Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Spam and Poptarts...

I love cruises. I mean I REALLY love cruises. I've been on 6 of them and loved every minute of every one. I love the fact that you have a room but end up somewhere new every day. I love sitting on the balcony watching the ocean go by, drinking coffee in the morning.

The food is soooooooo good. You can eat 24 hours a day for 7 days. Room service is free if you decide at 2 am (ok, I'm never awake at 2 am on a cruise or anywhere else) that you're hungry. If you want 3 lobster tails instead of 1 for dinner, it's yours. Generally, most cruise ships have a "chocolate extravaganza" once during the trip. Chocolate desserts of every kind you can imagine.

The last cruise we went on even had artists from the Corning Museum who did 3 shows a day on glass blowing. I went to at least one show a day and sometimes all three. There are wonderful Broadway-type shows, Bingo games every day, and the casino. Looooove the casino!

So, why am I telling you all of this? Well, I'm sure you've heard about the Carnival cruise ship that has been sitting "dead in the water" for the last several days. Families were shown, looking forlorn, standing on the edge of the ocean, gazing out to sea, hoping their family members aboard the ship would make it home safe.

Whaaa, Whaaa. What the hell???? These people are on a cruise ship for crying out loud! If I'm going to be "stuck" somewhere - I certainly wouldn't feel too bad if it was on a cruise ship. Then I found out...

those poor bastards are being fed spam and poptarts. Now that's just not right. AND, they have no electricity which means - no casino, no coffee. Now that's just crap.



Dee said...

There IS a Hell ! And there it is, sitting for days like a dead turtle, and now being ingloriously towed by tugboats. How humiliating!

And those poor people----its hard to even imagine all the ways their time aboard is made miserable. new ways, every day.

kate said...

As long as the poptarts are unfrosted, it sounds wonderful. You two are spoiled; ships have LIBRARIES, ya'll. Plus, shit, hello...deck chairs and OCEAN. :)

jaci said...

First off, I wouldn't be caught dead out on open water like that.
Second, my coworker was telling me this whole story today and I had NO IDEA what she was talking about until I googled it.
Third, I understand the toilets were plugged for several days due to no electricity. And that brings me to this: I will camp in the desert with no toilets for a LONG time before I will enjoy being stuck on a cruise ship with no toilets.
(Last I heard, they were nearing San Diego and flushing toilets...)

Dee said...

You're right, Kate----people go on cruise ships to be pampered and spoiled, to eat more than they ever would at home, food soooooo much better than at home and every minute planned for them. Left to their own management of time and entertainment they are simply LOST.

HOWEVER ------- I LOVE cruising and hope to go on another someday.
Jaci, this is a RARE happening, I haven't heard of this ever happening before.

Don't you just wonder how that huge sucker stays upright when its dead in the water ?????