LIVE FROM THE STAR! We TILTED!

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#1
Cle Elum, Washington State
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Well we were at the pool, got some sun...beautiful day!Went back to our state room to make some drinks and we were enjoying watching a huge whale and lots of dolphins.....
when all of the sudden the ship tilted! Not a little....ALOT
we were listing over and our bar set up and everthing in our room flew on the floor! Including the coffee maker!
The ship was finally righted, you could hear passangers screaming.
The captian came on and said everything was ok.....he seemed a bit out of breath.
Today he made a fomal announcment...something to affect human error...and promised it would not happen again...the waiters were saying they had never had it happen before....plates and food and drinks flying everywhere....visions of the posiden adventure and titanic flashed by me!
everyone on board is talking about it. I guess some people were hurt.
I don't know all the details....WOW!
Anyhow the ship is beautiful and we will be at sea again today.
Hopefully right side up
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#2
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Oh my Goodness. I just got off on Tuesday! I am thinking of all of the staff on board I just met last week. I hope everyone is ok and the injuries are only minor! I also hope you can enjoy the rest of your week on board.
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#3
Midlothian, VA, USA
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It's going to be interesting to see if the media pounces on this incident with the same zeal it did when a Princess ship listed. From the OP's description, it sounds just as severe.
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#4
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Thanks and keep us informed: continue to enjoy your cruise. It sounds like no one was hurt, thank Goodness.

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#5
Deep in the heart of Texas
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Joined Apr 2006
Oh my - I'm glad that you are alright. I hope you can go on to enjoy your cruise fear free! I have not heard anything else about this though. I wonder to what degree the ship listed?
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Hopefully everyone is okay.
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#7
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Where were you when the ship tilted? I haven't heard anything about it on the news. DH usually tells me about cruise related news. I hope everyone is all right and you can enjoy the rest of your cruise worry-free.
#8
Nashville, TN (we moved, again)
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Originally posted by Susie51
Where were you when the ship tilted? ..
They were in their stateroom, watching a whale and dolphins.
#9
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Originally posted by Susie51
Where were you when the ship tilted?
Originally posted by garycarla
They were in their stateroom, watching a whale and dolphins.
Uuhhh... I think Susie meant where was the SHIP.
#10
Delaware County, PA
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anyone get any other info? Nothing on the NCL Press Room site...
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#11
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Originally posted by bcs819
anyone get any other info? Nothing on the NCL Press Room site...
I doubt NCL will put a press release out about it unless the media seizes upon it.

I wonder how long it will be before we start seeing the "cruise from hell" threads on here and people demanding a free cruise and full refund......
#13
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Originally posted by Queen_Of_Natick
We leave on saturday, i'm now worried. (its not about NCL but ANY boat!)

how much drugs should i be taking (the legal ones y'all )

-Q
We were on the Crown Princess shortly after her tilt. I advocate drinking heavily, preferably lots of those little fru-fru drinks with umbrellas in them.
#14
Phoenix
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Joined Jun 2007
Originally posted by DAGVBSB
I doubt NCL will put a press release out about it unless the media seizes upon it.

I wonder how long it will be before we start seeing the "cruise from hell" threads on here and people demanding a free cruise and full refund......

Sad but true.... you know it will happen.
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#15
Nashville, TN (we moved, again)
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Originally posted by BeckyThane
We were on the Crown Princess shortly after her tilt. I advocate drinking heavily, preferably lots of those little fru-fru drinks with umbrellas in them.
You were the guy in the picture that was LICKING all the spilled drinks off the counter?
#16
Charlotte, NC
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I really hope no one was injured. I'm sure it made a mess, with everything falling to the floor... I bet they have their hands full.

I wonder what sort of human error could cause a ship to list? Doesn't that happen during tight turns?
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#17
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It's already posted on "Events at Sea" (here's the link).
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#18
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Originally posted by garycarla
You were the guy in the picture that was LICKING all the spilled drinks off the counter?
A guy named Becky????

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#19
northern california san francisco bay area
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thats crazy.... HOw would human error cause this ? im just wondering,,

GOSH It makes me WORRY NOW .. I bet hecka people fell ...
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#20
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Joined Apr 2006
My DH and I were just talking about how last week while on the Star during the Q & A someone asked Captain Lars about the ship that had tilted last year. He replied about it being human error and it would not happen on his ship. Very strange it happened right after that. I hope I can read soon about how everyone is.
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