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View Poll Results: Would you have wanted to sail on Carnival Splendor?
Yes, what an adventure! 318 40.66%
Yes, I'll do anything to get a free cruise! 133 17.01%
Yes, it's better than not cruising. 104 13.30%
Maybe -- only if I had booked a balcony cabin. 127 16.24%
Maybe, as long as my kids weren't with me. 22 2.81%
No, I can't live without toilets, air-conditioning and lights. 113 14.45%
No, I can't eat spam and pop tarts for days. 32 4.09%
No, I would have been too frightened. 20 2.56%
Something else, I'll post below. 21 2.69%
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Old November 12th, 2010, 08:55 AM
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Default Poll: Would you have wanted to sail on Carnival Splendor?

It's been a heated debate here on the Cruise Critic message boards. So we want to know: Would you have wanted to sail on Carnival Splendor's recent voyage, during which a fire in the engine room disabled the ship, or are you thanking your lucky stars you didn't book that cruise? Vote in our poll.
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Don't you think there has been enough posts about the Splendor,? There has already been a thread about this same subject. Do we need to beat it up some more.
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I wouldn't have "WANTED" to sail on her at that time. But I would have survived, had a story to tell and a refund with my free cruise coming to me. No huge deal.
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Wow! How bad must your everyday life be to WANT to go through that?
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Thanks for your concern about my everyday life, but I love it. Which is probably why I wouldn't make a federal case out of something like this considering how it was handled and that nobody was hurt or worse. I'm just saying it could have been a lot worse and it wasn't THAT big of a deal.
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I guess the question comes down to whether I would put up with that for a few days in exchange for a free cruise later?

No.
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I've read lots of news story and consistently they mention how well the crew managed to make things easier in spite of all the problems. All I can say is "hats off to Carnival crew"!
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Thanks for your concern about my everyday life, but I love it. Which is probably why I wouldn't make a federal case out of something like this considering how it was handled and that nobody was hurt or worse. I'm just saying it could have been a lot worse and it wasn't THAT big of a deal.
Differnent strokes I suppose! I'm not used to that kind of thing so I don't consider it to be enjoyable. I did have spam once though. ;-)
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I wouldn't have "WANTED" to sail on her at that time. But I would have survived, had a story to tell and a refund with my free cruise coming to me. No huge deal.
That would be my response.

Nobody WANTS that....to even ask that is kinda silly.
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It's been a heated debate here on the Cruise Critic message boards. So we want to know: Would you have wanted to sail on Carnival Splendor's recent voyage, during which a fire in the engine room disabled the ship, or are you thanking your lucky stars you didn't book that cruise? Vote in our poll.
While I feel sorry for those that endured the cruise, I would have survived well enough, but not an experience I would have liked even if I was awarded 3 new cruises. My husband on the other hand would not fare so well. He cannot climb stairs and even with one elevator working wouldn't be able to navigate around enough or wait in line long enough to be fed, which means I would be doing it all for him. Of course I would but that would have been one more issue to deal with, getting him his needs and than dealing with his attitude if he was room bound for three days. Gotta love him but I brought to his attention that he always complains about the fire drill and hesitates to mention to the crew he would need assistance in an emergency as he uses a walker. Put it in a new perspective for him. I'll be happy to pay for my 2-3 cruises a year. The replacement cruise would not have been worth the experience for us.
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It would have been interesting to say the least, I don't know if I would have wanted to be on the cruise to experience the chaos per say, but I would have survived and it would have been interesting to say, "yup, I was on that ship when that happened".
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It's been a heated debate here on the Cruise Critic message boards. So we want to know: Would you have wanted to sail on Carnival Splendor's recent voyage, during which a fire in the engine room disabled the ship, or are you thanking your lucky stars you didn't book that cruise? Vote in our poll.
I would not have chosen to be on that crusie-nobody would-but like someone said, we would have made the best of the situation and been oh so thankful that it wasn't worse and that we didn't have to "a.bandon ship"to save our lives
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First, it was a blessing that no one died or was seriously injured or that the ship had to be abandoned. For those that were unable to navigate the ship without the use of the elevators, this might give forethought to cruising in the future. With the advent of new ships arriving monthly, the odds are that there will be other adverse events at sea, which can hamper vertical movement of several decks. However, had the need arisen, I believe that the able-bodied would have assisted those needing to travel to other decks.

Secondly, fittingly the day after Veterans' Day, it should be paralled that there are servicemen and women who eat cold rations daily, shower from a bottle of bottled water if it is available, sleep in tents, vehicles, or the open air, and improvise a toilet with a shovel. I would like to think that the passengers of the Splendor might reflect on this and appreciate our military a little more than before. The men and women of the Navy and Coast Guard who supplied food and water did so without expecting ceremony or accolades for their effort. Wouldn't it be nice if each passenger would adopt a sailor or soldier's family to say "Thank You for your assistance and service"?

Lastly, such an event (it was not a disaster), allows one to display their true character and moral fiber to themselves and those around them. It sounds as though most of the passengers and crew came through with flying colors.

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I wouldn't have "WANTED" to sail on her at that time. But I would have survived, had a story to tell and a refund with my free cruise coming to me. No huge deal.

I feel the same as you,
I grew up with no air OR fan, ate Mayo AND mustard sandwiches (spam was a luxury) , Didnt have the smell till I married my DH (been livin with it for 32 years)
and I managed to survive .
I'm glad everyone is ok even though I'm sure it was scary for some as well .
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I fall into the category of it would have sucked to have your vacation ruined like that - but it would not have been a big deal. I would have survived and have a free cruise to look forward to.

So would I have WANTED to be on it - NO. But had I been on it then I would have chalked it up to an adventure and a great story to tell.
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First, it was a blessing that no one died or was seriously injured or that the ship had to be abandoned. For those that were unable to navigate the ship without the use of the elevators, this might give forethought to cruising in the future. With the advent of new ships arriving monthly, the odds are that there will be other adverse events at sea, which can hamper vertical movement of several decks. However, had the need arisen, I believe that the able-bodied would have assisted those needing to travel to other decks.

Secondly, fittingly the day after Veterans' Day, it should be paralled that there are servicemen and women who eat cold rations daily, shower from a bottle of bottled water if it is available, sleep in tents, vehicles, or the open air, and improvise a toilet with a shovel. I would like to think that the passengers of the Splendor might reflect on this and appreciate our military a little more than before. The men and women of the Navy and Coast Guard who supplied food and water did so without expecting ceremony or accolades for their effort. Wouldn't it be nice if each passenger would adopt a sailor or soldier's family to say "Thank You for your assistance and service"?

Lastly, such an event (it was not a disaster), allows one to display their true character and moral fiber to themselves and those around them. It sounds as though most of the passengers and crew came through with flying colors.

Well, my two cents worth. Hope no one was offended. If so, so be it.

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"For those that were unable to navigate the ship without the use of the elevators, this might give forethought to cruising in the future."
So are you saying those with physical limitations should not be awarded the same privilages of those that are able bodied and shouldn't choose cruising as a vacation option? And FYI, My husband is a Vet. Two tours in Vietnam.
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I would want to be on the cruise. It might not have been the best of times, but we would have managed. We always book a balcony if poss. My sister-in-law packs enought snacks we could have feasted on. Any passenger that sues Carnival for this incident should not be allowed on any Carnival or sister cruise lines ever!!! What compensation!!!!!!!!!!! Closer to 10 I say with a free cruise
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I agree with those who have said they wouldn't have WANTED to sail on this particular cruise, but if I HAD been on the cruise, I would have been in the category of... it was challenging & uncomfortable being without life's creature comforts, but I know we would have made the best of it, joined in helping others if we could, and been pleased with the way Carnival (crew, staff, corporate) handled everything. We're generally positive, optimistic, look for the good in life type people, rather than the alternative. The fact that no one got hurt or killed and all passengers & crew returned to land safely is the most important thing of all.
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Misstopgun,

I totally agree with you. Essentially, I was suggesting that when planning a cruise, choose a cabin that would afford easy access to either the lifeboats or an open deck, if possible.
It was a statement of safety concern. As I reach my mid-sixties, I have become more aware of my lack of ability to bound up multiple decks of stairs and try to choose a cabin that affords the least amount of vertical movement.

I hope that you husband had a great Veterans' Day and I appreciate his service to our country.

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Hey I would rather be on a nice safe cruise ship with a fire and without a motor than a nice big airplane with a fire and without a motor. Modern humanoids are a bit spoiled. Lest we not forgot what the miners trapped for however many days managed to survive on. I suspect they would have loved some Pop Tarts.
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