Cruise ship to 'evacuate its 1,300 passengers after sending mayday signal off the coast of Norway'.

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  1. they'll get you

    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    Trident Well-Known Member

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    Now I know why I never wanted to go on a cruise.
     
  3. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    No worries, I just started doubting my own brain lol. They were actually supposed to also stop at Bodo, but that port was skipped.
     
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  4. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    1&2&3 Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear the ship made it to land! It sounded like the rescue of so many people was going to be a slow process.

    Have never been on a cruise and last week a friend was telling me about all the grand adventures on a cruise. My answer was still the same, no, no, I have no desire to take a cruise in my lifetime! Being in the middle of the ocean, does not appeal to me.
     
  7. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Cruise ship medical facilities and healthcare professionals is yet another serious consideration for those who are mobility-challenged and/or have serious health issues. As long as DH and I are in good health and physically able to negotiate stairs, step onto tenders or other ship-to-shore transfers, move about the ship without assistance (or walkers, scooters), we will continue to cruise at least once annually. We enjoy shipboard ambiance and visiting different ports without having to change "hotel" accommodations.

    For those who might be interested in medical facilities/personnel while cruising, here's a good overview.

    Cruise Ship Doctors and Medical Facilities Onboard - Cruise Critic
     
  8. mickey2942

    mickey2942 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that people really research this aspect before traveling. We also always purchase a special trip insurance, that will cover medical evacuations, cancellations, expenses for being stranded...
     
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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, we get the insurance too.

    I mean, no matter how nice a cruise boat is, it's still a ship out on the water. Things can go wrong, and if something does go wrong, it can be a long time until help gets there. But there are big advantages too, and I love being out on the ocean. So I'll probably keep cruising until I get too old to get on and off the boat, or run out of money, whichever comes first :p
     
  10. AzPistonsGirl

    AzPistonsGirl Detroit to the Bone

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    O/T - Me neither, but I rarely tell people that because they usually start to try to convince me otherwise, as if we ALL like the same kinds of things. Absolutely zero appeal to me.
     
  11. human

    human Well-Known Member

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    I never thought about the evacuation part for the elderly. I figured the cruise would be perfect for the elderly as I see so many.

    I hear the food is great and the entertainment great as well as people making new friends.

    Everyone who loves them really really loves them.

    It is a good way to see places and decide if you would like to come back and stay on a vacation
     
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  12. CoverMeCagney

    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    Check out Lee Wachstsetter, a now 90 year old widow who has been travelling the world on a cruise liner for the last 12 years, instead of paying nursing home fees.

     
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  13. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    $175K per year is not bad. Something to keep in mind.
     
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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    I'd be tempted to do that :) The food is sure better than in a nursing home. So is the view!
     
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    mickey2942 Well-Known Member

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    Me too. I won't go into detail, but I have zero desire to ever step foot on a boat again. And FWIW, that whole "Duck Boat" disaster was a wake up call for me. There was no plan for evacuation or rescue.

    I don't live my life in "fear of disasters", but I like being responsible for my own safety.
     
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    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    She won't have to lift a finger - cooking, cleaning, laundry, entertainment, dances, new friends, familiar crew PLUS seeing countries all over the world, though she says she rarely gets off the boat now because she enjoys the peace and quiet. I like her style!

    #belikeleewachtstetter
     
  17. CSIDreamer

    CSIDreamer Well-Known Member

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    I literally know zero people with that kind of $ in retirement.
     
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    I was cringing, thinking what if one of those lines that was blowing got caught up in one of the rotor blades for the helicopter. I definitely would have been peeing in my pants.
     
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