(Closed) Carnival Cruise Truimph would you…

posted 5 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I heard per CNN that the guests are being given $500 plus a free cruise for next time, should they choose to take them up on the offer.

I’ve heard about two or three similar incidents in the last year or so and you have to consider how many cruise ships are travelling the world at a time.  The stats are probably similar to how likely you are to die in a plane crash, so no I wouldn’t let it deter me if that’s what I had planned or was interested in.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I understand that the world in an imperfect place, and that even the most sophisticated machines can malfunction…that’s unavoidable…but when a company allows their paying customers to languish on a half functioning vessel up to their ankles in each other’s shit…that is a company I would never do business with again…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I have been on three Carnival cruises with no problems.  After this debacle and the Costa cruise (from a year or so ago?), idk if I would go Carnival again.  Carnival owns Costa too (and some other cruise lines, I believe).  I would love to go on a cruise again but Carnival?  Eh, not sure if I would.  I heard of the passengers receiving $500 (from my local news this morning), but I don’t think that’s nearly enough to cover all that these people have been through.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Nona99:  +10000.

 

I think, for me, I would probably contact an attorney and try to get all my money back from that dreaded cruise.  I wouldn’t want a “free cruise” for my next voyage with that ship of shit. I would want a full refund.

 

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee

Yeah, I’m not going anywhere near Carnival for at least a few years… FH and I are planning a cruise for our honemoon, so we’ll probably go with Royal Caribbean or Disney, even. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I get that carnival is the cheap cruise line but after this, not their first time having issues on a ship, I will bw paying.more for a nicer cruise.line. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

DH really dislikes Carnival, and after this incident it makes me feel better about him saying we’d never cruise with them. We are going on a Princess cruise next week, and although Carnival owns them, too, I’ve heard only stellar things.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

If you are looking for a cruise, Holland America is awesome, we used to go on their ships all the time when I was a kid!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

I actually just booked a cruise with carnival (on a different ship) a week before this happened. I’m not worried about it.  I can’t imagine the odds of something like this happening again in such a short period of time (we’re going in May).

ETA: I’ve been on several cruises. A few on Carnival and a few on other cruise lines.  I’ve never noticed a signficant difference in my cruise experience.  Usually Carnival cruise decor is a little more dated, but that doesn’t bother me at all.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Boston Bee:  Same here! We’re going to Mexico for our Honeymoon in May and chose Carnival. I think we’ll be fine. If it DID happen to me I’d be freaked out-but idk if it would stop me from cruseing again.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@MissFireFlower:  We’re going to Mexico too! Are you leaving out of NOLA? We’re leaving on the 13th.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

If anyone is interested in this bit of information:

“WLCL (World’s Leading Cruise Lines) is part of Carnival Corporation & plc, a global cruise company and one of the largest vacations companies in the world. Our portfolio of leading cruise brands also includes AIDA Cruises in Germany, Ibero Cruises in Spain, P&O Cruises in the United Kingdom and P&O Cruises in Australia.”

Tha cruise brands that fall under this are Carnival, Costa, Cunard, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and Seabourn.

FI and I were talking about going on a Disney cruise in the future (he’s never been on a cruise before).

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Dixonswife:  I only cruise on Princess. I would NEVER take a Carnival cruise. I’ve felt this way since I started taking cruises 6 years ago. I am a big believer in you get what you pay for. I’d rather pay $1800-$2300 to cruise over $600 with a “hope” that I’ll have a good time.

Princess treats you like royalty and they are very transparent about the maintenance and cleanliness of the ships. My parents took a cruise through Christmas on Princess. A family came on with the stomach flu and as soon as personnel found out, they quarantined the family and no one else got sick. They washed down the elevators, handrails, and the dining areas with bleach for 3 days and kept everyone well informed. 

 

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