The more than 3,000 passengers on the stricken cruise ship stuck off coast of Mexico have turned into ´savages´ and are fighting over food, relatives have claimed. Those on board have no power and have been forced to sleep on deck in tents as there is no air conditioning in the sweltering cabins. The toilets are also not working meaning that passengers have had to make do with bags or buckets. Brent Nutt, whose wife Bethany is on board, claimed that brawling had started because some passengers have got so hungry and food is so scarce.
Comments: A and I haven´t had the desire to go on a cruise, not since a traumatic "we are stuck in the middle of nowhere" situation with TWA back in the eighties. Budget cutbacks for every business is going to create more such situations.
Yet the LSMNBCABCCBS idiots this morning said they still had power for the cabins and food and everything was fine except the boat was waiting for a tow from the coast guard..... this is just a small micro example of what would actually happen in a national emergency.... very scary
Carnival has had this happen before. they are negligent in that they don´t have plan to prevent this from happening. I see valid law suits coming from this incident. Bet, Just think what it will be like in the States when food becomes so expensive that people won´t be able to afford it.
I think it’s time to face facts. That place is going to be a Mad Max/thunderdome Waterworld/Lord of the Flies horror show within the next few hours. My advice is to prepare yourself now. Hoard weapons, grow gills and learn to communicate with serpents. While you’re working on that, find the biggest guy you can and when he’s not expecting it beat him senseless. Gather young fighters around you and tell the womenfolk you will feed and protect any female who agrees to participate without question in your plans to repopulate the earth with a race of gilled-supermen. It’s never too soon to be prepared.
I used to entertain the idea of going on a cruise sometime. The horror stories, which, at the minimum, include tainted food and a boatload of sick people, I´ve decided that I will do enjoyable things for vacations which don´t come with such dangers built in.
As of last evening....... Carnival says another ship in its fleet, Carnival Elation, is currently on the scene and transferring additional food and beverage provisions to the Carnival Triumph. Carnival says another ship in its fleet, Carnival Elation, is currently on the scene and transferring additional food and beverage provisions to the Carnival Triumph.
Cruise Critic member Clinty76, who says his wife and mother-in-law are onboard, posted this note from his wife on the message boards: "We are about to get supplies from another cruise ship and apparently the tug boats should be here tomorrow around noon ... We have no power AT ALL, which means we can´t use the toilets, wash our hands, or take a shower."
Another member, jgomila198101, said that her sister called and relayed the following: "They have plenty of food. They are all fine, but doesn´t look like they will be back until Wednesday night. Said they are still having fun and gave me the task to call her boss who seems to think I was lying LOL. OH WELL glad they are enjoying the extended vacation."
Sounds like a Caribbean ORI Cruise I made on the USS Independence in the spring of 1969 -
Toilets quit working. Water Hours - no showers, drinking fountains, sinks, etc. Baloney sandwiches 3 X a day. No AC, except in the Computer Room where my mates and I slept (no tents). Long lines for chow and, yes, fights broke out.
But at least I was getting paid the princely sum of about $200 a month, plus free baloney sandwiches.
So you were out of power for a few days. You had a place to sleep, you were not suffering from exposure, there is drinking water. I don´t believe there is a lack of food. There are freezers, they can defrost food, the food in the refrigerators would last likely for at least the first day--and they said they had generator power so perhaps longer than that.
I have been stuck in snowed-in airports eating vending machine food for longer than that.
I have no compassion for idiots going on the cruise. Why would you like to spend your vacation in the floating hotel? Might as well go to Vegas and walk the strip, at least you can change hotels if the one you are staying have some problems.
#29, I took a short cruise years ago and during the day it was beautiful but at night it made me very uneasy. I guess I didn´t realize without the sun, how black the water would be. Not seeing any lights on the horizon really bothered me too. I turned out to be a land-lubber at heart. Never do it again.
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