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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by X-Thor » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:52 am

    Stained Class wrote:
    AmelieM wrote:You should hear the news SOON concerning the already announced band...

    So 2 days before departure.


    Or a footnote on the running order...
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by AmelieM » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:25 pm

    Haha! No! I meant the band will announce it themselves! You know, because some ppl out there still have some respect for the fans... ;)
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Mal2000 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:46 pm

    AmelieM wrote:You should hear the news soon concerning the already announced band... They seemed to have pretty much made up their mind. :(


    If the band is pulling out 5 months before the cruise becasue they did not hear news from UMC, than I don't want this band on board.
    God Dethroned was announced in July and they got final confirmation with tickets in December. They did not pulled out, nor panicked. They trusted UMC and they love their fans.
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Stained Class » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:49 pm

    Mal2000 wrote:
    AmelieM wrote:You should hear the news soon concerning the already announced band... They seemed to have pretty much made up their mind. :(


    If the band is pulling out 5 months before the cruise becasue they did not hear news from UMC, than I don't want this band on board.
    God Dethroned was announced in July and they got final confirmation with tickets in December. They did not pulled out, nor panicked. They trusted UMC and they love their fans.
    Awesome band.

    I was thinking this too. It seems really silly to me to panic and pull out so far ahead. Unless perhaps a better opportunity came up like in the first year when Stratovarius got offered a tour with Helloween. If they would just drop it like that than maybe they didn't wanna be on that badly in the first place.
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    Re: Where's Our Next Announcement Bitch Thread 2014

    by Mal2000 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:50 pm

    X-Thor wrote:Image



    the best one so far
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Mal2000 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:54 pm

    Stained Class wrote:
    I was thinking this too. It seems really silly to me to panic and pull out so far ahead. Unless perhaps a better opportunity came up


    well said, man
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Feanorgandalf » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:57 pm

    Stained Class wrote:I was thinking this too. It seems really silly to me to panic and pull out so far ahead. Unless perhaps a better opportunity came up


    That's what she said
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Stained Class » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:09 pm

    Feanorgandalf wrote:
    Stained Class wrote:I was thinking this too. It seems really silly to me to panic and pull out so far ahead. Unless perhaps a better opportunity came up


    That's what she said

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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Sgt. B » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:51 pm

    Azazel101 wrote:
    AmelieM wrote:I don't think the cruise will be cancelled either, but I know for a fact that one or more bands (announced and not yet announced) are seriously thinking of pulling off the cruise because they don't get any news from UMC either. And this was told to me directly by the band members in question. Sucks. Really sucks.

    My guess is swallow the sun and Wintersun.
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    Going of her wishlist, I would either guess those two (Wintersun & Swallow The Sun) or Kamelot & Seventh Wonder.

    Kamelot was in Montreal a few days ago, maybe AmelieM talked to the band......
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by viathyn » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:07 pm

    Kamelot would be silly, considering they've played the cruise before and know how it works..
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by AmelieM » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:32 pm

    The point is not to find which bands, the point is that bands are starting to worry too...
    And one of the bands not announced were veterans...
    I really hope UMC will wake up soon.
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Azazel101 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:41 pm

    AmelieM wrote:The point is not to find which bands, the point is that bands are starting to worry too...
    And one of the bands not announced were veterans...
    I really hope UMC will wake up soon.

    I think we all completely understand that but we got to have a little fun with it.
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by AmelieM » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:46 pm

    I don't find it fun cuz we paid $3000 for our stupid tickets! Haha! But I'm confident we'll get something in the coming days. I hope bands threatening to cancel will make things move a little bit.
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by meshuggah » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:48 pm

    If UMC cancels the cruise, they might as well go out of business, as they won't be trusted any more. If they are not cancelling, they had better start to respond. They have more and more competition every year, and are not the unique cruise they were in 2011, and I think that many here will look elsewhere for future music cruise experiences.
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by X-Thor » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:11 pm

    meshuggah wrote:If UMC cancels the cruise, they might as well go out of business, as they won't be trusted any more. If they are not cancelling, they had better start to respond. They have more and more competition every year, and are not the unique cruise they were in 2011, and I think that many here will look elsewhere for future music cruise experiences.


    They won't cancel the cruise. They will again deliver a great festival and we'll all have a blast.

    That being said, I do think they'll have to make announcements more often next year...
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by deathmetalpat » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:13 pm

    The only thing I dislike about the lull in announcements is the fact that the window for cheap airfare (2 weeks before Labor Day) was coming.I decided to book then and just checked the fares and they already went up 15% and there is only one cheap seat left.So I will be in Miami Sunday and if this is cancelled I guess I will be renting a car and going down the Keys.Royal Caribbean most likely has some drop dead day of 90 days before Cruise.I think that is where the October 27, 2013 to cancel with only $100 fee comes from.
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    A Letter.......

    by Metaladdict187 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:10 pm

    Dear Andy,

    First off, I want to thank you for masterminding this wonderful thing called 70000 Tons of Metal. My cruise in 2012 was the vacation of a lifetime. I know you are hard at work organizing 2014, and I love the lineup so far. I am however, concerned about the mind set and morale of my fellow passengers and board ates. The lack of announcements is causing mass hysteria and panic. There are threads being created about cruise cancellation rumors and whatnot. We also have threats of whole oceans closing and sharknados. I mean those are major concerns, nut that's just the insanity that is flooding the Bridge. I am concerned about all my fellow passengers, and their well being. I worry for their sanity. I must admit, I worry for my own as well.

    So, please, if you read this. Just send us a message. Reassure us that everything will be alright. Reassure us that on January 27th we will depart Miami despite the threat of sharknados and that we will have another amazing vacation. Just send us a sign. PLEASE.

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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Monmisreal » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:55 pm

    meshuggah wrote:If UMC cancels the cruise, they might as well go out of business, as they won't be trusted any more. If they are not cancelling, they had better start to respond. They have more and more competition every year, and are not the unique cruise they were in 2011, and I think that many here will look elsewhere for future music cruise experiences.


    Im not at all worried about the cruise cancelling, but I was actually just talking about this earlier today. I dont think Andy would want to ruin himself like that, between all of the sold cabins and the foreign passengers paying for flights already that would SEVERELY tarnish his reputation more than just being an ass and not announcing shit :lol:

    As for the bands cancelling because of lack of hearing anything, good riddance. Candlemass didnt find out until very late and they STILL did two completely unique sets.
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    Re: A Letter.......

    by Stained Class » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:58 pm

    Even Andy can't save us from the sharknado.
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by TOM CRUISE » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:48 pm

    How busy are UMC ? Cruise is well sold at this point and no announcements in 4 months ? This dry spell has escalated into tons of worried cruisers and paints UMC in a bad light with all the rumors and hecklers.
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Metaladdict187 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:06 pm

    Here's a thought.....

    What if they have confirmed like 15 bands in the past 4 months, and they do something like they did with Barge to Hell, announce ione band every hour on the hour...??? And After the 15th band, they open location voting....?? Huh..?? Huh??
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by cowboy71 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:33 pm

    The fact that NONE of the site admins have logged in for a week (The most recent was Caitlin on Sept 5th, and Aaron on Aug 30), hardly instills confidence.......
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    Re: A Letter.......

    by mooyagi » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:36 pm

    :lol: That was a good letter
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    Re: A Letter.......

    by Metaladdict187 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:44 pm

    I just wanted to liven the mood!! Not to mention beg for some news.
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Stained Class » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:12 pm

    Metaladdict187 wrote:Here's a thought.....

    What if they have confirmed like 15 bands in the past 4 months, and they do something like they did with Barge to Hell, announce ione band every hour on the hour...??? And After the 15th band, they open location voting....?? Huh..?? Huh??

    A comforting thought at least.
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by vikingbitch » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:48 pm

    meshuggah wrote:Swallow The Sun is in Mexico City with Finntroll on 1/25. I don't know STS's music, but it would suck if Finntroll pulled out. Maybe it's Leaves' Eyes.....


    You tease :lol:

    I'm not concerned about it cancelling, it will still happen. Andy has all of our money to play with (especially with so many cabins being sold as is) and could definitely pull enough bands to cover his promised 40. When they'll be delivered and who they'll be? Likely the majority of the bands that will be booked have no idea. Heck, Monstrosity had no idea they were doing the cruise until less than two weeks prior (closer to a week if I remember right) and I had heard similar tunes from other bands as well. I was hoping it would get better with advance contracts set up etc but I guess not.

    That being said, I won't be booking blindly next year. 4 months of complete and utter silence? Its frustrating to say the absolute least. If there is another Barge to Hell I would strongly consider booking blind for that but another 70,000 Tons cruise - no. The next 70K for me will be line up dependent, which seems to be the chorus of a lot of veteran cruisers. Which in my opinion, is really quite sad.
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Laura » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:07 pm

    Agree with much of your post, Marlo. :cheers:

    *breathes wistful sigh*

    For me, the first two UMC cruises were quite magical, but since then they don't hold that pinnacle spot any longer for me personally. This is for a variety of reasons - but perhaps first & foremost (and I know I've said this a thousand times, so excuse the broken record :oops: ) is that I always feel the need to try new things & experiences. Another reason, which I would not have expected would happen actually, is that I've gotten pickier/more selective with what metal bands I bother to see live now. When I got turned on to metal in a big way in 2005 (thank-you Opeth :cool: ), most everything was new to me metal-wise and there was so much to hear, see, and experience live. Well, since that time - I did that - A LOT of that (I've seen every band I've wanted/set out to see from Rammstein to Ulver to Immortal to Pain of Salvation to Therion to Tyr and scores more, often multiple times) and what an amazing ride it has been. But now, after having many of those pinnacle metal experiences if you will, I'm kinda like "ok - what's next?" :P

    No, I'm not saying I'm *done* with metal - far from it - but from here on out, a particular gig or a festival has to offer something *really* unique & special - kinda like the niche market Progressive Nation at Sea cruise or Metaldays where the setting itself seems worth going all by itself.

    Which brings me to the idea that is often brought up here: that these UMC cruises are (for many) more about the people & the camraderie & all that. And you know what? I think that is a super valid reason to do any one thing over and over, so I totally get that sentiment, believe me. And I'm sad in a way that I'll miss seeing so many great people in January. On the bright side, I've seen quite a few 70K peeps when they've visited my city of Chicago and/or I've visited them in other cities, so that connection is not lost. Haha - and then there is always facebook & other social media to stay "connected." :beerwink:
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    Re: A Letter.......

    by Ecliptica » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:17 pm

    This just reminds me of Hammerfall - Send Me A Sign:

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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by NikiDT » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:09 am

    This thread had me worried, so I sent an email to UMC yesterday. I received a response almost immediatly:

    Hi Niki,
    Thanks for writing to us! We appreciate your concern.
    We can assure you, the cruise is absolutely not going to be cancelled.
    Don't worry, more band announcements as well as information on location voting will be announced in the coming weeks to our website.
    We appreciate your patience!


    So that's good news. I hope that, if they've gotten a number of mails by now, that they realise people are worried, and that they need to do something about it. 2014 will be my fourth cruise, and I'm used to long silences, but if I'm gonna buy airplane tickets and book hotels, I need a bit more than what's on the site right now...
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    Re: A Letter.......

    by nekrobarr » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:10 am

    mooyagi wrote::lol: That was a good letter


    Know what else is a good letter?

    B

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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by nekrobarr » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:15 am

    Like a few others, I'm confident UMC will deliver us what is promised, as they've done year after year. However, I will admit that this gap in announcements is borderline annoying, and I for one am expecting some big announcements to happen, when they do happen. The cruise won't be cancelled.

    Also, I will be laughing when folks bitch about the next band that is actually announced - can't please everyone all of the time, right?
    (Not saying one CAN'T complain as such, just stating that it'd be a bit ironic, bitch about not getting announcements, and then bitch about an announcement!)

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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Mal2000 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:54 am

    nekrobarr wrote: bitch about not getting announcements, and then bitch about an announcement!) :P


    isn't this forum just for that? :boobs: :boobs: :boobs:
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    Re: A Letter.......

    by Sgt. B » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:08 am

    nekrobarr wrote:
    mooyagi wrote::lol: That was a good letter


    Know what else is a good letter?

    B

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    Re: A Letter.......

    by Stained Class » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:23 am

    nekrobarr wrote:
    mooyagi wrote::lol: That was a good letter


    Know what else is a good letter?

    B

    :D

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    Re: A Letter.......

    by X-Thor » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:00 am

    Stained Class wrote:
    nekrobarr wrote:
    mooyagi wrote::lol: That was a good letter


    Know what else is a good letter?

    B

    :D

    I agree. Boobs, Bacon, Beer, Breaking Bad, Bums, Booty.


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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by X-Thor » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:33 am

    nekrobarr wrote:Like a few others, I'm confident UMC will deliver us what is promised, as they've done year after year. However, I will admit that this gap in announcements is borderline annoying, and I for one am expecting some big announcements to happen, when they do happen. The cruise won't be cancelled.

    Also, I will be laughing when folks bitch about the next band that is actually announced - can't please everyone all of the time, right?
    (Not saying one CAN'T complain as such, just stating that it'd be a bit ironic, bitch about not getting announcements, and then bitch about an announcement!)

    :P


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    Re: A Letter.......

    by Ingrid » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:54 am

    You forgot Bannouncements
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Tobbe » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:50 pm

    Two of my buddies already booked the Monsters of rock cruise, departing in late March, and wants me to join asap, because of flights and hotel costs and availability etc. Their lineup has been near complete for months now and I must make up my mind soon or I won't be going. The competition for customers is getting harder by each year and I really want those announcements, to decide which cruise to attend, because I'm only 2,5/14 for 70000 Tons right now.
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    Re: Cruise cancellation rumor

    by Soundchaser » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:26 pm

    Tobbe wrote:Two of my buddies already booked the Monsters of rock cruise, departing in late March, and wants me to join asap, because of flights and hotel costs and availability etc. Their lineup has been near complete for months now and I must make up my mind soon or I won't be going. The competition for customers is getting harder by each year and I really want those announcements, to decide which cruise to attend, because I'm only 2,5/14 for 70000 Tons right now.

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    Re: A Letter.......

    by Captain Alex » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:38 pm

    Metaladdict187 wrote:Dear Andy,

    First off, I want to thank you for masterminding this wonderful thing called 70000 Tons of Metal. My cruise in 2012 was the vacation of a lifetime. I know you are hard at work organizing 2014, and I love the lineup so far. I am however, concerned about the mind set and morale of my fellow passengers and board ates. The lack of announcements is causing mass hysteria and panic. There are threads being created about cruise cancellation rumors and whatnot. We also have threats of whole oceans closing and sharknados. I mean those are major concerns, nut that's just the insanity that is flooding the Bridge. I am concerned about all my fellow passengers, and their well being. I worry for their sanity. I must admit, I worry for my own as well.

    So, please, if you read this. Just send us a message. Reassure us that everything will be alright. Reassure us that on January 27th we will depart Miami despite the threat of sharknados and that we will have another amazing vacation. Just send us a sign. PLEASE.

    Sincerely,

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    That was almost an excellent letter... you just missed to say that you were contacting UMC with it... so if you send that by e-mail they`ll answer you to expect news SOON and that if you have any doubts please DON`T HESITATE ABOUT CONTACTING UMC
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