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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 06:52 PM
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Just imagine you're stuck on this cruise
with 4,000 plus other folks. I'd jump overboard. This should make my siblings have a rethink about that sisters only cruise next year. :evilgrin:

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/11/navy-reagan-bring... /
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The aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan is rushing to the aid of the cruise ship Carnival Splendor, which remained dead in the waters off Baja California after a major fire in its engine room Monday.

Nearly 3,300 passengers and 1,170 crew members are aboard the cruise liner, which left Long Beach on Sunday for a seven-day cruise to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The 6 a.m. fire in the aft engine room knocked out all power to the 2-year-old ship, which was adrift about 173 miles southwest of San Diego.

Third Fleet officials in San Diego, at the request of local Coast Guard officials, ordered Reagan, which has been at training at sea, to travel south to help deliver the supplies, fleet officials said in a news release.
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haifa lootin Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 06:55 PM
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1. ...deliver "the" supplies"? Do aircraft carriers routinely haul around large quantities of
Brie and Merlot?
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:00 PM
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6. Well,
If there was a MAJOR FIRE aboard, perhaps they might need medical assistance, a tow line (until ocean going tugs can arrive), electrical power or other aid. Assisting a vessel in distress is kinda part of the game.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 08:18 PM
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57. Went looking and the Mexican Navy
beat US based help.

They were well on the case by the time the Reagan and the USCG showed up, that included tugs. They are towing to Ensenada...

There were also NO injuries which I am sure they let the USN assets know.

As to food and water, I am almost betting the first EMRATS were brought by the Mexican Vessels.

And this story has a FUNNY aspect to it. Since the Mexicans were first on scene, technically the Reagan is to be under their command.

I know, funny, but also tradition.
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 01:53 PM
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69. Why wouldn't the Mexican Navy rush to the scene?
If they can commandeer the vessel and take to a Mexican harbor, imagine how much more those people will be spending after being stranded?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:01 PM
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7. No, but to most of these people Mexican EMRATS
would be even less tasty....

I am sure there is a second reason, if there is a medical emergency. Yes I am POSITIVE Mexican choppers are also on the way, never mentioned, as well as Navy ships... (who do you think has extra fuel for those tugs?)... but if there is one, and the reagan is in range that medical bay is closer
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:03 PM
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8. Government is there to serve the rich
Get a grip :sarcasm:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:12 PM
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18. Hey, we went on a tenth year anniversary Alaska Cruise
Edited on Tue Nov-09-10 07:12 PM by nadinbrzezinski
I am far from rich... we had a stateroom near the engineering spaces, as in above them. Oh and ships are supposed to help each other in the high seas, that is like an OLD tradition. It goes back to the 18th century at least.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:25 PM
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29. I watched a BBC report earlier
suggesting that this one is a luxury cruise. I don't know because I hate them.
Some of my friends from the Caribbean had a family reunion in Alaska - that cracked me up but they had a ball.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:27 PM
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31. All of them are luxury by definition
we paid about 1500 including air fare, per person. It took a while to save for it.

But here is where they get you. Sodas are not included, neither is coffee or alcohol. At least the sodas and the coffee, though expensive, are not insane...

They also get you in a few other things.

We had a blast might do another in another 10 years.

I pay for these things in full. It takes that long to save for that, and keep saving for retirement.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:31 PM
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37. Rich people don't usually cruise Carnival
I love Carnival, but it's definitely NOT a luxury cruise line. I,for one, am glad that the US Navy is assisting, as well as the Mexican Navy.

dg
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:35 PM
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40. Comms between everybody most be hell
good news, the Mexican Navy drilled with the US Navy less than six months ago, so that should make things easier
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:37 PM
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43. good! nt
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 08:45 PM
Response to Reply #43
61. I posted bellow what is going on re Mexican Navy
don't expect our media to go there.

Suffice it to say they BEAT the Reagan and the USCG on scene... the tugs are Navy Tugs... yes I did a double take... and they have the evac procedures ready... done it once, so this is the second time.

I am sure to the Tourists on that vesel it was a surprise to see Mexican Navy Ships on scene first... I mean all the stereotypes... and the SPAM, I am guessing it was the EMRATS they loaded on those Navy ships before putting out to see.

As I said before, most people really will not like Mexican EMRATS until they're hungry enough.

As I told the OP bellow also technically the Reagan is very technically under the command of a Mexican JO... which is humorous, insofar as the assistance goes. This is, after all, tradition. the IC is the first on scene.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 02:07 PM
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72. There's this thing called potable water that's useful in these situations
But snark away, because four thousand people in an enclosed space who lost things like basic plumbing is just funny, I guess.
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haifa lootin Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #72
76. oh fer christs sake, can't a guy make a little joke?
It's not like any of the cruisers are in any actual danger, after all...
:eyes:
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 04:47 PM
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75. Uhh...
Edited on Wed Nov-10-10 04:51 PM by jmowreader
You send someone to the grocery store. She buys a shitload of Brie and Merlot. They palletize it and stick it in a C-2A Greyhound. Said airplane flies to the Reagan. Reagan crewmen put the load in sling bags and hook them to SH-60 Seahawk helicopters. The helicopters fly out to the cruise ship...and just as the heli gets over the fantail of the Carnival cruise ship, its onboard loudspeakers boom the words every person aboard was longing to hear...

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 06:58 PM
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2. I cannot see the appeal of going on a cruise in the first place. n/t
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:04 PM
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9. Same here
I hate cruises.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:06 PM
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11. We went on one & it was not all that much fun
But it was free, so we went.

I like vacations that are not "scripted"..

rent a car & stay 10 days & wander-at-will
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demtenjeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:06 PM
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10. it is the only vacation I take
Cruises are wonderful and equalizing... no one knows how much money anyone else has...everyone is treated great.


Cruises are also quite inexpensive. 300-1500 a person depending on where you choose to sleep.

We have roomed on several decks and no matter where you sleep, the entire cruise is fantastic
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:07 PM
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13. I saw Titanic and this cruise doesn't sound much better...
:)
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demtenjeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:10 PM
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15. we have been on 8
1 Carnival

7 Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean is by far the better cruise line.

One time, our local airport canceled our first flight to the connecting flight...


put us on a Greyhound which broke down numerous times

Bottom line, we missed the boat

RCL put us up in Miami for 2 days and flew us to Jamaica and then charted taxis to catch the boat THEN they refunded half our cruise price for all 4 of us that went. It wasn't even RCL's fault but they took care of us.

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county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:24 PM
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28. So are nudist parks.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:20 PM
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26. Except for the blues cruise, I agree
As soon as we retire and can take off in the middle of winter, hubby and I are going on the blues cruise.
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county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:23 PM
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27. I agree. Sometimes I think it is something people plan so they can tell thier friends and
family they are going on a cruise to impress.

I would not like to be stuck on a boat with 4000 people then stop at tourist attractions were Mexicans sell you native artifacs made in China. I know because my wife's family does this a lot.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:25 PM
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30. you want to laugh?
I got both an embroidered dress and blouse made in a small town in Oaxaca in.... San Diego...

Not one to be seen in Mexico City though. (Ok I did not go to the market, did not feel like geting onto the subway)
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:30 PM
Response to Reply #27
35. My Florida sister and her husband
are always going on cruises to the Bahamas - they win a lot of them and they love it. I just hate confinement.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:30 PM
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36. Being stuck on a boat in the middle of the ocean is why it turns me off...
I want to walk on a beach or lay on the sand. This kind of vacation feels very dictated.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 04:27 AM
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67. I never understood the appeal either
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 06:58 PM
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3. Being helped by an aircraft carrier: way fucking cool. It being the reagan? Total bummer.
otherwise, I wouldn't mind so much being stuck on a ship that's dead in the water - not like it's sinking, or in any real danger, and what does one do on a ship, anyway, but hang out, drink, and eat? Doesn't need to be moving for that.

I know the bathrooms weren't working for a while, but I don't know otherwise how bad the conditions were - probably stuffy in the inner staterooms, I'm sure. It might be worse than I've been imagining, but I don't know.

And I tend to be pretty damn flexible and go-with-the-flow, so probably wouldn't be too bothered by this.

Unless they cut off the booze - then I'd be fucking livid.
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:07 PM
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12. You are missing the beautiful irony here.
"I'm from the Government and I'm here to help." and then the
aircraft carrier Reagan shows up. I think it's pretty funny myself.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:10 PM
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16. Beautiful!!
:rofl:

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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:14 PM
Response to Reply #12
23. lol - I did miss the irony! That's great!
:rofl:

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:13 PM
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22. All they had to eat was spam
This was a cruise from hell
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jancantor Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 08:11 PM
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55. You could always pee over the side
sounds fun...
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 02:08 PM
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73. And hey, for once Ronald Reagan's helping people. (nt)
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some guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 06:59 PM
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4. knocked out all power
Edited on Tue Nov-09-10 07:00 PM by some guy
(by the way, the link is bad)

that would get to suck if the ship had no power. No way to cook food, no way to keep it refrigerated. No elevators to get from deck to deck.

Possibly no showers? Possibly no hot water?

stuck on a ship with 4,000 folks most of whom probably have an overblown sense of entitlement.

"I don't care if the ship is broke, fix it now. I'm starting to sweat. I'm going to be hungry soon and will expect food."
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 08:41 PM
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60. Having been on a cruise
some folks will act exactly that way... and it is going from buffet to buffet, but having worked EMS... a MAJOR emergency, and a fire at sea qualifies, tends to focus the mind.

Oh and sense of entitlement, Carnival ain't the high brow cruise line, jesus age what is wrong with people?
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 06:59 PM
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5. They haven no hot water, no phones.
Can you imagine being confined with a bunch of irate passengers in this situation. I think I heard that there is no air conditioning either. I assume the no phones refers to no ship phone service. If their cell phones don't work, Yikes.

Would you hold me hand if we jumped together? I'm afraid of heights.
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:09 PM
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14. "Can you imagine being confined with a bunch of irate passengers in this situation."
Edited on Tue Nov-09-10 07:10 PM by Ernesto
Yes I can.......... I've been on a Carnival cruise.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:11 PM
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17. They had no toilets until late this morning
either. Not me.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:51 PM
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49. We went on a cruise in 2001
October, 2001, to be exact. We booked August 31. The cruise line in question wouldn't allow us a refund if we canceled, so we went.

>Can you imagine being confined with a bunch of irate passengers in this situation.<

We didn't have an engine fire, but there were such severe storms at sea that even the captain was ill. They had insufficient seasickness meds. There was a disruptive passenger that caused huge problems for most other people onboard. There were other things that happened that, again, don't rival an engine fire, but left the passengers on our cruise exceedingly upset and frustrated. The US bombed Afghanistan during our cruise, therefore, we weren't able to visit Kauai, the whole reason we went on the cruise in the first place. It was an awful experience.

I'm never going on a cruise again unless a) it stops every day, and b) we don't go on Norwegian Cruise Line. Carnival is not only refunding the price of everyone's cruise, they are giving the equivalent of a free cruise at a future date to everyone on board. The people currently on that ship are enduring a lot of inconvenience, but Carnival is doing their best to make up for it.

IMHO.
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:13 PM
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19. Not a good day to be
the chief engineer.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 08:38 PM
Response to Reply #19
59. Oh......
I don't know. He may be getting even. :evilgrin:
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:13 PM
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20. They're damn lucky the fire was put out.
Tip of the hat to the crew.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:39 PM
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46. That's the most important part of the story
and we wouldn't be laughing without the great work from that great crew.
The thing is that once you survive, the no food, no toilets, no air conditioning, etc kicks in real fast.
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corpseratemedia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:13 PM
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21. Why I'll never go on a Carnival-style cruise:
Norwalk

Just imagine that and no power


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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:18 PM
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24. There are times...
when the sweetest words you can hear are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:27 PM
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32. People should ask the passengers
What they think about government now. :evilgrin:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:38 PM
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45. Two of them in fact!
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:19 PM
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25. Me personally? Think Lord of the Flies
With narwhal butlers. I would try my best to be a benevolent despot, but more than a couple people surely would have walked the plank by now, as they haplessly opposed my faultless rule.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:27 PM
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33. Well, considering they're getting 2 free cruises* out of it
plus travel costs, I think I could put up with toilets that don't work & canned Spam for a couple of days.

dg

*Carnival is not only reimbursing passengers the cost of this cruise, as well as travel costs home, but a credit towards a future cruise equal to what they paid for this one.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:33 PM
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38. One person said being offered a free future cruise was like
a restaurant offering a free meal after food poisoning from the first meal - Bwaaaaaaaaaah - that was hilarious :rofl:
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:34 PM
Response to Reply #38
39. Well, I'd take 'em up on their offer
shit happens when you travel sometimes.

dg
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:56 PM
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51. They didn't ask for an engine fire
Everyone's safe, and Carnival seems to be going out of their way to do the right thing.

If someone else doesn't want their free cruise, we'll take it.

:woohoo:
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 08:16 PM
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56. +1 for me
I went on a Carnival cruise back in 2006. It was a great relaxing vacation. I'd definitely do it again.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 08:25 PM
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58. No kidding
as for not asking for an engine fire, I didn't ask for a engine on a plane to stop working mid-flight....and all I got for that flight from hell was $75 credit towards my next flight.

Here, they're eating Spam & were without running water or toilets for a few hours & get 2 "free" cruises. So, yeah, if someone doesn't want their cruises, I'll take 'em too.

:)

dg
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:28 PM
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34. Somehow I was able to avoid getting on a ship during my navy days
No way would I hop on board a cruise ship for any reason now.
I really don't see what the attraction to going on a cruise is.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:36 PM
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42. Loveboat propaganda
:rofl:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:37 PM
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44. SAND CRAB!
When we went hubby was an ANAV on board subs... so getting on a cruise ship and NOT being in Control as we pulled off port was WEIRD to him.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:35 PM
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41. I think I would rather be on the
Edited on Tue Nov-09-10 07:35 PM by AsahinaKimi
Aircraft Carrier, its sounds way more interesting :P
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Sirveri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:50 PM
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48. Only if you really really like to clean. That's pretty much all you do in the navy.
Some guys stand watch too, but it's mainly cleaning... or quals... quals REALLY suck...
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 02:19 PM
Response to Reply #48
74. Somebody told me that the main occupation was avoiding officers
lest you be told to clean...
:evilgrin:
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 01:28 AM
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66. There is no excitement quite like the excitement of a carrier deck during flight ops. nt
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 02:03 PM
Response to Reply #41
71. I dunno, I'd say that cruise in general has been promoted to a three-beer story at least. (nt)
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:49 PM
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47. Here is the Mexican role
Los funcionarios de la Guardia Costera y de la Marina mexicana sealaron que enviaron varias aeronaves y botes guardacostas para proveer asistencia al crucero.

... http://eju.tv/2010/11/crucero-carnival-qued-varado-tras...

Functionaries of the Mexican Coast Guard and the Mexican Navy said that they dispatched several air units and coast guard vesels to assist,

The vid also said that they beat the Reagan on the scene and they were the ones to suggest Ensenada

FYI Ensenada used and still is the home for the tuna Fishing Fleet and the largest sea port in that area, but this monster will still have to stay outside and use sea to shore small boats to get passengers off.... the draft on this monster is like large... and of course it is about an hour from the US Border, not counting the line at Otay. Having done this with CHinese ilegal aliens I am betting the bus convoy will go to Otay, and if need be ambulances will be standing by in case they are needed. Mexican Red Cross rigs, to be exact. Smells like they activated the sea borne DN-III-E and that they are probably providing EMRATS anyway. For the record the Mexican Navy did NOT have this capacity upwards of ten years ago...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:53 PM
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50. Very cool
I also heard the ship will be towed to shore at 4mph. Seriously I'd jump :D
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 08:01 PM
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52. Here is more, I was RIGHT
El secretario de Turismo de Baja California, Juan Tintos Funke, anunci que los turistas sern trasladados a EU por tierra en un operativo en el que participarn al menos ochenta autobuses que sern apoyados por la Polica Federal y las locales de Ensenada, Rosarito y Tijuana.

Cruzarn al vecino pas por la garita ubicada en Mesa de Otay, vecina a San Diego.

Tourism secretary for Baja California, Juan Tintos Funke, said that the tourists will be transfered to the US by land, in an operation where there will use at least eighty buses with support from the Federal Police, Ensenada, Rosarito and Tijuana.

They will cross to the US through Otay Mesa, neighboring San Diego

http://www.vanguardia.com.mx/marinaescoltaacruceroincen...

Damn I know operations too well

They are doing this slowly because ... you really cannot do this fast with tugs.

By the way, the Reagan, this is just a piece of raw data US Media will nto say, was late to the party. So technically the Captain has to place the Reagan under the command of the IC. Incident Commander, a Junior Officer of the Mexican Navy. Oh god this is FUNNY as hell! So this USA, USA< USA... is not quite what it appears!

Sorry, I just find this funny as hell.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 08:06 PM
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53. LOL
:rofl:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 08:10 PM
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54. Ah sweet is revenge...
as it were...

Now being the consumate professionals everybody is... they will behave.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 04:29 AM
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68. THANK YOU MEXICO!
:thumbsup:
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 08:54 PM
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62. A hellish thought, I pity those people so much...
Vacations by Jean Paul Sartre.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 11:16 PM
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63. Guess this wasn't a 3hr tour.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 11:44 PM
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64. No Air Con. So hot food. And your on a cruise ship! = Hell!
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 12:41 AM
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65. My favorite vacations are those where the unexpected happens.
Provided everyone survives, of course.

My parents were masters of the vacation misadventure. No air conditioning, no food, and toilets that don't work would've been a normal thing.

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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 01:59 PM
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70. Hahahaha! The Mexican Navy now owns a Carnival Cruise ship. Too funny. n/t

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