It is my belief that when most people cruise, or on a vacation, they tend to be on their "best behavior". Rob and I have never experienced or witnessed racism, of any kind, on a cruise ship. With cruising, more affordable now more than ever, one sees a more diverse population on a ship and this is a good thing. When one meets people of different backgrounds they learn about their culture, live style, and customs; this broadens one's mind! It is sad, in this day and age, to have racism of any kind; society as a whole loses.