Originally Posted by Andy M.
I'm glad you enjoy your Carnival cruises. But you just have to see a few horror story reports on the news make you think another cruise line might be a good idea.
Carnival has had well publicized sea going disasters. I believe if other cruise lines had similar problems they would have made the new as well.
See, that the thing about CNN & FOX, Royal seems to have more jumpers then Carnival but they pick on Carnival about everything because they are the largest cruise line out there.
you never hear about the rescues Carnival do with stranded ships like the one that just happened again over the weekend where they saved a few men's lives that were stuck out at sea for a week or longer.
The way CNN covered the Triumph was totally out of hand. Go over to cruisecritic.com & read the Carnival board from people that were onboard that ship.
It wasn't nearly as bad as the news made it out to be. Carnival had opened up their bars for free so the fun could continue but guess who ruined that nice gesture??? That's right, the drunks who abused the free drinks. There was plenty of food but Carnival made the mistake of allowing the guests to take the food from the buffet lines so people were taking the meat & cheese out of the other sandwiches & leaving just the onions, again, not Carnival's fault that people acted like they had to go into full survival mode.
The so called sewage running on the floors came from the water that was used to put out the fire. Have you ever seen water that put out a fire? It's dirty.
Now, I'm not saying that this was a dream vacation cruise. There were complications especially for the handicapped people who normally stay on the lower levels. They were stuck on their decks because the elevators were not working so they did have a bit of a difficult time coping. Yes, Carnival made some mistakes & they have put forth better standards because they learned from it.
No one died but I do think 2 passengers had to be airlifted for medical reasons.
Carnival sets the costs for cruising for all the cruise lines just like Wally World does with other stores by trying to be the cost of items at fair price.