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    Anyone want to go on a cruise?

    Anyone had any cruise ship disasters? My aunt and uncle got stranded on one a couple of years ago off of Europe. They had a nightmarish experience (stranded a couple of days) but nothing like the one that's stranded in the Gulf. My uncle is mid 70's with back and heart issues, so it was a very bad experience for him. After the ship capsizing in Italy and stories of ships getting stranded, I don't think I want to set foot on one again. I've gone on some one day cruises from West Palm Beach (the kind that go into international waters and then open the casinos). I was on one of those once when we got into very rough seas. There were quite a few people getting sick. Luckily, I've never had sea sickness, I have a pretty good stomach for turbulence.

    I'm not sure why they just couldn't have sent another ship out and transferred the passengers. I'm just glad I'm not on it. Last I heard it's headed to Mobile but it's still going to take a while.

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    A lot of the toilets back up on that ship....they had a crappy trip.

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    In my younger days when my grandmother was still alive, we use to go on a cruise every summer to Sweden (our neighbor country) Took couple of hours
    but I loved every minute on that ship. We had so fun. Two years ago I and my co workers did a cruise and was very fun too.
    I don't get sea sick to easily but if it's storm and the ship swaying very much I can become sea sick and then the whole trip is
    ruined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jojo87 View Post
    I don't get sea sick to easily but if it's storm and the ship swaying very much I can become sea sick and then the whole trip is
    ruined.
    Same here. My idea of hell is hanging my head in a toilet while on vacation, whatever the cause. Cruise ships hold zero appeal for me unless I'm guaranteed a huge stateroom that costs over $10,000 a night...and that's too rich for my blood.

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    I've never been on a cruise, but my step-mother's parents and grandparents were quarantined on a cruise ship due to one of them being ill.

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    Mom came to Canada from Scotland in 1946 (I believe on the Queen Mary). There were some soldiers on the upper deck who asked them about life in Scotland. When my Mom told them about "a wee moos" (meaning a mouse) apparently they said "You should see the size of our moose!" har de har har
    So - does this count as a 'Cruise Ship' experience?


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    There are some strange things with this cruise ship disaster I don't understand.

    I heard that the cruise ship is out of Galveston. So, they are towing it to Mobile and busing the people back to Galveston. Why don't they just tow the ship to Galveston? Another thing is that they are putting the passengers up in a hotel in New Orleans. So they are taking them off the ship and with no shower, immediately busing them to New Orleans. Why not put them in a hotel in Mobile? Another thing I've noticed and have noticed with some other cruise ship episodes, is that there doesn't seem to be any spokespeople for the cruise line that go on the news. Usually when company has a disaster going, they try to put some PR people on the news and smooth things over a little. Seems weird.

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    I'd heard yesterday that because the ship had drifted quite a bit off course, it was closer to Mobile than Galveston so in order to get the passengers off sooner they changed the destination. The cruise liner's president finally made a public filmed apology but you're right about not much of anything other than press release types of statements coming out before.


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    I think I like my two feet on the ground. Never been on a cruise or an airplane.

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