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Trip December 9th, 2011 05:28 PM

Get off my ship!
You have to shake your head and wonder, how stupid people can be. Not once, but, twice!! Nancy, the CM, travel agent, posted this the other day...she is on the Grand Princess.

Toilets for 70 cabins are not working because someone put a towel down the toilet, not once, but twice. They were told they had to leave the ship due to the amount of damage it caused, and, cost to fix. Still not fixed, and, of course, our toilet is one affected by this. They were older people who knew better, and, were not even sorry for the damage they caused. They are off the ship!

johnthed0g December 9th, 2011 06:11 PM

I wonder what was said..."did you put a towel down the Lav" ???

Donna December 9th, 2011 06:12 PM

THis has got to be one of the craziest stories I've yet to hear. What are these people thinking?? I was glad to hear they were escorted off the ship.

skymaster December 9th, 2011 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by Donna (Post 1405028)
THis has got to be one of the craziest stories I've yet to hear. What are these people thinking?? I was glad to hear they were escorted off the ship.

IMO, escorting them off the ship was far too kind! They should have been thrown over the side!


Trip December 9th, 2011 07:05 PM

Nancy also saw a woman, missing her ship..[HAL] The woman was just in a swim suit,& had a tote bag....lets hope there was a coverup in that tote. Most likely, her cc's/money and passport was in her room safe.

While her have to feel for anyone missing a ship. In her case, she was half dressed, probably getting dark sooner than later,and there she was, all alone. I'm sure many of us have seen, people running for a ship, but, when you think of what happens after the fact, it's scary. I can only hope the harbormaster got her on a pilot boat, she climbed up the rope, and, had a stiff drink!

johnthed0g December 9th, 2011 07:24 PM

Yes missing a ship or even being thrown off is no small matter, I did ask an officer once about the people they chuck off, he told me it is a last resort & only after they have been well & truly torn off a strip by someone who is good at it, & left in NO DOUBT what will happen should they do it again. They are not left but transport home is organised, if they choose to ignore that is their choice.

Manuel December 9th, 2011 09:07 PM

W e certainly have some strange people out there.


snorklr45 December 9th, 2011 10:25 PM

Missing the "Boat"
I very nearly missed the ship in Nassau once. I was insistent on getting my Mom that straw bag with her name specially sewn on it and my sister those Caribbean wind chimes..Meanwhile, another 30 seconds and the ship would have sailed without me!! :rolleyes:

Ron December 10th, 2011 01:14 AM

Trip, if you or anyone else ever figure out the limits of human stupidity, then you or they will be the first in history to do so. ;)
I can possibly-- and just barely possibly see someone accidentally flushing a towel down the toilet, but to do it twice indicates they did it purposely.
They should have been kicked off and and as it was a willful and malicious act, should be made to pay for the damages to the ship.I would think if I went to a nice resort on land and willfully damaged their property I would have to be accountable for the damages--same should apply to a ship.

RE / leaving people, I have little pity for anyone who misses the ship. I'm sure that there are rare times and circumstances that come up that are beyond the control of the person that could cause them to miss the ship but shopping late, staying too long in the bars, going off on their own without a clue as to where they are going, etc. are not, in my opinion , legit excuses for not being back aboard on time.
Over the years I've seen several people left and I figure if 2,999 can make it back on time, why can't the one or two?
Re / people getting put off the ship, I saw a couple get booted off the Freedom of the Seas before we even left the dock. It was last year, either last Jan or last Sept. but my wife and I were standing on the balcony on the side next to the facilities and knew we were late leaving by at least 15-20 minutes. We were just watching the dock area and saw this Sheriff's car pull up and about the same time saw Security bringing a couple and their luggage off the ship. The man was handcuffed. They were placed in the police car and hauled away. I really don't know what their problem was, except that the Capt. came on and made an announcement that we were late as there had been an " issue " with a couple of passengers and he had made the decision that it was better to disembark them now rather than probably have to at a later date. Good for him!
Later in the week I asked a security officer what the problem was and it seemed that there were several problems with the couple as soon as they boarded, the way they talked to the crew, locked themselves in their cabin, refused to attend life boat drill, etc to name a few.That's about all I could get from the officer but apparently they were intent on hell raising from the word go.
I sent Nancy an e-mail a couple of days ago about an upcoming cruise in a few weeks and she advised she was on the Grand Princess , etc. but made no mention about the bathrooms, etc---maybe she had to run and couldn't chat much !! :)

MercedMike December 10th, 2011 12:13 PM

Missing the ship
Sailing out of San Maarten, the ship pulls straight out from the dock and heads straight out to sea. We were standing on our balcony watching the sailaway when we saw a small boat bouncing over the waves toward the ship. As it got nearer, a blonde girl climbed out on the front of the boat, holding on with one hand, waving at the ship with one hand, and trying to hold her mini skirt down with one hand! (Yes, I know...) The boat pulled up to the ship, and by now half the balconies were occupied with curious passengers. We could see about a dozen hands reaching out from the hatchway, and as the blonde made a leap into the waiting hands a huge cheer went up from the watchers!

Rumor around the ship later was that she was one of the dancers and just spent a little too long in the bars ashore.

That is missing the ship in high style!;);)

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