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(Anchorage Daily News)   What is it with Americans threatening to riot the moment things start breaking down on their cruise ship?   (adn.com) divider line 13
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2013-08-24 10:49:15 AM
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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 10:06:46 AM
2 votes:
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 09:38:49 AM
2 votes:
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 09:39:57 PM
1 votes:
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
2013-08-24 11:16:41 AM
1 votes:
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.
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2013-08-24 11:11:32 AM
1 votes:
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 10:58:50 AM
1 votes:

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 10:42:24 AM
1 votes:
Being trapped on a floating hotel with a horde of strangers? What, exactly, is appealing about that?
2013-08-24 10:39:56 AM
1 votes:
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 10:33:47 AM
1 votes:
What's with cruise ships breaking down all the time and why do people keep booking cruises?
2013-08-24 10:21:01 AM
1 votes:
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 10:01:46 AM
1 votes:
Metaphor?
The entire nation as a cruise ship?
2013-08-24 09:53:59 AM
1 votes:
Considering the average age of cruise goers is 62, that might be fun to see.
 
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