On December 9, I'm going on a 28 day cruise of South America on the Mercury. I just received my documents and was surprised to read in the Cruise Contract, Paragraph 3. the following statement, "No undertaking or warranty shall be given or shall be implied as to the seaworthiness, fitness or condition of the Vessel or any food or drink supplied on board." I knew about the seaworthiness provision, but the food part is new to me.
After reading the contract, my suggestion to any cruiser is to just read the parts of the documents related to your cruise, (date cabin number, etc) and don't read any further, or you might wonder what you've gotten yourself into.
I wonder what the airlines ticket contract states about the air worthiness of the plane. I always thought there was a certificate indicating the worthiness of any vessel, plane or ship.
Yes, I'm still going on the cruise and I plan on having a great time. I'm counting on the Captain to make sure the ship won't sink and counting on Chef Roux to insure food is good to eat.
Thanks to President Sasso, the good folks at Customer Service and my travel agent, I've been upgraded for both legs of the cruise.