Stricken cruise liner 8 miles from Sa...

Stricken cruise liner 8 miles from San Diego Bay

There are 58 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Nov 11, 2010, titled Stricken cruise liner 8 miles from San Diego Bay. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Several tug boats pulled a stricken cruise ship to San Diego Bay early Thursday, bringing the nearly 4,500 passengers and crew closer to freedom after four days of limited food, smelly toilets and dark cabins.

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Since: Dec 07

Torrance

#1 Nov 11, 2010
I find it very hard to believe any passenger with a medical issue like diabetes wasn't provided enough food to take their insulin. It's probably the case the passenger didn't reveal the medical condition and it's probably also the case the passenger choose not to eat the food provided. Now they are safe back in the US, they raise a stink over something that was most likely their own doing. I bet if this woman was in any danger of dying, she would have eaten whatever she didn't want to eat in order to take her meds.
Fat Freddy_s Cat

Valley Village, CA

#2 Nov 11, 2010
Love, exciting and new
It comes back to you
The Loooove boat....

Tell ya, the cruise industry just hasn't been the same since they caught Isaac and Gopher peeping through little Julie's bathroom window.
WhoCares

Redondo Beach, CA

#3 Nov 11, 2010
WIll the media please give this story a rest.

You guys act as if the event was delibrate, negligent, etc. It was an accident and NO ONE was injured.

When hundreds of thousands are left stranded at airports during a snow storm that gets 90 sec of news coverage then on to more important stuff. Do the same here.

At least these people had beds, food, etc. Get stuck at an airport and you have nothing.
Whiners

El Segundo, CA

#4 Nov 11, 2010
"There was no air conditioning, no hot food, no hot water, no casino."

Get a grip. With the current mild conditions, they all could have slept outside on deck, and the people w/ balcony rooms could just open the doors. It's not like it's HOT in the area they were in.

They had an adventure trip. Not what they signed up for, but something to talk about for the rest of your life.

Tired of the whining about NOTHING. People all over the planet have no water, no food, diseases, as a WAY OF LIFE, and these folks just whine whine whine because their vacation was ruined.
what

Bethpage, NY

#5 Nov 11, 2010
I wonder if the passengers are going to get thier money back and any other payment like a free cruise in the future??
Other Article Said

El Segundo, CA

#6 Nov 11, 2010
what wrote:
I wonder if the passengers are going to get thier money back and any other payment like a free cruise in the future??
Money back and free voucher for another cruise.
Lux Libertas

Paramount, CA

#7 Nov 11, 2010
Just wait, instead of fixing the engine, making repairs, cleaning the ship and getting another cruise scheduled, the Cruise line will have to answer to a variety of State and Federal nose pickers who will seek to fix blame, fine and punish. How many State & Federal beauracracies will get involved? I'm sure gloria allred is getting involved also.
We are no longer a Nation of doers, we are a gaggle of victims.

“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#8 Nov 11, 2010
Every departing cruise passenger gets a copy of the cookbook "57 Different Spam Dishes For Vacations"
Waaa

Newport Beach, CA

#9 Nov 11, 2010
Waaa! Waaa! Send me my lawyer! I want to sue!
Realistic

Yorba Linda, CA

#10 Nov 11, 2010
S-H-I-P HAPPENS!

Since: Dec 07

Torrance

#11 Nov 11, 2010
The Grunter wrote:
I find it very hard to believe any passenger with a medical issue like diabetes wasn't provided enough food to take their insulin. It's probably the case the passenger didn't reveal the medical condition and it's probably also the case the passenger choose not to eat the food provided. Now they are safe back in the US, they raise a stink over something that was most likely their own doing. I bet if this woman was in any danger of dying, she would have eaten whatever she didn't want to eat in order to take her meds.
When they updated the article, they took out the part where a woman said she didn't have enough to eat to take her insulin. She was just an attention seeker playing the "poor me" card.
keep em east of western

Redondo Beach, CA

#12 Nov 11, 2010
I guess suffering is relative. Some of the comments coming from the passengers are incredible!
If I heard someone say, "I refuse to eat the Spam," I might be compelled to slap them.
How rediculous to complain about a poor cruise experience when there are people struggling to find water or Spam in Haiti or Africa.
Have people lost the ability to simply say, "Hey, we got our money back, an apology, and it brought us closer together"?
How could this "almost ruin a honeymoon"? People need to have challenges like this to remind them that many people in the world don't have the basics, much less a cruise.
People who are on cruise ships are probably the worst cross-section of fat and happy Americans, next to those in the buffet lines at the casinos.
keep em east of western

Redondo Beach, CA

#13 Nov 11, 2010
Some quotes of people disembarking today:

Chris Harlan, a dental technician from Buena Park:“I refused to eat the Spam. I’m not paying this kind of money to eat Spam.”

Spencer Reeves, 15, of Huntington Beach, who was cruising with two dozen family members:“It got kind of boring. You have to make your own fun. I like bowling with ketchup bottles and cereal boxes. I can't wait to take a hot shower."

Tim Murray, 42, a tool salesman from New Jersey:“The food was the worst part. I come on these cruises to eat. My wife likes to sleep, but I like to eat. The cruise-ship people did the best they could. I’d never seen hot dog salad before or green bean sandwiches. They were really trying.”
StupidPeople

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Nov 11, 2010
Some of these people lead such sheltered lives it's disgusting.

They call this a nightmare? I know plenty of people who are homeless w/o food who would gladly trade places.

This story makes a mockery of the true hardship people are experiencing today around the nation.
Lux Libertas

Paramount, CA

#15 Nov 11, 2010
I was right. The NTSB has already started their investigation. Which bumbling, greedy, self-serving State and/or Federal agency will be next?
Gabe

Redondo Beach, CA

#16 Nov 11, 2010
keep em east of western wrote:
I guess suffering is relative. Some of the comments coming from the passengers are incredible!
If I heard someone say, "I refuse to eat the Spam," I might be compelled to slap them.
How rediculous to complain about a poor cruise experience when there are people struggling to find water or Spam in Haiti or Africa.
Have people lost the ability to simply say, "Hey, we got our money back, an apology, and it brought us closer together"?
How could this "almost ruin a honeymoon"? People need to have challenges like this to remind them that many people in the world don't have the basics, much less a cruise.
People who are on cruise ships are probably the worst cross-section of fat and happy Americans, next to those in the buffet lines at the casinos.

I agree, went on a cruise last year. It was gross to see the morbidly obese with their overloaded trays of food, waddling back to their tables, or because they couldn't walk, riding their scooters back.
GILLIGAN

United States

#17 Nov 11, 2010
Lux Libertas wrote:
Just wait, instead of fixing the engine, making repairs, cleaning the ship and getting another cruise scheduled, the Cruise line will have to answer to a variety of State and Federal nose pickers who will seek to fix blame, fine and punish. How many State & Federal beauracracies will get involved? I'm sure gloria allred is getting involved also.
We are no longer a Nation of doers, we are a gaggle of victims.
I don't think Gloria "I'm a media hor" Allred is available. I hear she's been trying to get Brett Favre's wife as a client. Speaking of Ms. Media Hor, haven't heard anything more about Meg Whitman's illegal house slave. Me thinks Gloria tossed the illegal housekeeper out her office door to fend for herself.
Cabin Boy

Huntington Beach, CA

#18 Nov 11, 2010
My job suc<'s. Going back to Mexico.
keep em east of western

Redondo Beach, CA

#19 Nov 11, 2010
Here's another favorite:

Paul Patrick Sr., 50, of Riverside, said his daughter, Sabrina Klinge of Laguna Hills, was married on Saturday and was on her honeymoon cruise. The 27-year-old texted her father on Wednesday saying it was dark and she was living on Pop-Tarts.

"It was supposed to be this beautiful cruise and it turned into a nightmare," he said. "Nothing like it was advertised in the brochure."
yawn

Mount Wilson, CA

#20 Nov 11, 2010
keep em east of western wrote:
Here's another favorite:
Paul Patrick Sr., 50, of Riverside, said his daughter, Sabrina Klinge of Laguna Hills, was married on Saturday and was on her honeymoon cruise. The 27-year-old texted her father on Wednesday saying it was dark and she was living on Pop-Tarts.
"It was supposed to be this beautiful cruise and it turned into a nightmare," he said. "Nothing like it was advertised in the brochure."
Whiny Sabrina Klinge obviously missed the brochure that showed the engine on fire, the power out and only Spam and Pop Tarts to eat.

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