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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I would take my nephew on condition that he pretend to be my proper English valet (Yes I said Valitt in my head) and we could stay in character the entire time.
    OK, but you have to call him "Jeeves."
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    If you're just concerned with 'getting there', or want a low-key experience, you can book passage on container ships and the like.

    They typically have 6-8 passenger cabins, you eat with the officers, and are left your own entertainments.
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    Looks like Carnival uped the comp to 500 bucs cash in addition to the refund, free cruise
    and paying all the current cruise charges except art and the casino.

    When they finally get to port they will be met by free trasnportation home
    and every sleaze ball lawyer in the country.
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    I do like cruises, but I have no interest in these "floating cities" with 5,000 or so on board.
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    Never fear the U.S. Coast Guard will come to the rescue. At tremendous cost, too!

    The problem I see is that Carnival Cruise ships are flying a foreign flag. Bahama. Almost all cruise ships fly a Bahamian flag for tax reasons. And I say, BULLSHIT! If they want to call the Bahamian Coast Guard when the doo-doo hits the fan, then by all means pay your taxes to Bahama. But if they want to load up U.S. citizens in U.S. ports, and then call the U.S. Coast Guard when things go awry on the high seas, then they should all be required to fly the U.S. flag. ESPECIALLY in the case of Carnival, who is based in Florida.
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    It's partially for tax reasons, and also so they won't be covered by US labor laws.
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  7. #17 Re: Busted toilets, hot rooms, headaches after fire strands cruise ship in Gulf 
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    It's partially for tax reasons, and also so they won't be covered by US labor laws.
    Another example of evil corporate outsourcing. :eek:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    Never fear the U.S. Coast Guard will come to the rescue. At tremendous cost, too!

    The problem I see is that Carnival Cruise ships are flying a foreign flag. Bahama. Almost all cruise ships fly a Bahamian flag for tax reasons. And I say, BULLSHIT! If they want to call the Bahamian Coast Guard when the doo-doo hits the fan, then by all means pay your taxes to Bahama. But if they want to load up U.S. citizens in U.S. ports, and then call the U.S. Coast Guard when things go awry on the high seas, then they should all be required to fly the U.S. flag. ESPECIALLY in the case of Carnival, who is based in Florida.







    I was wondering why the Coast Guard wasn't assisting. Now I know why.

    From what I understand, they just keep the booze flowing to the passengers when this type of thing happens, and keep them all drunk until they get back to land. I don't know how good of a plan that is when the bathrooms aren't working....
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I was wondering why the Coast Guard wasn't assisting. Now I know why.

    From what I understand, they just keep the booze flowing to the passengers when this type of thing happens, and keep them all drunk until they get back to land. I don't know how good of a plan that is when the bathrooms aren't working....
    If your drunk peeing in a bucket and dumping it over board should not be that hard to convince passengers to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    If your drunk peeing in a bucket and dumping it over board should not be that hard to convince passengers to do.


    That is a much easier task for a drunk man than a drunk woman. The man can even forgo the bucket part and just pee off the deck.
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