Viking Funerals

“All aboard, we’ve been waiting for you-uuuuu”

Maybe if we all chip-in, we could book a cabin for Lord Damp Nut, where he could chase Charro:

“Carnival Cruise Line announced plans Monday to resume service beginning August 1, despite concerns from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that cruise ship travel “exacerbates the global spread of COVID-19.” Carnival Cruise Line, which is owned by Carnival Corp., said it advised travel agents on Monday that eight of its ships will return to service on August 1. Three of its ships will set sail from Galveston, Texas, the company said, and three others will sail from Miami. The company said two of its ships will sail from Port Canaveral, Florida….

“On Friday, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure called for Carnival Corp. to hand over a slew of documents related to its response to coronavirus outbreaks on its ships that infected more than 1,500 and killed dozens of people. The committee, which says it has jurisdiction over maritime transportation issues, described cruise ships as “a fertile breeding ground for infectious diseases.”

Why we don’t sink those behemoth floating petri dishes in the Marianna Trench is beyond me.

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8 Responses to Viking Funerals

  1. donnah says:

    Anyone booking a cruise right now should receive a custom body bag and free burial at sea.

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  2. Kent Fossgreen says:

    National Review cruises must resume immediately! (Not even kidding.)


  3. osirisopto says:

    I hear each passenger’s pillow will be graced with a virus filled chocolate in the shape of a Darwin Award.


  4. sos says:

    Rrrrriiiiight down the River Styx. Ahoy!


  5. julesmomcat says:

    Anyone who pays that much for a guaranteed painful death deserves what they get.


  6. Mary Ellen Sandahl says:

    I used to write copy for different sorts of travel brochures, including bridge cruises. These are short cruises of which the primary purpose and attraction is non-stop onboard bridge play; sometimes the ship is the venue for important tournaments. The ones I wrote up were under the auspices of a celebrity bridge champ and teacher (he died several years ago so I’m not in danger of offending him in anonymity).
    Apparently the bridge players would almost never get off the boat – unwilling to lose game time – and I always felt that my earnestly inviting descriptions of Aruba or the Virgin Islands were basically a waste of effort and printer’s ink. (Not to mention a big bore to do; there are only so many synonyms, even in English, for “exciting” or “luxurious”; but that’s a problem with all travel advertising). I’ve been wondering if these things are still going on. Bridge is as addictive as heroin for a lot of people. And for all I know, cruising itself may also be.

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  7. roket says:

    Curious. I assume they are confident that their liability issues have been taken care of. Who tracks the people who die between the time they book their cruise and Aug 1? Also, will these booked dead peoples estates get a refund or will it be assumed they would have died on the cruise anyway? Just curious.


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