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P. 131: "Margaritaville at Sea" cruise line announced

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I didn't mean to sound offensive to people who enjoy cruises, if you like to do it, fine. I also happen to be scared of deep water, so that's another reason why cruises are not for me. Again, I apologize if I offended anybody, sorry.

 

I think a central park view, balcony cabin on a Royal Caribbean Oasis class ship is just what you need.

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I didn't mean to sound offensive to people who enjoy cruises, if you like to do it, fine. I also happen to be scared of deep water, so that's another reason why cruises are not for me. Again, I apologize if I offended anybody, sorry.

Saying this makes a lot more sense. You didn't offend anyone, you just came off sounding really dumb. It makes a lot more sense for someone to say "I don't like roller coasters because I'm scared of heights."

 

You don't single out one roller coaster accident at a crappy park or one cruise ship incident on an awful line and tell people "THIS is why *I* don't participate in an activity" as though this one happening is representative of an entire industry to which you pass judgement on, and you know better or are above those who like to cruise

 

Now do you understand why I made the response I did?

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I was "stranded" on Independence of the Seas while all this was going down. The CNN International channel on the ship was covering this constantly, so there were a lot of people on board talking about Carnival (the Cruise Director even took some pot shots at Carnival during one of the shows).

 

I did run into one guy wearing a t-shirt and jeans in Portofino (the upscale Italian restaurant on the ship) who said that he really didn't like Royal Caribbean very much and would stick with Carnival for his next cruise despite what had happened.

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I did run into one guy wearing a t-shirt and jeans in Portofino (the upscale Italian restaurant on the ship) who said that he really didn't like Royal Caribbean very much and would stick with Carnival for his next cruise despite what had happened.

Klassy!

 

Seriously, though, there is a HUGE market for trashy cruise ships since there are a lot of trashy people in the world. Just look at your average person that walks into Wal-Mart and buys a case of Bud Light. They are your Carnival audience!

 

And as I said before, if it wasn't for Carnival, some of these trashy people might be on a cruise ship that I want to travel on! So thankfully, there is a "home" for many of them to go to so they won't be bothering me!

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^^I think it's safe to say many of them will go right ahead and stick with Carnival. Some of the things I've read regarding the whole Trimph mess just amaze me. I can't count how many people I have seen saying how much they love Carnival, they can't wait to get back on a Carnival ship and none of it was Carnival's fault. How can there be so many people out there who want to throw their money away?

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^I was thinking the exact same thing. I probably wouldn't want that dude on the cruise I was on. Good thing I will never go on another Klassy Karnival Kruise again.

 

Guy "Unless TPR sponsors one. In which case, get me a poo bag!" Koepp

 

As horrible as it would be for TPR people to have to go through it, all I can think is how amazing of a trip report "TPR stranded on a Karnival ship" would be.

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^I was thinking the exact same thing. I probably wouldn't want that dude on the cruise I was on. Good thing I will never go on another Klassy Karnival Kruise again.

 

Guy "Unless TPR sponsors one. In which case, get me a poo bag!" Koepp

 

We could have official TPR Bags of Crap!

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From last night's "Late Show with David Letterman". hahahaha

 

Top Ten Things Passengers Said After Getting Off The Carnival Cruise

Saturday, February 16, 2013

 

10. "You know, it's not the worst Carnival Cruise I've taken"

 

9. "I loved everything about the trip except the raw sewage"

 

8. "I didn't find love, but I did catch campylobacteriosis"

 

7. "Thanks for nothing Superman"

 

6. "He looks taller in films" (Oh, I'm sorry, that's what people say getting off Tom Cruise)

 

5. "Maybe I'm just not a 'cruise person'"

 

4. "I need a hot shower, then a lawyer"

 

3. "Next time, we're taking an Italian cruise"

 

2. "I waited in line six hours for an onion and mayonnaise sandwich, and I'm not leaving till I get one"

 

1. "Damn, I missed my connecting cruise"

 

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/top_ten/

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I did run into one guy wearing a t-shirt and jeans in Portofino (the upscale Italian restaurant on the ship) who said that he really didn't like Royal Caribbean very much and would stick with Carnival for his next cruise despite what had happened.

 

Thinking of this, I really enjoy the formal nights on Royal Caribbean, it is fun to fill like a million bucks and feel like living in luxury!

That being said, I also have a few friends that swear to Carnival but have never been on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

 

So after listening to a lot of the interviews on the news about the Carnival Triumph, there will always be people who want to see what they can get out of a situation (sue) and the other people who brush it off and say "Things Happen" and would probably be ready to go right back on the cruise the next day.

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Listening to a lot of news/ radio about this and even entire talk shows dedicated to the topic was a bit strange this past week. I'm quite shocked at the uneducated commentary being spewed by fellow human beings. There are so many people using this incident to justify why cruising is stupid, environmentally unfriendly or unsafe. There are many grouping all people who enjoy cruises as some sort of leper colony that should be confined to ships so that everyone else can enjoy real vacations without "cruising clientele"--you know, like at an all inclusive mega resort at a sun, surf and sea destination that looks the same as the next. Amazing what the perceptions associated with one cruise line and its clientele can do to an industry.

 

Then there are the "nobody got hurt, the passengers are being overly dramatic and its no big deal" comments. I'd love to put all those people on a normal Carnival cruise, let alone this particular voyage and see how they feel afterwards.

 

I've still never been on a cruise but won't let this stop me from looking forward to going on a first (quality) cruise soon I hope.

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