I guess by now you have read about the couple going over board. I am here to tell you, and many others will back me up. YOU CAN NOT FALL OVERBOARD! There are rails all around your ship that are usually up to your chest. In order to go overboard, you will have to climb, or be helped over. It is not like in the movies where the ship tilts and everyone falls off.
I just recently returned from the Glory and was on the cruise with the man overboard on that ship and yes it is soooo true, anyone who goes over is doing it intentionally........the railings are high and even when the ship is rocking you wouldn't go over from what I could see. Too bad people let alcohol get them to that state to cause all that grief to the crew as well as their fellow passengers who get inconvenienced by it all.....let alone the cost involved to the taxpayers for the Coast Gaurd who gets called out to assist.
Maybe the Coast Guard needs to charge stupid people for the cost of their rescue. If you have to pay $2500.00 for a cruise and $25,000 to be rescued you may limit your alcohol intake. After all if you start a forest fire you pay the cost of putting it out, if convicted.
2002 Celebrity " Galaxy"
2007" Explorer of the Seas
2011 " Pride"
2014 "Adventure of the Seas"
2015 "NCL Breakaway"
2015 Celebrity "Millennium" Alaska cruise tour
2016 " NCL Pride of America" Hawaiian cruise
What I was thinking - people who have never cruised before are probably thinking about these idiots going into the drink and figuring that it could happen to them at any time and may therefore be put off from this fabulous experience. That is indeed a shame.
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