Post # 1
Fiance and I were planning on taking the Carnival Mexican Rivera cruise for our honeymoon but since the cruise problem on the news, Fiance is too scared to go now. We chose this because it would be fun and cost friendly. AND leaves the day after our wedding ! I am trying to tell him that the chances of that happening to us will be slim because theyll probably replace everything but he wont budge 🙁 just needed to vent…
Post # 3
I would try and talk him into it. cruises are great, (things are bound to happen in any line of work, including cruising) I have been on 3 carnival cruises and 1 royal carribean. each one was better than the last. I def plan on doing more cruises in the future and my cruise line of choice will always be carnival.
Post # 4
Tell him this is like lightening striking! Besides – they are probably going to be extra diligent this doesn’t happen again because of all the bad press, so it’s probably WAY safer to go with them now than to do anything else 🙂
Post # 5
i am going to try again. He is scared because he can’t swim and has never been on a cruise but i am telling him how fun it is and how you dont even realize you are on a boat!
Post # 6
hundreds of cruises leave from somewhere in the US every week, and this happened to ONE! your fi has nothing to worry about 🙂
Post # 7
That was definitely a rare occurence. And they ended up getting all money refunded and are getting another cruise entirely free! I think that worked out just fine. Also look at what just happened at Playa Del Carmen with that explosion. Getting stuck on a cruise ship doesn’t seem so bad when you see that. Not trying to scare anyone away from a resort just saying accidents happen anywhere.
Post # 8
@Tswife4ever: haha! tell him he doesnt have to know how to swim, they have motorized life boats! not that you will ever need them. Cruises are a blast there are so many activities to do. plus you get to see several different places rather than picking one to vacation in. My Fiance and I did a cruise the year we started dating. 5 days out of miami to key west and cozumel. let me tell you he hates crowds, small spaces and gets sea sick. he wore some sea sickness wristbands and had a blast! i def turned him on to cruising. it can be done! 🙂 good luck.
Post # 9
My mom and I were discussing that. The thing is, it’s kinda like after 9/11. The safest day to fly was 9/13 (the day they opened the airlines). The safest time to take a Carnival cruise would be now. They have just reviewed all their safety procedures. All their equipment has had to undergo rigorous screening for operability. Their crews are proficient in identifying out of spec conditions and can safely and quickly handle an engine room fire. Honestly if I was able to take the time off work, I’d be heading out on a cruise! The fares are cheap, the crews and ships are ready, and you know it won’t be too crowded. Yep, my kind of cruise!!
Post # 10
Us too! We are Carnival lifetime supporters!!!
I don’t know how to swim either and have been on two cruises and can’t wait to go on another one.
Although I do plan to learn before our next one. You miss out on some of the fun cruising activities not knowing how to swim. Mainly water excursions.
Post # 11
That was SUCH the freak coincidence, I really don’t think it should factor into your decision. For real. If that were in any statistical way “normal” or “likely to happen”, cruises wouldn’t be as popular as they are.
Post # 12
Would it help to explain to him that nobody got hurt on that cruise? It wasn’t like they were sinking or anything, they just had no propulsion. People were just hungry (hangry?) on that cruise, LOL!
Post # 13
I agree you shouldn’t let one (or even a few) recent event(s) impact your decision. Cruising is generally safe and there’s loads of lifejackets and motorized lifeboats.
I would caution you that I can frequently feel the movement of the boat when I am cruising. I even got mild nausea from it. Nothing too serious, but I did realize I was on a boat for a good part of the time. Plus, on the upper decks you can see the water, so your brain puts two and two together, even if the room feels still.