overlooking the ocean, I'd better have working plumbing.
 
2013-03-15 11:18:38 AM  

Master Sphincter: That's why I always recommend going on gay cruises. You NEVER hear about gay ones having problems getting stuck, or poop dripping, or things burning


But its a total sausage fest.
 
2013-03-15 11:19:41 AM  
I told them Dr. Neville would make for a terrible ship but did they listen? Noooo they're too smart to make mistakes.

Morons
 
2013-03-15 11:20:02 AM  
anyone holding stock in Carnival cruise lines may want to wipe their ass with it.
 
2013-03-15 11:21:11 AM  

Feel_the_velvet: Going on a Carnival cruise is still technically classified as "vacation", right?


A cruise ship vacation is the only vacation where I counted the hours until it was over.

The second best part of that whole week was the terrible English abilities of someone on board lead me to take double the amount of Dramamine I should have and I spent almost 24 hours asleep.

The first was getting off if the ship and knowing I would take the life of another man rather than get onto one of those things ever again.
 
2013-03-15 11:21:47 AM  
i218.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-15 11:21:50 AM  
HMS_Blinkin:

Sounds to me like Carnival has been cutting corners on mechanical maintenance to save money.


Preeeee-cisely. New CEO? New CFO? Boss's son turned 25 and made it to upper management? Somewhere is a algorithm comparing costs of flying motherfarkers back from St. Maarten vs. costs of changing the oil on the generators.

For their sake, I hope they find the bottom soon.
 
2013-03-15 11:22:09 AM  

FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 600x314]
What a Legend with pacing problems and a horrible ending might look like.


Man, everything went to sh*t in that movie when that dog died.
 
2013-03-15 11:22:13 AM  

ha-ha-guy: Cluckity: ? People sail much smaller vessels than that across the Atlantic all the time without issue. I'm not a marine expert, but can you expand on why crossing the Atlantic with a cruise ship would be difficult?

Quick answer:  http://misunderstoodmariner.blogspot.com/2009/07/ocean-liners-vs-crui s e-ships.html.  The wikipedia entry on cruise ships also gets it into in the introduction area.

/the Queen Mary 2 is the only ocean liner out there currently


Also as a bit of a metaphor:
Most lake freighters on the Great Lakes are just glorified motorized barges (al la the Edmund Fitzgerald).  They tended to sink left and right for awhile.  However assuming my grasp of history is correctly, only three ocean going vessels have sunk in the Great Lakes.  Two of those went down due to collisions, one went down because it grounded and was damaged by a storm because it could be re floated.  Other "salties" suffered damage that would sink a lake freighter and went right on chugging along because they were built to a higher spec.  Or they'd ram into lake freighter, suffer a bit of bow damage, while the lake freighter would split in half and end up on the bottom of the lake.   Cruise ships are built a higher standard than an lake freighter, but they'll still far short of the standard used by stuff designed to weather serious storms, which is why many dick around theCaribbean.

/this is the Celia II, a cruise ship with one engine out encountering 30 foot waves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDTbopUYg20
//no thank you
 
2013-03-15 11:24:51 AM  
So... Has the Carnival serial killer gotten bored with raping and throwing crew mates overboard or is this a new form of malfeasance?
 
2013-03-15 11:25:00 AM  

Cluckity: ha-ha-guy: vpb: Looking at the Wikipedia entry, this is normal for the Legend.

It's interesting that the thing was built in Finland.  Getting that across the Atlantic can't have been a fun trip for the Captain.

/I assume they bring it across when the weather is good

? People sail much smaller vessels than that across the Atlantic all the time without issue. I'm not a marine expert, but can you expand on why crossing the Atlantic with a cruise ship would be difficult?


They are built to sail the Carribean only as they are flat bottomed (think sled). A trans Atlantic liner has more of a round bottom to slice through the seas.
 
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