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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:30 PM

With All The Cable News Camera's In Mobile It's No Wonder That Carnivale Would Want To Dock At Nite.

I'm thinking this latest delay is an effort by the cruise line to come into port under the shadow of darkness. I don't think they want any more attention than they already have and coming in at nite will make it harder for the cable news crews to interview people coming off the ship and getting their accounts of what happened to them; the conditions on the ship and the treatment that these passengers had during their ordeal.

If they came into port during the day - I think it would make for better TV - and the cruise line knows this. So I'm really thinking that the cruise line is delaying this whole thing on purpose.

Any thoughts?

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Reply With All The Cable News Camera's In Mobile It's No Wonder That Carnivale Would Want To Dock At Nite. (Original post)
global1 Feb 2013 OP
Blue Owl Feb 2013 #1
sharp_stick Feb 2013 #2
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #3
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #5
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #4
lpbk2713 Feb 2013 #6
TrogL Feb 2013 #7

Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:35 PM

1. Glad I wasn't in one of the Ted Nugent suites

n/t

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:37 PM

2. They would have come in at night anyway

if the tow line didn't break. Whether or not that's allowed is up to the port. I think they want to get in as fast as they can and get everyone the hell off the ship no matter what time they dock.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:48 PM

3. Precisely

They know that they are in a no win situation. I am sure that the PR department is doing whatever it can to mitigate the damage in any way they can. Not that it will do them much good, but I guess they have to something.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:13 PM

5. The real reason why they are driving people out

They learned from San Diego. Local media interviewed them. Get 'me out of town and dispersed...this FAST.

Go ahead, call me cynical

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:50 PM

4. Nah, the line broke, they needed a new line.

Though they are not unhappy.



You will see security "to protect the passengers privacy" though. Bet on it.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:17 PM

6. Carnival management wants the ship to berth after the evening news.




They'd put it off until late Friday if they thought they could get away with it.
Those poor passengers won't ever want to see another cruise ship again.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:23 PM

7. They'll want to come in at high tide

Depends where the moon is. Last night where I was it was gibbous around 9 p.m.

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