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Old 04-07-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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just read a report on fox.com about a cruise passenger that got kicked off of the conquest because he threw a fit and started a petition for missing a port due to a crew member having to be air lifted out for a medical emergency.
he didnt like missing the port, or the 25 bucks he was offered for missing it.
I guess it takes all kinds. I think the captain did the right thing. I love sea days
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The passengers in question no doubt have a clearer understanding of the power of a ship's Master today. I am delighted at the actions taken by the Captain in this episode. If I ever sail with him I'll rest comfortably knowing that my ship is led by a fine officer. The passengers who joined in this protest should have been given the heave-ho as well. I would have jeered them heartily from the lido deck as they were escorted down the pier. I may have even "accidently" spilled a beer on them.

I want to be clear to everyone reading this thread. This forum does not condone anyone challenging the decisions or authority of a ship's crew. The Master of the ship made a decision and that is the end of it. "Stuff" happens, and these passengers needed to accept it and move on. These passengers chose a different route and paid the consequences for their stupid decision.

We will not be entertaining any discussion which supports the actions taken by these people.
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Very well said. I agree with what the Captain did 100%. Can you imagine how fast that could have gotten out of hand in the middle of the ocean. Hats off to him
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Obviously the crew member that was airlifted from the ship was very ill. People who do not put the health and safety of others before something as trivial as getting an extra sea day instead of a port should be booted, in my opinion. I am sure if the person needing to be airlifted from the ship were a family member or friend of the passenger who started this, he may have a different opinion.
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I am sure if the person needing to be airlifted from the ship were a family member or friend of the passenger who started this, he may have a different opinion.
Oh, you can bet everything you own on that! If the shoe was on the other foot and the Captain decided to keep heading for Jamaica, we would be hearing a different story.
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Kudos Dave! That was indeed very well said.

I don't want to make a long discussion of what I deem as a selfish and idiotic act. However, I have to weigh in on this. Not only did this person challenge the Captain's authority, which is a big no-no on any ship, his actions and attitude about another person's life I find despicable.

It is a me-me, "I have to have my way" world out there it seems. This takes it to another level.

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In the old days, he would have been keel-hauled. Don't you miss the good old days? Talk about on-board entertainment. The Captain is ultimate law and authority on the ship. The way it should be. It's his/her ship. You are a guest. There is little comparison to any other job in the world if you think about it. Many cities have a smaller population than a cruise ship. And there isn't a mayor out there that can, with a single decision, sink his whole city in a instant. From Love Boat, it might seem that Capt. Stubing has the best job in the world, but it is a huge responsibility. These mutineers should be happy that they were let off at a pier and not left at sea in a row boat. Good for you Captain.
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You know I wonder if this man even considered what a dangerous situation he created. If he had done this on a plane, he would have not only been kicked off but would find his bottom in jail. I guess that is why I am no a cruise ship captain, I would have thrown him in the brig and waited until we returned the the USA.
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ricks, that was very well said too. Some folks must not comprehend they are at sea and another set of rules apply when on a ship.

"I didn't get to go to Jamaica" so I will start a protest on board a ship!

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Old 04-08-2008, 06:46 AM
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Truly sad that a person's life or health is of no concern to another individual. I hope no one in his family becomes critically ill at a time that will inconvenience him.

I hope every captain on every ship that I am a passenger on will care enough for any person in distress, to do the right thing.
 
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