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2022-01-24 5:23:35 PM  
I thought that cruise ships had a morgue, and slabs for bodies to return remains to the family at the next port of call?
 
2022-01-24 5:29:08 PM  

hubiestubert: I thought that cruise ships had a morgue, and slabs for bodies to return remains to the family at the next port of call?


I think they just put him in the walking freezer.   Plenty of room after the first few meals have been cooked
 
2022-01-24 5:53:37 PM  
I thought they just threw them overboard and acted like they were never in the log
 
2022-01-24 5:54:45 PM  

rnatalie: hubiestubert: I thought that cruise ships had a morgue, and slabs for bodies to return remains to the family at the next port of call?

I think they just put him in the walking freezer.   Plenty of room after the first few meals have been cooked


Or, rotisserie long pig.
 
2022-01-24 5:55:26 PM  

hubiestubert: I thought that cruise ships had a morgue, and slabs for bodies to return remains to the family at the next port of call?


I think there was a Reddit AMA thread a few years ago that addressed this. The guy also said more people than you'd expect just 'disappear' at sea.
 
2022-01-24 5:55:50 PM  
COVID is a medical event.  But, they're going to try to pass this off as somebody having to a heart attack, I bet.
 
2022-01-24 5:57:42 PM  
That was an Atlantis cruise? Hoo-boy.
 
2022-01-24 6:01:40 PM  
Mrs Rampage and I took a cruise through the Panama canal several years ago. Most of the rest of the passengers were very old. Even older than on a typical Alaska cruise.

Every port, and I mean every port, bodies were offloaded first before the living passengers were allowed to get away for their planned excursions.

The on board morgue typically only handles four corpses.
 
2022-01-24 6:09:20 PM  
Can you buy a cruise ship ticket with a "Burial at sea if I'm dead" option? That would save my grieving relatives a decent chunk of money.

/ it worked for Jack Dawson
 
2022-01-24 6:09:36 PM  

Drunken Rampage: The on board morgue typically only handles four corpses.


Four? What kind of amateur-hour bullshiat is that? My crawlspace holds more than that!

What?
 
2022-01-24 6:11:08 PM  
I swear I saw him get off the ship at Macho Grande.  Said he was going to fly home.  Shrug
(Purser slips me a $20)
 
2022-01-24 6:11:54 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Drunken Rampage: The on board morgue typically only handles four corpses.

Four? What kind of amateur-hour bullshiat is that? My crawlspace holds more than that!

What?


If your cruise ship's morgue has space for more than four corpses, it becomes the default Cabin Crew Orgy Lounge.
 
2022-01-24 6:21:39 PM  

rnatalie: hubiestubert: I thought that cruise ships had a morgue, and slabs for bodies to return remains to the family at the next port of call?

I think they just put him in the walking freezer.   Plenty of room after the first few meals have been cooked


Your refrigerator is running...
 
2022-01-24 6:28:20 PM  
This is/was a gay cruise...there has been heightened criticism because it really is a superspreader event...if you have any doubt, goggle "foam party", also, as is typical for any cruise, the crowd is older (goggle "wrinkle room") and more likely to die.  These types of cruises existed during the Aids Epidemic with the same predictable results.
Side note: I have several gay friends who took prescription strength ivermectin because they had to, so there's that...
 
2022-01-24 6:30:51 PM  
So, um, it's an honor to be here today with all of you Congressmen and Congresswomen.  I guess I should say Congresspeople.  Should I say Congressthem?

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2022-01-24 6:33:17 PM  
Well, that explains Chef Donner's pulled pork at the midnight buffet
 
2022-01-24 6:41:51 PM  
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2022-01-24 6:43:31 PM  
This is a photo of the cruise in question:

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it was a chartered LGBTQ cruise that wouldn't give any refunds for cancellations due to Covid concerns.  It had sold out over a year ago, with the assumption at the time being Covid wouldn't be much of a concern by now.

I was actually in Cozumel the same day as they were and saw them partying on their balconies.  Ship looked packed to the gills.  That said, it seemed they were having a pretty good time.  I've also come to learn illegal drug use isn't too uncommon on this particular sailing in the past, so maybe somebody OD'd.  That's much more likely  as proof of vaccination, a recent negative covid test, AND a temperature check were prerequisites to getting on board.
 
2022-01-24 6:44:06 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: I swear I saw him get off the ship at Macho Grande.  Said he was going to fly home.  Shrug
(Purser slips me a $20)


I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande.
 
2022-01-24 6:45:35 PM  

rnatalie: hubiestubert: I thought that cruise ships had a morgue, and slabs for bodies to return remains to the family at the next port of call?

I think they just put him in the walking freezer...


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2022-01-24 6:45:54 PM  
Aren't most cruise attendees almost dead anyway when they get on the boat?
 
2022-01-24 7:07:08 PM  

akya: This is a photo of the cruise in question:

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it was a chartered LGBTQ cruise that wouldn't give any refunds for cancellations due to Covid concerns.  It had sold out over a year ago, with the assumption at the time being Covid wouldn't be much of a concern by now.

I was actually in Cozumel the same day as they were and saw them partying on their balconies.  Ship looked packed to the gills.  That said, it seemed they were having a pretty good time.  I've also come to learn illegal drug use isn't too uncommon on this particular sailing in the past, so maybe somebody OD'd.  That's much more likely  as proof of vaccination, a recent negative covid test, AND a temperature check were prerequisites to getting on board.


That cruise ship is going to be filled with seamen
 
2022-01-24 7:11:08 PM  

hubiestubert: I thought that cruise ships had a morgue, and slabs for bodies to return remains to the family at the next port of call?


When my dad was in the Marines ('60s, pre-Vietnam) the last day before they were to ship back home from Okinawa, one of his company went swimming in the ocean and died from a sea snake bite.  They just shoved the guy in the ship's fridge for the trip home, Gaddafi-style.

/ spam
// potato flakes
/// Johnson
/V Sunny D, alright!
 
2022-01-24 7:11:52 PM  
this looks like a job for...
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2022-01-24 7:16:46 PM  
Celebrating 30 years of Atlantis Cruises , a cruise to die for ..
 
2022-01-24 7:29:43 PM  

hubiestubert: I thought that cruise ships had a morgue, and slabs for bodies to return remains to the family at the next port of call?


They usually have a mortuary fridge with two or four spaces.

Repatriation is complicated.
 
2022-01-24 7:34:30 PM  
George Costanza: That's no tragedy! How many people do you lose on a normal cruse? 30? 40?!
 
2022-01-24 7:34:30 PM  

akya: This is a photo of the cruise in question:

[royalcaribbeanblog.com image 850x637]

it was a chartered LGBTQ cruise that wouldn't give any refunds for cancellations due to Covid concerns.  It had sold out over a year ago, with the assumption at the time being Covid wouldn't be much of a concern by now.

I was actually in Cozumel the same day as they were and saw them partying on their balconies.  Ship looked packed to the gills.  That said, it seemed they were having a pretty good time.  I've also come to learn illegal drug use isn't too uncommon on this particular sailing in the past, so maybe somebody OD'd.  That's much more likely  as proof of vaccination, a recent negative covid test, AND a temperature check were prerequisites to getting on board.


I can't imagine giving anyone my money who up front tells me I can't cancel for COVID reasons. That is just some crooked sh*t right there.

Then again, I'm not the kind of gay who throws down money on a cruise like this, so who knows.
 
2022-01-24 7:46:11 PM  

akya: This is a photo of the cruise in question:

[royalcaribbeanblog.com image 850x637]

it was a chartered LGBTQ cruise that wouldn't give any refunds for cancellations due to Covid concerns.  It had sold out over a year ago, with the assumption at the time being Covid wouldn't be much of a concern by now.

I was actually in Cozumel the same day as they were and saw them partying on their balconies.  Ship looked packed to the gills.  That said, it seemed they were having a pretty good time.  I've also come to learn illegal drug use isn't too uncommon on this particular sailing in the past, so maybe somebody OD'd.  That's much more likely  as proof of vaccination, a recent negative covid test, AND a temperature check were prerequisites to getting on board.


They're going to need something like a modified Zamboni to clean up after that.
 
2022-01-24 7:49:54 PM  
after having a stroke years ago, i like to say i have a hold in my head.
but even i know it is not a "walking freezer" it is a WALK-IN.
 
2022-01-24 7:56:05 PM  

rnatalie: hubiestubert: I thought that cruise ships had a morgue, and slabs for bodies to return remains to the family at the next port of call?

I think they just put him in the walking freezer.   Plenty of room after the first few meals have been cooked


I actually got a tour of a handful of the backstage areas on the last cruise.

The kitchen was massive, spotless, and their KPI reports and bacteria tests were posted clearly.

Backstage for the stage was all sorts of unsanitary.
 
2022-01-24 8:25:21 PM  

Salmon: Aren't most cruise attendees almost dead anyway when they get on the boat?


The newlywed and the nearly dead.
 
2022-01-24 8:50:17 PM  

austerity101: akya: This is a photo of the cruise in question:

[royalcaribbeanblog.com image 850x637]

it was a chartered LGBTQ cruise that wouldn't give any refunds for cancellations due to Covid concerns.  It had sold out over a year ago, with the assumption at the time being Covid wouldn't be much of a concern by now.

I was actually in Cozumel the same day as they were and saw them partying on their balconies.  Ship looked packed to the gills.  That said, it seemed they were having a pretty good time.  I've also come to learn illegal drug use isn't too uncommon on this particular sailing in the past, so maybe somebody OD'd.  That's much more likely  as proof of vaccination, a recent negative covid test, AND a temperature check were prerequisites to getting on board.

I can't imagine giving anyone my money who up front tells me I can't cancel for COVID reasons. That is just some crooked sh*t right there.

Then again, I'm not the kind of gay who throws down money on a cruise like this, so who knows.


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2022-01-24 8:52:36 PM  
I've never had any desire to take a cruise but if I did, I think I'd want to bring some mushrooms, edibles and probably at least an 8 ball of coke; is it difficult to carry drugs on board?

I mean, I could put the coke in my ass, but the other things might be challenging.
 
2022-01-24 9:03:26 PM  

Flaming Gas Bag: akya: This is a photo of the cruise in question:

[royalcaribbeanblog.com image 850x637]

it was a chartered LGBTQ cruise that wouldn't give any refunds for cancellations due to Covid concerns.  It had sold out over a year ago, with the assumption at the time being Covid wouldn't be much of a concern by now.

I was actually in Cozumel the same day as they were and saw them partying on their balconies.  Ship looked packed to the gills.  That said, it seemed they were having a pretty good time.  I've also come to learn illegal drug use isn't too uncommon on this particular sailing in the past, so maybe somebody OD'd.  That's much more likely  as proof of vaccination, a recent negative covid test, AND a temperature check were prerequisites to getting on board.

They're going to need something like a modified Zamboni to clean up after that.


Something more thorough than an NBC washdown on an aircraft carrier.

5,000 people on a ship is more than the average aircraft carrier. 5,000 gay dudes on a ship would be a fabulous aircraft carrier.

Sail the carrier USS Streisand around Crimea and see what Pooty does.
 
2022-01-24 9:04:13 PM  
Just dispatch the corpse via airmail at the next port. No need to ruin the cruise for everyone else.
 
2022-01-24 11:03:31 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: Magnanimous_J: Drunken Rampage: The on board morgue typically only handles four corpses.

Four? What kind of amateur-hour bullshiat is that? My crawlspace holds more than that!

What?

If your cruise ship's morgue has space for more than four corpses, it becomes the default Cabin Crew Orgy Lounge.


Cabin Crew Orgy Lounge is my new band name.
 
2022-01-25 5:58:29 AM  
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2022-01-25 6:25:08 AM  

Windmill Cancer Survivor: This is/was a gay cruise...there has been heightened criticism because it really is a superspreader event...if you have any doubt, goggle "foam party", also, as is typical for any cruise, the crowd is older (goggle "wrinkle room") and more likely to die.  These types of cruises existed during the Aids Epidemic with the same predictable results.
Side note: I have several gay friends who took prescription strength ivermectin because they had to, so there's that...


Having been a passenger on this exact Atlantis cruise (pre-pandemic) on this same ship (as well as on another Atlantis vacation), I will also add: gay cruises also have an unusually high rate for suicides.  ...for a lot of different reasons.

Regular cruises, on the other hand, are usually just full of the elderly who use them as "God's floating waiting room."
 
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