Just finished reading the Antigua Sun online.
The general concensus in Antigua is that Carnival pulled the Victory as a direct result of this incident with the 6 passengers. Other islands have special police or liaisons in place to handle disputes that arise involving cruise passengers with the idea that if at all possible get those passengers back to the ship.
According to the local paper, the cab drivers and tour guides of Antigua of all experience a sharp drop in business as a result of this incidnt.
Carnival is not happy that this relatively minor incident has taken on a life of its own. The antiguan tourist ministry flew to Miami and are meeting with Carnival today (Wed) to see if they can convince Carnival not to pull the Victory. Carnival Victory accounts for 80% of Carnival's business to the island.
Message sent. Let's see what happens.
(cruzin' solo by design)
Freedom ('09), Imagination ('08), Victory ('08), Destiny ('08), RCCL Navigator ('08), RCCL Majesty ('08), Glory ('07), Liberty ('07), Fantasy ('07), Destiny ('06), NCL PofAm ('05), Fascination ('04), Victory ('04), Fascination ('04), RCCL Voyager ('03), Fantasy ('99)