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Friday, September 5, 2008

Tropical storms fuel “Mutiny” on Carnival Cruise Lines ship “Miracle".

The recent tropical storms and hurricanes have impacted recent cruise itineraries. At least 6 ships have been forced to adjust their itineraries in the last few weeks.

According to web postings the disgruntled passengers on one ship the Carnival “Miracle” are ready to storm the bridge and take control of the vessel. Originally scheduled out of New York City on an 8 day sailing to sunny San Juan, PR and St Thomas USVI the ship never made it past Florida and now is over 1000 miles off course as it heads towards Rhode Island.

But one positive is that the ships can steer away from the storms so the passengers don’t have ride it out as land based vacationers have to. Trust me I rode out a storm in the Dominican Republic and that experience was no treat.

Maybe the fine folks at Carnival need to rename this ship the S. S. Minnow.