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Carnival's (CCL) Legend made it back into port yesterday after engine troubles limited its...

Carnival's (CCL) Legend made it back into port yesterday after engine troubles limited its sailing speed. Unfortunately, for the company - and perhaps the industry (RCL, NCLH) - politicians have grabbed ahold of the issue. New York Senator Charles Schumer proposed a "Cruise Ship Passenger Bill of Rights" to improve conditions and expectations in the industry. CCL -3.2% premarket.
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  • fovair
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    I am a long time cruiser; I love cruising and have sailed on all the 3 cruise lines,
    Maybe they should start taking time out 1 week every 3 or-4 months to stand down for proper maintenance and inspection.
    All machinery needs to regular maintenance that can't be done in a 10 hour turn around while loading new passengers.
    If you've cruised at all seeing the loading and unloading process ; It is too quick and congested to accomplish any meaningful mechanical and maintenance. The money paid/spent in lost cruisers or paying to fly home 2000-3000 people for ruined/boched trips would be better investing in better PM on the ships.. Nothing runs 24/7.
    WDM
    18 Mar 2013, 01:20 PM Reply Like
  • Michael S Harris
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    Smart idea
    20 Mar 2013, 06:19 AM Reply Like
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