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Hey guys have you seen the news tonight? Carnival Triumph has had a fire in the engine room and is now adrift in the Gulf with no power. I have a friend onboard. They are going to be towed back to Galveston

 

A friend was aboard two weeks ago when they we're like eight hours late. Glad he is not on now and hope all is going well for those folks. Better this time of year that August when it would be super hot.

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Hey guys: how are you. Be sure and come back here and give us a review from the Alaska cruise.

We are planning big too. Harv and Marv for Juneau whale watch and Island Wings for float plane in Ketch. Another couple coming with us for that one....cannot wait! Our first Alaska.

Hope our weather is better than today's for our April Mariner:) Brian and Sherry whom we all met at Diamond hour in 2011 is joining us on this next one.:D

 

This will be our 22nd year to go to Alaska. Watch out, you will want to go back again and again.

 

This year we are taking a break from our usual adventure in Alaska and doing a B to B on NCL. Time to keep it simple this year. If I can be of any help with your Alaska cruise ask away.

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Hi kate

This is lee

Hope you are doing well?

Glad it's not you!

Anyone we know?

 

Yes, Nancy :eek: I got a text from her saying it was scary and she said the ship was " leaning" I told her it can list quite a way but I am sure she is scared.........They have no power and the last I heard was they are all in public areas and cannot wash hands or use the toilets.............I hope they get home soon.........Poor Nancy she was so looking forward to this cruise...........

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Well Kling, we did our research for it and think we have it under wraps but still considering the zip line in Icy Strait, what do you think? We may just visit the restaurant and then get back on board and relax on the balcony with some wine and enjoy the fantastic scenery of Hoonah.

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Yes, Nancy :eek: I got a text from her saying it was scary and she said the ship was " leaning" I told her it can list quite a way but I am sure she is scared.........They have no power and the last I heard was they are all in public areas and cannot wash hands or use the toilets.............I hope they get home soon.........Poor Nancy she was so looking forward to this cruise...........

 

Wow

I'm sure she is scared

Im sure it will be an ordeal

I've been thinking about it

Wondering if we knew anyone

Hopes and prayers are with all

and Nancy

 

Are you watching Down ton Abbey?

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There are three or four threads going on the Carnival forum about the Triumph fire. Someone posted that all of the cruises for the remainder of February have been taken off the Carnival website. Hopefully this means they are going to drydock her now instead of waiting until next year so they can get the engine problems under control.

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Wow

I'm sure she is scared

Im sure it will be an ordeal

I've been thinking about it

Wondering if we knew anyone

Hopes and prayers are with all

and Nancy

 

Are you watching Down ton Abbey?

 

 

Of course. ;)

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Hey guys have you seen the news tonight? Carnival Triumph has had a fire in the engine room and is now adrift in the Gulf with no power. I have a friend onboard. They are going to be towed back to Galveston

 

Oh my gosh...I saw this! This would be miserable. I hope they don't encounter any bad weather when they get towed in!

 

BTW...anybody see the riots in Galveston last night? It was on the news and, of course, it's on You Tube! Check it out and be thankful you weren't on The Strand about 1 a.m.

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Missed the departures today but thought I would check in since I haven't in a while. Not exactly what I expected to read. :( Not good for Galveston. Hopefully everyone on board Triumph is able to get off the ship soon (If they haven't already- I haven't read much about what's going on yet).

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Latest word is that they won't be towing them to Galveston, but to Progresso. They will fly them home from there. I guess Galveston was too far and would take too long and they wanted the passengers off asap. Apparently even Progresso will take until Wednesday to reach.

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Latest word is that they won't be towing them to Galveston, but to Progresso. They will fly them home from there. I guess Galveston was too far and would take too long and they wanted the passengers off asap. Apparently even Progresso will take until Wednesday to reach.

 

 

Wednesday??? :eek:

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Wednesday??? :eek:

 

Apparently so. Latest word is Wednesday afternoon. The tugs won't even reach them until noon tomorrow then will probably be towing them at about ten knots, give or take.

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John Heald just posted this on Facebook

 

CARNIVAL TRIUMPH - Update

 

February 10, 2013 – 7.30PM EST

 

This morning the cruise ship Carnival Triumph experienced an engine room fire while the vessel was sailing approximately 150 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The ship’s automatic fire extinguishing systems activated and the fire was contained to the aft engine room. At this time, the fire is fully extinguished. There were no casualties or injuries to guests or crew. All appropriate authorities including U.S. Coast Guard have been notified.

 

The vessel is currently without propulsion and the ship is operating on emergency generator power. The ship's technical crew has determined the vessel will need to be towed to port. A tugboat is en route to the ship's location and will tow the vessel to Progreso, Mexico, which is the closest port to the ship’s current location. This will enable us to disembark guests and get them home as quickly as possible. The ship is expected to arrive in Progreso Wednesday afternoon and guests will be flown from there back to the U.S.

 

There are 3,143 guests and 1,086 crew on board. Guests are being provided with food and refreshments. Another Carnival ship, the Carnival Elation, is currently on scene and transferring additional food and beverage provisions to the Carnival Triumph.

 

We have contacted the designated emergency contacts for all guests presently on board Carnival Triumph. Concerned family and loved ones of guests and crew may call 888.290.5095 or 305.406.5534.

 

All guests on the current Carnival Triumph voyage will receive a full refund of the cruise, along with transportation expenses. In addition, they will receive a future cruise credit equal to the amount paid for this voyage, as well as reimbursement of all shipboard purchases during the voyage, with the exception of gift shop and casino charges.

 

The next two voyages of Carnival Triumph, scheduled to depart Monday, February 11 and Saturday, February 16 are being cancelled. Guests scheduled to sail on either of those voyages will receive a full refund, reimbursement for non-refundable travel expenses and a 25 percent discount on a future three to five-day cruise. Carnival is in contact with impacted guests to advise them of the situation.

 

The current Carnival Triumph voyage departed Galveston, Texas on Thursday, February 7 and was scheduled to return on Monday, Feb. 11.

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Oh my gosh...I saw this! This would be miserable. I hope they don't encounter any bad weather when they get towed in!

 

BTW...anybody see the riots in Galveston last night? It was on the news and, of course, it's on You Tube! Check it out and be thankful you weren't on The Strand about 1 a.m.

 

Please, let's not make more of than the media already has.

The Strand area is always closed at 1am during Mardi Gras. A few drunks refused the police orders and started throwing stuff. This was confined to a small area and handled very well by our Police Dept.

 

A few bad apples and the press can ruin a good thing for everyone. It definitely was not a riot.

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Please, let's not make more of than the media already has.

The Strand area is always closed at 1am during Mardi Gras. A few drunks refused the police orders and started throwing stuff. This was confined to a small area and handled very well by our Police Dept.

 

A few bad apples and the press can ruin a good thing for everyone. It definitely was not a riot.

 

No one champions Galveston more than me, but this was more than a few drunks. Have you seen the videos on You Tube? And, although I would like to say that it was safe to be there at 1 a.m. last night that simply is not the case. I do know that this is the normal time it is shut down, as it is in New Orleans. It could have been worse than it was, but it was bad and I am sure very scary to those revelers on the outskirts of the melee. I will refrain from posting the You Tube video (actually there are several on there!) but, the news outlets already have put it out on their websites. Damage done!

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I know you are one of the handful that promote Galveston. Thank you so much.

All I can say is the video looks worse than it was.

Can't believe everything on the internet!

 

Law enforcement and clean up crews start at 25th at Strand at 1am going east to move everyone out of the entertainment district.

A bunch of drunks did not want to leave and threw bottles at the police.

One couple said they were arrested, but had nothing to do with it.

Too bad.

It was time to go, no need to hang around and video. Just leave.

 

We have been downtown every year (late) with no problems as the police presence is everywhere.

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Sorry, but that looked pretty bad to me. And the moron who iphoned it was one of the hoodlums.

Pretty ethnic looking crowd to me, but the most disturbing thing about it was that these creeps are the future of our country.

Disgusting and horribly embarrassing. Never saw the police before the place was thoroughly trashed. I'm sure the store front owners have damages. Makes you want to crack a few heads doesn't it?:mad:

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And you forgot one element in your commentary.....they vote!

Too bad the city was not able to pick up all the trash...especially the chanting ones...Lots of folks throwing stuff...saw no reports of injuries.

That will not deter us from visiting Galveston or sailing from Galveston!

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Well Kling, we did our research for it and think we have it under wraps but still considering the zip line in Icy Strait, what do you think? We may just visit the restaurant and then get back on board and relax on the balcony with some wine and enjoy the fantastic scenery of Hoonah.

 

LOL, that zip line is NOT for the faint of heart. However the time we were there, everyone that braved the rain loved the drop off the top of a cliff. :eek:

 

That is also one GREAT place to take a whale watching trip. That is kind of whale central there. We got surrounded by Orca our only trip in there. I have never seen so many. Not usual for Orca, but here are LOTS of humpbacks there. I would NOT stay on the ship, but would take in the place. The "port" is an old rebuilt cannery (another faux RCL port) The walk into town was interesting (it is a bit far and you can get a ride) and that is really what Alaska looks like outside of a cruise port. There were a couple of local seafood restaurants (Very small places) that served some great Halibut! Much better than the eatery at the cruise dock, which is not all that bad though. So... take death defying drop off a mountain, go watch some quality whale watching and have a nice Halibut meal. You can drink wine next winter in the Caribbean. Get out there in Alaska!

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I have been following the Carnival thread on the Triumph. Carnival seems to be getting good at these kinds of problems. :rolleyes:

 

Oh, no kidding! I just read on CC that they've got part of the sewer system and water restored. Just not the Aft! What a mess! This ship just had propulsion problems a couple of weeks ago and was very late getting into port. Wonder if that problem was a precursor to this one?

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Since the C Triumph is being towed back to Progresso, that means they will fly out of Merida. 3,000 folks...that equals about 20 737's......gonna be a long stay in Merida as well.

Curious if CC will charter or try to get folks on just about any scheduled flight out of there!

Galveston Cruise cam will be a lonely place today....and for the foreseeable future on Thursdays and Monday.

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Our whale watching is with Harv & Marv in Juneau, but Orca is what I'm really after....this trip is going to be without doubt the most expensive we've ever taken! Maybe we'll just charge another whale watching trip....it's only money:eek::D

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