Bernie - as I say in the first post - those were the words used in the Video story about this incident. The one on the cruiselaw web site that David says looks like it is from TMZ.
You know, all the cruise lines rushed to put ships down under a few years ago when the ozzie was about $1.40 (vs USD) - but now it has slipped to par value again, and they have all those ships to fill with cheap Australians.
I guess that sounds a little biased - but ask a crew member who the cheapest people in the world are... Australians. They do not even believe in tipping.
Plus they are pretty well known for being drunk and rowdy a lot of the time.
(insert the usual disclaimers here - I am just sayin' what I have heard).