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Live aboard the Splendor, which has had yet another collision in Mexico - this time with a pier jetty - We're sitting here for a second day in Puerto Vallarta, because the repairs are 'taking a little longer than anticipated'. We decided to see what Splendor had hit - see links below, since the photos are too large:

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/WannaCruize/20091217#5416240010219435010

 

We're off to see if we can get photos of the damage to Splendor, since a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

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Live aboard the Splendor, which has had yet another collision in Mexico - this time with a pier jetty - We're sitting here for a second day in Puerto Vallarta, because the repairs are 'taking a little longer than anticipated'. We decided to see what Splendor had hit - see links below, since the photos are too large:

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/WannaCruize/20091217#5416240010219435010

 

We're off to see if we can get photos of the damage to Splendor, since a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

 

Dang it can't get the pictures up on my work computer have to wait until I get home.

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of course the repairs are taking a little longer than anticipated, they are trying to figure out how to remove the part of the dock from the side of the ship.

 

In the first letter from the captian he said it was a little damage,

 

I would hate to see what he call a lot of damage!

 

I wonder if when they hit he yelled "Gilligannnn"

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Wasnt there a thread round here about the SL being cursed??? lol jk jk How crazy, cant wait to see pics of the ship.

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Good grief!!!!! I'm going on the Splendor 1/31/10, now I'm a little worried about the driving skills of the Captain. LOL of course the guys at the pier might be a little worried too!

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Live aboard the Splendor, which has had yet another collision in Mexico - this time with a pier jetty - We're sitting here for a second day in Puerto Vallarta, because the repairs are 'taking a little longer than anticipated'. We decided to see what Splendor had hit - see links below, since the photos are too large:

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/WannaCruize/20091217#5416240010219435010

 

We're off to see if we can get photos of the damage to Splendor, since a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

 

LOL! Took a little chunk out of that dock:D

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I want to see pictures of the ship, too!

 

The youtube video of the Legend hitting the RCL ship was amazing to watch. I hope someone is uploading Splendor pics now.

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Looks like just a "tap" to me. ;)

 

No need to exchange insurance information.

 

 

LOl! If it was just a tap they would be in Mazatlan by now;)

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LOl! If it was just a tap they would be in Mazatlan by now;)

 

But the question is ... did the pier offer to pull out it's cellular and call the ship a wrecker?

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LOl! If it was just a tap they would be in Mazatlan by now;)

 

 

Crazy. Almost looks like a shark attacked the pier. Were they filming Jaws 5? The captain may need someone else to blame this on. He needs the 1 800 ASK GARY law firm (at least that is one advertised heavily here in Florida).

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But the question is ... did the pier offer to pull out it's cellular and call the ship a wrecker?

 

I believe the cellular is on the chunk that is stuck in the side of the

boat:D

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Dang it can't get the pictures up on my work computer have to wait until I get home.

 

Out of curiosity, I went to the RCCL board and sure enough... you posted about Splendor over there AGAIN. You sure are obsessed with this ship! Considering the fact that you are cruising on the Mariner next year, it seems odd you continue to show up on a lot of threads concerning Splendor.

 

Ror the record... we just sailed her last week and did not witness or hear of any "problems." The cruise was great.

 

Shame you could not use your work computer to see the pix. :rolleyes:

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We were in PV on the Radiance last month when we got hit by the Splendor

That ended with the Captain having chest pains a being transported to the hospital

So this must be a new captain I dont understand the pilot is guiding them and they have the prime docking area of all the cruise lines Maybe that ship is jinxed

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Good grief!!!!! I'm going on the Splendor 1/31/10, now I'm a little worried about the driving skills of the Captain. LOL of course the guys at the pier might be a little worried too!

Dont worry about the driving skills of the Capitain...he only 'drives the ship' in open waters...its the local pilot who drives into and out of port...

(because they are familiar with the local waters...lol--perhaps an updated map would help--lol) ;)

~~Edited to say... POSTING FROM WORK COMPUTER ;)

Edited by parrotthead

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But the question is ... did the pier offer to pull out it's cellular and call the ship a wrecker?

 

 

LMAO!!! I love that commercial:D

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Out of curiosity, I went to the RCCL board and sure enough... you posted about Splendor over there AGAIN. You sure are obsessed with this ship! Considering the fact that you are cruising on the Mariner next year, it seems odd you continue to show up on a lot of threads concerning Splendor.

 

Ror the record... we just sailed her last week and did not witness or hear of any "problems." The cruise was great.

 

Shame you could not use your work computer to see the pix. :rolleyes:

 

Oh so what, what's your problem, didn't have your breakfast this morning!

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...its the local pilot who drives into and out of port...

 

I don't know why people insist on this falsehood. A harbor pilot does not touch the controls, he only gives navigational orders.

Edited by gtalum

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Out of curiosity, I went to the RCCL board and sure enough... you posted about Splendor over there AGAIN. You sure are obsessed with this ship! Considering the fact that you are cruising on the Mariner next year, it seems odd you continue to show up on a lot of threads concerning Splendor.

 

Ror the record... we just sailed her last week and did not witness or hear of any "problems." The cruise was great.

 

Shame you could not use your work computer to see the pix. :rolleyes:

 

Oh and you are right I am "obsessed" with this ship as SHE KEEPS HAVING ACCIDENTS LOL!

 

BTW, I'm able to see pix on my other computer.

 

Sorry about "bashing" (oh wait, she does that herself) your precious Splendor LOL!

Edited by babies12

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Direct from Carnival:

 

STATEMENT REGARDING CARNIVAL SPLENDOR IN PUERTO VALLARTA

 

 

December 17, 2009 – 9 a.m. (EST)

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday morning, at approximately 7:40 a.m., while the Carnival Splendor was maneuvering in the Puerto Vallarta harbor, the ship’s stern struck the tender pier causing some damage to its stern and to that pier. All appropriate authorities were notified.

 

 

 

 

 

The Carnival Splendor remained docked in Puerto Vallarta overnight while the repairs were completed. Unfortunately because of the delayed departure from Puerto Vallarta, today’s scheduled call at Matazlan has been cancelled.

 

 

 

 

 

The vessel is now expected to depart Puerto Vallarta this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. and will proceed to its next scheduled port of call, Cabo San Lucas, tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

Carnival Splendor is based in Long Beach, Calif., and operates year-round seven-day cruises to the Mexican Riviera.

 

 

 

 

We sincerely apologize for the missed call in Mazatlan and this disruption to our guests’ vacation plans.

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I don't know why people insist on this falsehood. A harbor pilot does not touch the controls, he only gives navigational orders.

 

True. The pilot actually sits there with his coffee and danish and says "that's good, swing her around. OH CHIT":D

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Looks like someone didn't properly adjust his mirrors before putting the key in the ignition.
Well in the captains/pilots defense - objects in mirror are closer than they appear.:eek:

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Dang it can't get the pictures up on my work computer have to wait until I get home.

 

Me too. I can't see any of the pictures posted unless in attachments. Grrr!

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But the question is ... did the pier offer to pull out it's cellular and call the ship a wrecker?

 

No. It called Customer Service demanding a free 7 day cruise in a penthouse.

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"cheese & crackers , what was that":eek:

 

well, its a shame that all these minor mishaps keep happening , i hope by april were not on a ship with a different colored fender and primer spots on it:D

 

stuff happens , wont stop us fom havin' a blast:cool:

 

dave

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Crazy. Almost looks like a shark attacked the pier. Were they filming Jaws 5? The captain may need someone else to blame this on. He needs the 1 800 ASK GARY law firm (at least that is one advertised heavily here in Florida).

 

:D...or is it ax Gary?

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Wow, that is quite some damage. It would've be nice to see what the ship looked like.

 

Does anyone have the link to the YouTube video on the collision between the Spendor and the Royal Caribbean ship?

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True. The pilot actually sits there with his coffee and danish and says "that's good, swing her around. OH CHIT":D

OMG ~ not *thats* funny!

"Oh Chit, mon, you heet the pier...theres gonna be some splainin to do"

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Here's the chronology of the events:

 

Yesterday this note was left in our cabin:

 

<<QUOTE>>

 

December 16, 2009

 

Dear Guests,

 

I want to take this opportunity to let you know of an incident that occurred earlier this morning.

 

During a docking maneuver at approximately 7:40am today, the Aft of the ship bumped into a small tender jetty while reversing into the basin of Puerto Vallarta. There were no injuries to report but there was some damage to the ship’s stern. The U.S. Coast Guard and other authorities have been notified. Repairs are underway and we will be sailing from Puerto Vallarta as scheduled.

 

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

We hope you enjoyed your time ashore in beautiful Puerto Vallarta.

 

Sincerely,

 

Captain Giorgio Pagano

 

<<UNQUOTE>>

 

During our late seating, at approximately 9pm the Cruise Director, Goose, made an announcement basically talking about the incident again, and informing everyone that repairs were taking longer than anticipated, and consequently the gangway would remain in place two extra hours, until midnight, with our departure now scheduled for 12:30 am.

 

My DH couldn’t sleep and got up at approximately 3:30 and wandered around the ship. We were still docked in Puerto Vallarta, and there was no one around. He said it’s pretty eerie walking around the ship that late at night.

 

Sometime after that, this note was slipped under our door:

 

<<QUOTE>>

 

December 17, 2009

 

Dear Guests,

 

I hope you are enjoying your cruise on the Carnival Splendor.

 

I want to update you on the repairs we have been making to the stern section of the ship. Although we were scheduled to sail yesterday evening, the repairs are taking longer than anticipated. Consequently we will stay in Puerto Vallarta until 3:30 pm today and proceed directly to Cabo San Lucas where we will arrive tomorrow, as scheduled.

 

We apologize for having to cancel our call on Mazatlan and will post a $20 per person credit on your Sail & Sign account reflecting a refund of the government fees and taxes.

 

Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful port and we hope you will enjoy the extra time ashore. Please be advised that all Mazatlan shore excursions you may have purchased, will be automatically refunded.

 

Please be back on board no later than 3:00 pm.

 

Thank you for your understanding. My officers, staff and crew are dedicated to ensuring that you have a fun and memorable vacation.

 

Sincerely

 

Captain Giorgio Pagano

 

<<UNQUOTE>>

 

My DH got photos of the damage to the tender jetty, which looks pretty extensive. I’ve uploaded some more photos to the PicassaWeb account of the damage to the pier. We got off the ship and tried to get a photo of the damage to the stern, however with the way the Puerto Vallarta docking situation is, they will not allow you to just walk along the side of the ship all the way to the end, it is gated off. We walked all around the outside of the pier area, almost to the Walmart, and was unable to see anything that looked damaged. Perhaps tomorrow in Cabo we will get a closer look with one of the tenders, or maybe someone on a shore excursion might have gotten something. We also discussed the possibility that all the damage they were repairing was underwater, or it was damage to one of the thrusters, or something like that.

 

No yelling or screaming from the passengers that I’ve seen yet, people seem to be taking it pretty much in stride, so far.

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true. The pilot actually sits there with his coffee and danish and says "that's good, swing her around. Oh chit":d

 

rofl! :D ^

Edited by gtalum

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Wow, that is quite some damage. It would've be nice to see what the ship looked like.

 

Does anyone have the link to the YouTube video on the collision between the Spendor and the Royal Caribbean ship?

 

 

The collision was between the Legend and Enchantment of the seas. You can just go to youtube and type in "legend collision" in the search bar and several videos will pop up. Just click on the first couple of them and they will be what you are looking for...

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The collision was between the Legend and Enchantment of the seas. You can just go to youtube and type in "legend collision" in the search bar and several videos will pop up. Just click on the first couple of them and they will be what you are looking for...

 

Actually the Splenor hit the Radiance also:D

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Let me see if I can figure out how to post the pics as attachments:

Nope, not so much. Gotta jet, appointment time in the spa. Hopefully someone can take the photos out of the Picassa Web Album and make them magically appear in this thread...

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Live aboard the Splendor, which has had yet another collision in Mexico - this time with a pier jetty - We're sitting here for a second day in Puerto Vallarta, because the repairs are 'taking a little longer than anticipated'. We decided to see what Splendor had hit - see links below, since the photos are too large:

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/WannaCruize/20091217#5416240010219435010

 

We're off to see if we can get photos of the damage to Splendor, since a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

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