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Dirtiest Cruise ShipNominee

July 20th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

peaceboat-cover

And the winner is… The Peace Boat (aka TSS Oceanic) with a score of 73 (Center for Disease and Control says scores below 85 are not satisfactory)

2nd place: Pride of Aloha

3rd place: MV Clipper Pacific

Check out Chris Elliott’s summary on Tripso

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(3 votes, average: 9.00 out of 10)
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Coldest Pool on a Cruise ShipNominee

July 10th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

ice cruise

Photo and Titanic Nomination sent in by Kyle Johnstone

From the Cunard Line ship Queen Victoria in the Atlantic Ocean.

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(3 votes, average: 9.67 out of 10)
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Roughest CruiseNominee

July 2nd, 2009 by Doug Lansky

Skip about 5 min into the clip to see where the waves turn the dining room into splinters.

Not verified, but the ship appears to be the 47,000 ton Pacific Sun with 1732 passengers and 671 crew. After 50 knot winds and over 20-foot waves off the coast of New Zealand, 42 passengers received medical attention.

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(17 votes, average: 9.71 out of 10)
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Worst Travel Agent RequestNominee

June 10th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

chihuahua

photo via flickr:  Erick Muñiz and Texas to Mexico composite

Travel agent Steven Greenbaum of Pisa Brothers Travel in New York was asked to book a trip with a pet Chihuahua.  The  traveler wanted to take the dog to Chihuahua, Mexico. Why?  To help the pet discover his roots.

Source: Travel + Leisure

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(6 votes, average: 9.83 out of 10)
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Worst Tippers Get Black ListedNominee

May 12th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

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Passengers who opted out of a pre-paid tipping scheme get “black listed” in crew quarters.  Outrage when passengers find out.

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(4 votes, average: 7.50 out of 10)
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Roughest Cruise Ship VoyageNominee

May 10th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

The ship takes a real knock one minute into the clip.  Hard to imagine many turned up at the midnight buffet.

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(23 votes, average: 9.52 out of 10)
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Roughest Cruise Ship PoolNominee

April 24th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

Why cruise ships don’t have larger swimming pools.

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(10 votes, average: 8.50 out of 10)
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