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    Some bad news this morning.

    The cruise ship, 'Vasco de Gama' which left Melbourne Wednesday evening is drifting off the coast of South Australia with no power.

    No toilets, lights, elevators, cooking or much else.
    There are about 900 passengers and the crew aboard and as one passenger told on a phone call to local radio station,
    'We boarded this ship In London for the trip of a life time'.

    She has since been able to get into Adelaide where she is now berthed waiting for repairs.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

    John Strange R737787
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    Apparently she started to list 15 degrees!! As my husband said..... time to get off!
    I was on the Iberia many moons ago, outside Vancouver it too stopped and started listing (I believe that ship was known for doing that sort of thing)
    The lights went out and we were told to go to boat stations.
    When we went up there was thick black smoke everywhere. Eventually we were stood down, so we all trooped back to the bar where ciggie lighters were used to guide the waiters so we could carry on having a good time.
    We berthed the next day very late... I wasted no time disembarking ( I travelled light, cabin baggage only) to the derisive hoots of fellow passengers.
    Luckily I had bought Greyhound bus tickets back in OZ so I just took off for the next 3 months bussing . I originally had planned to "do" America on the way back home.....but hey I was flexible you can do that when travelling solo.
    When I told the Greyhound guy in New York how long I had been travelling that way he couldn't believe it.....thought all Aussies were nuts!
    True and proud of it.

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