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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 11:25:01 AM
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2013-03-15 11:25:50 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're a bad person and you should feel bad for making me lol like that and making Gordon Lightfoot jokes.
 
2013-03-15 11:27:31 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?


Icebergs?
 
2013-03-15 11:28:08 AM

Insatiable Jesus: Carnival Cruise Lines, from the same mentality that brought you Las Vegas and plastic stuffed titties.


You shut your whore mouth and you shut it right now!!!!
 
2013-03-15 11:28:17 AM
what a Carnival Cruise Passenger might look like...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-15 11:29:18 AM
How can we ever expect the moral and health issues surrounding factory farming to be taken seriously and fixed when people are paying Carnival thousands of dollars to be treated the same way?
 
2013-03-15 11:43:21 AM

Mateorocks: 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.


The alternate ending at least redeems the movie a little...only a little though
 
2013-03-15 11:47:35 AM

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


yeah, i too am gonna go with a culture of neglect within the company.
 
2013-03-15 11:52:06 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


Right, but that doesn't mean that Cruise Ships are particularly difficult to navigate across open water. It's more like driving a school bus down the interstate.  Cruise ships are routinely shuffled around with the changing of seasons to areas where demand is greater.

A liner's got  a schedule to maintain, and can't deviate all that much for weather.  The cruise ship on a shuttle run can route around heavy seas.  "Back in the Day," weather predictions were much less accurate, where they existed at all.
 
2013-03-15 11:53:35 AM

SlothB77: SmackLT: I'm no fan of Carnival, but this is starting to sound less like coincidence and more like deliberate sabotage.

yeah, i too am gonna go with a culture of neglect within the company.


When you're paying people pennies and working them to death, it's not hard to imagine a disgruntled employee doing naughty things below decks...or even a whole conspiracy among many ships.
 
2013-03-15 11:55:10 AM

Deja_VooDoo: A liner's got  a schedule to maintain, and can't deviate all that much for weather.  The cruise ship on a shuttle run can route around heavy seas.


Five of them managed to get caught in Sandy IIRC.  One of the Disney ships was absolutely trashed.  It's all fun and games until someone farks up a weather report.
 
2013-03-15 11:55:53 AM
Could be worse
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2013-03-15 12:02:00 PM
ha-ha-guy:

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


Lot of them are built in Finland, although I think the other two Carnival ships that were in trouble were built in Italy. So you'd still need to sail across the Atlantic.

Actually, crossing the Danish straits might pose a bigger issue.

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2013-03-15 12:07:00 PM
There is a reason that in the Cruise business, Carnival is known ass the K Mart of the Caribbean
 
2013-03-15 12:09:07 PM

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.


Winner!!
 
2013-03-15 12:10:20 PM
Maybe (not holding my breath) Carnival will start paying attention to the check engine light on all of their ships.

www.alwayscourteouscarcare.com
 
2013-03-15 12:11:06 PM
I work for a rival cruise liner, and I am laughing my ass off right now.
 
2013-03-15 12:11:39 PM
This time a ship called Legend is having a problem with a unit that affects its sailing speed ...............

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-15 12:11:50 PM
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2013-03-15 12:12:45 PM

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.


Great.  Now I'll have that stuck in my head all day.  Oh well.  At least it will get that damn thrift shop song out of there...
 
2013-03-15 12:13:00 PM
Another Carnival cruise ship disaster maybe just around the poop deck

There's no verb in this sentence.
 
2013-03-15 12:14:48 PM
It's funny the mechanical problems that make the news when journalists start looking for them (or for a story).  I'm pretty sure your perception of flying wouldn't be as safe as it is if maintenance logs of aircraft were posted as news stories.
 
2013-03-15 12:18:13 PM
You know what? GOOD. Let the wealthy snots who waste money on cruises enjoy the kind of conditions that poor people have to endure when they ride public transportation.
 
2013-03-15 12:25:06 PM
Captain of the ship, reporting for doody.

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2013-03-15 12:29:19 PM

ZeroCorpse: You know what? GOOD. Let the wealthy snots who waste money on cruises enjoy the kind of conditions that poor people have to endure when they ride public transportation.


Ah yes, brings back the days when I lived in Chicago had some bum decided it would be fun to decorate the inside of one of the Red line trains with his vomit.  It was certainly an "interesting" smell, I'll give it that!
 
2013-03-15 12:31:58 PM
Their rebranding strategy will be the tagline "Carnival Cruises is people" and will emphasize that it is a social event. Totally not that their ship runs on shiat like it does.
 
2013-03-15 12:32:20 PM

kiwimoogle84: 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.


Insert gynocologist/proctologist joke here.
 
2013-03-15 12:36:54 PM

finnished: ha-ha-guy:

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

Lot of them are built in Finland, although I think the other two Carnival ships that were in trouble were built in Italy. So you'd still need to sail across the Atlantic.

Actually, crossing the Danish straits might pose a bigger issue.

[blogs.browardpalmbeach.com image 640x360]


The Legend out of Tampa is the Kvaernar Masa, the other two out of the same Italian yard as the Costa Concordia
 
2013-03-15 12:37:46 PM

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.


That was beautiful.
 
2013-03-15 12:43:21 PM

bdub77: I think I'm pretty much done with cruise ships for a while, especially Carnival. Cruises are totally overrated



Depends which cruise line you sail with. As with hotels, you get what you pay for. The lower-end ones like Carnival and Disney are overrated: bland food, mediocre service, long lines.

Carniva, Disneyl: Red Roof Inn, random Jersey Shore motels
Royal Caribbean, Princess: Courtyard by Marriott, DoubleTree, etc.
Celebrity, Holland America: JW Marriott, Hyatt Regency, etc.
Seven Seas: Ritz-Carlton

We did a 10-day on Celebrity and it was amazing.
 
2013-03-15 12:44:19 PM
Princess Cruise Lines and some of the others with big advertising budgets are applauding Carnival as we speek.

Princess Cruise Lines................................We're not Carnival...................... YAY!
 
2013-03-15 12:49:34 PM
I was on a Carnival Ship that they turned around because some guy had a heart attack.  Then a 16 year old kid fell over a railing (really dude?) and damn near died.  I did get to see one of the Mars rovers get launched over us, so that part was cool.

Cruises are nice for my wife because she gets away from her allergies for a while.  Plus work can't contact me.
 
db2
2013-03-15 12:51:45 PM
Another other troubled ship...

That's some crack editing.
 
2013-03-15 12:52:40 PM

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


More like cost-cutting to shave a few pennies off expenses to make your balance sheet look good (in the short term).

Blame those short-term-thinking stockholders who reward this sort of behavior.
 
2013-03-15 12:53:56 PM

lelio: Their rebranding strategy will be the tagline "Carnival Cruises is people" and will emphasize that it is a social event. Totally not that their ship runs on shiat like it does.



i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-15 12:54:09 PM

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


It's more likely that since they just had a massive issue recently so now news agencies are watching them closer and reporting to us all the stuff that usually happens but nobody (aside from those actually ON the cruises) gave a crap about before.

So basically, probably the same stuff going on as usual, only now it's newsworthy. Looking at the list of issues for the Legend (which is just one ship in their fleet) I'd say that my explanation is very plausible.
 
2013-03-15 12:56:32 PM

db2: Another other troubled ship...

That's some crack editing.


Nah, it's probably just booze.
 
2013-03-15 12:59:08 PM

EverybodyPanic!: bdub77: I think I'm pretty much done with cruise ships for a while, especially Carnival. Cruises are totally overrated


Depends which cruise line you sail with. As with hotels, you get what you pay for. The lower-end ones like Carnival and Disney are overrated: bland food, mediocre service, long lines.

Carniva, Disneyl: Red Roof Inn, random Jersey Shore motels
Royal Caribbean, Princess: Courtyard by Marriott, DoubleTree, etc.
Celebrity, Holland America: JW Marriott, Hyatt Regency, etc.
Seven Seas: Ritz-Carlton

We did a 10-day on Celebrity and it was amazing.


Another line to add to that list is Viking River Cruises I've done the Danube, the Yangtze, and St. Petersburg to Moscow.  Best trips I have ever taken
 
2013-03-15 12:59:38 PM

ZeroCorpse: You know what? GOOD. Let the wealthy snots who waste money on cruises enjoy the kind of conditions that poor people have to endure when they ride public transportation.


Wealthy snots do not sail on Carnival.
 
2013-03-15 01:00:42 PM

Vitamin Pb: kiwimoogle84: 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.

Insert gynocologist/proctologist joke here.


Wrong. So very wrong.
 
2013-03-15 01:02:44 PM
Before I went on my first cruise I was worried about being so far from land. But, come to find out, a cruise ship is never more than 2 or 3 miles from land. The more you know!
 
2013-03-15 01:04:18 PM
Went on a Carnival cruise, a couple of years ago. Re-heated Sysco food is sooooooo yummy. Loved the $6
Bud Lights. Did manage to sneak a whole suitcase of bottled water and beer on board, so that made things a little cheaper.
 
2013-03-15 01:09:44 PM
I know of another legend that was complete crap...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legend_%28film%29
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2013-03-15 01:21:36 PM
I went on my first cruise a few months back -- best vacation EVER. I live in Orlando, near the Canaveral port, we scored a last minute 3 day cruise, snuck on our own booze and had a blast. The room was cheaper than staying at a Marriott ... and it took me to the Bahamas! And it had a casino! And all you can eat food 24/7!

I'm hoping A) carnival fixes it shiat and B) carnival prices drop drastically. That would be awesome.
 
2013-03-15 01:21:39 PM

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


 I was grudgingly convinced to go on a Carnival ship a couple years back, and from talking (i.e drinking heavily) with some of the American and European musicians and other 'visible' employees you learn a lot of what goes on behind the scenes and below waterline with the third-world slaves.

 That company is from all accounts brutal about flouting every international law they can't loophole through, and for quite literal slave labor and sweatshop practices. If they can save a buck, they will, and half the equipment is apparently off-line at any given time.

 The reason that a single backup generator failing can cause havoc is because that may have been the only generator operational to -begin- the cruise. They don't like paying for repairs or refit on-season, or in letting people poke around in there in any country with safety or environmental standards, so they push things off until off-season when it can be done cheap and dirty.

 My advice, stick to reputable cruise lines.
 
2013-03-15 01:27:00 PM

finnished: ha-ha-guy:

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

Lot of them are built in Finland, although I think the other two Carnival ships that were in trouble were built in Italy. So you'd still need to sail across the Atlantic.

Actually, crossing the Danish straits might pose a bigger issue.

[blogs.browardpalmbeach.com image 640x360]


Ya wanna talk about a tight fit.  NCL's new ship going down river in Germany after leaving the drydock it was built at.

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2013-03-15 01:28:09 PM

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


Otherwise known as a business plan.  See American banking, estate and financial industries.  Ha ha.  Everybody is busting the joint out.
 
2013-03-15 01:30:21 PM

EverybodyPanic!: Carniva, Disneyl: Red Roof Inn, random Jersey Shore motels
Royal Caribbean, Princess: Courtyard by Marriott, DoubleTree, etc.
Celebrity, Holland America: JW Marriott, Hyatt Regency, etc.
Seven Seas: Ritz-Carlton

We did a 10-day on Celebrity and it was amazing


So very THIS.

Never done Celebrity, but I love Holland America. Royal Caribbean is generally a perfectly acceptable alternative, too.
Did get a chance to do one cruise on Seven Seas. Now that was truly amazing, if quiet - service was insanely good, but the average passenger age seemed like it was somewhere between 90 and 150. So, peaceful and relaxing, but hard to get a groove on.
 
2013-03-15 01:36:04 PM

DreamWeaver: I went on my first cruise a few months back -- best vacation EVER. I live in Orlando, near the Canaveral port, we scored a last minute 3 day cruise, snuck on our own booze and had a blast. The room was cheaper than staying at a Marriott ... and it took me to the Bahamas! And it had a casino! And all you can eat food 24/7!

I'm hoping A) carnival fixes it shiat and B) carnival prices drop drastically. That would be awesome.


Yea that kind of situation would make me more likely to be on a cruise, because the last minute ones are so incredibly cheap. But for the price I'd pay to fly to the port and book everything in advance I would rather just fly to my destination and spend more time there.

All you can eat food is kind of a turn off for me.
 
2013-03-15 01:41:44 PM

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.


Goddamnit so much you beat me to filking regarding Cannibal Cruise Lines :D

(Though mine was more Zydeco flavoured:

"Don't mess with my Poop Cruise
Don't mess with my Poop Cruise
You can find another liner
But don't mess with my Poop Cruise...")
 
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