My husband and I just returned from a week aboard the beautiful Mariner of the Seas. We had such a wonderful time! However, there was some sort of emergency on the ship and we had to make an emergency stop in Miami on our way back to Port Canaveral. We heard that a passenger died onboard of either a heart attack or blood clot. Just wondering if anyone can verify what happened? It would be such a tragedy if someone died while they were on vacation.
while I cannot confirm this particular incident, I have been on a number of cruises where somebody got critically sick and had to be airlifted. Also, it does happen from time to time that a passenger dies onboard. Cunard's "QE2" actually has its own mortuary in which a couple of bodies can be kept (remember this ships undertakes world cruises which sometimes are 100 days or more).
came back yesterday and we have a terrible snowdesaster here in my hometown. My husband is now trying to get our car out of the garage, but doesnŽt find places for the snow.
It was a wonderful cruise but the end was a catostrophe. We had a thunderstorm and so many rain in Galveston, when we arrived. And nothing was organized for the transfers while having so many rain. We had almost 5 inches water on the street, nobody helped putting the luggages in the busses and we had to change all our clothes when we arrived after a 1 1/2 hour drive to Houston in totally wet clothes in a cold bus at the airport in Houston.
That was really a desaster. Private cars were allowed to stop in front of the terminal but busses stood in a distance to the terminal and we had to walk to the heaviest rain we ever saw.
And now the snow in Germany, but we have electricity oppostite to some other parts a few miles away.
Have much to tell you within the next days and beginning with my review, but first and german and then with help from a friend, crown prince, making the english version for all of you.
Marita: welcome back! We had a foot of snow here over the weekend- so unneccessary!
I can just imagine the scene in Galveston. It boggles the mind that they have up to 8 thousand passengers a day coming and going on that tiny street. Am I doing my math right? Two ships on Sunday, two thousand each getting on and another four thousand getting off? The buses were parked haphazardly, with porters trying to jam bags into them in a way that made sense, people standing outside in the heat... and I actually think that is easier than trying to make it to the Enterprise terminal via shuttle bus. Oh well!