I respectfully disagree. While I cannot blame a cruise line for poor weather and so-called "acts of God" - which are unforseeable and are truly beyond the control of the cruise line - I do find them responsible for mechanical issues when the ships malfunction. Some of us have extremely limited vacation time; others of us have limited resources. These trips - as advertised and planned - are important to us. The QMII, while good value, is expensive. If the trip widely deviates from what is advertised and sold, the cruise line should make good, fine print or not, particularly when the act that caused the deviation from what was advertised was under the cruise line's control. I often feel that ship's passengers just don't signify with most cruise lines. So if these passengers had to take extreme measures to receive what they felt was fair under the circumstances, my hat is off to them.