There is no pleasing some people

I just read the below article and cannot believe the comments from some of the passengers.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Carnival-Cruise-Ship-Passengers-Stuck-in-New-York-City-Hurricane-Matthew-Cancels-Trip-395919321.html

The cruise line did everything within their powers and went way beyond what was required but it seems that some people just don't get it. First the cruise line offered a full refund for the trip but people opted to go north. Now they are offering a 50% credit for a future booking plus 250 OBC. And all of this for something outside of their control (the weather) and something that they do not have to pay compensation for. But still people complain. Yeah I get it. This is not the vacation they planned. But $hit happens and sometimes you just have to deal with it and move on. This one is a good example of people with unreal expectations.

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Sad to say, I told DH that this would happen.  Some people no doubt want the cruise they are on to be free and then another free cruise to compensate, and then OBC to sooth their ruffled feathers.  SMH  Wonder how many will remove their gratuities since they had a terrible cruise?  I feel sorry for the crew.  Crabby, hateful people who will likely stiff them. 

 

Yep!

This article came up on my FB and I was just telling my BF that. I work at the port in Baltimore so when I walked in on Sunday I didn't know anything until someone said "I don't want to go to NY!"

The original letter they gave at the door had $100 OBC and 25% off a future cruise, so they even upped that! Many people canceled, and its their prerogative, but They tried getting word out before the cruise and even when you walked in the door.... Safety first....

I noted that in a post earlier about what would be said about the cancellations.

I also heard that full refunds were given at the time for those who wanted to go home. So the line did what they could. Especially when we see how bad the storm is.

I would have stayed on the ship and enjoyed the credit and also the %50 discount on another cruise.

Also as stated before I DONT CRUISE IN THE PEAK TIME OF HURRICANE SEASON.

Since these folk were offered total refund to NOT  cruise, they really have no legitimate complaint.  Of course that means very little in today's world, but the lawyers should be able to carry the day.  I am sorry the cruise was cancelled.

I would have been just as happy going north as going south - especially with the comps added in.

Some people just have to complain about everything, hoping for more handouts.

Like you said, there's no pleasing some people. 

use the OBC at the spa and a nice restaurant. Buy an expensive bottle of wine, and be glad you are not the ones in the storm. 

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