I know Italy's way of investigating is different, but from most reports I would say there was negligience here. If the master of the vessel was off as claimed, within the first couple of life boats then he darn well did abandon his charges and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
More than 300 days at sea so far with many more to come. (Actually more - one of these days I'll count them properly.)
Celebrity Solstice - Feb. 21/15 (moved out a year due to illness)
42 cruises - too many to list however cruiselines are in no particular order:
and some unknown tub
Yes, I'm a Royal Chump and proud of it.