1. The captain has the right to throw you off the ship for any or no reason. 2. The captain, and by extension the crew, have the right to extend preferential treatment to high-roller guests at the expense of "lesser" passengers.
3. There is a hierarchy of nationalities on a Mediterranean cruise, and those of us who dwell on the North American continent are somewhere near, if not at, the bottom.
4. We as consumers have the right to choose the vacation we consider to be the most relaxing, entertaining, and appropriate for us in the circumstances. Accordingly, you will find me on a ship sailing from a U. S. port to a tropical destination. If you find me in the Mediterranean, you will know that I am dead and they put my body on tour.