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(New York Daily News)   Another cruise in the Caribbean, another case of people mass vomiting by the diarrhea-inducing norovirus. Third in a month   (nydailynews.com) divider line 153
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2014-02-24 03:36:29 PM
FTA includes testing stool samples from sick passengers and crew

And you thought you had a shiatty job.
 
2014-02-24 03:36:56 PM
I can sea a pattern here.
 
2014-02-24 03:37:04 PM
The Pooooop Boooooat!  Exciting and newwwwwwwwwwwww!
 
2014-02-24 03:37:53 PM
I blame the passengers, they're clearly covered in germs. Get rid of them all and the cruises will have no problems.
 
2014-02-24 03:38:00 PM
I am getting sick and tired of hearing about these cruise pukes/shiat fests.  Hey you know you take the chance crammed into an enclosed area with people who can't miss their boat no matter what.

It's like swimming in a public pool with parents that don't diaper their kids.

/shiat
 
2014-02-24 03:38:12 PM
It amazes me that people still go on cruises.  Didn't this sh*t start happening regularly more than a decade ago?  Then again, I suppose we don't hear about all the cruises without issues.
 
2014-02-24 03:39:16 PM

Rapmaster2000: The Pooooop Boooooat!  Exciting and ewwwwwwwwwwwww!


FTFY
 
2014-02-24 03:40:01 PM
Sailing on a ship of stools.
 
2014-02-24 03:40:37 PM
Protip:  Don't go on a cruise during cold/flu/explosive diahrrea season (aka "winter")
Pro-protip:  Just don't go on a cruise (aka "McVacation")
 
2014-02-24 03:40:42 PM
I was in the Navy for 7 years...the idea of going on a cruise seems unpleasant, even without having to work.

These days, with the Norovirus thing, the deal is now sealed. The cool thing is that the wife has stopped even suggesting it. Win!
 
2014-02-24 03:40:45 PM
Who are the dumbasses still signing up to go on a diarrhea cruise?
 
2014-02-24 03:41:25 PM
The S/S Barfs famous iguana-on-stick?
 
2014-02-24 03:41:51 PM

Resident Muslim: I can sea a pattern here.


No shiat, Sherlock.
 
2014-02-24 03:42:07 PM
Diarrhea-cha-cha-cha!
Diarrhea-cha-cha-cha!
 
2014-02-24 03:42:28 PM
I never understood the appeal of cruises.
 
2014-02-24 03:42:42 PM
And people wonder why I'm not into taking a cruise...

I understand that the bulk percentage of cruises, this doesn't happen, but meh, why take a chance?
 
2014-02-24 03:43:32 PM

TheNewJesus: I never understood the appeal of cruises.


crow202.org
 
2014-02-24 03:43:41 PM
Poseidon is angry.  We have trod on his lawn one too many times.
 
2014-02-24 03:44:35 PM
Reclassify this as a Weight Loss Cruise and call this a free benifit.
 
2014-02-24 03:44:54 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

I'm in your GI, making you turbo-crap.
 
2014-02-24 03:44:54 PM

3.bp.blogspot.com

Super brown

 
2014-02-24 03:45:15 PM
This is why I've been on a total of one cruise, and that was because someone was having a destination wedding.Trapped in a shiatty hotel with small pools and smaller rooms, expensive drinks and no nearby liquor store to ease the burden, and crap food served in cattle troughs? What's not to like. Oh yeah, the possibility of getting very sick and / or drowning.
 
2014-02-24 03:46:39 PM

Born_Again_Bavarian: Protip:  Don't go on a cruise during cold/flu/explosive diahrrea season (aka "winter")
Pro-protip:  Just don't go on a cruise (aka "McVacation")


Winter is the best time.  The norovirus thing can happen anytime.  In the winter you have less nasty children sneezing into their hands and touching every thing.
 
2014-02-24 03:46:48 PM
Coprophagia Cruise?
 
2014-02-24 03:46:56 PM

The Slush: It amazes me that people still go on cruises.  Didn't this sh*t start happening regularly more than a decade ago?  Then again, I suppose we don't hear about all the cruises without issues.


It would be interesting to know if this is happening more or if we're just hearing about it more because poop sells news.

Either way, all of these stories have cured me of ever wanting to go on a cruise.
 
2014-02-24 03:47:03 PM

rkiller1: FTA includes testing stool samples from sick passengers and crew

And you thought you had a shiatty job.


Ehh, the ceilings aren't that high on cruise ships.
 
2014-02-24 03:47:10 PM

H31N0US: Trapped in a shiatty hotel with small pools and smaller rooms, expensive drinks and no nearby liquor store to ease the burden, and crap food served in cattle troughs? What's not to like. Oh yeah, the possibility of getting very sick and / or drowning.


Like Vegas or Detroit?
 
2014-02-24 03:47:57 PM
On the bright side, when was the last time somebody went on a cruise and LOST weight?
 
2014-02-24 03:48:16 PM
It was supposed to be a three hour tour. A three hour tour.
www.mentalfloss.com
 
2014-02-24 03:48:21 PM
How is it the Navy can manage without everybody taking a ride on the poop deck?  Is it because their poop chutes are full of seamen?
 
2014-02-24 03:48:28 PM

rkiller1: H31N0US: Trapped in a shiatty hotel with small pools and smaller rooms, expensive drinks and no nearby liquor store to ease the burden, and crap food served in cattle troughs? What's not to like. Oh yeah, the possibility of getting very sick and / or drowning.

Like Vegas or Detroit?


At least in Vegas or Detroit you're able to drive away. A cruise ship, on the other hand, makes for quite the effective trap.
 
2014-02-24 03:48:54 PM

Smeggy Smurf: How is it the Navy can manage without everybody taking a ride on the poop deck?  Is it because their poop chutes are full of seamen?


Camels.
 
2014-02-24 03:49:11 PM
Now is not the time to discuss hygiene control.

Please think of the victims and their families.
 
2014-02-24 03:50:02 PM

rkiller1: H31N0US: Trapped in a shiatty hotel with small pools and smaller rooms, expensive drinks and no nearby liquor store to ease the burden, and crap food served in cattle troughs? What's not to like. Oh yeah, the possibility of getting very sick and / or drowning.

Like Vegas or Detroit?


Vegas has liquor stores. And free drinks, sort of. And grocery stores if you are really motivated to eat cheap. And you can get out and walk around if you like (not recommended, but possible).

I'd rather be on a poop cruise than in Detroit though.
 
2014-02-24 03:50:13 PM
POOP DECK THREAD!!1!
 
2014-02-24 03:53:27 PM

TheNewJesus: I never understood the appeal of cruises.


I don't understand the appeal of ocean cruises, but river cruises sound kind of interesting.
 
2014-02-24 03:53:29 PM

TheNewJesus: I never understood the appeal of cruises.


I can totally understand an idealized concept of it -- out on the open sea, away from everything, parties, dancing, romance, stargazing. . . that's how a cruise should be.

Thing is, I'm not aware that experience is available to anyone who isn't a billionaire with a huge private yacht.  Actual cruises are notoriously commoditized; they create a crapton of pollution, the quarters are cramped, costs are cut to the bone, the food is bad, the conditions unsanitary and the entertainment basically the same lame acts over and over again.
 
2014-02-24 03:54:35 PM
Cruises seem to me to be pretty much the same as being locked in to a Marriott Hotel for a week with 3500 other people.
Why would you pay for this to be done to you?
 
2014-02-24 03:54:39 PM

TheNewJesus: I never understood the appeal of cruises.


Ive never been on a cruise but constantly see the ads for a weeks vacation all expenses paid under $300...


I think the appeal is they are so bloody cheap.
 
2014-02-24 03:54:50 PM
TheNewJesus: "I never understood the appeal of cruises."

What's to (not) get?  It's an all-inclusive resort that floats instead of sitting stationary.
In concept, it's not much different than Club Med, Disney, Sandals, etc.

The drawbacks are entirely in the details of how it's operated and how people use it.
 
2014-02-24 03:55:23 PM
Most of you people have disgusting habits. Yes, I'm looking at you.
 
2014-02-24 03:55:23 PM
who crapped the buffet
 
2014-02-24 03:55:31 PM
My sympathies to the Wastewater Treatment Operator on board.
 
2014-02-24 03:56:47 PM

suebhoney: And people wonder why I'm not into taking a cruise...

I understand that the bulk percentage of cruises, this doesn't happen, but meh, why take a chance?


I'm not a fan of the open water, hence no cruise for me. I'm not scared of much, but I'm terrified at the thought of drowning.

Or being eaten by a shark.

See also: SS Andrea Doria
 
2014-02-24 03:56:53 PM

Jument: The Slush: It amazes me that people still go on cruises.  Didn't this sh*t start happening regularly more than a decade ago?  Then again, I suppose we don't hear about all the cruises without issues.

It would be interesting to know if this is happening more or if we're just hearing about it more because poop sells news.

Either way, all of these stories have cured me of ever wanting to go on a cruise.


I quit thinking about cruises when CNN was covering one with a laundry fire live, and the people on the ship were not being evacuated until someone happened to turn on a TV on the ship itself.  Since we all know how much attention a good fire attracts, you know it was a very BIG fire, and the ship ending up not leaving port due to the mechanical problems caused by the fire.
 
2014-02-24 03:57:18 PM

radarlove: Now is not the time to discuss hygiene control.

Please think of the victims and their families.


Seriously.  I just got back from a Caribbean cruise that had multiple handwashing and hand sanitation stations (in addition to the bathrooms) in all of the common areas.  No problems at all.
 
2014-02-24 03:57:20 PM
Every deck is the poop deck.
 
2014-02-24 03:57:42 PM

The Slush: It amazes me that people still go on cruises.  Didn't this sh*t start happening regularly more than a decade ago?  Then again, I suppose we don't hear about all the cruises without issues.


Things are improving excrementally.
 
2014-02-24 03:58:09 PM

Smeggy Smurf: How is it the Navy can manage without everybody taking a ride on the poop deck?  Is it because their poop chutes are full of seamen?


That is an interesting question, since sailors will disembark and explore rather unsavory destinations, you would think they would be more likely to pick up strange diseases and spread them around a ship.

However, I think the answer lies not in the passengers, but in the poorly paid crews on cruise ships. They may feel ill, but they better come in to work or they miss 2 weeks of pay and probably get fired.
 
2014-02-24 03:58:32 PM
My wife was suggesting, just last night, that we go on a cruise.
I was just like, "pffft....  I hope you're kidding.  Those things are plagued with disaster lately, in case you haven't noticed."

I was on a cruise exactly once.  It was like 30 years ago.  I must admit, I had a lot of fun.  But this was why...  I was 16.  My brother and I got placed in a cabin away from our parents.  So, every night, we went out to the bar.  No drinking age out at sea.  So we partied like mad!

I found out just a couple of years ago that they actually knew about this, and just didn't do anything to stop us.
I thought that was pretty funny too...
 
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