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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 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.

images.huffingtonpost.com

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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