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Old February 14th, 2013, 05:05 PM
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This post is inspired by the rhetoric of CNN as the ship approaches the dock.

I can smell the DESPERATE STENCH from here, Wolfe Blitzer!

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Old February 14th, 2013, 05:06 PM
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These must be the tents people pitched - next to the campfires and fishing poles.

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Now, This is a Bad Cruise..
It's got to be so tough for all onboard, passengers and crew....they are so close to port..showers, a bed, and a real bathroom, will look good.


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CNN, Carnivals house news service, is treating the return to Mobile like a hostage crisis.
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cnn report....surprised the eta is 10:00-Midnight.


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Wolf just assured us they have boots on the ground, and will talk to the hostages as soon as they are released.
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I suspect CNN was hoping to see some images of passengers making campfires in the empty hot tubs, using wood they scrounged from the upscale deck chairs on the suite balconies, and roasting the rats they caught down on deck 2 because no other food was available.

Perhaps Carnival should rethink their default use of CNN on public TVs aboard the ships.
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They use CNN because its FREE, not Carnival-friendly.

They also edit for content. I was cruising when the 22 passengers were attacked and robbed in Mexico. I know the story was all over CNN, but not a peep about it all week long on the "ships version" of CNN.
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Now, This is a Bad Cruise..
It's got to be so tough for all onboard, passengers and crew....they are so close to port..showers, a bed, and a real bathroom, will look good.


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Not to belittle what the passengers have gone through but based on the pictures I've seen a lot worse. Tornado disasters, hurricanes like Katrina and Sandy. On a severity scale those would be 10 and this is about a 3.

I do wish all well and that they all get home to their loved ones safe and sound.

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A fun cruise it is not.

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Actually, I'd say CNN has been relatively even-handed, especially compared with NBC. Now that the ship is close enough to shore to interview actual passengers, they are starting to get out the REAL picture of what it was like on board.
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I love that they kept scheduling activities to keep people busy.
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Sleeping in the Hallways...



My question is this - during ALL of those hours of coverage did CNN ask even once how extensive the "raw sewage" situation was?

You hear people saying "it's awful, raw sewage in the hallways....." but then we also have people sleeping in the hallways.

I also have not seen one picture a "sewage seeping down the walls" - a phrase that was used probably a hundred times.
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Okay if they are going to show pictures why not show pictures of the people in balcony rooms? This just goes to show you the advantage of booking a balcony room. Just open that door and let that ocean breeze come in. Yes there is some good in just about everything when it comes to cruising.
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