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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:52 PM

Carnival Cruise Ship Adrift Off Mexican Coast After Fire.

Source: nyt/reuters

The Carnival Triumph, a cruise ship owned by Carnival Corp under its Carnival Cruise Lines brand, was adrift 150 miles (241 kilometres) off southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula on Sunday after a fire that caused no injuries, the company said in a statement. . .

None of the 3,143 guests nor 1,086 crew were injured, and a tugboat was on its way to drag the vessel to the Mexican port of Progreso, where it was expected to arrive on Wednesday afternoon, Carnival said. . .

The Carnival Triumph set sail from Galveston, Texas, on Thursday, and was due back on Monday February 11.

Carnival said all passengers would receive a refund and "cruise credit equal to the amount paid for this voyage." The ship's next two voyages, scheduled for departure next week, were cancelled, the company added.






Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/02/10/world/americas/10reuters-mexico-carnival.html?hp

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Reply Carnival Cruise Ship Adrift Off Mexican Coast After Fire. (Original post)
elleng Feb 2013 OP
Ian David Feb 2013 #1
Paulie Feb 2013 #2
1983law Feb 2013 #3
Egalitarian Thug Feb 2013 #18
2naSalit Feb 2013 #4
Permanut Feb 2013 #5
tomm2thumbs Feb 2013 #6
Ken Burch Feb 2013 #7
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #10
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #8
davidpdx Feb 2013 #9
IDemo Feb 2013 #13
TexasPaganDem Feb 2013 #11
LibertyLover Feb 2013 #15
elleng Feb 2013 #16
davidpdx Feb 2013 #19
Historic NY Feb 2013 #12
randome Feb 2013 #17
Remmah2 Feb 2013 #14
AnnieBW Feb 2013 #20

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:56 PM

1. The Triumph is a great ship...

TOO POOP ON!!!!!!!!!



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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:57 PM

2. WIN!

Awesome!

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:58 PM

3. Well said

 

I've been on that boat and cruise a few times. It was a good boat--from what I remember after a 1.2K bar tab. teehee.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:12 PM

18. LMAO! Perfect. thanks. n/t

 

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:10 AM

4. So they're going to tow it to

the port of Prgresso... which wouldn't be all that bad except there have been some hellacious earthquakes there and just off shore in the past 45 days... just sayin'. Hope everybody gets home safely, perhaps not via SoCal where they might get shot!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:12 AM

5. They'll be able to get some great soup there. n/t

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Response to Permanut (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:29 AM

6. omg


that floored me

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:04 AM

7. Have they resorted to cooking Kathie Lee Gifford yet?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:20 AM

10. Wait 'til they reach port

They'll stick a feather in her hat and call her minestrone.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:11 AM

8. I remember a few years ago this happened on another cruise

Argh.....Those passengers had no a/c, no plumbing etc.
They were miserable.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:59 AM

9. There are plenty of jokes to be had given their recent maleficence

Top 10 Carnival Cruiseline Rejected Slogans

10) If there is a reef, we'll hit it
9) Depend on us....well maybe not
8) Our ships are on fire
7) Oh captain where art thou captain, he's abandoned ship
6) Power loss, it happens all the time
5) Robbery, sewage, and strip searches oh my!
4) Safety, who needs that?
3) Food poisoning is our specialty
2) Death trap on the high seas

and the number 1 rejected Carnival Cruiseline slogan:

1) Carnival: The Criminal Cruiseline

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:30 AM

13. They'd never stop laughing, if your friends could see you now!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:12 AM

11. My parents are on the Triumph.

From what they said, everyone is fine, the ship is well provisioned, of course, and they have been reassured that they are able to ferry or chopper in supplies if need be. The tow back to port will put them ashore on Thursday.

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Response to TexasPaganDem (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:42 PM

15. That is good news -

I hope that your parents get home safely and their next cruise, should they decide to take Carnivale up on their offer, is lovely. Also, in case no one has said it yet - welcome to DU!

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Response to TexasPaganDem (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:32 PM

16. Best wishes to them.

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Response to TexasPaganDem (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:02 PM

19. Glad to hear that

I'm sure they will have quite the story to tell when they get back.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:04 AM

12. "Oh sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of the crappy ship"....

Carnival certainly has a cruise misery index when it come to incidents like these..they still own one on it side.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:48 PM

17. Imagine Gilligan's Island populated by more than 4,200 people!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:14 AM

14. Row, row, row your boat..............

 

Those damn engine room fires.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:19 PM

20. One of my co-workers is on a Carnival Cruise

I'm not sure which one, but it did leave last Thursday. I'm wondering if he's on that ship.

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