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So, Carnival has this commercial which essentially pokes fun at camping and suggests that a cruise is the way to go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je7axonV2UA
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Lo and behold, there's a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf without power and the passengers are "sleeping in tents on the decks" and "using the bathroom in bags or buckets."
Sounds like a super expensive way to go camping if you ask me!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news....cJRwYvp


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Yeah, I had to chuckle at that.  Maybe the Cartel can help in Progresso, Mex.
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Lo and behold, there's a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf without power and the passengers are "sleeping in tents on the decks" and "using the bathroom in bags or buckets."
Sounds like a super expensive way to go camping if you ask me!

I wonder how their incidence of Norovirus infections will compare to those of backpackers.
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IMO, cruising is just about the worst way to see places.  But I LOVE cruising itself for what it offers:  nonstop eating, shows, jacuzzi, total relaxation, ....

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I've actually camped on a cruise ship on several occasions and it was great.  Actually, it wasn't a real cruise ship but one of the Alaska State Highway Dept's ferries that plies the Inland Waterway from Haines and Skagway to Prince Rupert, BC.  Lots of folks rented cabins but we always claimed a deck chair with our sleeping bags right under the solarium on the back deck and just hung out there for ther three day cruise south.  It was great.  Full use of the showers, rest rooms, cafe, etc.  We were under a heated roof but still outside watching the whales and eagles rather that sequested into a stiffling cabin.  Quite confortable and lots cheaper too.  Wonderful way to travel, IMO.  I loved it.  Gotta do it again sometime soon.

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I've actually camped on a cruise ship on several occasions and it was great.  Actually, it wasn't a real cruise ship but one of the Alaska State Highway Dept's ferries that plies the Inland Waterway from Haines and Skagway to Prince Rupert, BC.  Lots of folks rented cabins but we always claimed a deck chair with our sleeping bags right under the solarium on the back deck and just hung out there for ther three day cruise south.  It was great.  Full use of the showers, rest rooms, cafe, etc.  We were under a heated roof but still outside watching the whales and eagles rather that sequested into a stiffling cabin.  Quite confortable and lots cheaper too.  Wonderful way to travel, IMO.  I loved it.  Gotta do it again sometime soon.

Yeah, think it was Backpacker that had an article about renting a space on deck on Alaska bound cruises and ferries several years back.  Maybe Carnival line is thinking about mimicking that model elsewhere. Not for me though. Hey, I've watched "Jaws" and that's all I need to know about becoming fish food.

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Can't say I've ever had a great desire to go on a commercial cruise, but something like this...

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I did a Barefoot cruise once.  200 ft sailing vessel, 80 passengers.  BVI.  I liked it so much I started looking into buying a sailboat.  No action on that front so far, after a mere 25 yrs.  Might help if I had 2 travel mates like the ones pictured above.

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I did a Barefoot cruise once.  200 ft sailing vessel, 80 passengers.  BVI.  I liked it so much I started looking into buying a sailboat.  No action on that front so far, after a mere 25 yrs.  Might help if I had 2 travel mates like the ones pictured above.

3 days' maintenance for every day of glorious sailing.  Count yourself lucky.   :;):


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what HikerJer said. Can't beat the view.

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If I had a bear AND a big cat at my car window, I'd be taking pictures - not throwing food!  How cool would that be?  :;):

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I did a Barefoot cruise once.  200 ft sailing vessel, 80 passengers.  BVI.  I liked it so much I started looking into buying a sailboat.  No action on that front so far, after a mere 25 yrs.  Might help if I had 2 travel mates like the ones pictured above.

3 days' maintenance for every day of glorious sailing.  Count yourself lucky.   :;):

And then there's having to take care of the boat  :p

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Right now some cruise customers are finally moving after being dead in the water.  Apparently the sewage system got backed up while the ship stalled and ... well, you read the news reports.  

Cruise ship mishap _ CNN

What is it with all this norovirus, running out of fuel, and even sinking or capsizing?  Or is it we finally have news coverage?


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I did a Barefoot cruise once.  200 ft sailing vessel, 80 passengers.  BVI.  I liked it so much I started looking into buying a sailboat.  No action on that front so far, after a mere 25 yrs.  Might help if I had 2 travel mates like the ones pictured above.

3 days' maintenance for every day of glorious sailing.  Count yourself lucky.   :;):

And then there's having to take care of the boat  :p

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LonesomeGeorge said they should offer every passenger free passes to the National Parks. LOL. I love it!!!! Poor people!! Miserable vacation.

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Cruise ships, even when fully functional, are one of my visions of Hell.  Camping on the deck would invite way too much curiosity from the non-tenting passengers.
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I get feeling crowded if I have to share a lake with more than a couple other campers. Can't imagine spending a week with several hundred of my new best friends in a space not much bigger than a football field and no way to escape.
I'll take two days without seeing another soul over that anytime.


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