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(NBC News)   Coast Guard to start inspecting cruise ships with no warning. Which makes no difference to passengers on Carnival ships since there is always some kind of warning going off   (nbcnews.com) divider line 15
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2014-03-27 10:47:13 AM
Mostly warnings to people on the mainland to NEVER buy a Carnival cruise.

/free norovirus after boarding!
 
2014-03-27 12:32:13 PM

DecemberNitro: Mostly warnings to people on the mainland to NEVER buy a Carnival cruise.

/free norovirus after boarding!


FTF anyone deluding themselves into thinking a cruise will be anything at all like the commercials or video brochures that convinced them to consider it.
 
2014-03-27 12:54:08 PM
I hate hearing the dive alarm on a surface ship.
 
2014-03-27 01:33:21 PM
Well no duh after all the stuff going on after the poo crusie and the rest of the plauge ships
 
2014-03-27 02:17:54 PM
I acutally amazed that they haven't already been doing this. I have been offshore numerous times subjected to surprised USCG inspections. They serve a purpose and I have always welcomed them. Any day you can show the regulatory body that you have your stuff together and that you care enough to make things right the first time is a good day. I have seen too many instances of people skirting the law or lightly treading on it just to save a buck.
 
2014-03-27 04:46:10 PM
I'd like to see the inspection report for the Motörhead cruise.

/"Blood, vomit, and feces everywhere. No sign of norwalk virus."
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-27 06:20:32 PM
regular twice-a-year inspections of 140 cruise ships based at U.S. ports in 2013 found 351 deficiencies, most frequently problems with fire doors and lifeboats.

Neither of those is what put cruise ships in the headlines. They're like health inspectors measuring the depth of each sink while not noticing that cooks don't wash their hands after using the toilet.
 
2014-03-27 06:47:41 PM

H31N0US: DecemberNitro: Mostly warnings to people on the mainland to NEVER buy a Carnival cruise.

/free norovirus after boarding!

FTF anyone deluding themselves into thinking a cruise will be anything at all like the commercials or video brochures that convinced them to consider it.


I've always wondered about this. Never been on a cruise but the whole thing seems very... hollow. I feel like the people who go on cruises actually want to go to Vegas. A cruise is like a Vegas casino you can't leave, and has the regulatory rigor of Barbados or wherever the hell all those ships are registered. No thanks.

At least in Vegas I can leave, indignant in my failure at the black jack table, scoop up some sleazy bimbo and head for the NEXT money drain, giving a finger to the bouncers on the way out.
 
2014-03-27 07:31:09 PM

NateAsbestos: H31N0US: DecemberNitro: Mostly warnings to people on the mainland to NEVER buy a Carnival cruise.

/free norovirus after boarding!

FTF anyone deluding themselves into thinking a cruise will be anything at all like the commercials or video brochures that convinced them to consider it.

I've always wondered about this. Never been on a cruise but the whole thing seems very... hollow. I feel like the people who go on cruises actually want to go to Vegas. A cruise is like a Vegas casino you can't leave, and has the regulatory rigor of Barbados or wherever the hell all those ships are registered. No thanks.

At least in Vegas I can leave, indignant in my failure at the black jack table, scoop up some sleazy bimbo and head for the NEXT money drain, giving a finger to the bouncers on the way out.


There is this great commercial airing right now about all the fantastic fun kids can have on a cruise, I can't remember the line but not Disney, anyway, it basically tells parents, ignore your kids we got lenty of crap for them to do.  In one of the scenes it shows the kids going down a shipboard waterslide in tandem, the fine print at the bottom of the ad says "Waterslide for single riders only"  How they can get away with that blows my mind.
 
2014-03-27 07:38:11 PM

NateAsbestos: H31N0US: DecemberNitro: Mostly warnings to people on the mainland to NEVER buy a Carnival cruise.

/free norovirus after boarding!

FTF anyone deluding themselves into thinking a cruise will be anything at all like the commercials or video brochures that convinced them to consider it.

I've always wondered about this. Never been on a cruise but the whole thing seems very... hollow. I feel like the people who go on cruises actually want to go to Vegas. A cruise is like a Vegas casino you can't leave, and has the regulatory rigor of Barbados or wherever the hell all those ships are registered. No thanks.

At least in Vegas I can leave, indignant in my failure at the black jack table, scoop up some sleazy bimbo and head for the NEXT money drain, giving a finger to the bouncers on the way out.


Yeah, you've definitely never been on  a cruise.  Or you've never been to Vegas.  Or both.

/FYI cruise ship casinos make up only a small part of the ship's entertainment and activities.  Protip -- you're not required to go in them
//just got back from a 12-day cruise.  I spent an hour (and $30) in the casino.  Call me when Vegas sails through the Panama Canal
 
2014-03-27 11:32:00 PM

H31N0US: DecemberNitro: Mostly warnings to people on the mainland to NEVER buy a Carnival cruise.

/free norovirus after boarding!

FTF anyone deluding themselves into thinking a cruise will be anything at all like the commercials or video brochures that convinced them to consider it.


There's a big difference between Carnival's frat parties on the water (and similar brands) and a high quality cruise like Celebrity, Royal or Celebrity.
 
2014-03-27 11:35:39 PM

RickN99: NateAsbestos: H31N0US: DecemberNitro: Mostly warnings to people on the mainland to NEVER buy a Carnival cruise.

/free norovirus after boarding!

FTF anyone deluding themselves into thinking a cruise will be anything at all like the commercials or video brochures that convinced them to consider it.

I've always wondered about this. Never been on a cruise but the whole thing seems very... hollow. I feel like the people who go on cruises actually want to go to Vegas. A cruise is like a Vegas casino you can't leave, and has the regulatory rigor of Barbados or wherever the hell all those ships are registered. No thanks.

At least in Vegas I can leave, indignant in my failure at the black jack table, scoop up some sleazy bimbo and head for the NEXT money drain, giving a finger to the bouncers on the way out.

Yeah, you've definitely never been on  a cruise.  Or you've never been to Vegas.  Or both.

/FYI cruise ship casinos make up only a small part of the ship's entertainment and activities.  Protip -- you're not required to go in them
//just got back from a 12-day cruise.  I spent an hour (and $30) in the casino.  Call me when Vegas sails through the Panama Canal


I agree with everything you said. Especially about this person not having cruised. Living in SoFL, I've been on dozens of premium cruises at last minute resident rates. There's nothing like falling asleep with FL out your window and waking up in Nassau, then St. Maarten, then St. Thomas, Barbados, Aruba.... But yeah just like Vegas.
 
2014-03-28 11:08:51 AM

RickN99: NateAsbestos: H31N0US: DecemberNitro: Mostly warnings to people on the mainland to NEVER buy a Carnival cruise.

/free norovirus after boarding!

FTF anyone deluding themselves into thinking a cruise will be anything at all like the commercials or video brochures that convinced them to consider it.

I've always wondered about this. Never been on a cruise but the whole thing seems very... hollow. I feel like the people who go on cruises actually want to go to Vegas. A cruise is like a Vegas casino you can't leave, and has the regulatory rigor of Barbados or wherever the hell all those ships are registered. No thanks.

At least in Vegas I can leave, indignant in my failure at the black jack table, scoop up some sleazy bimbo and head for the NEXT money drain, giving a finger to the bouncers on the way out.

Yeah, you've definitely never been on  a cruise.  Or you've never been to Vegas.  Or both.

/FYI cruise ship casinos make up only a small part of the ship's entertainment and activities.  Protip -- you're not required to go in them
//just got back from a 12-day cruise.  I spent an hour (and $30) in the casino.  Call me when Vegas sails through the Panama Canal


So... just like Vegas?
 
2014-03-28 03:11:20 PM

Livinglush: Nassau, then St. Maarten, then St. Thomas, Barbados, Aruba.... But yeah just like Vegas.


In Vegas you can see Paris

www.publicdomainpictures.net

Venice

the278thword.files.wordpress.com

New York

upload.wikimedia.org

Egypt

www.greene.k12.ia.us

ancient Rome

images.oyster.com

and medieval Europe

upload.wikimedia.org

All that without getting diphtheria.
 
2014-03-28 04:05:03 PM
I must assume you're trolling.

4/10 briefly angered.
 
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