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About cjknox

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    San Francisco, CA
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    Engineering, Finance, Economics, Autos, & Travel
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  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Isla Roatan, Honduras

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  1. I had this thought earlier today. Even though the Victory is still relatively new, it's already been gutted and the tens of millions needed to get it into service condition can't be justified at the moment. Makes financial sense to do it.
  2. Thanks Jimbo, I usually lurk; always enjoy your posts BTW.
  3. What an entertaining thread. Taking a step back for a moment, I've never seen Carnival ships as rusty as they've been recently which indicates to me that there is an underlying issue. However, unlike some I do not believe it's due to poor maintenance. For example, the "new" Carnival Sunrise which just left dry dock less than 1 year ago already has extensive rust, specifically concentrated along the waterline and lower hull sections. Even a few months after in mid-2019 I noticed she had several rust spots. Several Carnival ships exhibit this exact rust pattern (including smaller spots on balconies) which is also suspect. Even the hulls seem to be "yellowing" where there are not clear indications of rust, further indicating a paint coating corruption issue. Paint vendors often tout "new formulas", which can be easily created; it seems Carnival tried one and it's causing this. Unfortunately, as others have correctly stated, due to regulations and the multi-step removal process rectifying this is not simple which is only compounding the issue.
  4. All I have to do is go out my front door, walk a couple of blocks and I'm there! Shortest commute to a Carnival cruise ever.
  5. Speak for yourself! Those orange sofas are the bee's knees! But yes, Mardi Gras is an entirely new direction and a welcome one at that. Carnival has had several evolutions in it's past and this is yet another, especially as global competition is heating up. Pretty soon, there will be even more competition in Carnival's key markets so I anticipate more after Mardi Gras and Festivale in 2022.
  6. cjknox

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    She's looking great! Thanks for sharing all of these photos!!
  7. Asking "for a friend" When you cruise, do you feel a sense of pride when: Your ship is the largest in port Your ship has the most top deck amenities (waterslides, gokarts, etc) If so, why? If not, why?
  8. Stayed in the GS last August when the Horizon was sailing out of NYC. As for number of outlets, I don't recall the exact number but there were outlets/usb ports by the desk, outlets in the changing room, by the bed and couch, and bathrooms. In all, there were around 10 outlets and 2 usb ports IIRC.
  9. Oh wow, just propulsion or are hotel functions and hvac down too? Let's not have a Triumph 2.0.....
  10. Fantasy class, I like the "classic" feel they have.
  11. Hi Smokey, Yes cabin pictures are sparse so far but here is a link with some you may be looking at. https://www.cruisemapper.com/cabins/Iona-1858
  12. Yep you're correct, it's been a while since I've seen the movie haha.
  13. Just kidding, the Carnival Triumph was in "Gone in 60 Seconds" during the final chase scene in NYC.
  14. The Carnival Festivale in the hit tv series "The Love Boat"
  15. Hell has frozen over and pigs have flown! I can't believe what I'm reading.
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