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    Re: Straight Talk At&t service on A Cruise and the Bahamas

    Quote Originally Posted by Andman433 View Post
    Not Worried... Mechanical systems malfunction from time to time. A Good comparison is even a Honda breaks down every once and a while. Still gonna have a blast and Enjoy my time in the Bahamas!
    4 ships in a month. 3 with problems in last 7 days. Yugo better comparison than Honda. if you remember the Yugo.

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    Re: Straight Talk At&t service on A Cruise and the Bahamas

    I do.. someone in my family owned one actually. but still, not worried. The Triumph was a bit of a disaster, but everyone that was aboard that ship is getting well beyond their fair share of perks and benefits from the inconvenience. The last couple have just been minor. Plus people are getting money back and money off/free cruises out of it. If I had to miss a day of a leg of a cruise and I got 100 cash back per person and half off my next cruise and personal airfare back home, I'd take it in a sec..

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    AT&T has native service in Puerto Rico and The US Virgin Islands, like St. Thomas. you are not roaming at these and a few other locations in the Caribbean.

    I believe ST should also provide service there as well, just as they do in Hawaii & Alaska.

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    Re: Straight Talk At&t service on A Cruise and the Bahamas

    Only thing is The Bahamas is not a US Territory, so I'm pretty sure the International Roaming stipulation applies. But Will see. I Saul on 23 days..

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    There are thousands of cruise ships. Focusing on the few that have had problems is like refusing to fly because a plane crashed last month.

    Besides, there are a lot more reasons not to take a cruise, starting with their labor and employment practices, and the fact that you're surrendering yourself to the legal, medical, and justice system of a third world country (on the ship, at least).

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    4 ships in a month. 3 with problems in last 7 days. Yugo better comparison than Honda. if you remember the Yugo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndeavorOR View Post
    There are thousands of cruise ships. Focusing on the few that have had problems is like refusing to fly because a plane crashed last month.

    Besides, there are a lot more reasons not to take a cruise, starting with their labor and employment practices, and the fact that you're surrendering yourself to the legal, medical, and justice system of a third world country (on the ship, at least).
    Exactly my point.

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    Re: Straight Talk At&t service on A Cruise and the Bahamas

    Quote Originally Posted by EndeavorOR View Post
    There are thousands of cruise ships. Focusing on the few that have had problems is like refusing to fly because a plane crashed last month.
    I was responding directly to the op about Carnival Cruises, OK? They do NOT have thousands of ships. They have 23.

    Silly off you to think I meant the whole industry, worldwide.

    And I've actually been on a Carnival cruise a couple of years ago, but with problems to 4 of their ships in less than a month, I wouldn't go on one right now. They obviously are cutting corners on maintenance.

    And experts agree with me:

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...l-cruise-ships
    Christopher Muller of Boston University's School of Hospitality tells CNN that the latest wave of issues at Carnival appear to be a management problem.

    "They are doing something wrong with preventative maintenance," he says.
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    Last edited by ChazzMatt; 03-17-2013 at 07:06 AM. Reason: correct number of ships Carnival operates. One source said 24, but CNN says 23.

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    Re: Straight Talk At&t service on A Cruise and the Bahamas

    Chaz is right.they are cutting corners or might be a flaw in the design of that model of ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooter55 View Post
    Chaz is right.they are cutting corners or might be a flaw in the design of that model of ship.

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    u going cruising cooter55, u headed to Hawaii? best cruise there is, Uncle Sam's Canoe Club and gets paid for it too.
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    I don't think that this distinction matters all that much.

    What with the combination of recent issues, they're actually likely to be under more scrutiny now than they were in the past and likely to be anxious to avoid further bad press.

    As I said, there are far better reasons not to take a cruise with Carnival (or any cruise company).

    Quote Originally Posted by ChazzMatt View Post
    I was responding directly to the op about Carnival Cruises, OK? They do NOT have thousands of ships. They have 24.

    Silly off you to think I meant the whole industry, worldwide.

    And I've actually been on a Carnival cruise a couple of years ago, but with problems to 4 of their ships in less than a month, I wouldn't go on one right now. They obviously are cutting corners on maintenance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andman433 View Post
    Just curious on how my at&t straight talk sim would work on a Carnival Cruise and in the Bahamas. I know Carnival has Roaming agreements with at&t, but since this is an mvno with no extra charges for roaming, I wander if it will work. Anyone with any knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ChazzMatt View Post
    4 ships [with problems] in a month. 3 with problems in last 7 days.

    Quote Originally Posted by EndeavorOR View Post
    There are thousands of cruise ships. Focusing on the few that have had problems is like refusing to fly because a plane crashed last month.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChazzMatt View Post
    I was responding directly to the op about Carnival Cruises, OK? They do NOT have thousands of ships. They have 23.

    Silly off you to think I meant the whole industry, worldwide.

    And I've actually been on a Carnival cruise a couple of years ago, but with problems to 4 of their ships in less than a month, I wouldn't go on one right now. They obviously are cutting corners on maintenance.
    Quote Originally Posted by EndeavorOR View Post
    I don't think that this distinction matters all that much.

    What with the combination of recent issues, they're actually likely to be under more scrutiny now than they were in the past and likely to be anxious to avoid further bad press.

    The distinction is this is repeatedly happening to the same company. So, it matters quite a bit. If one airline company had 4 passenger planes crash within a month, you would take another airline I'm sure. And that would only be 4 out of HUNDREDS of planes. If one model of car spontaneously explodes into flames 4 times within a month, I think you don't drive that model car. And that really would be 4 out of possible hundreds of thousands.

    In this case it's 4 ships out of 23 ships with problems -- all owned by the same company. (Earlier I said 24 ships, but CNN says Carnival Cruise has 23 ships. I defer to them.)

    And the extra scrutiny obviously hasn't helped them in any way. Except to decide to fly passengers home instead of keeping them captive on a disabled ship with overflowing toilets.

    After the 5-day floating latrine episode last month where the ship was disabled and human waste was in the hallways, while tug boats took 5 days to tow it to shore and the passengers were held captive, Carnival was under tremendous scrutiny. Yet, the managed to screw up 3 more times in the last 30 days.

    You must not keep up with the news?

    (CNN) --

    First, it was Triumph.

    Then, Elation.

    Then, Dream.

    And now, Legend.


    While those are happy names for cruise ships, some Carnival Cruise Lines passengers say their recent onboard experiences belie the names.

    In yet another setback for the cruise line, the Carnival Legend is having technical difficulties that are affecting its sailing speed. It's the latest in a growing list of woes for the travel company.

    The Legend was on the last leg of a seven-day Caribbean cruise that departed Tampa, Florida, on Sunday. In a month's time, three other Carnival cruise ships have reported problems.

    Carnival Dream lost power and some toilets stopped working Wednesday, and no one was allowed to get off the vessel docked at Philipsburg, St. Maarten, in the eastern Caribbean. Carnival says it is flying the more than 4,000 passengers back to Florida and will give them discounts.

    Carnival Elation had to be escorted by a tugboat Saturday because of a malfunction in its steering system, the cruise company said.

    And in the most publicized case, last month, an engine room fire left the Carnival Triumph crippled and adrift in the ulf of Mexico with more than 4,200 people aboard. That scheduled four-day cruise stretched into eight days as tugs pulled the vessel into port in Alabama. Food was scarce, and passengers sweltered in the heat
    .

    On Tuesday, Carnival announced it was conducting "a comprehensive review" of all 23 of its ships after the fire last month that crippled Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico.. Carnival President and CEO Gerry Cahill said the investigation will focus on the prevention, detection and suppression of fires, engine room redundancies, and what additional hotel facilities might be provided and might run off the emergency generators.
    Yet AFTER they announced the review, two more ships became disabled and passengers had to be flown home.

    'Human waste all over the floor'

    After Dream's problems began Wednesday, Gregg Stark, who is traveling with his wife and two young children, told CNN that conditions were deplorable.

    "There's human waste all over the floor in some of the bathrooms and they're overflowing -- and in the state rooms," he said. "The elevators have not been working. They've been turning them on and off, on and off.
    "


    And experts agree with me, whether you do or not.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...l-cruise-ships
    Christopher Muller of Boston University's School of Hospitality tells CNN that the latest wave of issues at Carnival appear to be a management problem.

    "They are doing something wrong with preventative maintenance," he says.
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    Straight Talk At&t service on A Cruise and the Bahamas

    There's no way I'd take a carnival cruise any time soon. right now they've got some serious issues that need to be addressed so hopefully the company takes things serious.
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    Re: Straight Talk At&t service on A Cruise and the Bahamas

    You won't have service. I have been there
    Twice with straight talk. Once with an at&t sim and once with a T-Mobile sim. You can find a lot of places with free WiFi, one right when you get off the ship in the building u have to walk threw to get threw customs and most restaurants have free Wi-Fi. But you definitely won't have service on the ship or in Nassau

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    Re: Straight Talk At&t service on A Cruise and the Bahamas

    Quote Originally Posted by Elpidio View Post
    u going cruising cooter55, u headed to Hawaii? best cruise there is, Uncle Sam's Canoe Club and gets paid for it too.
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