So why do people cruise?

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  1. No, not that type of cruising......

    Stinking Carnival cruise ship being towed to Alabama | Reuters

    However all is not lost. the crew are handing out free beer and wine. Understandable but perhaps not the best of ideas on a ship with no functioning bogs and 4000 souls having to learn the dark art of crapping into plastic bags.
  2. It's the best way to catch food poisoning. You'd never know though as they keep the shitters and pukers confined to cabin.
  3. And despite Carnival's woes, their share prices are rising. For a company that's sunk one ship and set fire to two others, that's an impressive achievement.
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  4. At least on the pride of Canterbury you have two choices and none are sink or burn.
  5. We cruised for about 10 years when the kids were younger. It was convenient for us, 20 minutes to the docks, kids entertained and looked after on board, no flying. It was fucking great, kids loved it which meant we had a relaxing time too.
    Now, about this jinx ship, the engineers on board should be fucking ashamed of themselves.

    Fires do happen and they can be serious, but for fucks sake, this is a modern ship and to lose about 90%+ of your generating capacity is piss poor. Did the grease monkeys not know how to deal with a fire?

    Ship design may have something to do with it as well, as the generators should be separated by bulkheads, not necessarily individually but perhaps in pairs. Of course, it could be a power distribution issue as well but nowadays with everything on board being completely reliant on electricity it is critical to ensuring that back up power is available.

    I hope the Chief wasn't a fucking Italian whose last ship was Costa Concordia.

    Oh, BTW, cruising can work out good value for money if you time it right for the deals. And you can fucking eat 24/7.
  6. Are you Judith Chalmers?
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  7. The carnival cruises i have seen leave from Galveston look like they uprooted an entire Chav estate and put them on the ship.

    I always thought the idea of a cruise was to unwind and relax, how can you do that when there are several thousand others on the ship, casinos, shopping malls etc, then stopping every day to go on overpriced excursions to buy overpriced tat


    Although in saying that we were alongside in Freeport and its nice there!!
  8. We took our lad on a cruise around the Bahamas with Disney. It was awesome. Best part was the kids club, I didn't see him for the better part of 4 days. I rang him one night at the on board kids club from the bar to see if he was ready to go back to the cabin (Mrs TSG went to bed early with seasickness) and he said, I could stay out for a few more beers......result!
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  9. I expected to find jarrod active on this thread, about cruising, but where did all the ships come from?
  10. Well Jarrod does like seamen...!!
  11. I though he was more the "cottage holiday" type!
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  12. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    What the fuck is one of those?
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  13. I thought cruises were all inclusive, so they were handing out free beer and wine that was already paid for.
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  14. On a cruise do you have Thursday war?
  15. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    No idea but calling naked bar doesn't go down to well.

    Who says SAGA holidays are fun.