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The bright light aboard booze cruise Carnival Splendor

Passengers aboard the Carnival Splendor have finally disembarked after a nearly a week at sea without phones, electricity, air conditioning, working toilets and hot food. Passengers and crew totaling 4,500 were stranded while waiting for a tug boat to take...
 The bright light aboard booze cruise Carnival Splendor
 
 

Passengers aboard the Carnival Splendor have finally disembarked after a nearly a week at sea without phones, electricity, air conditioning, working toilets and hot food. Passengers and crew totaling 4,500 were stranded while waiting for a tug boat to take them to the port of San Diego. While the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was able to deliver supplies, non-perishable food, utensils and other items to the stranded craft, passengers were looking beyond their Pop Tart, canned crab meat and Spam sandwiches to the brighter side of the situation.

Our Business Review Canada editor, John Connelly had a chance to speak with some of the passengers coming off of the boat and was dining at the same restaurant he was near the port in Downtown San Diego. He says passengers were actually really happy with their experience aboard the Splendor because apparently, “all rules went out the window” or rather, rules went overboard.

While passengers were getting sick of the cold food they were given, they were actually treated to an open bar aboard the ship and partook in normal activities, such as sunbathing, lounging and a little golf swinging. Plus, passengers were receiving a full refund on the cruise, including airfare, and were awarded with a voucher a free cruise for the next time they decide to take sea with Carnival Cruises.

I guess spending sometime in San Diego is the second best thing to the Mexican Riviera?! Hopefully tourism spending will go up a bit in our fine city!

Photo courtesy of ChanoeyChanChao



 

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