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Old February 12th, 2013, 11:55 AM
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Default Do More Carnival Ships Breakdown?

I say no......because it only looks that way if you fail to take into account that Carnival has the most ships. So percentage wise, naturally there would be more breakdowns or fires.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 12:08 PM
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You are correct in that Carnival does have the most ships.

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Old February 12th, 2013, 12:13 PM
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The cruise line has 24 cruise ships.
This is 2 more than Royal Caribbean, which has 22 cruise ships with the addition of the mega ships, Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas.

I'll take Royal Caribbean any day over Carnival
99' Rhapsody - Alaska
01' Disney Magic
02' Voyager
02' Disney Magic
03' Rhadsody
04' Seranade - Alaska
06' Freedom (July 2nd)
08' Liberty of the seas (May 24th)
10' Grandeur of the seas (Aug)
11' Allure of the seas (Aug 7th)
14' Freedom of the seas(June 8th)
and Vegas, Bahamas(Atlantis) and Disneyworld in between
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Old February 12th, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Sure there ships break down now and then, but a least they don't sink.
9/2014 NCL Spirit (Mediterranean)
3/2013 Carnival Valor (Southern)
3/2011 Carnival Victory (Southern)
3/2009 Carnival Legend (Western)
3/2008 NCL Sun (Western)
3/2007 Carnival Glory (Eastern)
3/2006 Carnival Destiny (Southern)
2/2005 Carnival Valor (Western)
3/2004 Carnival Jubilee (Southern)
2/2003 NCL Spirt (Hawaii)
3/2000 Carnival Fascination (Southern)
3/1994 Carnival Tropical (Southern)

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Old February 12th, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Here's a look at some incidents involving Carnival cruise ships over the last two years.
Costa Concordia, Jan. 13, 2012

The Costa Concordia, a sister ship to the Allegra, hit a reef and capsized off the coast of Italy, killing 25 people and leaving seven missing and presumed dead. Some 4,200 passengers and crew were on board when it capsized. It's believed the ship crashed because of a dangerous manoeuvre performed by the Concordia's captain, Francesco Schettino, who then left the ship in a lifeboat shortly after the "abandon ship" order was given.
Carnival Magic, Nov. 16, 2011

The Carnival Magic made an unexpected emergency stop at a Mexican port during its inaugural voyage so repairs could be made to its stern thrusters. In order to have enough time to complete the necessary repairs on the 3,690-passenger vessel, the ship’s scheduled visit to Costa Maya and one day at sea were replaced with an overnight call in Progreso, Mexico.
Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Imagination, July 26, 2011

The Carnival Imagination and the Carnival Fantasy collided in the port of Key West, Fla., and both boats sustained cosmetic damage. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there were no injuries, pollution or structural damage because of the crash. The Carnival Fantasy was on a six-day cruise from Charleston, S.C., and the Carnival Imagination was on a four-day cruise from Miami.
Carnival Splendor, Nov. 8, 2010

A seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise on the Carnival Splendor was sidelined just off Punta San Jacinto, Mexico, because a fire broke out in the engine room, knocking out power to both propulsion and hotel systems. The ship had 3,299 guests and 1,167 crewmembers on board. It arrived in San Diego five days later.
Carnival Fascination, June 30, 2010

This 2,052-person vessel lost power because of a technical malfunction and was left adrift in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida for several hours. The Fascination sailed out of Jacksonville and was at the end of a five-day voyage before sputtering without power. Once things were running again, the ship headed to Jacksonville without incident.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Don't forget

Costa Allegra

Costa Allegra suffered a generator fire while off the coast of Africa approximately 200 miles southwest of the Seychelles on 27 February 2012 and was taken into tow toward the island of Mahé in the Seychelles Islands the following day, a journey of several days.

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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:02 PM
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They sure have had alot of propulsion failures lately too. Their maintenance program probably should be questioned.

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