Well, I think we've just been given the best solutions to the problem at discussion. Sail on small ships (preferably small expensive ships like Crystal or Raddison) and vote Democratic. Yeah, that ought to do it. That ought to resolve all the embarkation difficulties for the average Joe Cruiser sailing on whatever ship gives him the most bang for his buck (most likely big cheaper ships like CCL, NCL or HAL). Oh no! I believe that I find myself in the latter group!
So while I do appreciate the "rich & famous" approach together with the political advice, I think I'll go back and reread the Everyman suggestions in this thread. They may not work, but at least I can appreciate their sincerity.