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Worst Vacation Ever Continues as Cruise Ship's Bus Ride Home Breaks Down
Yahoo News ^ | 02/15/2013 | Dashiell Bennett

Posted on 02/15/2013 10:46:02 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

As a final indignity perpetrated on the passengers of the disabled Triumph cruise ship after it reached port last night, a bus ferrying tired and disheveled tourists back to their homes broke down halfway to New Orleans this morning


(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Travel
KEYWORDS: carnival; carnivaltriumph
Just wondering how many passengers will finally get home - only to perhaps find out they've been broken into?
1 posted on 02/15/2013 10:46:11 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

No charge for the bus ride and 15% discount on the next!


2 posted on 02/15/2013 10:48:06 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Responsibility2nd
If it wasn't so gross, this is a made for tv, 4 season series.

Can you imagine the stories that can come out of this?

Each passenger has at least ten vignettes of real life OMG.

3 posted on 02/15/2013 10:49:10 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sounds like these folks hit $50,000 on a $5 dollar bet, just another company to sue!


4 posted on 02/15/2013 10:50:00 AM PST by jonefab
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To: 1rudeboy

The vacation you will always remember...


5 posted on 02/15/2013 10:50:44 AM PST by wrench
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To: knarf

Planes trains and automobiles comes to real life.


6 posted on 02/15/2013 10:51:03 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bad Poop!


7 posted on 02/15/2013 10:54:59 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If this happened to me, I would buy 100$ worth of lotto tickets when i got home, because I would assume all my bad luck would be all used up.

Of course that night my house would blow up due to a gas leak knowing my luck...


8 posted on 02/15/2013 10:55:41 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Responsibility2nd

This whole operation has been so FUBAR, one would think the government had been running it. That liner company is going to owe some huge $$$ when all is said and done.

A backup power source and additional emergency water reserves would’ve helped greatly. But, hey... White Star Lines didn’t think they needed more than half the required number of lifeboats for the Titanic either.


9 posted on 02/15/2013 10:57:37 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: knarf
All Americans are on this cruise ship. It stinks, it drifts aimlessly, toilets overflow, everyone is depressed.

It's called Obama’s America.

10 posted on 02/15/2013 10:57:43 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: knarf
Can you imagine the stories that can come out of this? Each passenger has at least ten vignettes of real life OMG.

You KNOW there had to have been at least one guy that just didn't care and was determined to enjoy his one vacation of the year regardless. While everybody else was crying and running around he just kept sunbathing out by the pool and reading a novel like nothing out of the ordinary was going on.

11 posted on 02/15/2013 10:57:55 AM PST by apillar
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To: Responsibility2nd

Reminds me of my first cruise fiasco....the S. S. Norway...caught on fire as we waited to board. Our luggage was already loaded on, so they put us up for the night in local motel, but since it was big football weekend we only got one night then had to leave. Got to airport and prepared to fly home, got to the end of the runway, pilot came out and announced “my motor won’t motor!”.....so back to the airport to sit for hours waiting for a replacement plane to show up. By the time we got headed home our family was very worried about us. Nothing like these folks endured but for us it was a terrible experience.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 10:59:02 AM PST by GrannyK
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To: Responsibility2nd

I was stuck inside an airplane once at Heathrow, because the stairs they pull up to the aircraft would not work, and neither would the chute.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 11:02:31 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ScottinVA
That liner company is going to owe some huge $$$ when all is said and done.

Cruise companies make it extremely difficult to sue them ... all passengers sign waivers when purchasing their tickets.

14 posted on 02/15/2013 11:07:38 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: apillar
And SURELY there was enough alcohol and bottled water to slake the thirst.

Enterprising men and women had fun ... eh'betch'a

15 posted on 02/15/2013 11:10:56 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: BluH2o
Cruise companies make it extremely difficult to sue them ... all passengers sign waivers when purchasing their tickets.

Ah... OK... However, they may want to try to make amends anyway. This will hurt their brand, big time.

16 posted on 02/15/2013 11:24:43 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: knarf

I’m willing to bet it’s not over yet. You can get even more gross and nasty details when some of the passengers start showing up on Oprah, Couric, Anderson Fruiter, etc. They probably made the first offers to the girl who kissed the ground.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 11:27:16 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Revolting cat!

A link to pictures posted at CBS News:

http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-201_162-10015763.html

Listening to the non-stop late evening coverage on the cable channels revealed that complete strangers came together and bonded, and many of the passengers they interviewed had formed Bible-study groups! And almost without exception, they praised the efforts of the crew to make them as comfortable as they could under the conditions. Bet the interviews surprised the heck out of CNN who were looking for uniformly angry passengers (the first two ladies they interviewed provided that fodder but the ones after that were just happy to be home, made new friends and praised the crew).


18 posted on 02/15/2013 11:31:41 AM PST by CedarDave (Marco Rubio takes a drink of water while the media swallow Obama's Kool-Aid)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I’m willing to bet it’s not over yet. You can get even more gross and nasty details when some of the passengers start showing up on Oprah, Couric, Anderson Fruiter, etc. They probably made the first offers to the girl who kissed the ground.

Kendall Jenkins (left), a bubbly 25-year old from Houston who was all over the networks this morning and pictures on the net.

She said that the bible classes on board were a source of strength and that she and friends turned to the Scriptures.

19 posted on 02/15/2013 11:39:57 AM PST by CedarDave (Marco Rubio takes a drink of water while the media swallow Obama's Kool-Aid)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Posting again in case post with photo is pulled by mods:

I’m willing to bet it’s not over yet. You can get even more gross and nasty details when some of the passengers start showing up on Oprah, Couric, Anderson Fruiter, etc. They probably made the first offers to the girl who kissed the ground.

Kendall Jenkins (left), a bubbly 25-year old from Houston who was all over the networks this morning and pictures on the net.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/02/15/article-2278765-17983E1D000005DC-379_634x643.jpg

She said that the bible classes on board were a source of strength and that she and friends turned to the Scriptures.

20 posted on 02/15/2013 11:51:47 AM PST by CedarDave (Marco Rubio takes a drink of water while the media swallow Obama's Kool-Aid)
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To: 1rudeboy
This reads like a chapter of Atlas Shrugged that was cut during editing.
21 posted on 02/15/2013 12:04:45 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: CedarDave

I think it’s great that they took advantage of the situation to get into the Bible.

But I do think some of them are going to be popping up in interviews and on TV shows, for as long as the story can be milked. The media sensationalizes and emotionalizes everything, and the low information voters eat it up.


22 posted on 02/15/2013 12:21:37 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Responsibility2nd

One of the people on that bus is probably a very, very unlucky person. I’d bet that a google search on that person would reveal a series of coincidences that you wouldn’t believe.


23 posted on 02/15/2013 12:44:00 PM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: Responsibility2nd

One of the people on that bus is probably a very, very unlucky person. I’d bet that a google search on that person would reveal a series of coincidences that you wouldn’t believe.


24 posted on 02/15/2013 12:44:11 PM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: 1rudeboy

This is a sign for these folks to just never leave the house.


25 posted on 02/15/2013 12:47:51 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Redmen4ever

So you go for the “Jonah” theory?


26 posted on 02/15/2013 12:48:12 PM PST by Martin Tell (Victrix causa diis placuit sed victa Catoni.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Worst Vacation Ever Continues as Cruise Ship's Bus Ride Home Breaks Down

Q: Well, that must have been a bad thing?

A: And the zen master said, "we'll see."

27 posted on 02/15/2013 1:01:46 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: ScottinVA

“This whole operation has been so FUBAR, one would think the government had been running it.”

That government incompetence is spreading into the private sectors as companies slash costs just to stay in business; we are descending into a 3rd world toilet (the Mexification of America). Capable people are let go for cheaper substitutes, and I’d think inspections are routinely missed or done by incompetents. “Made in America” is dead, and has been replaced by cheap Red Chinese garbage.


28 posted on 02/15/2013 1:17:21 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Responsibility2nd
It could be worse.

By the way, meet your new traveling companion.


29 posted on 02/15/2013 3:34:07 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

I guess they’ve never heard of the Titanic, or the Andrea Doria for that matter.


30 posted on 02/17/2013 11:56:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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