I don't want to put words into Kuki's mouth, but it seems to me that when a cruise has big last-minute discounts that, as a practical matter can only apply to those living near the port because of airline problems, a "rougher element " is attracted to take the cruise, regardless of where the port happens to be. I may be accused of being an "elitist" . However, I am merely noting what has been reported over and over on this board. I am certainly NOT opposed to somebody getting a price break that makes cruising affordable to them, which otherwise would not have been the case. In fact, I'm sorry that the big last minute discounts seem to SOMETIMES bring a "rough crowd" onboard from the port area, regardless of where that is.