The Wreck of the Italian Cruise Ship..

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The Wreck of the Italian Cruise Ship..
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Mon, 01-16-2012 - 1:00pm

Woa! Is anyone following the wreck of the cruise ship? I can't stop watching and reading about it! I've been on several cruises and I can't begin to imagine what if..YIKES! Have you ever been on a cruise? Did you even think about what you'd do if the ship wrecked?

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Mon, 01-16-2012 - 6:20pm
It seems like every time I'm dreaming of a vacation there's some horrid cruise ship incident. Good grief I'll just stick with land and air travel. I had to turn off the news because the wreck was just to unbelievable. How does a ship capsize and its 2012? I figured we resolved all of those issues after the Titanic incident years ago. The surviving family and loved ones are definitely in my thoughts.
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Mon, 01-16-2012 - 7:18pm

I am following to a degree...

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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 8:30am
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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 8:33am

Hi Cheryl,

I've been on a few and I know that before we ever left port there were lifeboat and safety drills. We were all fully aware of where to go, how to get there, and what to do once we got there. I can only assume the crew knew what to do should the worst happen.

It's a miracle more people didn't die in all that turmoil.

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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 12:34pm

"Have you ever been on a cruise? Did you even think about what you'd do if the ship wrecked?"

I HAVE been on five cruises to date --- two river cruises (the one on the Nile actually did hit a sand bar and was stuck there until someone could pull them off --- apparently not uncommon in the winter when the water is low)



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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 12:46pm

lol I have been on 5 cruises too and the first was a Caribbean Cruise. The ship left port on a bright sunny day and of course we had the lifeboat and safety drills before we left. Several hours later we entered into the wake of Hurricane Mitch and it was not a pleasant experience. By dinner time the ship was rocking back and forth in 50 ft seas. They closed off the outter decks and stairways and we barely made it to our room holding onto the safety rails in halls trying to keep from being banged up as we were tossed about. We went to bed for the evening at 6pm sick as dogs with our lifejackets by us. It was so rough they were giving out seasick pills at the sick bay for all passengers who needed them. lol

We woke up the very next morning to sunny skies and a great breeze blowing and had a great rest of the cruise.

I can't begin to imagine trying to get off the boat during that kind of madness.

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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 1:07pm

They didn't have the drill/info yet. They were scheduled for the next day. I guess they just pray that all is well till then? I think that should be immediately upon arrival before ever leaving dock!

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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 1:09pm

Wow-I read somewhere they had already stopped at a couple port-of-calls. Wonder why they wouldn't have had the drills first??!

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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 3:23pm
I've never been on a cruise ship, but wouldn't worry too much. Air and sea travel is safer than travelling by car! And my understanding is that it really was captain's error and negligence.

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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 10:27pm

I've been on a cruise and I honestly don't think its as safe as people think it is. Our friends are going on a cruise this year and wanted us to go with them. I really wanted to, but I can't do it. After our experience and with what I've seen on the news... I just don't feel good about it. Just a gut feeling.

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