I do believe that losing a bit of your reputation still means something. On this thread and others it has been said or insinuated that the family were drunks, their child may have been drunk,
, the kids were running wild onboard or someone in the family did some other "dastardly" deed onboard. The child being drunk was the one that I didn't like. (How many pictures have we taken when someone blinks and they look terrible?)
The reputation that is hurt the most in this situation is Carnival's. I think many people will have some second thoughts about cruising Carnival based on this incident.
Without the power of the Internet this incident would have never been made public and would have become an "Urban Cruise Legend".
None of it made sense.