Changed your mind about cruise?

Carnival Cruise ship - Carnival Triumph
@ctryhnny (3463)
United States
February 13, 2013 6:14am CST
Watching what has happened to the Carnival Cruise ship Triumph is making me think twice about taking a cruise to anywhere! I've been on one cruise in my life and that was years ago and everything went great...Thank God! These people paid a lot of money for a comfortable cruise and I'm sure they will get their money back but I can't imagine the hell they are living through. Has this event changed your mind about taking cruises? Have you read about it and seen it on the news? I'm supposed to be going on a cruise with a friend to Alaska but now I'm thinking what if something like this happens to us? I don't know what I would do. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/la-fi-mo-carnival-cruise-ship-20130212,0,4404751.story?track=rss
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@cupkitties (7545)
• United States
13 Feb 13
I've heard other stories of cruises gone wrong before, but that wouldn't keep me from going on one in the future. My brother has been working on a cruise ship (not the one in the article) and has already been to all the countries so far that I want to visit. Lucky duck! Thing is unexpected things happen all the time. Are you going to stop enjoying your life altogether then?
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
13 Feb 13
Yes, your brother is very lucky to work on a cruise ship. That's a real dream job!
• United States
14 Feb 13
cool job indeed!!! i love my kids, but if i didnt have them, i'd definitely find some awesome occupation and just live and see the world. as it is, i have a regular stationary job and i havent traveled since '09
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
14 Feb 13
Thinking back to when I was young, single and had no kids I sometimes wonder why I didn't go for certain jobs. Working on a cruise ship never crossed my mind. I'm not a big traveler either.
@blackrusty (3530)
• Mexico
13 Feb 13
i have been on carnival a few year back and i would go again things do happen
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
14 Feb 13
I went on a carnival cruise years ago to and your right...things do happen!
• Mexico
14 Feb 13
i would go enjoy
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
14 Feb 13
I don't like to be at middle of sea at night or even in broad daylight, it feel so empty and eery so this makes cruising not for me. I do like the idea of travels and cruiship is not so different with travelling on airplanes, it also has it's accidents but at least the travel is faster using the airplanes.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
14 Feb 13
It's actually awesome being out in the middle of the ocean and looking at the stars at night. I can be very romantic. I hate flying because of all the security you have to go through.
• India
14 Feb 13
Thanks for sharing, to be honest I never traveled in ship lol. HAPPY VALENTINE DAY.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
14 Feb 13
You might want to give it a try. Bad things don't always happen on cruises.
• United States
14 Feb 13
ctryhnny, you are definitely on to something. I've never been on a cruise, but I've always thought it would be awesome. My mother has always opposed the idea of a cruise and these recent events make her case more and more. i still want to try it some day, but i have to admit, seeing whats been happening does make me a little more hesitant!
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
14 Feb 13
My problem is that it wasn't long ago that I believe some pirates took over a cruise ship. I think that would scare me more than having a fire. You should give it a try one day because cruises are awesome.
• United States
14 Feb 13
I haven't decided yet. However, my client's stepson is on that boat right now. I'm waiting for him to get back to get the real story from him. But I really think it's all depends on how you look at life. I'm sure there's people on the boat that look at this negatively, and others that look at it positively. Those that choose positive, are having a better time. :)
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
14 Feb 13
I hope your clients stepson is ok! Given what's going on I don't know how they could think positively except for the fact that they are being towed to a safe harbor.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
13 Feb 13
How scary for those people. To be honest, I don't think this will deter me from going on a cruise, but it might make me a bit more aware and careful about choosing which cruise line.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
14 Feb 13
Personally, I don't think it has anything to do with which cruise line it is. it could happen to any of them.
@Absinto (2398)
• Portugal
13 Feb 13
Things happen. There is always a risk doing anything. Somethings things go wrong and unfortuatlly it is a bad experience for some people but for other it is the best. We see tragedies with planes but we dont stop traveling. Natural disasters around the world but that wont stop people from going on vacation there after. It is just a matter of luck in a way.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
14 Feb 13
It's definately a matter of luck! Something can happen no matter what mode of transportation we are using!
@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
6 Nov 15
This is an isolated and very rare event in the history of luxury cruising. I think the cruise liner has to improve on the maintenance, and should not try to spare any expenses at all. It is a lesson learnt that saving small money is not worthwhile. Once this kind of news get out, it hurts all the cruise liners.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
16 Feb 13
First of all I think the News Media spent way too much time on this story. Just like with Katrina in New Orleans they help spread wild rumors. I heard the media report that people were being starving on the ship. Now we are getting reports from the passengers and most of them have reported it was inconvenient and uncomfortable but they were not suffering and did not feel in danger. Most have very positive reports on the behavior of the crew. This seemed to me to be more of news being created by the media rather than reporting the news. How much did the reporting hurt an industry that has a good record for safety? I have been on a cruse and would go again. Just because there is a car accident in my community I don't stop driving.
@aghiuta (526)
• Canada
14 Feb 13
Since I had a wonderful time on my previous cruise,I am hoping to go on an other one soon,I do not let myself to get discouraged because something like this happened.because of this,all the cruise ships will be even more careful,because they do not want to loose business,and the prices might even go lower.I am sorry for the passengers, but things happen,and at least they will be reimbursed, and can take an other vacation.