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Triumph passengers
laud cruise ship´s crew

USA Today, by Gene Sloan*

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/15/2013 12:12:18 PM

MOBILE, Ala. — A Carnival cruise ship disabled for five days in the Gulf of Mexico finally pulled into a dock in Mobile, Ala., on Thursday night, ending a nightmarish ocean odyssey for more than 4,000 people on board. (Snip) "The crew is wonderful," Erwin said. "They did the best they could. They would have made some different decisions if they had it to do over again, but so would most of the quarterbacks that play in the Super Bowl."
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*Jason Blakeney, Jayne Clark, and Gary Straus

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Flybynight, 2/15/2013 1:01:36 PM     (No. 9178252)

These poor people landed in Mobile late yesterday, in a lovely city, the terminal within 6 blocks of more than 6000 comfortable hotel rooms, with clean sheets and hot showers, with great meals within a short walk, or even room service, and sympathetic and hospitable Mobilians ready to welcome the influx of refugees with open arms. So, what did Carnival do? They spurned the southern hospitality, and instead arranged to herd the long suffering passengers onto buses for an all-night ride, sans showers or meals, to Galveston, or to New Orleans, only three hours away...
And then the bus broke down halfway to NOLA.

Way to go, Carnival! I hope there are a lot of people who now know that this is NOT the cruise line you wish to patronize for your next luxurious dream vacation!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/15/2013 1:05:11 PM     (No. 9178259)

I am shocked that Carnival did not allow folks to rest and recover in Mobile.

With Mardi Gras over some days ago, there are lots of rooms available in the area.

Alls well that ends well?
If you want sewage, see you in court...
for the en-suing aftermath.
Big bucks, ya know.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thomthomp, 2/15/2013 1:14:44 PM     (No. 9178281)

From the Carnival web site:

"Carnival Triumph guests were given the option of boarding buses directly to Galveston or Houston, Texas, or to spend the night in a hotel in New Orleans, where they could rest before flying out on private charters the next day. Carnival will cover all travel related and incidental expenses."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Flybynight, 2/15/2013 1:25:53 PM     (No. 9178305)

Right. And recovering there in lovely, hospitable Mobile, and boarding a charter flight at either of Mobile´s two very fine airports, for some secret reason, was NOT an option. People who chose to do that would do so at their own expense. Carnival, in fact, had made a public point of disparaging their host city. Most odd.
Carnival? Sounds more like a three ring circus. BLEAH!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steph_gray, 2/15/2013 1:57:35 PM     (No. 9178365)

The article is long on cheerleading for the crew (whom I assume did do a good job/best they could) and does not mention this other problem at all.

Who got paid at USA Today?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/15/2013 2:04:14 PM     (No. 9178371)

I lived in Fairhope, across Mobile Bay and cannot understand why Carnival shunned Mobile.
The poor PAX from that ship deserved to be in clean comfortable rooms with showers ASAP.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/15/2013 2:28:30 PM     (No. 9178410)

Carnival must have some huge discount arrangement with New Orleans hotels
to insist on herding people onto buses to drive three more hours to the Big Easy.

Seems nuts to me.
But that´s just Carnival.
Specializing in bad publicity these days.

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