Do recent problems with cruise ships make it less likely for you to take a cruise?

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Do recent problems with cruise ships make it less likely for you to take a cruise?

spiced spiced
If you pay attention to news, you've heard about this week's problems on the Carnival Cruise ship, Triumph, and you probably also heard about last year's sinking of the Costa Concordia. If not, here's some background on these and other recent incidents: link

Do incidents like these make it less likely for you to consider taking a cruise?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes. I'd worry that something like that might ruin my/our vacation.
6  (15%)
No. I think this kind of thing is pretty rare.
20  (51%)
I might take a cruise, but not on Carnival or Costa.
1  (3%)
I never wanted to take a cruise in the first place.
9  (23%)
I just like to cruise the parking lot at the local mall.
2  (5%)
Wait for it ... wait for it ... OK - OTHER!
1  (3%)
Total votes: 39
Poll is closed
02/15/2013
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Considering the cruise boat traffic we get at Port Canaveral (which isn't the only port in the US), it's statistically pretty rare. That's the only reason it makes the news.
02/15/2013
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
No, I'd love to take a cruise!
02/15/2013
Bleu Bleu
Problems with cruises are like problems with planes..they are rare but doesn't discourage people at all.

I don't have much of a desire to take a cruise but this wouldn't affect my decision.
02/15/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I've never had much interest in taking a cruise in the first place.
02/15/2013
SecondStory SecondStory
I don't really get the appeal of cruises.
02/15/2013
noway noway
Love cruises
02/15/2013
Rossie Rossie
That won't deter me from going on cruises, they're rare incidences.
02/16/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
We've taken 2 Royal Caribbean and one Princess cruise and never had any problems - but I would think twice before doing it again.
02/16/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Don't like boats or cruises! I actually like flying better in my . . .


02/16/2013
misterazor misterazor
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
If you pay attention to news, you've heard about this week's problems on the Carnival Cruise ship, Triumph, and you probably also heard about last year's sinking of the Costa Concordia. If not, here's some background on these and ...
might get a deal out of it!
02/16/2013
Ellenoir Ellenoir
While a cruise is something I'd love to experience at least once, I find it to be a bit too touristy for my taste. But all those spas...
02/16/2013
EmuLove EmuLove
I went on one for my honeymoon and have been wanting to go on another ever since! Nothing will change my mind unless it sinks while I am on it
02/16/2013
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I've never wanted to even before things like this in the press.
02/16/2013
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
If you pay attention to news, you've heard about this week's problems on the Carnival Cruise ship, Triumph, and you probably also heard about last year's sinking of the Costa Concordia. If not, here's some background on these and ...
I haven't been into taking cruises to begin with.
02/16/2013
married with children married with children
it does not worry me. In fact they have been lowering their prices to try to get more people to take cruises. Since they have had a few problems, bookings have dropped. I want to take one with the wife, but we need to wait until the boys are older and can stay for a few weeks with the grandparents.
02/16/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
I've been on two cruises and they were fun, but they can't compare in my opinion to an all-inclusive resort vacation in the Caribbean.
02/16/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
I would love to and even with this news. I would still go on one.
02/16/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
Going on a Carnival Cruise in 10 days! Can't wait. You can hide from everything! Geez, how many planes crash every year? Car accidents?
02/16/2013
woodsdragon woodsdragon
My husband and I would love to go on a cruise someday...this has not changed our opinion on that. However, we do feel bad for those people who were on the ship
02/16/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I've never wanted to go on a cruise to begin with.
02/16/2013
Mr. E Mr. E
Cruising within the next year, hopefully.
02/16/2013
Mr. E Mr. E
Cruising within the next year, hopefully.
02/16/2013
Mr. E Mr. E
Oops, sorry about that,
02/16/2013
tortilla tortilla
not a big cruise lover anyway
02/16/2013
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
If you pay attention to news, you've heard about this week's problems on the Carnival Cruise ship, Triumph, and you probably also heard about last year's sinking of the Costa Concordia. If not, here's some background on these and ...
No, but I wouldn't go on a cruise anyways. It just doesn't appeal to me
02/16/2013
Zandrock Zandrock
I think it is rare. Planes crash. Doesnt stop me from flying. It is a small risk
02/16/2013
spiced spiced
I'd go on a cruise, but I would NOT go on a Carnival cruise. Yes, accidents do happen, but they've had more than their fair share. I think they cut too many corners and basically invite trouble.

My uncle, a former Navy officer, takes at least one cruise a year. He took a Carnival cruise once and said never again; he said their basic safety routines (lifeboat drills, etc) are lax and that he didn't feel safe on board. Now, he either sails on Norwegian or on smaller lines.

Personally, I want to do a "barefoot" cruise on a sailboat. Someday, I'd like to be a good enough sailor to take trips on our own sailboat...
02/16/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I do get pretty nervous thinking about going on a cruise and something bad happening. The fact that the waters are loaded with sharks doesn't really put my mind at ease.
02/16/2013
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
i have thought aboutit but i would still go.
02/16/2013
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