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    RCVoyager reacted to Atlantix2000 in Final weeks Before Cruising--I've Now Become Numb   
    Remember to take negative comments with a grain of salt.  People are way more vocal about negative experiences than positive experiences.  And that's before you consider that social media amplifies things even more.
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    RCVoyager reacted to Bob_KY in Final weeks Before Cruising--I've Now Become Numb   
    Print maps of ports, pack, repack, get deet for mosquitoes, review spreadsheet (this could be me only), find port restaurants,  review ship deck plans for at least 15 times, no matter how tempted- do not buy uli knives, review glacier ice colors to know what it means, study lyrics of wash your hands, discipline yourself to sit by windows along the inner passage (whales), learn Alaska jokes like: while hiking put a small bell on your backpack to alert bears.  Also study up on bear scat.  Easy to ID.  It is the one with a small bell in it.....
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    RCVoyager reacted to Pooch in What are your top 5 things that you can't live without on a cruise?   
    A good book, a real one, with actual pages to turn & heft in my hand.  My 2 kids & ok I’ll throw hubby in too.  That’s 4 so make it 2 books.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from Qeyton Dude in Worst cruise ever   
    I might also mention, the OP claims this was the "worst cruise ever".  I can think of plenty of cruises that were way worse than this one.  Today is April 17.  One in particular ended rather suddenly 110 years and 2 days ago that I'm sure was way worse.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from CruizIan in Worst cruise ever   
    I've said in the past, that in some ways, this message board and RCCL are kind of like a family.  RCCL is the parents, and we, the posters who have been here for a while, are the kids.  Amongst ourselves, we are allowed to discuss and even criticize our parents.  But, when some drive by comes on here to complain about our parents, we will defend them.
    Who knows what the motive is.  I think most of the time the OP doesn't even understand this is a fan forum.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from PPPJJ-GCVAB in Worst cruise ever   
    I think the "worst cruise ever" was actually a different kind of pleasure cruise.  In April, 1865, the paddlewheeler, Sultana was overloaded with 2100 people (her capacity was 360) in Vicksburg, MI.  The passengers were about 90% Union soldiers who were prisoners in the Civil War.  Many of them had survived Andersonville.  The overcrowding was a result of a kick back and bribe by the ship Captain and the US Quartermaster in Vicksburg.  In a hurry to move his human cargo the Captain authorized a patch of a split boiler rather than a replacement.  Along with all the hells of war, 1865 was also a year of record flooding on the Mississippi River.  After picking up a load of fuel (coal),  the massive current of the river and the faulty boiler repair caused first one and then two other boilers to explode in the Mississippi on April 27 just 7 miles North of Memphis.  1168 people died.  Nearly all were American Soldiers. 
    The news of the day was dominated by the end of the war, the death of Lincoln and the chase of Boothe.  It barely made the news.  Nobody was ever held accountable.
    That is the worst cruise ever.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from coneyraven in Worst cruise ever   
    I think the "worst cruise ever" was actually a different kind of pleasure cruise.  In April, 1865, the paddlewheeler, Sultana was overloaded with 2100 people (her capacity was 360) in Vicksburg, MI.  The passengers were about 90% Union soldiers who were prisoners in the Civil War.  Many of them had survived Andersonville.  The overcrowding was a result of a kick back and bribe by the ship Captain and the US Quartermaster in Vicksburg.  In a hurry to move his human cargo the Captain authorized a patch of a split boiler rather than a replacement.  Along with all the hells of war, 1865 was also a year of record flooding on the Mississippi River.  After picking up a load of fuel (coal),  the massive current of the river and the faulty boiler repair caused first one and then two other boilers to explode in the Mississippi on April 27 just 7 miles North of Memphis.  1168 people died.  Nearly all were American Soldiers. 
    The news of the day was dominated by the end of the war, the death of Lincoln and the chase of Boothe.  It barely made the news.  Nobody was ever held accountable.
    That is the worst cruise ever.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from HeWhoWaits in Worst cruise ever   
    I think the "worst cruise ever" was actually a different kind of pleasure cruise.  In April, 1865, the paddlewheeler, Sultana was overloaded with 2100 people (her capacity was 360) in Vicksburg, MI.  The passengers were about 90% Union soldiers who were prisoners in the Civil War.  Many of them had survived Andersonville.  The overcrowding was a result of a kick back and bribe by the ship Captain and the US Quartermaster in Vicksburg.  In a hurry to move his human cargo the Captain authorized a patch of a split boiler rather than a replacement.  Along with all the hells of war, 1865 was also a year of record flooding on the Mississippi River.  After picking up a load of fuel (coal),  the massive current of the river and the faulty boiler repair caused first one and then two other boilers to explode in the Mississippi on April 27 just 7 miles North of Memphis.  1168 people died.  Nearly all were American Soldiers. 
    The news of the day was dominated by the end of the war, the death of Lincoln and the chase of Boothe.  It barely made the news.  Nobody was ever held accountable.
    That is the worst cruise ever.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from csrsue in Worst cruise ever   
    I've said in the past, that in some ways, this message board and RCCL are kind of like a family.  RCCL is the parents, and we, the posters who have been here for a while, are the kids.  Amongst ourselves, we are allowed to discuss and even criticize our parents.  But, when some drive by comes on here to complain about our parents, we will defend them.
    Who knows what the motive is.  I think most of the time the OP doesn't even understand this is a fan forum.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from GKMCruising in Worst cruise ever   
    I've said in the past, that in some ways, this message board and RCCL are kind of like a family.  RCCL is the parents, and we, the posters who have been here for a while, are the kids.  Amongst ourselves, we are allowed to discuss and even criticize our parents.  But, when some drive by comes on here to complain about our parents, we will defend them.
    Who knows what the motive is.  I think most of the time the OP doesn't even understand this is a fan forum.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from June May in Worst cruise ever   
    I might also mention, the OP claims this was the "worst cruise ever".  I can think of plenty of cruises that were way worse than this one.  Today is April 17.  One in particular ended rather suddenly 110 years and 2 days ago that I'm sure was way worse.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from MaryS in Worst cruise ever   
    I might also mention, the OP claims this was the "worst cruise ever".  I can think of plenty of cruises that were way worse than this one.  Today is April 17.  One in particular ended rather suddenly 110 years and 2 days ago that I'm sure was way worse.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from Vancity Cruiser in Worst cruise ever   
    I've said in the past, that in some ways, this message board and RCCL are kind of like a family.  RCCL is the parents, and we, the posters who have been here for a while, are the kids.  Amongst ourselves, we are allowed to discuss and even criticize our parents.  But, when some drive by comes on here to complain about our parents, we will defend them.
    Who knows what the motive is.  I think most of the time the OP doesn't even understand this is a fan forum.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from Ampurp85 in Worst cruise ever   
    I might also mention, the OP claims this was the "worst cruise ever".  I can think of plenty of cruises that were way worse than this one.  Today is April 17.  One in particular ended rather suddenly 110 years and 2 days ago that I'm sure was way worse.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from Neesa in Worst cruise ever   
    I've said in the past, that in some ways, this message board and RCCL are kind of like a family.  RCCL is the parents, and we, the posters who have been here for a while, are the kids.  Amongst ourselves, we are allowed to discuss and even criticize our parents.  But, when some drive by comes on here to complain about our parents, we will defend them.
    Who knows what the motive is.  I think most of the time the OP doesn't even understand this is a fan forum.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Worst cruise ever   
    I've said in the past, that in some ways, this message board and RCCL are kind of like a family.  RCCL is the parents, and we, the posters who have been here for a while, are the kids.  Amongst ourselves, we are allowed to discuss and even criticize our parents.  But, when some drive by comes on here to complain about our parents, we will defend them.
    Who knows what the motive is.  I think most of the time the OP doesn't even understand this is a fan forum.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from Suite Snob in Worst cruise ever   
    I've said in the past, that in some ways, this message board and RCCL are kind of like a family.  RCCL is the parents, and we, the posters who have been here for a while, are the kids.  Amongst ourselves, we are allowed to discuss and even criticize our parents.  But, when some drive by comes on here to complain about our parents, we will defend them.
    Who knows what the motive is.  I think most of the time the OP doesn't even understand this is a fan forum.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from Bradinmississippi in Worst cruise ever   
    I might also mention, the OP claims this was the "worst cruise ever".  I can think of plenty of cruises that were way worse than this one.  Today is April 17.  One in particular ended rather suddenly 110 years and 2 days ago that I'm sure was way worse.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from Pooch in Worst cruise ever   
    I might also mention, the OP claims this was the "worst cruise ever".  I can think of plenty of cruises that were way worse than this one.  Today is April 17.  One in particular ended rather suddenly 110 years and 2 days ago that I'm sure was way worse.
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    RCVoyager got a reaction from BowTieBrigade in Worst cruise ever   
    I've said in the past, that in some ways, this message board and RCCL are kind of like a family.  RCCL is the parents, and we, the posters who have been here for a while, are the kids.  Amongst ourselves, we are allowed to discuss and even criticize our parents.  But, when some drive by comes on here to complain about our parents, we will defend them.
    Who knows what the motive is.  I think most of the time the OP doesn't even understand this is a fan forum.
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    RCVoyager reacted to Eddy in Labadee beaches covered in trash!   
    All due respect, Haiti has a serious trash/pollution problem.  So the Haitian government should be accountable and take responsibility for what is going on.  To suggest its coming from everywhere else is ignorance.  
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    RCVoyager reacted to Pooch in find another cruise line!   
    Maybe if the tone of the original post was different, the replies would be too.
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    RCVoyager reacted to WAAAYTOOO in find another cruise line!   
    I suspect that when the poster does not get the sympathy that they are seeking (usually), they have no desire to return.  Just a guess....
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    RCVoyager reacted to SPS in find another cruise line!   
    I really don't like when this happens on this site. All too often, people join just to rant in absolute anger about getting "screwed over" because they had not done their due diligence.
    Just as @smokeybandit said, this was going to be the outcome with any of the cruise lines when you book with a non-refundable deposit.
    The truly sad part is that many of the "Join/Rant/Leave" members, as I like to call them, don't return after typing their vitriol to get what could actually be some useful advise.
    i.e, Cruise With Confidence, only book refundable fares, travel insurance, etc.
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    RCVoyager reacted to BrianB in find another cruise line!   
    ...could it be?...another hit and run poster...one and done.
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