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Old January 17th, 2012, 04:25 PM
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As of today, right now, I would suggest cruising is safer than anytime in the past 60 years. With a major catastrophe still unfolding, every other cruise ship in the world is watching and every other Captain in the world is saying, "NOT ME". Our family leaves this friday for a cruise, come join us.
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I agree with you JoeMo. Lessons are usually learned from tragedies.

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First time poster is warning us to get our heads out of the sand. It won't work. My head is firmly stuck in the sand.
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Probably just another drive-by that's anti-cruising for some reason. Heard Anderson Cooper tonight talking with someone about the disaster and the person mentioned life rafts-- Cooper didn't know they have life rafts as well as life boats. Naturally some folks, as well as news reporters, have already been bringing up the Titanic.
And, just for the record, I'm going cruising this weekend. I'll be far more safer on the ship for a week than I will be just be driving down to the dock to board the ship.
And by the way, the ship hasn't sunk--it's damaged and listing heavily, lying on it's starboard side. Sunk means to go beneath the water. About 2/3 of this one is still above water.
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To this new poster, I say that you don't have to be afraid to on a ship. Many people die in their own homes every day, they also die at work, and in their cars and other places.

A cruise ship is one of the safest places to be.

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Ron - the ship would have sunk if the captain hadn't had enough sense to beach her.
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Oh I don't doubt that the ship would have sunk had it not been on the rock.
The OP started out with " cruise ship sinks " --so far it's not sunk, although it very well may-- but aground or on a rock or beached is not the same as sunk.
Heard on the news this morning it may be in danger of sliding off the rock into 300 feet of water--if so, then we can probably say say she's sunk.
The Captain may have done a very good thing by running it aground on the rocks but somewhere along the line someone made a very bad mistake by ever having the ship in the area to begin with to hit a rock--very doubtful the rock just broke loose from the ocean floor and floated up and hit the ship!
No matter how you look at it, it is indeed a tragic thing but like a lot of tragic things, it could have been avoided.
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I read the first article and it's just plain bad. Poor research and "drive-by" information.

The Concordia was never declared impregnable. No cruise line or ship builder has been stupid enough to say that since the Titanic. All ships can sink if enough compartments are flooded.

The "Class" argument is ridiculous with no background on the "Class" system or explanation of it.

This person is more interested in selling their funds and taking advantage of the dip that CCL and other cruise line stocks will take in wake of this disaster.

A good article could have been written. This isn't it.

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