I'm not saying anyone is greedy. I'm not saying that some should not take the $14,000. I am saying though, it's too early. Personally, I would not be looking to get rich out of this but I would not be pushed into signing away my rights quite so fast. Take some time, see what happens, see if you need other help. Why is Costa/Carnival in such a hurry to get people signed off.
Speaking for myself, I just would not sign my rights away this quickly. I also base that on not "needing" the money. I could afford to live before this, I can afford to live after this. I want my refund and all costs associated with this event, whter that is from the company or my insurance, then I'm going to sit back and think. That's what my advise would be to anyone.
In the end, I may have been willing to take the money as offered, but don't push.
However, as I said before, I wasn't there. I honestly don't know how I would react and as I said before, none of us know how anyone felt on that ship.