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Krazy Kruizers

Lifeboats - Cabins

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After reading some of the other boards, I have discovered that some people choose their cabins so that they are assigned to a tender lifeboat because it is bigger and roomier rather than a regular lifeboat.

Are you one of those people?

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No way, lifeboat drill, to me, is very important. If something happens, god forbid it does, I want to know where my lifeboat is.

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No! If I have to abandon ship, as long as it floats, that's okay with me. I am so surprised to read people actually based on that. How many instances in modern cruising have passengers actually had to abandon the ship?

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I can't imagine even taking that in to consideration.

 

I also can't imagine caring one way or another. All Holland America lifeboats will float even if they are full of water. As long as I have Meclizine, I will be happy in any boat that floats.

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You know, I am pretty anal about certain things, like cabin location, whether there are robes or not, dining times, and even table location. You know, the important stuff. But this goes WAY beyond anality!! How does one even go about finding this out? Sheesh, thinking about something like that sure could put a damper on one's vacation. That's even worse than bringing a laptop to do WORK!

 

You were kidding, weren't you, Krazy?

 

PS You never answered me about the dining room table location! You know, that important stuff!

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Well, this is a new one for me! Never heard of selecting cabin placement for lifeboat purposes. Why not have lifeboats that are graded like your cabin? Now there's an idea! Some will not have windows. Others will have tiny portholes. Still others will have a "veranda" platform so you may go out to the rail as you motor off to safety. And the concierge boat would have butler service. Yeah, I think that would work. :rolleyes:

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Life boats below the water can be a really nasty thing for those souls who are traveling on them. ;)

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That's pretty funny KK. I couldn't imagine doing that. I'm sure that was a funny conversation. If you have the link to the discussion please share.

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First I've ever heard of that being a consideration in picking a cabin.

 

 

Cannot imagine it.

 

I seriously doubt that anyone plans on being "comfortable" in the event of abandoning ship and taking to life boats.

 

Most of us would be thrilled, delighted, over the moon to SURVIVE and be RESCUED.

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Well that`s a new one on me!! Never heard that before. I don`t care which lifeboat I`m on, even if its the inflatables with the crew as long as I don`t have to row!!

Vegas Jim, I like your thinking!!.....jean :cool:

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Seems to me that the "roomier" lifeboats would just carry more passengers. Count me among those who would just be glad to be in some kind of craft that floats and keeps me protected from the elements if possible.

 

I pray to God that none of us ever has to abandon ship.

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I can't find where I read this. It wasn't on cruise critic.

We just want to make certain that we are assigned to a lifeboat - don't care if is small or big. After having one scare on the Rotterdam, I just want a lifeboat that floats.

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Well, this is a new one for me! Never heard of selecting cabin placement for lifeboat purposes. Why not have lifeboats that are graded like your cabin? Now there's an idea! Some will not have windows. Others will have tiny portholes. Still others will have a "veranda" platform so you may go out to the rail as you motor off to safety. And the concierge boat would have butler service. Yeah, I think that would work. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

Oh puh-LEEZE!!!

 

 

 

DON'T give them any ideas!

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:D:D :D :D I just cant stop laughing over that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Next they'll be asking what the color scheme is!!!

 

If it's necessary, I'll go in anything that floats!

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Just realized something. I have a cat. H on Zuiderdam. Do I just break the window and jump in? That seems awfully convenient! :-)

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I'll be brave here and say that I do prefer a 'tender' lifeboat, but it isn't the overriding consideration in cabin selection.

 

 

Why? I do get seasick very easily and they do have more maneuverability. Also, the passengers we saw waiting to board, as we disembarked our first cruise (Sept. 1980), left the ship (along with the crew that had served us so well) via lifeboats. I am very well aware they might be needed.

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I'll be fine so long as mine has a recliner, a big screen with a remote, and a jug of good single malt scotch!

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Let's just face it. Abandoning ship is no pic-nic either way you slice the mustard! Your not going to be comfy-cozy, your not going to have waiters bringing you cocktails or eggs over easy. It's serious business. But, these boats are equiped with not only provisions, but radios, radar, GPS, everything you need to get to the nearest land as safely as possible.

 

I remember "Swim Call" in the MED once and thinking to myself as I was bobbing around out there that if that ship went down, it's a long haul back to the beach! I don't think I would ever want to do it and I pray that it never comes to that for anyone. Lets hope that the Andria Doria was the last liner in history to be lost!

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How would people even know if a tender is roomier than a regular lifeboat? Besides, tenders may be larger, but if you read the passenger capacity notice that's painted on the walls, that "roomy" tender holds a lot more people when used as a lifeboat than when used to ferry folks back and forth to the dock.....

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