|(2010)On the U.S. Midway flight deck, with the crippled Carnival Splendor in the background, Happy 4th|
|It is better to ask for forgiveness than Permission To Go Ashore.|
CCL ships are flagged under Panama.Therefore, when you buy a ticket, you essentially give up your constitutional and consumer rights. Carnival Cruise Control, nevertheless went into overdrive and has gone overboard with comp upgrades-as we are staying three nights at the Hyatt. Headed for Paris tomorrow-Carnival is paying for the flight, reimbursed the voyage and is giving us another one too. The WalMart of cruising is living up to its moniker-pay less and have more fun.
Didja (here about The Carnival Splendor) Story or Black Swan Event?
While it was like wining the lottery, having a catastropic power failure at sea, this was no BP oil Spill, no Stock Market Crash, no 9-11. Nevertheless, when Disaster strikes, blame it on the Black Swan, dynamic--- something higly improbable that we retrofit a narrative later and rationalize as being entirely predictable.
The ship certainly has had bad luck. I wrote about the recent crew member jumping overboard two weeks ago. After that, I was joking "I don't want to be the last man out of a burning building" metaphor, and decided to leave the Splendor as Art Director, after five ships and 15 months at sea, but booked this cruise and couldn't get the money back.
Exerpt from my post: Denmark-My Fine Feathered Friend
Black Swan logic makes what you don't know far more relevant than what you do know. Isn't it strange to see an event happening precisely because it was not supposed to happen?