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Old September 18th, 2008, 03:23 PM
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Our car was not lost in Galveston. We parked it safely at a friends house in Houston but have not been able to get in to pick it up. We were lucky there. It was their lack of interest and concern for any of the problems that the passengers ran into that concerned me. We did not loose any luggage ourselves and were able to get home on our own Thank God. Many others who had lost everything were not so lucky.
They convenently failed to mention that if we were unhappy at the one and only port we landed in that we could be sent home. Maybe thats because 3/4 of the ship would have bailed and it would have cost them money. They made their money on the trip and that seemed to be their only concern.. so I say again.. beware of sailing on Carnival unless you have a lot of money, or are a lawyer and able to understand and see all the fine print because if something goes wrong its your bad luck.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 05:24 PM
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Sorry you were unhappy....but a friend of mine was on the Conquest..

She felt very well informed...had a great time despite the Hurricane and losing her car to the storm surge.

She elected to get off in New Orleans, rent a car (which was all covered under her travel insurance) and drive home.

Had she not had obligations to get back to, she said she would have stayed on the ship and just cruised home today.
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Again like I said in my post before. It is not Carnival's fault and YOU took the risk cruising during hurricane season. Carnival did they best they could and they gave you all the information they could. I hope you cruise again with Carnival but not during hurricane season becuase oviously you are not happy with they way hurricane season works for cruise ships.
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Also why would Carnival be responisble for a car parked at a friend's house???? They are not even responsible for cars parked at lots because those are INDEPENDENTLY OWNED!!!! I think you need to stop blaming Carnival and take responsibility becuse you took the risk to cruise during hurricane season. Carnival didn't force you to go during hurricane season!! Did they???
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Hey newbie... as long as you have eyes and can read english then you should have read your ticket contract... if you had you would have known you can leave the ship at your first port..if you hate cruising go back to your land vacations.. sorry to sound so harsh but its not anybodys fault.. you just have to expect the unexpected when you cruise during the fall.. thats why i never do...
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Carnival takes enogh grief for what they do mess up. When a disaster like this happens let's not be to quick to throw stones at them. It is a risk anytime you schedule a cruise during hurricane season. If that's when you need to go then make sure you have trip insurance etc and don't leave your car at the pier etc There was enough notice that most people could've bailed on the cruise and gotten trip insurance paid one way or another.
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I was on the conquest during this. I chose to get off at New Orleans because I had a business to help run. I did take out the insurance and they are paying for all expenses to get home. Carnival has treated me very well. They haven't known all the damage that has been done at Galveston, so they couldn't let us know. They did give me a number to call to try and find out about my car at the pier. A person taking phone calls for the port of Galveston called me back and told me my car was totaled. Thank goodness for insurance again. Carnival gave us the option to stay on the ship and have a place to live and food until it could get to Texas. They couldn't help it that they couldn't get to Galveston. They got people as close as they could. I had a great time on my vacation. Cruising in hurricane season is risky. I would probably do it again except I wouldn't park at the pier in hurricane season. The ship is going to keep you away from the hurricane, but the cars can't run away. I am sorry you feel you haven't been treated fairly. I hope you will cruise again with Carnival. By the way......I don't have a lot of money. I just try to take out insurance. It came in handy this time.
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