On my cruise July 11-18 on the Carnival Victory 2010, i expected a dream vacation I have been waiting for all year. On the first stop in Saint Thomas in the virgin islands, our trip turned for the deadly. As we headed down to a very popular Coki beach, a man with a gun came from the jungle and shot a man in the street feet away from our bus. I hid under my seat for I am not dumb enough to put my head up. As I went down I gunfire erupted ffrom all directions. The last thing I saw was the gunman running at us shooting in our direcion. Screams erupted as bullets wizzed through our fan inches fromextinguishing my life some driver rear ended our van in the panic. I glanced up and saw a siloet of a man pull out is gun and empty his clip above my head. As i prayed that somehow the barrage of bullets would spare me and my father. I began to put together what was happening. There was a moentary cease fire for which we could escape. As I stood up (unwillingly) I saw a man dead on the ground and a man on another tour bus parrelel to ours who had been shot threw the upper chest. We ran away from the area for even though our bus totaled had no driver considering he left us. As we got further from the sceen a bus yelled for us to get on. A tourist had to drive the van since there driver left them also. As we got on they were leaving. by the luck of god we found that bus. the drive back was almost worse. the barely 2 lane road was filled with screaming cop and medical cars along with the other insane drivers. when we got back and told the carnival cruise lines they didnt beleive us and mocked us. later they realized we wenrt lying but lyed to us saying one person got hit in the hand. After more reaserch we found out that one girl that was on the cruise was killed on the sceen and another man wasimjured badely. afer constant meetings saying how they arent liable and it was our fault somehow we finally began hering how bad it really was that three civillians had been shot down. The back ground story was that two families have been fueding over property rights over a beach it went from a stabbing at night to a shooting at night to this. the reason the two gangs were there was for a funeral for the person who had been shot! One gang went to cause trouble and the other gang anticipated it. Even the police anticipated it and had a man there watching over. Doesnt Carnival have a person hired to warn us about impending danger like storms, or civil disputes or say GANG WARS. On top of insult they decided not to give the mortified people anything. A carnival employee talked to the captain and he said "dont give them a penny" how rude not even a free drink pass for almost dieng. When you waited longer than five minutes at burger king you at leat got a free fry. They downplayed the death in the news by saying only one carnival passenger died and one was injured. They barely gave us a free call to tell our families we were alive. The trip was a nightmare and I will never forget how terrible Canival really is.
Yet Another Terrible Carnival Cruise
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