NFR What if you owned the cruise line??

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#47
Isn't this the third ship to have problems. Maybe they should do some preventive maintenance when the ship is on shore. You just can't keep them big ships running without fixing things.
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#48
Carnival ought to change their name to "Black Swan Vacations"" or something. Is Carnival a publicly traded corporation? I'll bet their stock never gets out of the tank. Strong Sell!!! Short it!:p

I couldn't imagine ever wanting to get on one of those floating prisons.
 

Flyborg

Active Member
#50
If it was my company, I would have taken the opportunity for some lord-of-the-flies level experiments. Rigged the whole ship with cameras then sold the show to the highest bidder and restore our faith in humanity.

And if that didn't produce...well. You can always take it to the island-of-doctor-moreau next level shit. Just saying vivisection makes me shudder.
 

Mingo

the Menehune stole my beer
#51
If it was my company, I would have taken the opportunity for some lord-of-the-flies level experiments. Rigged the whole ship with cameras then sold the show to the highest bidder and restore our faith in humanity.

And if that didn't produce...well. You can always take it to the island-of-doctor-moreau next level shit. Just saying vivisection makes me shudder.
That would add quite a new level of mystery and suspense to the Midnight Buffet!
 

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#52
We've been on two cruises; 7 day Caribbean on our honeymoon and 7 day Alaskan on our 10th anniversary. Royal Caribbean on both and enjoyed them very much. These were some good many years back and maybe we were just lucky as there sure has been lots of bad press on the cruise line industry in recent years. People getting very sick from poorly handled food, a sinking from blatant neglect and now two of these "dead at sea events" with pretty lousy response getting folks back to port. I'm not sure what other options they have for situations like this -- a supply ship or two with portable generators, and that can transfer garbage and sewage??

I'm not sure we'll ever do another one...but they are a great value...when things go right.
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#53
I guess if I owned the cruise line, I would find a design engineer that knew something about "shit" so this doesn't happen again. I does flow downhill, right? To hell with electric pumps. Was it squirting out of the pipes??? Or people just crapped on the walls and floors? Strange.
 

Grayone

Fishin' to the end, Oc.P
#55
Ya know, It's kinda like you break your fly rod during the height of steelhead season. It takes forever to get it back. It should be immediate.:)