Unbelievable video on youtube of Miracle riot

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#1
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I couldn't believe what I saw. Pasengers going crazy because the itenerary was changed due to a storm. Just search Miracle riot on youtube. You won't believe it. Anyone else experience similirar issues?
#2
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Originally posted by ducksoupforme
Is it the New York factor or is it the Carnival factor?
I can't imagine a Cunard transatlantic or a HAL cruise from or to NYC having this experience.
I don't think it's either. I think it's a disappointed and unreasonable passenger factor. I was on a Celebrity Alaska cruise that missed ports (due to a mechanical issue rather than weather), and we had an angry mob crowding the entire atrium area for DAYS...
#3
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Originally posted by Drew B
I don't think it's either. I think it's a disappointed and unreasonable passenger factor. I was on a Celebrity Alaska cruise that missed ports (due to a mechanical issue rather than weather), and we had an angry mob crowding the entire atrium area for DAYS...
I think you are correct. But it's so much easier to suggest that people on NY-based cruises are to blame.
#4
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In all honestry, if a port got cancelled on my cruise I would be dissapointed but I would be glad to have a sea day enjoying the ship.
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#5
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Surely a very large number of the passengers who cruise out of New York are from somewhere else. Same as any port. It isnt fair to assume that the passengers are all, or mostly from New York City.
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I don't hate NY City at all. I've met alot of very nice people from NY and I have friends that live there. I've just heard so many stories about alot of the passengers that cruise from that port and most of the stories have come from people that actually live in NY and won't cruise from there either. I don't think it has anything to do with the fact that I live in Texas (originally California).
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#7
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Originally posted by smeck
I couldn't believe what I saw. Pasengers going crazy because the itenerary was changed due to a storm. Just search Miracle riot on youtube. You won't believe it. Anyone else experience similirar issues?
It would help if you would post the link guy. But never fear OrdieJ is here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZGdNxHDxKo
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Originally posted by OrdieJ
It would help if you would post the link guy. But never fear OrdieJ is here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZGdNxHDxKo
Actually I thought they did but it seemed to disappear along with the rudeness
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#9
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Originally posted by smeck
I couldn't believe what I saw. Pasengers going crazy because the itenerary was changed due to a storm. Just search Miracle riot on youtube. You won't believe it. Anyone else experience similirar issues?

I've seen the video. Classic example of the Ugly Americans. It's embarrassing and I felt sorry for the captain. Probably first time cruisers who didn't understand that stuff happens. Amazingly enough they wasted one good day on a ship throwing temper tantrums instead of enjoying themselves.
#12
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I think the real shame goes to Carnival on this. They give no reasons for why they are making a change until after people start demanding it. Then, what is a correct and understandable explaination is falling on ears that are too mad to hear what they are being told.

Here is the captain AFTER the riot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpHoGaFFn_o&NR=1

A whole lot of problems could have been avoided if they had talked to the paxs instead of saying we are changing the trip, you'll get $20 to your account, and if you have questions about our actions, tough, keep them to yourself because we don't have to tell you anything.

I think a part of the communication problem is so many people have english as their second language, however, there are americans working on the ship too, so why couldn't they be pulled in to explain to upset people what the situation is.
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#13
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Looks like the same behavior at the Stock Market Exchange. If you watch it again, you'll note people just standing and watching the moron's like watching a car wreck....some peole find it necessary to display their anger publicly.....like pit bulls in a ring!

Going out on the ocean can be very risky......put a lot of money spent along with disappointment in what you'll get in return and you can expect this kind of spectacle.

Any seasoned traveler knows that their may be changes is flights/hotels/destinations and yes, even cruise lines.

I'm so darned happy to be onboard a ship, on the ocean and not be at work or home that I'll take my chances on what may come!
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What's really sad to me is that there were probably hundreds if not thousands of other passengers who were still trying to enjoy their vacation, despite the missed port, and this kind of an angry, hostile mob put a damper on that...
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Howell, NJ
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A few thoughts, it is a ship at sea.....anything can happen, the least of which is missing a port because of poor weather conditions. Wondering if the guy doing most of the hackling had ever cruised before or been at sea? Pretty unbelievable

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Originally posted by OrdieJ
It would help if you would post the link guy. But never fear OrdieJ is here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZGdNxHDxKo
Thanks for posting the link and saving people here time searching for it. I wouldn't care if we missed every port on the itinerary. I don't have to be anywhere, I don't have to answer a phone, I don't have to do jack. I'm happy just eating, resting, gazing at the sea, walking around the ship, and I don't have to cook or clean. But, that's just me....
#18
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Originally posted by cbressler76
Those people should be ashamed of themselves!! I would be embarrased if I were them!
Well, they aren't embarrassed, they are spoiled brats who were never taught how to behave in public. Take a look at the crowd, a mixed bag of nuts.
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Why is this video being dredged up????? It's from 2008
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Originally posted by Drew B
What's really sad to me is that there were probably hundreds if not thousands of other passengers who were still trying to enjoy their vacation, despite the missed port, and this kind of an angry, hostile mob put a damper on that...
*nodding head in agreement*
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