Out to Sea
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  • John Burke

    I don’t know. It’s not as if the Concordia disaster were the only cruise line problem. Fires on board…rampant sickness forcing a cruise to be aborted…crimes on board…not to mention frequent instances of sub par service and deceptive advertising.

  • John Burke

    As I said, it’s not just the Concordia. Less tragic but still offputting things like this happen with grim regularity in the cruise industry.

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/02/04/us/AP-US-Cruise-Ships-Norovirus.html?hp

    I suspect it’s the loose standards and narrow profit margins.

  • a nissen

    Were I overly fond of petri dishes, public transit during rush hour is equally effective, far cheaper, and much less time consuming.

    Not to mention David Owen’s Conundrum:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203889904577198922867850002.html

    I suspect it’s thoughts WRM would keep to himself except for having new capabilities for communicating in the midst of long voyages. Whatever the case, I anxiously await his regaining his more studious, less-know-it-all composure in the near future.

  • Corlyss

    Folks should treat themselves to a book on the Andrea Doria disaster. The first to leave the sinking ship were the Italian captain and Italian crew, leaving the passengers to fend for themselves. It was all the Stockholm’s officers could do to keep the Swedish seamen from beating the crap out of the Italians when they realized they were crew and NOT passengers.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Andrea_Doria

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