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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 36
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2013-03-15 10:20:48 AM  
8 votes:
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 11:03:50 AM  
4 votes:

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 11:08:13 AM  
3 votes:

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 09:51:36 AM  
3 votes:
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 12:53:56 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:09:07 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:25:50 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:10:19 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:02:01 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:48:45 AM  
2 votes:

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 09:51:09 AM  
2 votes:
I'm no fan of Carnival, but this is starting to sound less like coincidence and more like deliberate sabotage.
2013-03-16 02:05:03 AM  
1 votes:
Who would pay to sail on a ship registered in some third world country with a marginally effect government?
2013-03-15 10:22:26 PM  
1 votes:

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.


No, it really depends on the ship. I've been on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas and it was pretty spectacular. My only complaint were the over-priced drinks, and the rule against bringing your own wine onboard. Came prepared with Rum Runner Flasks, so it was all good.

I've also been on the Ruby Princess for a two week cruise of the Mediterranean, and it was the best money I ever spent.

But you couldn't be more wrong about Disney cruise lines. The older ships in the fleet? Maybe. The newer ones are awesome. The downside to Disney is that they are expensive.
2013-03-15 06:01:21 PM  
1 votes:

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


I did some consulting work for Royal Caribbean (great place to work, BTW).  They build one ship a year, to bring it across they treat it as a shakedown cruise.  Full crew, right down to the spas. The IT geeks are on board to set up all of the systems, as well as people setting up stuff like PPV, casino, POS, etc. I'm told it can be a little hairy if the seas are rough, but otherwise it's a huge amount of fun.  Everyone works really long days, and then kicks back with huge meals and relaxes and has a good time.

They do an Atlantic cruise annually, during the summer when things are slow in Florida they send some of the ships to Europe. Pretty good price for a two week cruise that stops in Spain, France, and Italy, then you catch a flight back.  I've thought about doing it - you're basically in a luxury hotel/resort, plenty of stuff to do, and it's under a hundred bucks a day for lodging and food, a great deal.
2013-03-15 04:47:43 PM  
1 votes:
Just want to throw out this fun fact: All of you guys complimenting Holland America do realized it's owned by Carnival Corporation, right?

HAL, Princess, Seabourn, Costa, AIDA, Ibero, and Carnival Cruise Lines - all owned by Carnival Corporation.  All have the same shareholders.  So those cutbacks you see in Carnival Cruise Lines?  They're also likely happening in the other ships owned by Carnival Corp.

Sweet sailing to all!
2013-03-15 04:23:50 PM  
1 votes:

Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: Oh, and:

Cold raw sewage is in my shoes
There's no point in flushing and the toilets ooze
So be my guest, the deck's covered with poos
Won't you let me take you on a Poop Cruise.

/Oo-ee
//Oo-ee baby.


Feel like dumpin', baby won't you join me please

We'll leave a crap slick all along the Florida Keys


My cabin's like a litterbox for fifty cats

The show tonight will feature "The Aristocrats"

So be my gue-HEY! THAT'S NOT APPLE JUICE!

Won't you let me take you on a Poop Cruise.
2013-03-15 03:25:09 PM  
1 votes:

bikerbob59: CliChe Guevara: 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.

Been on two Regent Seven Seas cruises.  One in French Polynesia and the other the Caribbean.  The reason for all the old folks is because they are all inclusive and quite expensive for that reason.  Free alcohol in your room if you'd like also.  No, I didn't pay.  Father-in-law is a neurologist....


I meant to say that older people can afford the cost while the younger people can't.
2013-03-15 01:30:21 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:21:39 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:59:38 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:59:08 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:37:46 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:12:45 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:07:00 PM  
1 votes:
There is a reason that in the Cruise business, Carnival is known ass the K Mart of the Caribbean
2013-03-15 11:55:53 AM  
1 votes:
Could be worse
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2013-03-15 11:22:09 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:21:11 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:17:36 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:05:27 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:34:25 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:31:55 AM  
1 votes:
i105.photobucket.com
What a Legend with pacing problems and a horrible ending might look like.
2013-03-15 10:27:19 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:06:45 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:54:21 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:53:51 AM  
1 votes:

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


The more they break down, the less we'll have to wonder.
2013-03-15 09:45:31 AM  
1 votes:
soon Carnival will have to start paying the passengers to go on their cruises.
 
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