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(Alaska Dispatch News)   What is it with Americans threatening to riot the moment things start breaking down on their cruise ship?   (adn.com ) divider line
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2013-08-24 09:38:49 AM  
If the airline industry ran as the same standards as the cruise industry, we'd have about 800 flights a day being diverted or making emergency landings.  WTF.
 
2013-08-24 09:53:59 AM  
Considering the average age of cruise goers is 62, that might be fun to see.
 
2013-08-24 09:56:20 AM  
I've been to Ketchikan on a cruise ship - there's worse places to be stranded.
 
2013-08-24 09:58:11 AM  
Because alcohol, that's why.
 
2013-08-24 10:00:13 AM  
I don't see where it says it was Americans making the calls to police but given what I have witnessed over the years it is probably a strong possibility or the evil Canadians.
 
2013-08-24 10:01:46 AM  
Metaphor?
The entire nation as a cruise ship?
 
2013-08-24 10:02:44 AM  
Did someone make a cartoon of the cruise ship?
 
2013-08-24 10:05:47 AM  

lostcat: Considering the average age of cruise goers is 62, that might be fun to see.


It's easy to stop them, just board up the country kitchen buffet.
 
2013-08-24 10:06:46 AM  
people go on vacation to escape the pent-up rage of their everyday lives and jobs...hence the reason they plan tediously on where to go and what to do.

if their form of escape fails them in any way, and there are no alternatives, grab a torch and revolt...or a beer and sit back while the suspended reality burns.
 
2013-08-24 10:10:22 AM  
I fully expect that there will be more cruise ship failures within the next year and I would not be surprised it passengers started stringing up senior crew members or just throwing them overboard.  It's going to happen.
 
2013-08-24 10:12:28 AM  
This is why it's important to have an ample supply of Norovirus on hand. I don't run a cruise ship but even I know that.
 
2013-08-24 10:13:22 AM  
What is it with Americans?
Meh
 
2013-08-24 10:14:50 AM  
Well. It isn't like we have anything to get angry about here at home! Except the whole illegal spying on Americans, and Congress being a useless pile of old farts.
 
2013-08-24 10:14:56 AM  

sbchamp: What is it with Americans?


If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
 
2013-08-24 10:16:20 AM  
"which caused a several-days delay, then had more problems near Ketchikan" "Finally, the cruise was called off, and on Wednesdayfor flights back to Vancouver, B.C., and Seattle."
If the cruise was to stop off at Ketchikan or near those who took the cruise as a cheap alternative to bringing clothing and such would be VERY PISSED OFF. People do not realize how much just a pair of Farken underwear cost there! People don't realize how much it cost to mail stuff there and if you do 50/50 chance someone won't steal it from the Ketchikan side before it gets to who you sent it to.


Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/08/22/3037385/passengers-on-troubled-cruise.h t ml#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/08/22/3037385/passengers-on-troubled-cruise.h t ml#storylink=cpy
 
2013-08-24 10:17:03 AM  
Threatening to riot is the new craze.  One doesn't need to leave Fark to know this.

"HEY GUYS WE'RE GATHERING IN THE QUAD AT 9PM FOR A PEACE PROTEST"
*9:15PM*
"THINGS ARE BURNING, CARS ARE FLIPPED. #YOLO"
 
2013-08-24 10:17:06 AM  
When I was 19 I went on a cruise with a friend. He ended up having sex with some 33 year old skank and I spent the four days drunkenly talking with a sentient olive called Chip-chip.
 
2013-08-24 10:17:11 AM  
Tomorrow you're homeless. Tonight it's a blast!
 
2013-08-24 10:21:01 AM  
It's not Americans.  It's the kinds of people who go on the discount cruises that this story of thing happens on.  What do you really expect for a vacation where transport, room, meals, entertainment, and activities are less than a couple hundred bucks a day?  Anywhere else, you wouldn't expect luxury, but for some reason on a cruise ship people do.
 
2013-08-24 10:22:30 AM  
They ran out of Depends?
 
2013-08-24 10:26:07 AM  
The wage slaves running the ship have nothing to do with the cost cutting measures that make the ship a complete mess.

No, the real culprits are the ones who believe it's immoral not to squeeze every drop of profit out of a company. Because shareholder value takes precedence over quality, brand image, or even customer safety and comfort.

/only the short term matters. Those in the know will cash out before the stock crashes.
 
2013-08-24 10:30:17 AM  
i.crackedcdn.com

We're entitled to shiat and stuff. Like Joshua, in the Bible.
 
2013-08-24 10:33:47 AM  
What's with cruise ships breaking down all the time and why do people keep booking cruises?
 
2013-08-24 10:34:44 AM  
I hope this kind of shiat doesn't happen on the Bellingham-Alaska ferry cruise.
 
2013-08-24 10:36:42 AM  
Promise a few hundred self-entitled fatties all-you-can-eat buffets and then renege out on the high seas: I can see how it might happen.

i.ebayimg.com
 
2013-08-24 10:39:56 AM  
Wisdom in fiction.

Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. They're a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don't believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.
 
2013-08-24 10:42:24 AM  
Being trapped on a floating hotel with a horde of strangers? What, exactly, is appealing about that?
 
2013-08-24 10:43:01 AM  

oryx: What's with cruise ships breaking down all the time and why do people keep booking cruises?


I would think there are less cruise ship breaking down compared to how many are out on the ocean to airplanes going down compared to how many are out flying.

Just guessing......
 
2013-08-24 10:44:05 AM  
How farking stupid do you have to be to take a cruise?
 
2013-08-24 10:49:15 AM  

Outlaw2097: people go on vacation to escape the pent-up rage of their everyday lives and jobs...hence the reason they plan tediously on where to go and what to do.

if their form of escape fails them in any way, and there are no alternatives, grab a torch and revolt...or a beer and sit back while the suspended reality burns.


This is why when I go on vacation I just pick a destination and decide how long I'll be there, but make no other plans at all.  Just spending a couple of days with no schedules to follow is wonderful, and after napping/reading away those first days I can go out and have some fun.

I really don't understand those people who have to fill every single moment of a vacation with stuff to do...  Relax, grab a drink and chill.
 
2013-08-24 10:51:34 AM  
Selfishness is considered a virtue in the USA right now.  That's certainly part of it.

And, no, you're not right about the equivalence on the airline industry.  Given the number of cruses the error rate is incredibly small.  Maybe double the airline industry, but that number is SO incredibly small that it's still very, very small.

We're just becoming entitled assholes...
 
2013-08-24 10:53:02 AM  

nightbringerggz: Outlaw2097: people go on vacation to escape the pent-up rage of their everyday lives and jobs...hence the reason they plan tediously on where to go and what to do.

if their form of escape fails them in any way, and there are no alternatives, grab a torch and revolt...or a beer and sit back while the suspended reality burns.

This is why when I go on vacation I just pick a destination and decide how long I'll be there, but make no other plans at all.  Just spending a couple of days with no schedules to follow is wonderful, and after napping/reading away those first days I can go out and have some fun.

I really don't understand those people who have to fill every single moment of a vacation with stuff to do...  Relax, grab a drink and chill.


THIS!
 
2013-08-24 10:58:50 AM  

KimNorth: oryx: What's with cruise ships breaking down all the time and why do people keep booking cruises?

I would think there are less cruise ship breaking down compared to how many are out on the ocean to airplanes going down compared to how many are out flying.

Just guessing......


You're off by an order of magnitude or worse.

Approximately 27000 commercial flights EVERY DAY in the US. Worldwide, something like 90,000.  That's 32.4 million flights per year.
Total accidents of all kinds in 2011 were about 120.  Which is 1 in 270,000.

There are somewhere around 300 cruise ships (depending on how small you want to go for river/canal boats).  If you count every day as a trip, that's 108,000 'trips' a year - and I'm being generous to you in the definition of a 'trip'.
Even if there's only ONE incident a year, that's a worse rate than airlines.
So far this year there have been 3-4 of these 'engines quit working' events, and at least 2 cases (IIRC) of people falling off the boat and drowning.
 
2013-08-24 10:59:45 AM  
Why are these stupid aholes still going anywhere near Celebrity cruises, and why are they biatching when shiat goes wrong?! CAVEAT EMPTOR muthaf*cka..
 
2013-08-24 11:00:39 AM  

oryx: What's with cruise ships breaking down all the time and why do people keep booking cruises?




They are afraid to fly and want to play rich.
 
2013-08-24 11:03:44 AM  

FrancoFile: KimNorth: oryx: What's with cruise ships breaking down all the time and why do people keep booking cruises?

I would think there are less cruise ship breaking down compared to how many are out on the ocean to airplanes going down compared to how many are out flying.

Just guessing......

You're off by an order of magnitude or worse.

Approximately 27000 commercial flights EVERY DAY in the US. Worldwide, something like 90,000.  That's 32.4 million flights per year.
Total accidents of all kinds in 2011 were about 120.  Which is 1 in 270,000.

There are somewhere around 300 cruise ships (depending on how small you want to go for river/canal boats).  If you count every day as a trip, that's 108,000 'trips' a year - and I'm being generous to you in the definition of a 'trip'.
Even if there's only ONE incident a year, that's a worse rate than airlines.
So far this year there have been 3-4 of these 'engines quit working' events, and at least 2 cases (IIRC) of people falling off the boat and drowning.


Oh well no cruises for me! : )
 
2013-08-24 11:04:09 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Metaphor?
The entire nation as a cruise ship?


Quantum Apostrophe: Did someone make a cartoon of the cruise ship?


Yes. Well, Lego Ship of Fools.

By Ted Kaczynski
 
2013-08-24 11:06:11 AM  

Creoena: I've been to Ketchikan on a cruise ship - there's worse places to be stranded.


Having never heard of Ketchikan, I hit the Googles:

Ketchikan is a city in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States, the southeasternmost city in Alaska. With a population at the 2010 census of 8,050 within the city limits, it is the fifth-most populous city in the state.

I was floored that 8,050 is a large enough population to make you the fifth-largest city in a state.
 
2013-08-24 11:09:00 AM  

badgerb: I don't see where it says it was Americans making the calls to police but given what I have witnessed over the years it is probably a strong possibility or the evil Canadians.


It wasn't the evil Canadians who called 911. They can't find eleven on their phones.
 
2013-08-24 11:11:32 AM  
A cruise seems so unappealing.

Going from point a to point b on a floating shopping mall where drinks cost 10 bucks each doesn't sound very relaxing
 
2013-08-24 11:16:41 AM  
This is why I never, EVER, take some shiatty canned "awesome" vacation. I don't want to ever be at anyone else's mercy to get where I want to be... FFS...Guidebooks give you a better idea of how to have a great vacation. Or, better yet: Farking buy a plane ticket. Rent a car. Drive it around. Find places to sleep off the farking tourist paths.  I did two months in Europe (former East and West and the Balkan states) on a college-shoestring budget with a farking cheap a$$ rental car, no hostels, backpacks or Eurail pass. Sheeple and old farts go on cruises.
"
 
2013-08-24 11:17:49 AM  

damndirtyape: Wisdom in fiction.

Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. They're a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don't believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.


I often quote modern works of fiction. Wisdom is wisdom. Even in pop culture, science fiction...  whatever, there is a writer behind it all with something to say who probably agonized over a word or a line simply trying to convey their thoughts via a fictional character.

What were Shakespearean plays? Documentaries? No... mostly fiction with some historical ingredients.

And nobody quotes Shakespeare, now, in the 21st century, right? It no longer matters, huh? Hell, people still quote the bible.

Wisdom is wisdom.

"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably. ( Attributed to a fictional character on "Star Trek:TNG The Drumhead" veeery good episode BTW) Possibly more true today than it was when the episode first aired.

/Extra points for Patrick Stewart delivering it as the Shakespearean trained actor that he is.
//there was no nudity in it
///or naughty cakes
 
2013-08-24 11:18:29 AM  

oryx: What's with cruise ships breaking down all the time and why do people keep booking cruises?


Well, there is my namesake. I have a friend at work going to ride Carnival this week... same ship that broke down several times THIS year already..
 
2013-08-24 11:21:48 AM  
White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own
White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own

Black man gotta lot a problems
But they don't mind throwing a brick
White people go to school
Where they teach you how to be thick

An' everybody's doing
Just what they're told to
An' nobody wants
To go to jail!

White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own
White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own
All the power's in the hands
Of people rich enough to buy it

While we walk the street
Too chicken to even try it

Everybody's doing
Just what they're told to
Nobody wants
To go to jail!

White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own
White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own

Are you taking over
Or are you taking orders?
Are you going backwards
Or are you going forwards?

White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own
White riot - I wanna riot
White riot - a riot of my own
 
2013-08-24 11:34:54 AM  

Aulus: I fully expect that there will be more cruise ship failures within the next year and I would not be surprised it passengers started stringing up senior crew members or just throwing them overboard.  It's going to happen.


I don't see that happening.  In the days of sail you could get away with that because there's lots of lower-ranking officers who had sailing and navigation knowledge... and the drivetrain (ie. sails, rudder) weren't computer-driven with passwords and so on.

Today, you could lock out a whole bunch of critical systems and barricade yourself in a crew-only area to stall for time until friendly naval forces arrive in support.
 
2013-08-24 11:48:09 AM  

ksmith059: This is why I never, EVER, take some shiatty canned "awesome" vacation. I don't want to ever be at anyone else's mercy to get where I want to be... FFS...Guidebooks give you a better idea of how to have a great vacation. Or, better yet: Farking buy a plane ticket. Rent a car. Drive it around. Find places to sleep off the farking tourist paths.  I did two months in Europe (former East and West and the Balkan states) on a college-shoestring budget with a farking cheap a$$ rental car, no hostels, backpacks or Eurail pass. Sheeple and old farts go on cruises.
"


images.wikia.com
 
2013-08-24 11:50:17 AM  
Isn't a riot on a cruse ship a mutiny?
 
2013-08-24 12:04:53 PM  
Just got back from 7day cruise up there, saw that boat in harbor, fishing boat captain told us about the problem.

Everyone on that boat getti g chartered flight home and free future cruise, plus they were getti g free excursions so not all bad. Laundry would definitely be a problem though.

Not a cruise guy but figured I'd try it for alaska since that's an easy way to see it. Getting up close to glaciers was cool, as was salmon fishing.

All my reasons for not wanting to go on cruises were verified. Enjoyed Alaska, but will not cruise again.
 
2013-08-24 12:06:45 PM  

stuffy: Isn't a riot on a cruse ship a mutiny?


Not necessarily. A mutiny is the intention of taking over command of the ship.  A riot is just a violent display of dis-pleasure with something.  I don't think they wanted to take over the ship.
 
2013-08-24 12:07:16 PM  
First world problems.
 
2013-08-24 12:12:58 PM  

stuffy: Isn't a riot on a cruse ship a mutiny?


Well,  things are only illegal if A) You get caught  B) Somebody wants to prosecute you.  C) Said people have the ability to detain you.  If you can just throw a wrench into any one of those conditions, you're good.
 
2013-08-24 12:13:16 PM  

bbfreak: Well. It isn't like we have anything to get angry about here at home! Except the whole illegal spying on Americans, and Congress being a useless pile of old farts.


Nobody working one of those game-changing part time jobs or paying off  a $60,000 student loan for that theatre major undegrad degree will be able to afford a cruise anyway.
 
2013-08-24 12:17:20 PM  

d23: Selfishness is considered a virtue in the USA right now.  That's certainly part of it.

And, no, you're not right about the equivalence on the airline industry.  Given the number of cruses the error rate is incredibly small.  Maybe double the airline industry, but that number is SO incredibly small that it's still very, very small.

We're just becoming entitled assholes...


Plus not everyone can get to Martha's vinyard or the Hamptons at the same time.
 
2013-08-24 12:17:33 PM  
I'm taking my first cruise this Christmas. I'm sure nothing will go wrong.

/Packin' mah gun, just in case...
 
2013-08-24 12:21:03 PM  

FrancoFile: If the airline industry ran as the same standards as the cruise industry, we'd have about 800 flights a day being diverted or making emergency landings.  WTF.


When a plane loses forward thrust, everyone dies. When a ship loses forward thrust, everyone gets to wait for the tow. One of these things is not like the other.
 
2013-08-24 12:22:31 PM  
Yes, of course they'll riot over cruise ship conditions, but not over their government or Wall Street.

Whatta country! Eh-eh-eh!
 
2013-08-24 12:26:15 PM  
Were they black?
 
2013-08-24 12:32:43 PM  

Thurston Howell: Aulus: I fully expect that there will be more cruise ship failures within the next year and I would not be surprised it passengers started stringing up senior crew members or just throwing them overboard.  It's going to happen.

I don't see that happening.  In the days of sail you could get away with that because there's lots of lower-ranking officers who had sailing and navigation knowledge... and the drivetrain (ie. sails, rudder) weren't computer-driven with passwords and so on.

Today, you could lock out a whole bunch of critical systems and barricade yourself in a crew-only area to stall for time until friendly naval forces arrive in support.


True, but that assumes rationality on the part of pissed off cruise passengers.  You get them out a drift, no power, no plumbing and no A/C, some are going to just loose it and start hacking  through those barricades with a fire axe.  Sooner of later, it's going to happen.
 
2013-08-24 12:41:25 PM  
s.mcstatic.com
Just be careful Elaine about telling them about the lack of coffee.
 
2013-08-24 12:42:29 PM  

Aulus: I fully expect that there will be more cruise ship failures within the next year and I would not be surprised it passengers started stringing up senior crew members or just throwing them overboard.  It's going to happen.


I doubt that your grandmother and the fat guy in the Hawaiian shirt are stringing anyone up.
 
2013-08-24 12:49:16 PM  
Being treated like royalty for ten days or an evening in a downtown hotel is often used as an excuse for passive aggressive behaviour that is, in fact, disguised existential anxiety about how meaningless one's life is. If shrieking I'M PAYING at people earning minimum wage, who can get fired for nearly anything makes you feel better, well, it sucks to be you.
 
2013-08-24 12:50:36 PM  
I do believe there are a few times in the cruise ship industry that crews utilized the SCAM button on the bridge and the passengers had no idea.  One was with the tipped over ship by the italian crew.  Another was where the ship was sinking and the crew was nowhere to be found on the bridge, the passenger had to call SOS and was lucky to be airlifted in time by helicopters.

When they are giving you no information at the least you are looking at a possible shiatting in buckets and canned crabmeat dinners, maybe much much worse.

\The crew's job description is entertainment, not saving your life.
 
2013-08-24 01:21:38 PM  
It's not being "entitled," it's basic human instinct. Fight or flight. If your hotel is crappy, you leave and go somewhere better. If your cruise ship is crappy -- you're trapped there. And you probably paid in advance, too.
 
2013-08-24 01:24:40 PM  
Fly frequently for work, am frequently delayed due to the airline's incompetence.

Cruise frequently for vacation, never had a problem.

Problems can occur in both industries, but I will take a ship over a plane any day.

Cruise employees treat you infinity better than airline employees; and my last cruise, 14 days in the British Isles, was cheaper than the round trip air fair, covered as many miles and had better food.
 
2013-08-24 01:26:46 PM  
The callers telling authorities that there "might" be a riot were probably just trying to pressure the cruise line.

In any case, I never understood why people like cruises.
 
2013-08-24 01:47:43 PM  
I went on a cruise once. Barely remember it due to extreme drunkenness day after day.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-08-24 01:51:14 PM  
If the airline industry ran as the same standards as the cruise industry, we'd have about 800 flights a day being diverted or making emergency landings. WTF.

More like 800 plane crashes a day. Losing propulsion/engines in an aircraft is a hell of a lot worse than losing propulsion on a cruise ship.
 
2013-08-24 02:04:05 PM  

bmr68: I went on a cruise once. Barely remember it due to extreme drunkenness day after day.


People go on cruises to eat and get drunk. Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to do that at home? Buy a couple cases of wine and hire a chef to come in and cook up a storm.
 
2013-08-24 02:27:34 PM  

LargeCanine: bmr68: I went on a cruise once. Barely remember it due to extreme drunkenness day after day.

People go on cruises to eat and get drunk. Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to do that at home? Buy a couple cases of wine and hire a chef to come in and cook up a storm.


I agree, but I didn't pay for the cruise. My "sugar momma" girlfriend at the time treated me and another couple to the cruise.
 
2013-08-24 02:41:47 PM  

asurferosa: Fly frequently for work, am frequently delayed due to the airline's incompetence.

Cruise frequently for vacation, never had a problem.

Problems can occur in both industries, but I will take a ship over a plane any day.

Cruise employees treat you infinity better than airline employees; and my last cruise, 14 days in the British Isles, was cheaper than the round trip air fair, covered as many miles and had better food.


Except when they tear open the bottom of the ship and then flee before seeing any pax off the vessel.
Or the engine room floods and they flee before seeing any pax off the ship, leaving the entertainers/stage act to coordinate the evacuation.
 
2013-08-24 03:01:27 PM  

sbchamp: What is it with Americans?


I guess it was the airline food.
 
2013-08-24 03:09:00 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I hope this kind of shiat doesn't happen on the Bellingham-Alaska ferry cruise.


Just bring your own booze, and find a secluded spot on one of the port or starboard decks right below the camping deck. Set up sleeping arrangements, drink and watch the scenery.
 
2013-08-24 03:09:49 PM  
Thurston Howell
Except when they tear open the bottom of the ship and then flee before seeing any pax off the vessel.
Or the engine room floods and they flee before seeing any pax off the ship, leaving the entertainers/stage act to coordinate the evacuation.


I do completely agree with your point.

It would be nice however if American food servers in the sky would pretend that their job was part of the service industry and making people feel comfortable on their flight, not just handing out peanuts and security.
 
2013-08-24 03:44:58 PM  

KimNorth: "which caused a several-days delay, then had more problems near Ketchikan" "Finally, the cruise was called off, and on Wednesdayfor flights back to Vancouver, B.C., and Seattle."
If the cruise was to stop off at Ketchikan or near those who took the cruise as a cheap alternative to bringing clothing and such would be VERY PISSED OFF. People do not realize how much just a pair of Farken underwear cost there! People don't realize how much it cost to mail stuff there and if you do 50/50 chance someone won't steal it from the Ketchikan side before it gets to who you sent it to.


Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/08/22/3037385/passengers-on-troubled-cruise.h t ml#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/08/22/3037385/passengers-on-troubled-cruise.h t ml#storylink=cpy


Why do you 'people' include a link saying "READ MORE HERE" WHEN IT'S THE SAME FRICKIN' LINK????
Is this for the benefit of people who DO NOT 'RTFA'? Because I do not think that another link will entice them to RTFA!
 
2013-08-24 03:47:09 PM  

BSABSVR: Aulus: I fully expect that there will be more cruise ship failures within the next year and I would not be surprised it passengers started stringing up senior crew members or just throwing them overboard.  It's going to happen.

I doubt that your grandmother and the fat guy in the Hawaiian shirt are stringing anyone up.


Yeah, with both my grandmothers long dead.  OTOH, during Prohibition, my paternal grandmother and her WCTU pals were going out and hijacking bootleg liquor trucks and destroying the cargoes.  Some grandmothers can be nothing to mess with.
 
2013-08-24 04:04:33 PM  

bratface: KimNorth: "which caused a several-days delay, then had more problems near Ketchikan" "Finally, the cruise was called off, and on Wednesdayfor flights back to Vancouver, B.C., and Seattle."
If the cruise was to stop off at Ketchikan or near those who took the cruise as a cheap alternative to bringing clothing and such would be VERY PISSED OFF. People do not realize how much just a pair of Farken underwear cost there! People don't realize how much it cost to mail stuff there and if you do 50/50 chance someone won't steal it from the Ketchikan side before it gets to who you sent it to.


Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/08/22/3037385/passengers-on-troubled-cruise.h t ml#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/08/22/3037385/passengers-on-troubled-cruise.h t ml#storylink=cpy

Why do you 'people' include a link saying "READ MORE HERE" WHEN IT'S THE SAME FRICKIN' LINK????
Is this for the benefit of people who DO NOT 'RTFA'? Because I do not think that another link will entice them to RTFA!


It showed up on it's own when I cut and pasted to quote to lines in the story. I had no control over it, it just showed up after I pressed Add Comment.......
 
2013-08-24 04:20:12 PM  

Enemabag Jones: Thurston Howell
Except when they tear open the bottom of the ship and then flee before seeing any pax off the vessel.
Or the engine room floods and they flee before seeing any pax off the ship, leaving the entertainers/stage act to coordinate the evacuation.

I do completely agree with your point.

It would be nice however if American food servers in the sky would pretend that their job was part of the service industry and making people feel comfortable on their flight, not just handing out peanuts and security.


There is at least a post a week on fark about flight attendants poor behavior.  How about that fireman who ran over the poor kid after they survived that crash at SFO.
 
2013-08-24 04:36:22 PM  
Fuggin Bizzy:When a plane loses forward thrust, everyone dies. When a ship loses forward thrust, everyone gets to wait for the tow. One of these things is not like the other.

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Disagrees.
 
2013-08-24 05:14:31 PM  
asurferosa
There is at least a post a week on fark about flight attendants poor behavior. How about that fireman who ran over the poor kid after they survived that crash at SFO.


Have not seen any recently myself, but it was a hot topic for a while.

I don't know the kid at SFO had an article on fark, but would be suprised if it didn't get on the front page.

I guess it is easier to hate on flight attendants and police then firemen. When you hear about a flight attendant with an ego size displacement issue that gets the federal government involved yet again under questionable circumstances it does not help.

\For the record I don't see that much horrible behavior by firemen so I will cut them a break.
 
2013-08-24 07:05:26 PM  
It's not a Carnival line, for once. First I've seen of RC having an issue like this in a very long time. At least they returned to port and refused to leave once they discovered an issue. The passengers are fine and have even been around town shopping.

Carnival would have gone on out further and become stranded.
 
2013-08-24 07:19:46 PM  

ksmith059: Why are these stupid aholes still going anywhere near Celebrity cruises, and why are they biatching when shiat goes wrong?! CAVEAT EMPTOR muthaf*cka..


You're probably thinking of Carnival. They're the cruise line or parent company that has been behind the more horrific incidents. This was a cruise ship that stayed at a port. The passengers never experienced any real hardships and were even given a full refund.
 
2013-08-24 08:33:34 PM  

Creoena: I've been to Ketchikan on a cruise ship - there's worse places to be stranded.


It's OK, but I went to Ketchitruckfullofplatinum and it was way nicer.
 
2013-08-24 09:39:57 PM  
OK I'm adding that to my list of why I don't want to go on a cruise ship.
(in no particular order)

Norovirus
Rapey thievy murdery crewmembers who can't be prosecuted because international waters
Disappearing passengers whose disappearances are never solved (see above)
Captain drives ship onto rocks/reef to demonstrate bravado
Being trapped in the same area with the same bunch of idiots for a week long
Dead engines leading to overflowing toilets
Poseidon Adventure
Riots
 
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