Triumph passenger: Cruise not so bad
Stranded customers are adding some perspective after the disabled liner finally reaches port.
The reports from the ship's more than 4,000 passengers, however, are a bit more measured than early dispatches from a ship so hobbled that it will be taken out of service for 12 more cruises. When CNN's Martin Savidge interviewed passenger Rob Kenny and compared conditions on the boat to those experienced in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Kenny was quick to draw the distinction.
"Well, let's put that in perspective,” he said. “Katrina was a major a devastation. We're out on a freaking cruise ship, and just out here having a good time. . . those are two different things."
It may have been gross, but the general opinion coming from folks aboard the Triumph was that a vacation cruise where the engines catch fire but nobody is starved, critically injured or dead afterward is still just a vacation cruise. A person claiming to be a Carnival Triumph passenger hosted an “Ask Me Anything” session Friday on Reddit and was asked if he'd ever go on a cruise again. His response:
“Yes, definitely! It really isn't nearly as bad as they're talking about. I actually had a good time.”
There were some minor caveats to that revelry, however. When asked where he went to the bathroom, his only responses were “sink” and “red bag.” He also noted that there were “some parts of the ship where sewage was leaking down the walls and from the ceiling.”
It wasn't all camaraderie and hedonistic revelry either. Apparently there was an open bar on the second day the boat was stranded, but a rush for booze put the kibosh on that pretty quickly. There were fights over long food lines and charging stations but, again, the passenger said, it wasn't nearly as bad as it sounded to the rest of the world.
“I saw a few people crying but honestly, without the dirtiness, it wouldn't be too bad. It was like camping on a cruise ship.”
That's not exactly what folks paid for, but considering the passenger's claim that customers will be getting a full refund and $500 per person -- before any potential lawsuits -- it could have been much worse.
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What the hell?? It's a boat on water, it should float and it did very well. No one died. so you had to use a buckett. What do you use when you go camping?? What would have happened if you were on an airplane and the engine stopped?? You would have a lot less to bitch about wouldn't you??
I'll take any of the free cruise trips Carnival gives away if you don't want to go on another Carnival. cruise
Finally a bit of information that hasn't gone throught he media spin mill, and to start off with the comment "floating vomitorium" is exactly what i am talking about! Absolutly no need for that.
You journalists suck, you really do. I'm not generally so crude but I can''t think of anything more appropriate at the moment.
NO wonder the rest of the world hates Americans ,we have a mechanical failure on a cruise ship and act like its the end of the world,most people don't know how good we have it in the USA, BOO-HOO
A FEW DAYS OF INCONVENIENCE AND WE ACT LIKE WE ARE GOING TO DIE, BUT NOT
SO BAD THAT WE CANT LOOK UP PHONE NUMBER OF A LAWYER TO SUE SOMEONE!!!!!
(THAT WILL MAKE IT ALL BETTER)
maybe if they stopped eating all that heavy cruise ship food they wouldn't have had to Shitt so much as for pissing the guys could piss over the side of the ship real easy
I totally agree with you.
I'm hoping it drops the price of a cruise low enough to where i can take one.
I'll bring my own bucket- beats going to work any day
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