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1 hour ago, shof515 said:

any day on the ship is a better day then being stuck on land. maybe i am the rare few people who will not mind being on a ship that can not move or go to a port

Glad to see they seem to have fixed the problem. Have been stuck at sea and not a fun thing at all.

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I'd rather be stranded on the Splendor (in its current configuration) than any other Carnival ship.  Best value for included meals.  Hamburger kiosk better than Guy's ( they also have chicken), Tandoori kiosk with great Indian food, best deli sandwiches in the fleet, and a barbecue restaurant for lunch.

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It's terrible for the present passengers who are on board, I hope they get whatever is wrong with the engine fixed soon so they can enjoy the cruise (or as much of it as possible) they signed up for.  But at least this isn't happening half way through the transpacific.   What a thing that would be to break down in the middle of the ocean.  

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8 hours ago, CanWeGoYet? said:

It's terrible for the present passengers who are on board, I hope they get whatever is wrong with the engine fixed soon so they can enjoy the cruise (or as much of it as possible) they signed up for.  But at least this isn't happening half way through the transpacific.   What a thing that would be to break down in the middle of the ocean.  

As already mentioned, the ship was underway hours before you posted.

 

The ship didn't "break down" (implication being without power); the problem was stated as that it did not have top-speed capability.  If this malfunction (as best we know about it) had happened half-way through a transpacific cruise, the ship would have carried on at a lower speed, probably arriving late to the next/final port.  Annoying?  Perhaps.  But not terrible.

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19 hours ago, BlerkOne said:

It could be argued that Carnival Splendor is the best ship to be "stranded" on in inclement weather, as the retractable roof is in the middle of te ship and covers a large area, including the big screen. Dream class and newer don't even have a retractable roof.

 

Splendor was originally being built for Costa. That's why it has the retractable roof. 

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14 minutes ago, Thorncroft said:

 

Splendor was originally being built for Costa. That's why it has the retractable roof. 

 

Cool! I didn't know that! But it explains some of the differences people have mentioned, including the roof over the pool area.

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On 5/26/2019 at 1:46 PM, jasong38501 said:

The definition of stranded is to be left without means to move somewhere. That is the opposite of the case here. Should Carnival have opted to sail the ship with her limited propulsion she certainly could have became stranded. Instead they chose to stay in Long Beach to await a repair of the problem. They can move back to the dock as soon as the other ship leaves. While it is no consolation to those trying to enjoy their vacation in less than ideal conditions, I believe Carnival chose the most responsible course available to them in this situation. As for compensation, I will leave it to those on board to decide if they are appropriately compensated. It's certainly not my place to be "offended" by something that doesn't happen to me. 

If I were on the ship, and was stuck in the harbor overnight, having no idea if my journey would continue the next day or not, I would feel stranded, regardless of the fact that my situation did not meet the dictionary definition.

 

I’ve been on cruises where we’ve missed a port for one reason or another, and haven’t been compensated at all, so I guess the $50 is reasonable. It’s certainly not generous. But coupled with the cruise delay, it comes across as the lowest amount they could get away with. 

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1 hour ago, ronbe65 said:

The Concordia isn't a sister ship. The Splendor has a different stern, larger aft pool area, and the central pool area is planned differently, that altogether made it a notably better ship. 🙂

 

Until Carnival Corp shifted the ship to CCL it was the third ship in the Concordia Class.  So, no, it isn't identical but it was a sister vessel in that class.

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10 hours ago, ProgRockCruiser said:

As already mentioned, the ship was underway hours before you posted.

 

The ship didn't "break down" (implication being without power); the problem was stated as that it did not have top-speed capability.  If this malfunction (as best we know about it) had happened half-way through a transpacific cruise, the ship would have carried on at a lower speed, probably arriving late to the next/final port.  Annoying?  Perhaps.  But not terrible.

Engine problems and possibly steering problems necessitating a 2 tug escort.   If that were to happen on a  transpacific, in my opinion that's more than just annoying.  In any case glad its fixed.  

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17 hours ago, BarbarianPaul said:

I’ve been on cruises where we’ve missed a port for one reason or another, and haven’t been compensated at all, so I guess the $50 is reasonable. It’s certainly not generous. But coupled with the cruise delay, it comes across as the lowest amount they could get away with. 

They do make cruise insurance to cover this very thing. It certainly doesn't make up for the loss of a port, but I'd be about $3,000 ($2,500 for the late leaving, $500 for the missed port) less annoyed than everyone else.

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16 hours ago, Haoie said:

If it's any consolation, the Splendor is heading down under in a year to join the Spirit.

Yes, and I will be on it. So hopefully everything will be in tip top shape before that sailing. Being stuck in LB Harbor and the middle of the Pacific are very different things, especially since I have heard that internet is worthless in the Pacific.

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36 minutes ago, PhillyFan33579 said:

 

I was thinking the same thing. This guy isn’t even on the ship and he is complaining. 

Even though I wasn’t on the ship either, and I don’t think you’re referring to me, I certainly feel for the people who were, because I could have been one of them. Since vacation time can be such a rare commodity, with only 7 days, spending a day in Long Beach Harbor instead of sailing, and missing a port, would for me be a very big deal. And the $50 wouldn’t in any way compensate for that loss.

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1 hour ago, Davey Wavey said:

They do make cruise insurance to cover this very thing. It certainly doesn't make up for the loss of a port, but I'd be about $3,000 ($2,500 for the late leaving, $500 for the missed port) less annoyed than everyone else.

Good point! I always get cruise insurance as well, but I usually go with the cruise line on which I’m sailing, and I wasn’t aware of that feature being offered. Because I might have to cancel for work reasons at the last minute, I usually a try to get the “cancel for any reason” feature. But now I must investigate further!

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3 hours ago, BarbarianPaul said:

Good point! I always get cruise insurance as well, but I usually go with the cruise line on which I’m sailing, and I wasn’t aware of that feature being offered. Because I might have to cancel for work reasons at the last minute, I usually a try to get the “cancel for any reason” feature. But now I must investigate further!

 

Trip Insure is a good resource.

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32 minutes ago, Cushing985 said:

 

Trip Insure is a good resource.

Unfortunately, the state I live in does not allow offering missed port insurance. I haven’t investigated but would assume that goes for late departure as well.

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4 hours ago, crzndeb said:

Yes, and I will be on it. So hopefully everything will be in tip top shape before that sailing. Being stuck in LB Harbor and the middle of the Pacific are very different things, especially since I have heard that internet is worthless in the Pacific.

 

Hi crzndeb.  We're booked on the tp and looking forward to meeting you, and just like you, I'm counting on her being in the best of shape.:classic_biggrin:

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4 hours ago, BarbarianPaul said:

Good point! I always get cruise insurance as well, but I usually go with the cruise line on which I’m sailing, and I wasn’t aware of that feature being offered. Because I might have to cancel for work reasons at the last minute, I usually a try to get the “cancel for any reason” feature. But now I must investigate further!

 

Do you mind telling me what insurance you buy?

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On 5/26/2019 at 11:22 AM, tea4ular said:

Here's a question - if you were on this ship (The Splendor) and it was having engine issues, how would you feel about continuing the journey into (in this case) Mexico?

 

I've been on ships that couldn't leave port (weather) and so never was concerned about the viability of the trip once we got started, but mechanical issues? I'm not sure.

 

Wouldn't be that worried. Being from San Diego. Home is not that far away. I am far more paranoid about noro. I realize noro is a super super slim chance, but I'd rather be stuck then it coming out of both ends.

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On 5/26/2019 at 2:57 PM, jasong38501 said:

I understand the disappointment with missing a port but I think the title of this post is beyond misleading. They aren't stranded by any means. By all accounts the opposite is true. The ship moved under her own power to an anchorage point. All accounts I have saw indicate the ship has full hotel functionality and the crew is running a full schedule of activities. In the cruising industry this has a special term, it's called a sea day. I'm very sorry these guests are missing a port and fully understand the worry about further changes to the schedule, but let's not pretend they are stranded.

 

Exactly! As long as I'm being pampered, I'm happy.

 

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