Anyone else nervous about cruising??

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Anyone else nervous about cruising??
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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 1:22pm

All these stories about cruise incidents lately are not encouraging me to try a cruise...

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/19/travel/vietnam-ship-collision/index.html

This time a cruise ship in Vietnam collided with a commercial ship. I've always wanted to go on a cruise, but this is a little scary.

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 4:17pm
DH and I were congratulating ourselves on the fact that the cruise line we use did really good drills, and did them before they ever left port. So we felt safe but... Things like this do give pause.



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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 7:18pm
cmkellie wrote:

All these stories about cruise incidents lately are not encouraging me to try a cruise...

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/19/travel/vietnam-ship-collision/index.html

This time a cruise ship in Vietnam collided with a commercial ship. I've always wanted to go on a cruise, but this is a little scary.

We hear about the few that have accidents, but we don't hear about the thousands that arrive safely every day.

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 11:30pm

No, I have no fear at all of cruises!! Think about how often you hear of a crash of all of the many cruises there are in a year!! Almost none!! Since 1947, only 7 cruise ships have sunk! If I had that kind of fear, I'd never go on an airplane and certainly never ever go in an automobile!!

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