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(ABC)   Passengers on norwalk-hit cruise ship describe hundreds of people "vomiting into buckets" as the ship is put into port in New Jersey and left tied up there as an early tailgate desination   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 86
    More: Followup, New Jersey, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwalk, bayonne, norovirus  
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2014-01-30 12:36:54 PM  
The first time I stepped off a plane in New Jersey, I vomited into a bucket. I was told that it's a traditional custom there, and not doing so would be an insult to my hosts.
 
2014-01-30 12:39:05 PM  
There's probably no way this is related to the Norovirus. In reality, it was just them smelling New Jersey.
 
2014-01-30 12:40:40 PM  
I don't know why those people are complaining.  You usually gain weight on a cruise...
 
2014-01-30 12:40:53 PM  
I've been to Norwalk. I understand their pain. Should have gone to Fairfield.
 
2014-01-30 12:41:56 PM  
I thought vomiting was an appropriate response to entering New Jersey.
 
2014-01-30 12:42:48 PM  
That sounds like a natural reaction to New Jersey coastline.

The western side of the state is quite lovely.  You know, the parts that aren't landfills and docks.
 
2014-01-30 12:43:39 PM  
The Bud Light Hotel has arrived!
 
2014-01-30 12:43:54 PM  
That's why the best way to approach New Jersey is from upwind.
 
2014-01-30 12:44:50 PM  
My desire to spin the Wheel of Horrible Experiences and go on a cruise grows with each passing week.
 
2014-01-30 12:45:56 PM  
Take 699 healthy people toss in 1 sick, shake well.
 
2014-01-30 12:46:25 PM  

Langston: The first time I stepped off a plane in New Jersey, I vomited into a bucket. I was told that it's a traditional custom there, and not doing so would be an insult to my hosts.


Keyboard.

A new one to me, you owe.
 
2014-01-30 12:46:32 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-30 12:47:29 PM  
Vomit or NY style pizza...that's a tough choice.

/amidoinitrite?
 
2014-01-30 12:47:38 PM  
Think anybody will notice?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-30 12:49:31 PM  
How many family guy gifs can we put in one thread?
 
2014-01-30 12:50:14 PM  
There are very few things in this life that mystify me more than people's desire to spend their vacations cooped up on a boat with thousands of other people.

I can't imagine anything good that could possibly come out of such a scenario.
 
2014-01-30 12:50:22 PM  
Is there some reason people keep getting on these floating sideways skyscrapers of disease?
 
2014-01-30 12:52:11 PM  
i62.tinypic.com

i58.tinypic.com

// I left the obvious one alone
 
2014-01-30 12:52:28 PM  
It seems they just can't stop eating in a cruise.
 
2014-01-30 12:52:29 PM  
Vomiting into buckets as the ship is put into port?

Them pansies better toughen up, if they're puking before they've even offboarded into then they're going to waste away and die before passing the beach line and into the real horror areas.
 
2014-01-30 12:53:00 PM  
Fun fact -- vomit is the official state bodily waste of New Jersey.
 
2014-01-30 12:54:06 PM  

sigdiamond2000: There are very few things in this life that mystify me more than people's desire to spend their vacations cooped up on a boat with thousands of other people.

I can't imagine anything good that could possibly come out of such a scenario.


Well, it sounds like a good way to see exotic new locations, meet interesting new people and throw up on them.
 
GBB
2014-01-30 12:54:29 PM  
Sounds like they need a Baryon Sweep.
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-30 12:54:30 PM  
So, hundreds of highly contagious travelers exiting the state through normal tourist channels days before thousands enter the state through those same channels and then leave for homes across the country.

Wash your hands, folks.
 
2014-01-30 12:56:02 PM  
Can you just feel the love for NJ in this thread??
 
2014-01-30 12:56:42 PM  
When the cruise is heading home and the galley's full of foam, diarrhea, diarrhea.
 
2014-01-30 12:57:12 PM  
What I don't understand is why the staff served vegetable soup every night.
 
2014-01-30 12:57:14 PM  
So much Jersey hate in this thread...whodathunk?
 
2014-01-30 12:58:49 PM  
I can't think of a worse vacation for an introvert than a 10-day cruise. Maybe an 11-day cruise.
 
2014-01-30 12:59:03 PM  
Speaking of early, Subby, you were a wee bit early on the Submit button. Your headline didn't quite reach its intended desination. [sic]
 
2014-01-30 01:01:35 PM  

toraque: sigdiamond2000: There are very few things in this life that mystify me more than people's desire to spend their vacations cooped up on a boat with thousands of other people.

I can't imagine anything good that could possibly come out of such a scenario.

Well, it sounds like a good way to see exotic new locations, meet interesting new people and throw up on them.


Well played.
 
2014-01-30 01:02:27 PM  
Puking into buckets?

That's their own fault. Should've spent the extra hundred bucks for a cabin with a balcony so they could just puke overboard.

Like civilized people.
 
2014-01-30 01:03:17 PM  
"In a statement, Royal Caribbean said all passengers on the ship would receive a 50% refund and a 50% credit for a future cruise. In an unusual move, the line said those passengers confined to their cabins due to illness would also receive additional compensation for each day of confinement"


So, they have that goin' for them
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-30 01:03:32 PM  
I can't find a statistic for number of cruises in a year.  But there are thousands.  The "error rate" is minimal even if there is a problem 5 times a year.  This is a great example of media coverage making risks seem higher than they actual are.

I did find this page:
http://www.statisticbrain.com/cruise-ship-industry-statistics/

So, look here:
Number of cruise ships that have sank since 1979: 55
Total number of passengers who died on a cruise ship since 1979: 172
*Death count includes all causes of death

Passengers: 20,335,000 (no time frame given)

So.. please... calling them floating palaces of disease. Come on...
 
2014-01-30 01:03:47 PM  
This is reason #1245 I will never be caught on a cruise.
 
2014-01-30 01:04:51 PM  

skinink: When the cruise is heading home and the galley's full of foam, diarrhea (cha-cha-cha!), diarrhea (cha-cha-cha!).


FTFY.
 
2014-01-30 01:05:45 PM  
Anyone who willingly gets on a cruise, without a reason (e.g. destination wedding or family reunion) deserves what they get. Days of expensive boredom in a floating hotel, punctuated by a few hours here and there in some tourist trap flea market.

Anyone who sails out of the northeast in winter to do so is even more deserving of misfortune, since you know you are going to be locked inside for a day and a half on either end of the trip.
 
GBB
2014-01-30 01:05:47 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
"How was your cruise?"
 
2014-01-30 01:06:41 PM  

gweilo8888: Speaking of early, Subby, you were a wee bit early on the Submit button. Your headline didn't quite reach its intended desination. [sic]


I sea what you did there
 
2014-01-30 01:07:12 PM  

Langston: The first time I stepped off a plane in New Jersey, I vomited into a bucket. I was told that it's a traditional custom there, and not doing so would be an insult to my hosts.


Buddy, you'r in LA. That's NJ with palm trees.
 
2014-01-30 01:08:51 PM  

smed7: So much Jersey hate in this thread...whodathunk?


In Jersey anything's legal - as long as you don't get caught!
 
2014-01-30 01:08:55 PM  
i.ebayimg.com
 
2014-01-30 01:09:00 PM  
Typical farker: "New Jersey, something, something, awful place."

Same Farker: only seen NJ on TV or been in the Newark airport and lives in a bastion of awesomeness like the Midwest.

/left NJ 11 years ago
//lived in Philly too
///let's talk about Eagles fans throwing snowballs at Santa in 1968
 
2014-01-30 01:13:13 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: So, hundreds of highly contagious travelers exiting the state through normal tourist channels days before thousands enter the state through those same channels and then leave for homes across the country.

Wash your hands, folks.


That's what I came away with.

I'd quarantine the boat for the extra few days, keep them well stocked with supplies, send in a Dr. or 10, but NO passengers would be coming off that boat.
 
2014-01-30 01:16:09 PM  
I went on a cruise once, and nothing bad happened, but now you couldnt pay me to take one. It's like every cruise becomes a poop cruise, you'd think things would reach a point where people would go "This isnt worth it"
 
2014-01-30 01:17:18 PM  
 
2014-01-30 01:17:53 PM  
http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2014/01/30/cruise-ship-outbreaks-bl a me/

The vast majority of cases do not happen on ships.  This is media sensationalism at its finest.
 
2014-01-30 01:18:49 PM  

H31N0US: Langston: The first time I stepped off a plane in New Jersey, I vomited into a bucket. I was told that it's a traditional custom there, and not doing so would be an insult to my hosts.

Buddy, you'r in LA. That's NJ with palm trees.


Let me get this straight, you're trying to sell me that somehow New Jersey is better than LA? New Jersey is an unfortunate transit point on the way to someplace more interesting. I'll keep the sunshine and the good weather, the beaches, the museums, you can keep your toll roads and your undefined smells and your steroid-addled orange guidos.

At least we have palm trees. You guys put oil derricks along the roads instead.
 
2014-01-30 01:19:28 PM  

sobriquet by any other name: I sea what you did there


What a Desi Nation might look like:

imagizer.imageshack.us
 
2014-01-30 01:20:04 PM  

smed7: So much Jersey hate in this thread...whodathunk?


Its usually those who wouldn't be able to handle living in NJ who mock it.
 
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