Reading some of these news articles makes me pretty upset.
Some of these complaints are horrendous. Really? You're upset becuase you had to eat spam and pop tarts for 3 days? How about soldiers that have to eat crap for 15 months. How about kids in Africa who have to drink dirty water everyday of their lives. It's just unbelievable how many complaints are coming from these people. Calling it the cruise from hell. Wow, a bit much I think.
Everyone is safe. No one got hurt. It was only 3 days. The freakin' Navy was bringing you supplies, etc. Didn't hear any of these complaints from the cast of Gilligan's Island!
What terror...the casino was closed. Even the bars (for a short time)! No swimming for 3 days...yeah, sounds terrible.
"The fire left the ship without air conditioning, hot water or hot food. The casino was closed and, for a time, the bars. The swimming pool was off-limits because there was no way to pump chlorine. "
"We have not had a hot cup of coffee in four days," said passenger Fahizah Alim, 26, of Sacramento, who ate at night by flashlight. "This was my first cruise and it was no luxury, no fun."
"If you could see the things they put on sandwiches, seriously," said Peg Fisher of Las Vegas, who was on her first cruise with her husband. "This could be the only cruise ever where people lost weight instead of gaining weight."
"For her, getting by without working toilets on the first day was the biggest challenge. After 15 hours, she couldn't wait any longer and hoped for the best as she flushed her cabin toilet.
"I ran out in the halls, 'The toilets flush!' People were like, 'Are you kidding?' They went running into their cabins," she said.
Life gradually improved as the hours ticked by, with passengers trying to pass the time the low-tech way.
Children played miniature golf and board games — before sunset. Kiara Arteaga, 11, from Visalia, Calif., said the crew taught the children how to the dance along to Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
"It was fun," she said.
(sure sounds like the cruise from hell, kids had to play the old fashioned way)
"By day two, there was free beer, wine and soda at the bars.
"There were a lot of people getting smashed off warm beer," said Chris Harlan, a Buena Park dental technician who was on board with his wife and two children.
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."
(really, the brochure didn't say there could be an accident and maybe you'd have to eat pop tarts for 3 days...big deal)
"Passengers sat on the deck and watched the sailors aboard the nearby aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan. At night, they sang in the dark or resigned themselves to early bedtimes."
What don't people understand that accidents happen? There's no one to blame. Make the best of the situation. Count your blessings that everyone is safe and ok, and that in 3 days you'll be back on land, safe and sound, and can watch TV and play on the internet again.
Well, that's my rant.