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CruiseISLife July 26th, 2004 08:29 PM

Legend went to Bermuda for emergency!
For those who want to know what happen. A man had a sevre heart attack a day after leaving Tortola. The only place to go was Bermuda because we were to far from land and a chopper could not make it since we were like 600 miles from land. Many people lost flight and all but we all understood well becuase we all felt bad. I think his name was Joe and he had the heartattack soon after he was on the hairy chest contest. They said he was not looking good. It was some cruise. On monday the ship tipped to the port side. People fell and like 4 peoeple had to chase the bingo machine on stage so it would not fall and Carnival lost money. The sunday we left we left late because the were getting a delivery of liquir. Someone said it was all on the floor after we tipped. Then the same day we left the man in Bermuda a young girl fell on the sun deck . She hit hear head really bad on the side and I mean bad. You heard the bang when her head hit. I was right there on a deck chair when she fell. For a moment I thought we had to go back to Bermuda.

Ro July 26th, 2004 09:01 PM

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Wow that was some cruise. What happens when people miss their flights because of such an emergency does Carnival pick up the tab? Also what does it mean or should I say what causes such a large ship to tip? Ro

CruiseISLife July 26th, 2004 09:29 PM

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They said it was a strong wind gust

venice July 27th, 2004 12:31 AM

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thanks for the info..there is another thread regarding the outbound delay from a passenger that was upset about the delay in sailing due to the emergency you described in your posting,,,if his cruise has as many "adventures" as yours, it should lend to some interesting additional postings

MysteriousVxin July 27th, 2004 11:02 AM

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I was also on the Legend. This has been an interesting vacation to say the least - this is my review - I'm making it as short and sweet as possible!!

Sunday we were delayed an hour, and I never found out why, but we assumed it was the weather. I was miserable Sunday b/c our T.A.(Cheap Tickets) screwed us up. To be honest I don't want to get into it, but my family will NEVER book through them again!!

Monday there was a storm the night before. My grandparents cabin was in the back of the ship and they said it was a really rock and bumpy all night long! It rained ALL day (it put alot of people in bad moods from what I saw and heard)! I think we got one hour of sun (at 3:30 the sun broke through, it made us a little bit happy, and then 4:30 came, and it POURED - bye bye sun!) The ship was very rocky and alot of people were sea sick (I saw quite a few people running to the bathrooms and one lady I saw vomiting.)

Tuesday was nice. We had sun all day (that raised everyones spirits!) and I believe that this was the day the ship tipped! All I know is I was in the bathroom and EVERYTHING on the shelves fell ontop of me! I was so scared b/c I thought we were really going to tip over that I ran out of my room and I was heading for my muster station! By time I got to the stairwell we were upright! It definately affected the shops onboard. I think they were closed the rest of that day/night. You couldn't buy liquor b/c all of it crashed onto the floor and the crew set up fans to dry the floor!! WHAT A MESS!!

Wednesday there was a spa special, buy a full body massage and get a mini facial free! So, at 11 am I made my appointment, and at 11:45 am I was in the room getting pampered! The masseuse's name was Beverly and she was wonderful! I had a kink in my neck for 2 weeks prior to the cruise, and she found it and work it out! Now NO more kink!! YEAY!! We arrived in San Juan at 2 pm. My family and I took a tour for 2 1/2 hours with a man who promised us free drinks at the end of the tour, but we never saw that. That was a scam! We walked around the streets a little bit and went shopping. Unfortunately the shops all closed at 6! Around 9 o'clock we were heading towards the ship and we found a man with 3 parrots on his arms and head. Everyone wanted to take pictures and he allowed us to take personal pictures with the birds. The only catch was that we had to buy his picture that he took with his polariod camera, so we did! I enjoyed that alot. I had the red bird on my right arm, my brother had the white one and my cousin had the green one on her left arm. It was a great picture! (I can't wait to get my pictures back!) Back on board at 10:00pm and, we set sailed at midnight! There was a dance party on the Lido deck that began at 10:30 - it was so much fun!!

Thursday we arrived in St. Thomas - Beautiful Island! (I was with my family of 11 and we took an excursion to St. John's Trunk Bay) - this was an outcoming for alot of people in my family - my mother and uncle who NEVER go underwater swam underwater with our snorkle gear!! Whoo hooo - and my grandfather who NEVER EVER EVER goes in the water - went in to his waste!! This beach was absolutely breath taking!! After the tour we went shopping for a little bit. I bought some liquor and cigar's for my bf who was not with me on this trip. We were back on the ship by 5:30 and off to Tortola it was!!

Friday we arrived in Tortola and you want to talk about hot! It had to be 90 degrees or higher at 7 am... it was SOOOOOOO hot!! Our excursion was to go to the Vigrin Gorda (caves and rocks - ooooh ahhhh!) This was my favorite part of the trip!! If you are considering this excursion do it - BUT I recommend not having any bags, and don't wear shoes b/c it's quite slippery on the rocks - your feet grab the rocks better bare foot. We had a large group with us here (15 of my family member and and 6 of my cousin's friends.) You have to clicmb up big boulders and crawl in tiny spaces inorder to get to the other side where the beach and baths are. My mother fell into the water and she hit her jaw on the rock, my brother slipped on a rock, and I cut my toe on a rock which caused me to see blood! =( On the other end of the caves were the baths. It was breath taking and SO worth the rock climbing and cave crawling!!! Back on the ship at I believe it was 2 pm and - back to NY - bye bye Caribbean - hello crappy weather!

Saturday was another beautiful day in the morning. A few of us went to breakfast and then went to the Lido deck to soak in the rays of sun! Later on that day it was the men's hairy chest competition. I guess it was raining out b/c the main pool where the competition was being held was covered. The crew closed the top making it an indoor pool. The man who had the heart attack was the last competitior and his song was YMCA. He was a heavy set man who looked quite young. (I know this from watching the video on the tv in my cabin) After he did the YMCA all the men danced in a big circle around the pool and then did a quick little dance in front of the judges again. However, he did not. He kind of walked away and you could see how red his chest and ears were and how white his face was. One of my cousins was in the Unicorn Cafe and saw the man leave the pool area and walk into the air conditioning. Then he collapsed saying "help me, my left arm is numb". (I don't know word for word - or if that is the exact place - I just know my cousin saw him and he was crying for help.)
My other cousin (11 years old) at this time was in the hair salon getting her hair braided (20 minutes or so have past from the Hairy Chest Competition), and my little 5 year old cousin and another cousin (18) were waiting to go into the elevator. The doors opened and the man was in there sweating profusely and he had a breathing mask on. (He had a nurse with him). At this point my cousin didn't know what was going on. About 2 hours later our C.D. made the announcement that one of our fellow cruisers was in serious condition and that we would be going to Bermuda b/c it was the closest Island. (the captain contacted the Coast Guard, and this is where he was instructed to go Bermuda was only 350 miles from where we were, and Florida was 600 miles.)

Sunday we got to Bermuda but 9:30. The Captain must have hauled ass to get there b/c the CD told us the day before that we wouldn't get there until 11 am. It was a successful rescue and the poor man was put onto a little Coast Guard boat. They had to lay him down on the floor in the middle of the room which was inside the boat. Alot of people were outside their balconies watching - including me - and I have it on video. After his boat was off everyone clapped, I guess we were just happy for him and he was lucky he made it through the night. It was a BEAUTIFUL day. Everyone was out getting tan. Around 4 pm a little girl fell and got knocked out, I don't know much about this b/c I was on the sun deck. (I do know that it is VERY easy to fall around the pool when it gets wet b/c the floor has nothing on it to grip your feet with.) Poor girl - I hope she's ok. (I played win a free cruise bingo and I was 1 # away from winning. I needed O69 - but no luck.)

Monday - this was the worst disembarking I have ever seen. We pulled into NY harbor around 4:30 and we didn't dock until 6 pm. I didn't physcially get off the ship until 8pm. In the port it was MASS CHAOS b/c there were hardly any porters and we had to take our own luggage! We had 15 bags and there were 3 of us!! GO FIGURE! I didn't get into my fathers truck until 8:30 - that wasn't so bad - but it was VERY insaine! Alot of people were fighting and swearing!! (myself included!)

Overall - I was not too impressed with Carnival. The fact that I had an upgraded cabin from inside to one with a balcony was awesome!! The ship was beautiful but a little overdone for my taste. There were toooo many urns, and it kind of reminded me to the Titanic. The food was not that great - the Gala Buffet was a HUGE disappointment and it was the smallest one I've seen. The entertainment was just ok, and our C.D. (Brett Alans) was only to be found at the shows. That was a big disappointment. (When I sailed with Royal Caribbean, the CD's there were at every event!)

I LOVED the Islands! St. John's was breath taking and Virgin Gorda was beautiful, and my favorite excursion yet!! San Juan was ok - I enjoyed the bird man!!

I hope that you enjoyed my review!! (I'll probably edit it later! Now I have to get ready for work - UGH!)


Post Edited (07-28-04 23:45)

venice July 27th, 2004 11:12 AM

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wow what a trip !!!!

CruiseISLife July 27th, 2004 11:18 AM

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Hey MysteriousVxin
I think I saw you on the ship.You posted a picture before we left. I dont know if you remember me I am George Alexs Brother. He could not go. I saw at bingo on sunday and at the deck party on wednesday. I have a picture of your back You were at a table with 2 ladys you were wearing a green top looks like blue shorts and pink sandels and another girl with a lite green top and white shorts. I think that you. Looks like you from your pictures.

E.Maria July 27th, 2004 08:44 PM

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The South Bronx with Palm Trees? At least here we can spell correctly and we use proper grammar. The next time you speak bad about a port ,stop and think that someone living there is probably reading these posts.

MysteriousVxin July 27th, 2004 09:24 PM

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Miss Grammatically Correct:

Maybe the "someone" who was typing, was typing fast and in a rush trying to cram everything in before they had to go to work!!

I will correct my spelling and my grammar! I'M SORRY I DIDN"T PROOF READ IT!

Besides I wrote this the day after I got home! I only had 5 hours of sleep, and I was EXHAUSTED! I realize that I should have waited until I was refreshed and not tired, but I didn't!

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MysteriousVxin July 27th, 2004 09:35 PM

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Hey CruiseS - If you spotted me - why didn't say Hi?!?! I wanted to meet everyone on here!!!! I only met Brand New Girl - and I didn't even really get a chance to introduce myself b/c I was SO busy and so tired! Do you have a picture of yourself? I wonder if I saw you!! I'm sure I did!!

CruiseISLife July 27th, 2004 09:43 PM

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I will post it as soon as I can

uneedalife July 28th, 2004 11:00 AM

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South Bronx with Palm Trees? Very large man? C'mon. Have some class before you go disrespecting where other people live and other people's appearances. No class!!

brand new girl July 28th, 2004 12:51 PM

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nah sorry guys but i'm gonna have to agree w/ vxin..san juan was a port i could have done without..i'm sure it has its nice areas (like uhh senor frogs..), but i definitley did not see any of them..although i did enjoy the colorful buildings! that's nice, right? oh, and lots of cats too =) who doesn't love cats?!
carnival legend :: 7/18

E.Maria July 28th, 2004 05:46 PM

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You're totally correct in stating that the nicest was you leaving because we can do without closed minded people. Next time you go on vacation choose a place exactly like your surroundings so you won't feel intimidated by other cultures.

CruiseISLife July 28th, 2004 05:51 PM

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Here is my pictures. Did you see me. This pictures is while the deck party. I was right behind you I think MysteriousVxin

CruiseISLife July 28th, 2004 06:04 PM

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Sorry Big Picture but ya thats me

MysteriousVxin July 28th, 2004 06:49 PM

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Ok - to those I offended - I am truely sorry - it was not my intention to be rude or disrespectful. I am not looking to have a fight on here, I was just VERY disappointed with what I saw and who I came across! I have edited my post about San Juan.

Uneedalife - Just by your name I can tell you like to make trouble. I have alot of class. As for you I wonder . . .

Pointing out other people's flaws is pretty tasteless and that is not what I was doing. The man who had the heart attack was a larger man. (I am assuming you were not on my ship - and therefore you do not know what happened.) It is a real shame how it happened, but it's the way I stated. (ask my fellow shipmates.) I was stating a fact, not an opinion.

I am a plus sized woman myself and I was not making fun of him, I would never do that.

Post Edited (07-29-04 20:50)

CruiseISLife July 28th, 2004 07:00 PM

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You did not tell me if you saw me

CruizinKarla July 28th, 2004 07:13 PM

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I consider myself objective and open minded and thought I would respond to this post.. The positive attributes I saw while touring the area was that the beaches were pretty and very clean. The surrounding plants/ foliage were vibrant and abundant. It appears that much commercial development will soon take place to build and/or rebuild many of the existing resorts. That will be an absolute plus and will enhance the area.

The negative attributes are there as well. It seems that part of the problem is due to the local tour guides. They appear to get a "kick" out of taking tourists to the poorest neighborhoods. This goes on in other islands as well. My tour guide managed to show me a prison, a welfare condominium with junk strewn all over the balconies, numerous homes and schools with bars on the windows. He explained that crime was so high in the area that the window bars are needed to protect residentís from theft. I thought some of the local store owners were a little rude at times. Since that the majority of the stores closed at 6pm, the store owners became annoyed if you ventured into their shops at 5:55pm. How ridiculous is that?? The ship docked at the port around 3:30pm and the stores closed at 6pm. That didnít sit well with me. I would think that the island would rely on revenue generated from tourism and stay open until 9pm. Since everything was closed, I checked out the Casino Hotel across from the docks (Wyndam Hotel??) and was shocked to see slot machines in such shabby condition. Some were missing lights and others were missing buttons. Rather than feed the broken machines in San Juan, I chose to gamble a little on the ship.

Sorry if these comments upset anyone but this is the reality of the trip. This is what I saw and was taken to see while visiting San Juan.

In conclusion, I would like to comment that St. Thomas and Tortola were ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!! No complaints here!!!!.

MysteriousVxin July 28th, 2004 07:22 PM

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No CruiseS I did not see you! Sorry - and that is not me behind you either!

MysteriousVxin July 28th, 2004 07:33 PM

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Karla - VERY well put! That is exactly how I wanted to come across, but apparently I did not!

Yes the beaches were nice from what I saw of them. I was on the road looking down towards them. B/c my tour guide, (Hector his name was), just stopped on the street and took pictures for us, we never got to actually go onto the beach.

I am EXTREMELY open minded! I just do not like to be scammed and taken advantage of. I too was taken to a poverty stricken area, and saw all the aabove that you listed! That just so happens to be what MY first and last impression of what San Juan was. I'm sure there are nicer area's (Resorts/Casinos), however I did not see any.

If you re-read my above post, you will read a little more of what I saw in San Juan. Maybe then you will understand better!

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MysteriousVxin July 29th, 2004 06:25 PM

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Hey Brand New Girl - did you notice how EVERY night the Matrie'd said "yeaaahaw"?!?! I totally tought of that lady in an older post who got nasty with us over that word! haha! ; )

E.Maria July 29th, 2004 06:34 PM

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I will be the first to agree that Old San Juan is not the best part of Puerto Rico. There are many other beautiful things to see that the average cruise ship pax often misses out on. I was upset at your original post because your comments made PR seem like an awful place to visit. Those hurtful words may influence future cruise ship passengers into having a negative attitude towards PR without having even stepped of the ship. I just wish that everyone came with the open mind that this is our reality and we have to live with it every day. To totally judge a country on just having visited it for a few hours is wrong. Thank you for editing your post.

MysteriousVxin July 29th, 2004 07:59 PM

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E. Maria - You are welcome. Once again, I'm very sorry for insulting you. I was VERY tired when I wrote that post and I really wrote without thinging of how stupid I was sounding! And to be honest, I was very disappointed with what I saw. I was taken to a high crime area (according to my tour guide). That was my impression of what PR is. If there are nicer area's of PR (and I'm sure that there are) the cruise ships should dock there. I had really wanted to do the Rain Forrest Excursion, but when I went to book it, it was too late - all booked up. I hope that you can forgive me for the way that I have come across. I truely am an open minded person!

E.Maria July 29th, 2004 09:26 PM

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We're Cool

MysteriousVxin July 29th, 2004 09:47 PM

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Good! : )

LOAV July 29th, 2004 10:46 PM

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Well, well, well, MysteriousVixen, the yeeehaaawww reminded you of me. How flattering.
When we cruises on 7-02 the cath word was "Hello! I said HELLO!" . Guess
that fella got off the ship on the 10th along with a large amount of the crew.
To put a period at the end of my statement about some of the inconsiderate people on ships I offer these senarios from our cruise:
1. approx 1/3 of the cruisers were teens and kids
2. a small number of them were charming, polite and respectful of the ships requests
3. the rest broke into merauding groups of bored, spoiled brats. They tried to gamble and the poor casino staff was tossing them out left and right - daily
4. they butt the lines in the bistro and either put their bare feet on the tables or stretched out in the booths and snoozed.
5. The trust their parents had in them did not extend to the mini bar. Many of the kids were smashed and stumbling and passing out.
6. They tried to pay with things from the boutiques with money. When they were remined that no cash is exchanged the cursing started. THere was a lot of that out of the groups - it's sooo cool.
7. the best of all was the last night in the bistro. One pack of kids bumped into another pack of kids and they proceeded to beat the bejesus out of each other. The waiters and the chef ran over to break it up. I rest my case.

brand new girl July 30th, 2004 03:02 PM

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omg YES mysterious vxin!! i did notice that! i thought we just made that up lol i had not idea that he was actually going to say that..what a coincedince =)

did anyone hear what happened to the guy who had a heart attack? like, is he alright??

sorry about us kids causing some of you trouble..i'd like to apologize on behalf of all of them, even though i know that doesn't really make up for it. i myself hung out with a group that sometimes did inappropriate things that adults were not always happy with (but believe me, i urged my friends not to do them..). so basically all i can say is sorry, but that stuff happens.
carnival legend :: 7/18

MysteriousVxin July 30th, 2004 07:49 PM

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Brand New Girl - were you in the dining room when they would do the dances after dinner? I participated in 3 of the I think 6 that they did!! It was fun!

Yeah Loav - Sorry to hear it happened, but kids are kids! They just aren't raised the way they were raise back in the older days. That didn't happen on our ship, or if it did... I didn't notice it! If you want less kids or less noise maybe you should pick a different cruise line. Carnival is know to attract a younger crowd.

To be honest I do not think I will ever take another Carvial cruise ship again. It seemed like our crew was stuck up and they stunk. I did NOT like our CD Brett Alans, most of his jokes were lame and he didn't have a personality. He barely showed up for anything, the only time I saw him was at the shows, and even those were kind of lame so I didn't go to them all. Our "adult rated" late night comics weren't even that funny. The comidian on the 2nd night was so bad no one laughed at half his jokes! The last day of the cruise we tried to go to the show, and there were NO seats! Granted I was with a family of 11 - but either the seats were saved or there were people just standing anywhere. I got frustrated b/c my family were all standing in the back and I sat on a step in the upper deck. After the comedian I left and didn't watch the rest.

My wait staff were VERY nice! I for get the head waiter's name but he would always bring us extra desserts, and he would always allow me to order two appitizers every night! However, the food was less than to be desired. Almost all of my meals (or someone else at my table's meals) were either too small of a portion, cold, too tough to chew, not cooked long enough over cooked! I was VERY disappointed.

I took 2 Royal Caribbean cruises last year and everything was wonderful; the crew, the CD, the food, and the entertainment.

Post Edited (08-20-05 23:26)

CruiseISLife July 30th, 2004 08:56 PM

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MysteriousVxin, Sorry to hear you did not like the cruise as much. Well I thought the food was great. I have been on Seabourn Princess and 2x on Carnival and I still love Carnivals food. Cant compare it to Seabourn but still great. Our waiters, the person who sold the drink at diner and all the crew I ran into were very nice. Said hello, good night good morning, and very helpful when we had question. Our waiter also let us order extra. I do agree about the small portions of food but I got full aftter drinks a stater ,Salad the main entree and deseret. Same with the comedy shows I only found 1 funny and only 2 show great. The take 2 one and jazz hot. All the other ones I hated. Last year when I went there were much better shows. All I did not like were are Cabin staff. Did not like them. Even when we put the Pirvacy Please sign the still bugged us while sleeping. Other then them it was great. Dont just say no to Carnival for one experiance. Maybe in the future you can try again.

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