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Old November 9th, 2003, 10:09 AM
Jeanie Jeanie is offline
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Default Re: Carnival... NEVER AGAIN

We were on that cruise. There was something NOT RIGHT about the ship from the time it left Galveston and THEY KNEW IT, guys. If you weren't there, you don't know. My husband heard the explosion the night it happened and waited for water to enter the cabin, ok? That's how bad the sound was. What we're most disappointed about is this: We understand that "ship happens" and we did try to make the best of it. What else are you gonna do, right? BUT, we were lied to. They said the ship was repaired in Cozumel. How can that be, when this was only the 4th trip by the Elation to this area and the only one with the azipod propulsion system? You think they carry spare parts in Cozumel for such a relatively brand new system that not many ships are using yet? The ship was, if anything, WORSE after we left Cozumel. I personally saw black plumes of smoke coming from the engine twice. BTW, the Elation had been dry-docked in the past for the same malfunction. This is not a car. It's a vacation. We all have higher expectations when we're on vacation and spending a small fortune that we've worked hard for. We would try Carnival again if they made it right by making restitution in the form of a partial refund or deep discount on the next cruise. Oh, and they might try a little honesty with their passengers from now on.
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