The first sentence of the Gene Sloan article says it all. "Bad Boy". I don't blame Carnival at all for dropping the Cougar cruise. They've been trying for years to shed their image from the 70's of being the "party boat". Which is a misnomer today.
I agree. Something happened on or with that cruise that made Carnival decide not to repeat it. Either the image it portrayed or the happenings on the cruise itself were not up to the image that CCL is trying to obtain. I just thought it was funny that the story was even considered news worthy.
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Originally posted by vietvet:
In my opinion RCCL is the new party headquarters.
I beg to differ
On my last caribbean cruise on RCCL I got bored and went back to carnival, for me RCCL is a more lay low cruise line.
I can tell you this
I actually noted that the party flavor of Carnival have gone down during this last few years and the company have adopted a new family fun idea but I'm ok with it and I consider carnival a new kind of "family party" company and also I can still party all night long and dance the night away without any regrets...