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(Fox News)   Carnival cancels cruises after taking Triumph out of service for being pooped on   ( foxnews.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Carnival Corp., Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Triumph, Costa Concordia, Holland America, cruise line, Carnival Dream  
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2013-03-21 07:00:13 PM  
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ReverendJynxed: Good. I hope they go under, the foreign, tax evading, debt avoiding, bastards.

What makes Americans think that foreign corporations should have to pay taxes to the US? What if foreign countries started taxing US corporations? I don't know if Americans simply don't realize that Carnival PLC is a British company, or if they just think the entire world should pay taxes to the US.
2013-03-21 06:54:39 PM  
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There are some people who just don't like ships, or being at sea. I don't happen to be one of them, and cruises are among my favorite ways to spend vacation. 24 hour room service, all you can eat food (that's better than most restaurants), and there are on average about 5 single women for every single man. I spend each day in a different tropical paradise, and spend my nights getting drunk and farking all those single ladies. People like to complain about the small cabins, but I only really use it to sleep, shower, change clothes, and fark.

Obviously people suffering from Thalassophobia  or Social Aniexty Disorder would see things quiet differently, but most people enjoy cruises as long as they don't have unrealistic expectations. I used to encourage people to take cruises, but I have basically stopped doing that. If more people start cruising, it will just just raise the price. Less than 5% of Americans have taken a cruise, and I like it that way. Cruise ships always sail fully booked, so the fewer people that cruise, the better it is for me.
2013-03-21 01:01:32 PM  
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Russ1642: priapic_abandon: So the ship will be out of service for about 540k bowel movements, assuming full complement of passengers and crew of 3858, two BMs per day, an cruise length of 7 days and 10 total cruises being canceled.

Who has two BMs a day? If anything people tend to get constipated when they travel, unless they're going to India.

If the norovirus was "running" amok onboard, 2 per day would be the low-ball estimate.
2013-03-21 12:41:32 PM  
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dittybopper: EvilEgg: Are the going to gut field dress the furnishings?


I'm guessing "spritz with some Febreze."

We're talking about an industry that would register in North Korea if it meant saving ten cents on taxes, charges you for every conceivable amenity down to the napkins (at prices that make ballpark food look reasonable), pays its largely third-world staff starvation wages (when it remembers to pay them at all), and grudgingly compensates the passengers who sat around in their own poop with bus fare home and a discount on the next poop-cruise.

Now they've got a multiple-cruise hole in their profit margins? You'll be lucky if they don't charge you extra for any poop that gets left behind in your room.

/and I say this as someone who  likes the idea of spending a week getting drunk off my ass with 3,000 other equally tacky, awful people on a floating tourist trap
2013-03-21 11:09:35 AM  
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Not for pooping upon.
2013-03-21 09:15:44 AM  
1 vote:
Never been on cruise, boss' Christmas "bonus" was a note saying he'd pay for $1000.00 toward a cruise.
Spouse and I booked cruise.
On the Triumph. We see this poop cruise happen on the news, towed to port, announced they'd resume cruises on boat in April.
Our scheduled cruise is in May. We don't cancel -- yet.
Reading forums, realize you have to cancel outside of 68 days (or something) to get all money back from deposit.
I'm waiting for news that cruise in May gets cancelled, so we would get a nice discount on future cruise instead.
Can't wait for cancellation news, cancel cruise two weeks ago.
Hear cancellation news, news about discount, but discount applied to another cruise, but on same damn ship.
Spouse and I happy we cancelled too early to get discount, no longer care about farking discount.

Upshot: Out of curiosity, after cancellation, used different browser/machine to rebook same cruise. Triumph was 99% full.
I guess people thought that shiat couldn't happen again.
2013-03-21 08:48:43 AM  
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At least TFA says they've wised up and are fixing it so the toilets still work if the ship is on emergency power.
2013-03-21 08:34:06 AM  
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They had to cancel cruises? There are still people dumb enough to book a cruise with them? I really need to get into a business that cashes in on stupid people. I'm missing the boat!
2013-03-21 08:30:55 AM  
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FTFA: The ship is now set to return to service June 3, meaning an additional 10 cruises will be canceled. Guests on the affected voyages will receive a full refund, reimbursement for non-refundable transportation costs and a 25 percent discount on a future four- to five-day cruise.

Well, sure, who wouldn't want to go right back and do it again? Heck, it's 25% off, we can't lose!
2013-03-21 08:30:02 AM  
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Wow, they are just all manner of f-d up. I haven't check their CUSIP lately but I bet they are being shorted on the street.
2013-03-21 08:28:47 AM  
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It amazes me that people want to go on these boats. Save up a load of money > get on boat > spend 2 weeks being able to shiat through the eye of a needle :\
2013-03-21 08:24:38 AM  
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You know it's bad when the rats start swimming to shore.
2013-03-21 08:23:44 AM  
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