My SIL recently had a tubal pregnancy. They helicoptered (is that a word?) her from one hospital to another, even though it was only about 1 hr drive by car... she still nearly died (only 26.) Thank God she's okay now. I can't imagine the fear of it happening at sea. After spending a lot of time on these boards, I've seen it "takes all kinds." I sincerely hope those who are blasting Carnival for trying to save the lives involved will come to their senses, but I don't think they will. Some people just have bad hearts.