Carnival Will Stuff More Than 7,000 Humans Into Its New Cruise Ships

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    Jun 15, 2015 8:25 PM GMT
    This is my idea of HELL!
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    Who wants to go?
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    Jun 16, 2015 9:13 PM GMT
    Well, some people could probably travel with all their facebook friends at once.
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    Jun 20, 2015 8:26 AM GMT
    I've been on the Allure of the Seas. The ship's size is over 200k tons and had over 6000 people. The only time it felt crowed was during embarkation because everyone's trying to get on the ship at once. The ship was so big that at times, it felt like we (bf and I) were the only ones in the ship.

    I'd go on it again, and if that's someone's definition of hell, then I'll be sure to bring marshmallows, chocolate and crackers for the next trip.
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    Jun 20, 2015 11:16 AM GMT
    FitnessWorker saidThis is my idea of HELL!
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-15/carnival-will-stuff-more-than-7-000-humans-into-its-new-cruise-ships

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    Include me out. Even when visiting big cities I tend to avoid the crowds. The thought of joining 7000 people on a luxury floating prison does not appeal.
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    Jun 20, 2015 11:30 AM GMT
    Erik101 said
    I've been on the Allure of the Seas. The ship's size is over 200 tons and had over 6000 people. The only time it felt crowed was during embarkation because everyone's trying to get on the ship at once. The ship was so big that at times, it felt like we (bf and I) were the only ones in the ship.

    I'd go on it again, and if that's someone's definition of hell, then I'll be sure to bring marshmallows, chocolate and crackers for the next trip.

    I think you mean 200 THOUSAND tons, 225,000 to be more accurate. And yeah, I've cruised on mega-ships like that, and experienced exactly what you did - virtually no crowds at all. You wonder where everyone is.

    My main concern was contagious disease with that many people in a confined space for days, coming from all over the world. But there were automatic hand sanitizers everywhere, which we used, and the crew encouraged other passengers to use them, especially at dining hour, which most seemed to do.

    That's a small thing, to be sure, but to my knowledge no one ever got sick. But anyway, I would take exception to the OP's statement that humans are "stuffed" aboard the new cruise ships. I certainly did not experience that on Norwegian Cruise Lines.
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    Jun 20, 2015 3:16 PM GMT
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    Erik101 said
    I've been on the Allure of the Seas. The ship's size is over 200 tons and had over 6000 people. The only time it felt crowed was during embarkation because everyone's trying to get on the ship at once. The ship was so big that at times, it felt like we (bf and I) were the only ones in the ship.

    I'd go on it again, and if that's someone's definition of hell, then I'll be sure to bring marshmallows, chocolate and crackers for the next trip.

    I think you mean 200 THOUSAND tons, 225,000 to be more accurate. And yeah, I've cruised on mega-ships like that, and experienced exactly what you did - virtually no crowds at all. You wonder where everyone is.

    My main concern was contagious disease with that many people in a confined space for days, coming from all over the world. But there were automatic hand sanitizers everywhere, which we used, and the crew encouraged other passengers to use them, especially at dining hour, which most seemed to do.

    That's a small thing, to be sure, but to my knowledge no one ever got sick. But anyway, I would take exception to the OP's statement that humans are "stuffed" aboard the new cruise ships. I certainly did not experience that on Norwegian Cruise Lines.


    Oops, my bad! Thanks for the correction. Yeah the norovirus is a problem but just like any other communicable disease, everyone should use common sense when in a public place and keep your hands clean. Still, it's not gonna stop me from boarding. I'm in the Seattle area currently and planning on going on an Alaskan cruise. Something different for sure!
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    Jun 22, 2015 6:20 PM GMT
    Crossing, yes. Cruise, NO!
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    Jun 22, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    Oops, my bad! Thanks for the correction. Yeah the norovirus is a problem but just like any other communicable disease, everyone should use common sense when in a public place and keep your hands clean. Still, it's not gonna stop me from boarding. I'm in the Seattle area currently and planning on going on an Alaskan cruise. Something different for sure!

    No problemo, a simple typo. Please forgive my correction.

    Norovirus and other diseases were some things that concerned me on these mega-ships. But the reality was otherwise. And it was easier to board and disembark from a big cruise ship than it is from a commericial airliner these days.
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    Jun 23, 2015 12:52 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    FitnessWorker saidThis is my idea of HELL!
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-15/carnival-will-stuff-more-than-7-000-humans-into-its-new-cruise-ships

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    Include me out. Even when visiting big cities I tend to avoid the crowds. The thought of joining 7000 people on a luxury floating prison does not appeal.
    Finally something that you and I can fully agree on. I wouldn't be caught dead in one of those floating prisons known as cruise ships. They can shove it.
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    Jun 23, 2015 1:14 AM GMT
    pazkilimanjaro saidFUCK

    THAT

    SHIT.

    it seems like every year there's a tragedy involving a boat sinking. that one that happened in greece or italy or one of those countries where the captain ran off the boat and left all those people to die without telling them shit. it was like 900 and i heard that dude was fucking some woman in the captain's deck right before it malfunctioned. HELL NO. if i'm gonna be on a cruiseship, i wanna have my lodging right next to the lifeboat. i'm 1-0 against water when it comes to drowning so i'ma keep that record up like that.


    What's the real truth?


    Why comment when you can't even afford it?


    lol a dig tailored to you!