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Yet again another Italian built cruise ship has power problems that's 5 in the past 4 years all built within a few years of each other  I think that they are all diesel electric  

I suggest that any one booking a cruise that you do a little research into where the ship was built and when. Fincantieri ship yard in Italy built all the Carnival ships with recent issues

Be careful and happy cruising

Andy

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2012 and 2013 have NOT been good years for the cruise industry, have they? The funny thing is, right after the Costa Concordia accident, we got an advertisement for a Carnival Cruise in the mail, lol.

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Hey Sarah----- the Costa Concordia was pretty close to land herself !!!!  I've got a cruise scheduled myself this year so let's both stay alert at all times!

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Two more cruises aborted just today!  The odds for future success just got better :D

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Honestly, if I were to go on a cruise, I would go on a historical cruise, where I get to sail on a wooden sailing ship like the Mayflower II or the Lady Washington. At least then, I'd actually get to have the genuine sailing experience and FEEL the sea around me. A modern cruise ship is nothing more than Las Vegas encapsulated in a gargantuan metal container.

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Kester, I can not afford to go on an expensive square-rigger cruise. This is as close as I  can get sailing near where I live on the Snake River, on my scratch built Nutshell Pram. My boat is not fancy, but she gives the sailing experience.

Crackers,

 

Nothing wrong with that, she looks a fine craft – and I've just spotted the castors.

 

When I lived in the UK, I did a lot of dinghy sailing when I was in the sea scouts, and often crewed an X boat for a friend of mine. Great fun, and things certainly happened a lot faster than in a square rigger! :huh:

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I would much rather get on a plane or train and go somewhere and stay there for a few days.

Much better than getting  off a floating hotel for a few hours and visiting a succession of tourist traps 

 

Regards

Ken

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That's a fine looking pram....and gaff-rigged at that.  Do you have room for an able bodied seaman?

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Ken - You just ain't kidding. I lived in one of those tourist traps, Juneau, Alaska for 8 years. The passengers never got to see the real Alaska. I feel sorry for them. That is why any time anybody asks me about a cruise I point them to the Alaska Marine Highway System (Ferries ) with stopovers to really see the place. I also did a couple of years at Clear, Alaska (have fun finding it) and the interior is another country, that they only see out of a train window. Little do people know that they could buy tickets to a milepost, get off, dally a while and flag the train in the other direction a few hours later.

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Andy:

Do you know if the disabled Carnival cruise ship in the news today, 3/15/13, was also built at Fincantieri shipyard?

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You guys might want to consider packing a Porta-Potty.... you know.... just in case.... :P

 

Andy

 

And maybe a couple of sandwiches, for "just in case"....post-76-0-32952100-1363409232.gif

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Lol!!!  And to think my girlfriend is wanting to go on a cruise this year!!!  hahahahaha!!!  Yes, vacation would be nice, and a cruise would be welcome, but the $$$ and all the problems they're having- makes me question things a bit~~~

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Rich

Why dont you buy 2 plane tickets and come to Australia or New Zealand

 

Regards

Ken

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