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Old 03-14-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Another Carnival Ship in Trouble......

Same as the last one. Power outtages and human waste over flows....

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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the Dream is a new nice ship I believe.

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I was looking at cruise ships recently. Disney Fantasy ranks the highest, and there are a few other companies that rank up there. Celebrity Cruises' Eclipse; Royal Carribean's Allure of the Seas, and the rest of the top are from these 3 companies.

Carnival isn't even on the list. I went on a Carnival cruise once, low budget Orbitz deal. Food, rooms, and entertainment sucked; will not go on there again; can't remember the ship; was back in March 2010.

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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I was looking at cruise ships recently. Disney Fantasy ranks the highest, and there are a few other companies that rank up there. Celebrity Cruises' Eclipse; Royal Carribean's Allure of the Seas, and the rest of the top are from these 3 companies.

Carnival isn't even on the list. I went on a Carnival cruise once, low budget Orbitz deal. Food, rooms, and entertainment sucked; will not go on there again; can't remember the ship; was back in March 2010.

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Same here, went on Carnival Valor, it sucked. I did thoroughly enjoy the Dinner Club however. $30 per person for some really awesome food lol.
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Princess is the best overall value IMO.

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I was looking at cruise ships recently. Disney Fantasy ranks the highest, and there are a few other companies that rank up there. Celebrity Cruises' Eclipse; Royal Carribean's Allure of the Seas, and the rest of the top are from these 3 companies.

Carnival isn't even on the list. I went on a Carnival cruise once, low budget Orbitz deal. Food, rooms, and entertainment sucked; will not go on there again; can't remember the ship; was back in March 2010.

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Hey hey hey.....the burrito bar was the sh!t. Imagine an all you can eat Chipotle!!! Glad the bathrooms weren't out of order though....
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I was looking at cruise ships recently. Disney Fantasy ranks the highest, and there are a few other companies that rank up there. Celebrity Cruises' Eclipse; Royal Carribean's Allure of the Seas, and the rest of the top are from these 3 companies.

Carnival isn't even on the list. I went on a Carnival cruise once, low budget Orbitz deal. Food, rooms, and entertainment sucked; will not go on there again; can't remember the ship; was back in March 2010.

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How do u guys stand to go on these boats?

Just seems super lame

Who wants to be stuck on a boat?

I guess I'm more the backpacker who enjoys more freedom to travel.

Anyways problems aside these trips seem horrible.
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How do u guys stand to go on these boats?

Just seems super lame

Who wants to be stuck on a boat?

I guess I'm more the backpacker who enjoys more freedom to travel.

Anyways problems aside these trips seem horrible.
I know you made fun of them in the past but they are really not much different than all inclusive resorts.
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I know you made fun of them in the past but they are really not much different than all inclusive resorts.
i think it goes with my personality. not ADD or anything but i do enjoy new settings. to be stuck in a resort for a week or so doesn't sound the most appealing to me because ive never done it yet.

going to mexico for the 1st time in two months and we will be at some all inclusives but hoping around - cancun, cozumel, etc.

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now that I recall, I think it was the Valor, too! All I did was the karaoke lol. and agreed, the prime rib was decent in that dressed-up dinner hall place.
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now that I recall, I think it was the Valor, too! All I did was the karaoke lol. and agreed, the prime rib was decent in that dressed-up dinner hall place.
the what? it looked like a Flemings/Capital Grille on the inside. Are you talking about the normal dinners they have, or the ones where you actually have to pay? I don't even recall them having prime rib, they had all high end steaks, bone in ribeyes, 3lb lobsters, etc...
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the what? it looked like a Flemings/Capital Grille on the inside. Are you talking about the normal dinners they have, or the ones where you actually have to pay? I don't even recall them having prime rib, they had all high end steaks, bone in ribeyes, 3lb lobsters, etc...
yeah i didn't know there was a place that you pay for dinner...there was that main informal buffet area..I thought you were talking about the sit-down dinner place that served dinner at like 6pm every day and you couldn't miss your slot, otherwise eat in the mess hall lol.
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Some lines like princess have anytime dining. You don't have to deal with a set time or sitting with strangers if you don't want to,
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So the issue begs the question......Is this just a byproduct of declining revenue which has lead to poor maintenance on Carnival ships? Or is this a case of sabatage? Seems somewhat odd for lightening to strike twice in less than a month for the same company.
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So the issue begs the question......Is this just a byproduct of declining revenue which has lead to poor maintenance on Carnival ships? Or is this a case of sabatage? Seems somewhat odd for lightening to strike twice in less than a month for the same company.
Carnival has always been the lowest of the major lines.

They have another ship issue before the big disaster one recently.

Although Carnival owns Princess, they are night and day difference.

Just like Royal Caribbean and Celebrity.

Princess cruises have been the most consistent and best cruises for me.

The worst cruise I ever went on was a RC, but I had two other RC that were fine.

Disney is Disney and will always be top quality.
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Is the Dream their newest ship and bigger than the other two that got into trouble?
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I never saw the allure of going on a cruise..aren't you just herded around when you stop at places? This and all I hear are that the rooms suck, alcohol is not included...da fuq?
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I never saw the allure of going on a cruise..aren't you just herded around when you stop at places? This and all I hear are that the rooms suck, alcohol is not included...da fuq?
Nah man, the cruise I went on: once you pulled into port you could go whatever the hell you wanted. Just make sure you're back to the ship before they depart.


I went on carnival, I think the ship was the "Destiny". I was 16 (this was 10 years ago) and had a pretty good time.
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So the issue begs the question......Is this just a byproduct of declining revenue which has lead to poor maintenance on Carnival ships? Or is this a case of sabatage? Seems somewhat odd for lightening to strike twice in less than a month for the same company.
Why does it have to be one of those two choices?

Bad ship design?

Defective electical parts?

Poor training of engineering crew?

Incorrect procedure written into an operating manual?

Crappy (cwatididthere) luck that the 1:1000 chance occurence recurs closely in time?


Or it could be
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