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Snoozeman April 9th, 2013 03:02 PM

Major Carnival Cruise Line Disasters
Major Carnival Cruise Line Disasters (from the Onion)
The Carnival cruise ship Triumph, which lost electricity and functioning bathrooms while at sea in February, broke free from its mooring in Mobile, AL last week, marking the latest in a string of high-profile black eyes for the company. Here are some other famous disasters in Carnivalís history:
  • May 24, 1975: Malfunctioning kitchen equipment forces Carnival Festivale passengers to go five minutes without eating
  • July 2, 1981: The Carnival Mardi Gras catches fire after a crewman accidently discards his cigarette in the Bales of Hay Room
  • Aug. 19, 1988: Passengers Denise Redmond and Carl Piper meet and hit if off
  • Sept. 5, 1997: The Carnival Jubilee is downed in the mid-Atlantic by a broadside cannon barrage from a Regent Seven Seas Cruises destroyer
  • Oct. 10, 2000: Elation becomes the third Carnival cruise ship to be destroyed by a falling meteor
  • June 12, 2004: The Carnival Glory capsizes and sinks after everyone rushes port side to see a dolphin hopping in and out of the water
  • Aug. 10, 2009: The Carnival Legend notices too late that itís about to go over a really big waterfall!
  • Apr. 18, 2013: Emerging from port for the first time since its docking, the entire Carnival cruise ship Triumph spontaneously bursts into flames
  • June 28, 2091: The navigational system aboard the Carnival StarVoyage malfunctions, sending the space cruiser directly into the sun

Trip April 9th, 2013 04:08 PM


Dave Beers April 9th, 2013 04:22 PM

I check The Onion almost daily because we are kindred spirits when it comes to humor.

I love that last 'disaster' with the cruise space ship. Sounds like a good movie plot or TV show. "Sign up early for our exclusive spacewalk excursion in moon orbit. It sells out quickly!" "Book your Martian cabana on-line and enjoy your day in the sun and red sand!"

BrwnEyedGirl April 9th, 2013 08:32 PM

Oh Gosh...those poor soles back in 1975 going a whole 5 mins without eating. Surprised Fox or CNN didn't spend 2 days talking about it or interviewing when passengers returned to port.

Donna April 9th, 2013 09:24 PM

All good ones, but I especially like the 5 minutes without eating, priceless!

green_rd April 10th, 2013 07:29 AM

Gotta watch those RSSC battle cruisers. They sneak up on you!

krunch April 15th, 2013 01:44 PM

roflOMFG! Love it Snoozeman! rofl


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