I am not saying you are wrong, Bernie. But this is what gets online bloggers in trouble and is one of the biggest complaints about the Internet - that stories are not vetted enough.
Unfortunately, you can't write a new story based on what anonymous people are saying online - note the fact that TripAdvisor (parent company of Cruise Critic) currently has an anonymous online reviewer of a hotel being sued for slander by a hotel where she posted a negative (and uncorroborated) review where she made certain factual statements that turned out to be untrue.
But the bottom line is that trying to be "first" in breaking news these days sometimes leads to mistakes that can be very embarassing, but now that Princess has officially replied to the story - I can write about it.
So - someone give me the Facebook link, please