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Carnival Triumph (and other Carnival issues)

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Chris Blount, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Feb 15, 2013 #41 of 226
    Chris Blount

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    I watched the coverage pretty much all day and I think CNN did a good job. Quite frankly, I enjoyed the human interest aspect of the whole thing. Much better than watching political crap all day.

    I saw the guy interviewed who didn't like the Katrina-Triumph comparison. He was awesome and very level headed about the whole ordeal. Pretty much the best interview of the evening.

    Personally I think it was a win yesterday for CNN. I'm not a huge fan of the network but they were balls to the walls with coverage and rarely broke away to anything else. Thought it was sort of cool when they were talking by cell phone to passengers while the helicopter hovered overhead with the camera zoomed in on the person they were talking to. Gotta love technology.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2013 #42 of 226
    BubblePuppy

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    I can't imagine anything more boring than watching a stranded cruise ship that wasn't in any danger and the passengers were inconvenienced at worst, as one passenger put it "a bad 4 day camping trip". Shades of Gilligan.
    The news media made it out to be almost as newsworthy as the sinking of the Titanic.
    But to each their own.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2013 #43 of 226
    dpeters11

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    Are we sure that they will at most be inconvenienced? It's possible the next stage will hit in the next few days/week. It is possible we could see some deaths. Probably not many if any, but it is possible.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2013 #44 of 226
    BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    One can't claim this is a disaster just because of some what-ifs or maybes that might be in the future. Talking about the here and now. It was a not a continuous coverage event. If maritime PTSD claims start to surface then I'm sure CNN will break in to its regularly schedule programming to alert us of that fact.
    YOMV
     
  5. Feb 15, 2013 #45 of 226
    SayWhat?

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    One of the buses broke down on the way to the hotel too.


    That kind of luck is why I don't travel any more.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2013 #46 of 226
    Chris Blount

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    I can't find anything more boring than watching golf but as you say, to each his own.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2013 #47 of 226
    BubblePuppy

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    I agree with that as well...boring.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2013 #48 of 226
    chevyguy559

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    Thats what I'm wondering...if raw sewage was everywhere, couldn't some diseases spread and the people might not have symptoms for another week? I hope Carnival will pay for any and all medical expenses incurred as a result of any sickness within a certain time frame after they go home. I'm a very mild germophobe, so I might have gone nuts on that ship trying to stay away from germs :lol:
     
  9. Feb 15, 2013 #49 of 226
    fluffybear

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    Golf tops my list as well followed closely by Tennis and Poker.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2013 #50 of 226
    hilmar2k

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    Blasphemy.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2013 #51 of 226
    BubblePuppy

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    Now don't twist your putter in a knot, you might not be able to get your balls in the cup.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2013 #52 of 226
    SayWhat?

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    Apparently somebody didn't get the 'no lawsuit' memo y'all were talking about:

     
  13. Feb 15, 2013 #53 of 226
    dpeters11

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    Exactly. E. Coli has an incubation of up to 10 days.
     
  14. Feb 15, 2013 #54 of 226
    spartanstew

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    I certainly understand why folks think golf is boring, but it's the opposite for me. I enjoy knowing what club is selected and why, how they're going to shape the shot, and all the other innuendos of golf.

    It's similar to baseball, IMO. Many think baseball is boring, and I'd agree that if you're just watching (and waiting) for a hit or a good defensive play, it certainly would be. But I enjoy the intricacies of it: What pitch selection in certain situations, the depth of the infield (and why), the positioning of the outfield, what pitch a batter is looking for (and what he'll do with it), etc., etc.

    I'm a football fan, but to me, baseball is much more interesting and enjoyable to watch because of all the details that are involved with every single pitch (of which there's close to 300 vs 150 or so plays in a football game).
     
  15. Feb 15, 2013 #55 of 226
    Tom Robertson

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    Chris, you illuminated why, to you, it wasn't boring. The human experience. Some find that boring. Others find golf very exciting for the man vs. himself drama. Who will master themselves to be the best? On each shot. On each hole. On each day.

    Me, I find golf boring and likely would have found the wall to wall ship coverage boring to a degree. I could have had it in the background as the human stories came up from time to time. We are all different. :)

    But I find the systemic failure interesting. What happened? How did if affect people? Give me the one page executive summary and the 4 page technical summary, am I'm good. (Which is why I'm reading this thread here.) :)

    Peace,
    Tom
     
  16. Feb 15, 2013 #56 of 226
    carl6

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    My wife and I took one short (3 day) cruise a number of years ago. Holland America from Juneau to Seattle. While fun in general, neither of us has any desire to ever cruise again. Just entirely too boring all the way around. You're stuck on something the size of a football field. The best part of the cruise was one night we hit some pretty nasty weather and the ship was bouncing around like a cork in a jacuzzi. Enjoyed that at least.
     
  17. Feb 15, 2013 #57 of 226
    hdtvfan0001

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    Sounds like you were on one of their older and/or smaller ships.

    For cruise ships - size matters (as far as things to do). Ships we prefer are 135,000 tons or larger. Royal Caribbean has more in those sizes or larger than any other cruise line. The larger size also provides far more stability in the seas.

    We sailed on the largest ship - Oasis of the Seas - last year, and never ran out of things to do, see, or experience. That vessel is literally double the Carnival Triump in size. Never felt safer or more stable on a cruise.

    Our next on coming us soon is nearly as large, and also alot to do onboard.

    Cruising isn't for everyone, but I also know dozens of people who go on them often...so there's clearly an attraction.
     
  18. Feb 15, 2013 #58 of 226
    carl6

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    So the largest cruise ship in the world is 1187 feet long and 213 feet wide. Sorry, but that just isn't big enough for me. I could never live on an island (like any of the Hawaiian Islands), nor could I have lived in an isolated city (like Berlin was). If I can't get on my bike and ride a few hundred miles, it's too small and isolated.

    I jog over 13 times the length of that ship most every day. Three days of that "isolation" was enough for me. Life consists of more than eating, gambling, sleeping, and seeing some type of live entertainment each night.

    But that's what makes this a great world - we're all different.
     
  19. Feb 15, 2013 #59 of 226
    Laxguy

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    Yes, well put, Carl.

    A 200,000+ ton ship not being big enough illustrates that to me to a T....

    My most enjoyable cruises were on a 30 ton sailboat (49' loa)- to Maine, to the Bahamas, to the Florida Keys. Much to do? When you're navigating, steering, trimming sheets, there's plenty to do.... especially when dodging the likes of those monster ships.

    I also very much enjoyed an NCL cruise through the Baltic this past summer. A mere 140,000 tonner!
     
  20. Feb 15, 2013 #60 of 226
    Tom Robertson

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    This is my concern--nothing to do. My hope is that I will enjoy a cruise by taking lots of grand-tibbers and great grand-tibbers along. Say on Disney. :)

    Peace,
    Tom
     

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