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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    A cruise ship is not as easy of a target as you might suspect. Unless you hit this thing from multiple angles, there are simply too many people on there for you not to get caught. First, the captain will radio distress and within minutes you will have a military dispatched to ruin your day. Second, its very hard to attack a ship on the open seas, you have to be in a boat big enough to do that and if you are, you are easily tracable. Third, it would be an act of war.

    I don't see a cruise ship as an easy target, I see it as a sucker hole into something much worse.
    Also, almost all cruise ships are foreign. Because of stricter American registration laws, the cruise industry registers almost every ship on a foreign flag. There are many Panamanian and Italian vessels. There's only one American one in the entire industry. It's a ship that cruises Hawaii exclusively. Therefore every port it visits is an American one. They have a law that says if a foreign ship goes to an American port, it's required to visit a foreign port before visiting another American one. That's why that ship that only cruises Hawaii sails under the American flag.

    Cruising is a lot of fun and I intend to keep doing it. I'm not going to live my life in fear. It's extremely unlikely that one of these ships will sink or be attacked by terrorists. There are reports of car accidents almost every day, but that doesn't mean I'm going to stop driving my car. It's even possible a terrorist could rig up some kind of explosive device and attack a bridge, but I'm not going to live my life refusing to drive over bridges.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    That's not true. Cruise lines don't talk about their armed security because they don't want to alarm potential passengers, but it's definitely there...
    Okay. I was under the impression that was not allowed. Now, once they start allowing PASSENGERS to carry arms, I might CONSIDER taking a cruise.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Italy cruise ship captain detained after vessel runs aground


    Didnt see this posted anywhere on here! Bit of a shocking story and there will be a lot of questions that need answered! Thoughts with the families of the missing people and hope even at this hour they can still find some people in there!
    We did a 5-day cruise over new years. That is scary.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Okay. I was under the impression that was not allowed. Now, once they start allowing PASSENGERS to carry arms, I might CONSIDER taking a cruise.
    That's about as likely as allowing passengers on airplanes to carry guns. It ain't gonna happen. Those cruise ships are safer than the cars we drive in every day. Cruising is fun. You're missing out. However, it's your life and your call to make. You would also need to get a passport since almost every cruise goes to foreign ports. The only exception is that one ship that cruises Hawaii only. It's known as the Pride of America.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    That's about as likely as allowing passengers on airplanes to carry guns. It ain't gonna happen. Those cruise ships are safer than the cars we drive in every day. Cruising is fun. You're missing out. However, it's your life and your call to make. You would also need to get a passport since almost every cruise goes to foreign ports. The only exception is that one ship that cruises Hawaii only. It's known as the Pride of America.
    Which is why you'll probably never see me on a cruise ship and why whenever possible I will DRIVE wherever I'm going rather than flying. Though I'm not sure if you realize that it's only within about the last 50 years that gun possession on a plane has been banned. It actually used to be quite common.

    My mother has been on several cruises, including a couple with my dad before he passed away. I don't have a passport, and despite my mother's insistance that I should get one, I'm not planning on doing so any time soon; so the Pride of America is the only one I could do. Besides, I've got a whole lot of places to visit her in the mainland of the US before I get to Hawaii on my list of places to go. Pearl Harbor is about the only thing out there that interests me.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Which is why you'll probably never see me on a cruise ship and why whenever possible I will DRIVE wherever I'm going rather than flying. Though I'm not sure if you realize that it's only within about the last 50 years that gun possession on a plane has been banned. It actually used to be quite common.

    My mother has been on several cruises, including a couple with my dad before he passed away. I don't have a passport, and despite my mother's insistance that I should get one, I'm not planning on doing so any time soon; so the Pride of America is the only one I could do. Besides, I've got a whole lot of places to visit her in the mainland of the US before I get to Hawaii on my list of places to go. Pearl Harbor is about the only thing out there that interests me.
    I almost forgot, there are some ships that sail from Los Angeles or San Diego to Hawaii. Those could also be done without a passport. The Pride of America is a great deal for people who want to see multiple Hawaiian islands inexpensively. It typically visits Oahu, the Big Island, Maui, and Kaui. If you flew to all those locations and stayed in hotels, it would be way move expensive than just visiting them via the ship.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I almost forgot, there are some ships that sail from Los Angeles or San Diego to Hawaii. Those could also be done without a passport. The Pride of America is a great deal for people who want to see multiple Hawaiian islands inexpensively. It typically visits Oahu, the Big Island, Maui, and Kaui. If you flew to all those locations and stayed in hotels, it would be way move expensive than just visiting them via the ship.
    I have no interest in California at all; and as I said, the only thing I want to see in Hawaii is Pearl Harbor. I could fly into Hawaii, spend the day at Pearl Harbor and leave the next morning and be perfectly happy having spent all the time I need to in that state.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I have no interest in California at all; and as I said, the only thing I want to see in Hawaii is Pearl Harbor. I could fly into Hawaii, spend the day at Pearl Harbor and leave the next morning and be perfectly happy having spent all the time I need to in that state.
    There are a lot of great things to see in Hawaii besides Pearl Harbor. If you've paid for an expensive plane ticket, why not look around some while you're there? It has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and waterfalls. But suit yourself.

    If you visit Pearl Harbor, be prepared to get emotional. The memorial to the USS Arizona is very moving. You can still see the ship through the water and some pipes come up out of it. It puts into perspective the horror those sailors went through that day.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    There are a lot of great things to see in Hawaii besides Pearl Harbor. If you've paid for an expensive plane ticket, why not look around some while you're there? It has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and waterfalls. But suit yourself.
    When I do travel, which is not very often, it's almost always to see places from American History. I don't get all that interested in beautiful scenery or things like that. Since Hawaii is one of our 2 most recent additions to the USA, it doesn't have a whole lot of American History for me to explore there beyond Pearl Harbor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    If you visit Pearl Harbor, be prepared to get emotional. The memorial to the USS Arizona is very moving. You can still see the ship through the water and some pipes come up out of it. It puts into perspective the horror those sailors went through that day.
    Thanks. I know several people who have visited the site, and who have had very similar experiences. It's obviously a very emotional place, and I'm sure that will make for some lasting memories, in several ways. Just as my trips to several other historical locations (Gettysburg in particular) have been very moving and "unusual" experiences.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    When I do travel, which is not very often, it's almost always to see places from American History. I don't get all that interested in beautiful scenery or things like that. Since Hawaii is one of our 2 most recent additions to the USA, it doesn't have a whole lot of American History for me to explore there beyond Pearl Harbor.
    They also discovered a sunken Japanese tiny sub in Hawaii. Before the Pearl Harbor attack, one of our Naval vessels found it and sank it. They reported it, and you would think it would have alerted our forces to be ready, but they were not believed. It was a very inexperienced crew that was not taken seriously. That sub was discovered after I moved away from Hawaii, so I'm not sure if they have any tours to it, but you could look into it. Hawaii was very important strategically to the US during WW II. There are military bases there you might be allowed to visit. I visited a nuclear submarine when I lived there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Thanks. I know several people who have visited the site, and who have had very similar experiences. It's obviously a very emotional place, and I'm sure that will make for some lasting memories, in several ways. Just as my trips to several other historical locations (Gettysburg in particular) have been very moving and "unusual" experiences.
    I've still never been to Gettysburg, but would love to go. I have an ancestor who who fought for the Union in the Civil War. I don't know much about him. I just know he was from New York. I don't know which battles he fought in. He may have fought at Gettysburg. We just don't know.

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