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Old October 26th, 2010, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by graphicguy View Post
BTW....Lucille, saw your same post at the "other" cruise forum. Not sure what the objective is.
I wondered if I was the only one experiencing deja vu.

I heard once that if someone has a good experience, they tell a friend. If they have a bad experience, they tell 10 friends. I've been in situations before where I've had bad experience and told everyone I knew, met, or passed how awful it was. ! Maybe this is the same situation.

In any case, while I can understand the OP's disappointment, I think it was just sheer bad luck that the weather caused unsafe conditions. I doubt CCL, the captain, or the the Legend's crew had any sort of diabolical plot to ruin the vacation of thousands of customers just for what? Their own amusement and maybe a few more bucks in the casino and bars?

Without knowing all the facts (e.g., whether the other ships already reserved the spots at the other ports, information the captain had, the conditions at the time the call was made), I'm reluctant to condemn the captain for making the decision he did. I do know that if *I* were responsible for a couple thousand people, and conditions looked "iffy" at best, I'd play it safe too.

As far as lousy entertainment for the additional sea days, well, that is the CD's responsibility. Again, though, I don't think I could have done much better in coming up with that many days of entertainment at the last minute with such limited resources. I mean, it's not like you can just throw a new show together for the main lounge or bring in a comedian via helicopter.

Finally, I don't think everyone should be so quick to shout "that's what you get for cruising during hurricane season!" That's pretty mean, IMO. Yes, you take your chances during the "season," but not everyone is familiar with just how hurricanes can affect a cruise, even if they aren't going to make landfall at the ports of call, let alone know when or how long the "season" lasts.

Just sayin'.
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