anyone else taking family on caribbean cruise this aweful winter

mayor menino

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we're booked on Disney's Magic for a 7 day western carib and end of frbuary. makes the winter end sooner for east coasters.
 

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I went on my first cruise ever December of 06. Fucking loved it and can't wait to go again. Smooth, safe sailing to you, sir. Enjoy yourself.
 

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Pray you don't have a lot of Puerto Ricans or balloons on your cruise.
 

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Pray you don't have a lot of Puerto Ricans or balloons on your cruise.
Well it's a 7 day, that usually weeds those types out. But on the other hand, the cruises out of Canaveral get a LOT of Atlanta folks who are too cheap to fly to Miami. I took a 3 day from there once, there were more white people on the crew, and if you've been on a Carnival ship you know how hard that is to do.
 

Johnny Cakes

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Let me tell you about the riff-raff on those fucking Carnival Cruises.

So I plunk down 8 grand to take the family to Aruba. Got a suite, jaccusi, the whole first class program.

The second day in, we're having a grand old time, sitting on the beach, rum drink in hand, nothing but the sound of the waves and the sea gulls.

All of a sudden, a bus pulls up at some "public access" alley, and the biggest crew of low lifes started invading the beach. It seems that the first 25 feet from the water line is public.

They laid out their towels like it was fucking Coney Island on the sand, and were trying to use the rest rooms, get free water, etc. Needless to say, they werent a well mannered bunch.

Be warned!!!
 

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8 grand would have bought you cabins on Cunard or at least Celebrity. Carnival is a joke.
 

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Leaving early Feb for 12 days on Royal Caribbean. It's long enough to keep off the riffraff and rugrats but I'm guessing it'll be chock full of cadavers...which has its own set of problems but I'll deal :)
 

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Pray you don't have a lot of Puerto Ricans or balloons on your cruise.
The high price and lack of casinos on Disney cruises tends to weed out the savages and the day-glo tank top crowd.

The cruises to avoid are...

-Any cheap/short cruise out of Puerto Rico, esp. Carnival... sure to be savage infested.

-Any cheap/short cruise out of Miami, esp. Carnival and Princess... packed with white trash and 'gowd toof' casino rats.

-'Cold cruises'... Alaska, Antartica, Norway, etc... are basically floating nursing homes.
 

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-Any cheap/short cruise out of Puerto Rico, esp. Carnival... sure to be savage infested.
I can vouch for that one...I took a RCCL cruise out of San Juan and NEVER will do it again. These ships tend to be underbooked and they fill them with locals, sometimes for only a couple hundred bucks. It's a swarm of people who have no regard for basic courtesy and civil behavior...and a pack of teenagers with chips on their shoulder that have nothing better to do than invade stairwells and intimidate passengers. As amusing as the latter can be on occasion, I'm not paying 5-10 times their cruise fee to do so.
 

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I can vouch for that one...I took a RCCL cruise out of San Juan and NEVER will do it again. These ships tend to be underbooked and they fill them with locals, sometimes for only a couple hundred bucks. It's a swarm of people who have no regard for basic courtesy and civil behavior...and a pack of teenagers with chips on their shoulder that have nothing better to do than invade stairwells and intimidate passengers. As amusing as the latter can be on occasion, I'm not paying 5-10 times their cruise fee to do so.
A friend of mine had a hilarious nightmare cruise story...

He took a three day cruise out of Manhattan on Premier Cruises... the ship was the Oceanic... the ship that used to be Disney's "Big Red Boat"... a decrepit piece of shit that was built back in the 60's. Eventually Premier would declare bankruptcy while the ship was mid-cruise, and the next port they pulled into the crew just walked off the ship leaving the passengers stranded. :haha7:

But all that happened later...

On my friend's cruise...

As they were embarking the passengers on the ship, my friend noticed a big troop of yard apes coming across the gangplank, they were all wearing matching yellow T-Shirts which read... "Washington Family Reunion Cruise 1998". My friend didn't think anything of it until he saw more of the same shirts... and then more... and then more, and more, and more, and more...

Turns out the Washington tribe(of Queens, NY) was over 400 strong... half of them screaming little pickininnies. He said it was an utter nightmare... they basically overran the ship... during dinner you couldn't carry on a conversation with the person sitting next to you because you couldn't hear over the deafening hooting and hollering of the Washington's. The dining rooms actually ran out of food at dinner every night... something that NEVER happens on cruise ships... because the Washington's all demanded seconds, and even thirds and fourths for every course... "What da hey?! I's free!" You risked life and limb just walking down the passageways due to all the unrestrained and unsupervised little niglets running wild all over the ship like feral beasts. The adult Washingtons took over every nightclub on the ship and every night's program became an all-nighter tribute to MoTown. The casino was packed with Washingtons 24/7.

My friend said him and his family basically spent the entire week on the ship hiding in the ship's library like hostages... the library...because not a single Washington stepped foot in it the entire week... go figger?

The way my friend told it, it was one of the funniest stories I've ever heard.
 

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As I've traveled around this great country, I have run into several "family reunions" with required T-shirts all the same color, etc.

The last time was in Orlando at an Embassy Suites. They took over the fucking place, all over the free buffet breakfast, mananger's Happy Hour, etc.

I knew we were in trouble when I saw a McDonalds French fry container smeared with catchup in the glass elevator.

Thank God I spent 18 hours a day at the theme parks, but the sound of hoot'in and hollarin' traveled through the atrium until all hours of the night.
 

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I really need a vaca but unfortunately my divirce gutted me to the bone , Maybe my ex will pay for it she has enough of my money. On second thought I better not cause she might have an ooopsie and some how go overboard