But the Big Kahuna of the boganfreude genre is cruise ship stories. Last weekend up to 23 members of an extended Italian family were reported to be behind brawls – or “bloodbaths” as News Limited called them – terrorising passengers onboard the Carnival Legend. Remarkably, some passengers were underwhelmed by Carnival Cruise’s offer of 25% off the victims’ next Carnival cruise.
Barkho, which is the family name of those involved in the brawl, is a typical Assyrian name. Nothing in common with Italian names the way it writes (kho).when assuming that the troublesome family on the Cruise ship was Middle Eastern (I was thinking Lebanese) but it turns out they were Italian.
I wasn’t sure about cruising, but did a short 4 night one last year on Carnival and was pleasantly surprised. There were people drinking, but I never saw anyone obnoxious.
Just like Indonesia isn’t for everyone, some people just aren’t the target market.
Booze isn’t free on the boats. You’re paying $5-10 per drink. You can buy a drink pass for $60-65 per day, for up to 15 drinks.
Most ships have do have extra cost restaurants. Ours had a great steakhouse, that for $35 total, you got a 5-6 course meal, with prime cuts of beef, lobstertails, etc. We tried it on the last cruise, and it was really great, and even came with a bottle of free wine.
We even did a Chef’s table, which was a nice experience, too. If you just eat at the buffet, you’re missing much of the best food on board.
This is probably related to the Battle of the Java Sea, which took place on February 27, 1942 and therefore is commemorated. The battle took place between an Allied squadron led by Rear Admiral Karel Doorman and the Imperial Japanese Navy under Rear Admiral Takeo Takagi. The Combined Striking Force of 14 Dutch, American, British and Australian ships lost. The blow was particularly great for the Royal Netherlands Navy. In addition to Doorman himself, 900 Dutch sailors lost their lives at sea.Previously, on Monday, February 27, 2023 Bitung Port received 2 training ships of the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), namely JS Shimakaze and the JS Asagiri.