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(The Week)   Thinking the law of averages means it's now safer to take a cruise? Well, think again... going adrift without power isn't the only disaster that has befallen cruise ships in recent years   ( theweek.com) divider line
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2013-02-19 11:37:10 AM  
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doczoidberg: trappedspirit: doczoidberg: I keep telling her that cruises are for lazy a-holes who can't plan a real vacation,

Vacations are for lazy a-holes.  GBTW!

No, vacations should be lots of hard work with plenty of stress and fighting thrown in the mix.


Those are family vacations. Vacations where you go to Vegas with your buddies are actual vacations.
2013-02-19 11:30:40 AM  
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My neighbors went on a cruise last year for their 20th anniversary.  Seems he had a lot better time on the cruise than she did.  After the cruise, he came home, packed up his stuff and left for North Carolina to live with the sweetie he met on the boat.  Abandoned his family and farm so she must have been pretty good.  Wife still has the farm and her brother-in-law runs it.  Since it is her ex's brother, that might be a little awkward but I don't pry.   She's very attractive but one has never had to talk to her for very long before he realizes that she'd be pretty hard to take in large doses.  So, the cruise got mixed reviews.  Although I never actually talked to him about it, I'd guess he liked it a lot better than she did.
2013-02-19 11:02:07 AM  
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Corvusnex: I'm curious, WhippingBoy, what in your opinion makes my post insufferable?

Perhaps I'm being overly sensitive. My apologies.
2013-02-19 10:49:46 AM  
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Corvusnex: You get what you pay for.

I have been on 6 cruises with 3 different cruise lines. I have never had a bad experience, or even a ho-hum one. I have had a genuinely good-to-great time on each one. It partly depends on what your expectations are. When I go on vacation, I want to be: 1) catered to; and 2) be presented a variety of options.

Cruises offer a similar level of catering to all-inclusive resorts. I believe the advantage of cruise ships is that, if you take the opportunity, it allows a person to SAMPLE a variety of different places and activities. If you go to resort, you spend all of your time there. And lots of the all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean are located in areas you wouldn't want to visit anyway (MX and the DR come to mind), so many people never leave the resort. With a cruise, if you find out you like a place after your 8-12 hour stay (6-10 in reality), then you can plan a longer visit on your own at a later date. If the place is boring as hell (Aruba comes to mind), then you can write that off without having to waste an entire week there.

To each their own. It's your vacation, try to have fun.

There you go. Imagine being stuck on a cruise ship full of insufferable people like Corvusnex. Yikes.
2013-02-19 10:10:22 AM  
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The biggest PR damage for Carnival last week wasn't even the ship breaking down. It was the the type of people coming off the ship being interviewed on TV solidifying my belief to never go on a cruise.

I saw one group of rubes being interviewed who were there for a bachelorette party. The bride-to-be was wearing a bedazzled pink hat with the word "Bride" on it. She and the dozen cows with her were sobbing uncontrollably about how this was supposed to be their special week together before Micaela ties the knot with Todd. Their biggest complaint was being denied the all-you-can-eat buffets for an entire week. Each of them were so disgusting they actually had cottage cheese fat on their arms.
2013-02-19 10:00:50 AM  
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Next week, I'm on board the Carnival Breeze.

Me: Not to worry, It's a brand new ship.
Co-worker: The titanic was a brand new ship...
2013-02-19 09:45:11 AM  
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Sometimes in, life bad things happen.  How frightened should you be?  We'll tell you at eleven!
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