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Old March 23rd, 2006, 10:30 PM
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The word "sad" seems strangly out of place here. More appropriate words would be: frightening, unbelievable, and inexcusible. The cruise lines (all of them) spend far to much time on glitz and puff, and far, far to little on basic safety and security for the cruising public. No ship should be allowed to sail that is constructed of materials that are so flammable as to allow a fire to spread like that. Less flamable construction materials are available, but I guess they are a little more expensive. The cruise industry is getting some very bad press of late, and it is very well deserved. Maybe some of the greedy moguls will actually be forced to think of safety and security for a change. Nah, who am I kidding, they subscribe to PT Barnum theory that there are thousands of suckers (read people who are either to naive or too timid to demand better treatment) born every minute. Security and safety will imporve on cruise ships when we demand it, and not one minute sooner.
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Polynesia, Carib. '86
Cr. Odyssey, Scandinavia, '91, 30 Day S Pac. 2002
Crystal Harm, Aust., N.Z., '94
Royal Odyssey, AK,'96
Old Cr. Pr. Canal, '97
RCCL, Carib, 1998
Volendam, Car, 2000
Ryndam, 35 day S. Am., Antarctica, '03
Is. Pr., Canal, 2004
Statendam, 34 day China, Japan, AK '06
Cr.Pr., Carib. 08
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