Movie and television producer-director-writer Judd Apatow took aim at the cruise industry, referring to ships as “giant garbage dumps.”
Mr. Aparow tweeted:
Do we really need cruises? Aren’t they just giant garbage dumps polluting our oceans? Why are we so worried about them and not building better hospitals and schools? It’s not worth killing the oceans to get free buffets.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) March 19, 2020
Did he tweet that from aboard a private jet with a big ole Escalade waiting for him at the airport? 😉
And perhaps he should check out this news: Carnival is offering ships to become hospitals.
I’m guessing he’s never been on a cruise, given his little “free buffets” comment. My wife and I have enjoyed excellent meals, fun shows, and more aboard ships.
Our appreciation and love for oceans only increased after we experienced the beauty of what’s out there.
Plus, cruises aren’t necessarily free (but if you play your points and miles correctly, they might be 😉 ).
Predictably, Mr. Apatow had some detractors:
You make great points, but you are an incredibly rich man who is calling for the end of a type of vacation that almost anyone can afford. The middle class gets incredible bang for their buck on cruises
— John Berger (@johnberger56) March 19, 2020
I enjoy a cruise,its an affordable vacation for me & my family,especially since I am just a chef.We can’t afford an all inclusive on some island like others, no offense.Moreover,it is a safe environment for my children.They can do their thing, while wifey & I can enjoy our vacay
— Heath Schecter (@Chef_Heath) March 19, 2020
Honestly, I think you did it wrong. There are lots of activities on board and each port has its adventures! We’ve done ship planned excursions and also planned our own. We’ve seen so many incredible places, experienced phenomenal shows and entertainment and had a great time.
— jessicajulien (@jessicajulien10) March 19, 2020
When my mom started having some mobility issues, as did her elderly friends, a cruise was the main way they could travel. Also price includes everything but tips and souvenirs when in port, so she knew exactly the cost- important on her fixed income.
— LAMusing (@LAMusing) March 19, 2020
And there were supporters, too.
Totally agree. And they don’t even pay taxes to the US. Get rid of ‘em. Let’s maintain our parks and beaches and forest and streams and all the animals that live in them. Now that’s livin!
— Diane Amato (@DiAmatoStyle) March 19, 2020
I understand what you are saying. But I avoid cruises like the plague because it seems the demographic is low middle class who just want to binge eat on crap buffets and get drunk on cheap liquor. Trapped on that sounds horrific.
— Wendy Nolan (@Arienrhod_) March 19, 2020
Cruises are the ideal getaway for people who live in fear of anything different from what they know and who actually don’t want to go anywhere.
— Johnny Killoran (@metroville) March 19, 2020
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