A follower of my blog sent me a video of a loose deck railing taken by a passenger yesterday on the Carnival Fantasy which is currently sailing from Mobile, Alabama to Cozumel, Mexico.
The video (bottom) was posted to Facebook and shows the passenger pointng out a railing with heavily rusted brackets (video image left). The video has a caption saying:
Carnival Cruise broken rail! Beware and look before you lean!!!! 12/17/17
Please share so people will look!
The narration includes the following:
So we are on a Carnival cruise to the Caribbean. . . I lean on the rail . . . just came out of the food court . . . lean on the rail and find out that the rail was broken . . it moved about this far (pointing) when I lean on it . . . scared me, I thought I was going overboard but thank God . . . this side is still holding, this side is broke off . . . you guys be wary with your kids . . . when you are on Carnival Cruise Lines, or any cruise line really, just check the rails . . . that could have been serious . . . wooh!
I have not been on this cruise ship, but I believe that the passenger is referring to deck 8 (Atlantic Deck).
We recently posted an article about a spy camera & transmitter installed in a passenger cabin on this ship. So, the point is that you can’t take anything for granted when you cruise, including even whether the rails are maintained in good shape or they are so rusted to the point of being dangerous.
The passenger is a retired Air Force sergeant who lives in Alabama. So, thank you for your service, and thank you for pointing out this hazard!
The Good Samaritan passenger indicated on his Facebook page that he was going to alert the crew of the dangerous condition of the railing and would provide an update . . . .
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Video credit: Facebook