Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.
Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Feb. 2008 The DTW & MsBJ tour
Carnival Valor MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2009
Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011
This was not a cruise ship, it was a ferry from Saudi Arabia to Egypt. It was carrying workers. There were 1400 people on board and 220 cars.
This is an unfortunate example of how "lower class" people are treated. There were not enough life boats or life jackets for the passengers.
There's a "thought" that this ferry ran into a mine. Maybe, maybe not. It sank very fast.
We should be very thankful that this (hopefully) couldn't happen in the US.
If anyone is on here from SA or EG, our thoughts and prayers are coming to you and your families.
"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."
Very sad, indeed. I read somewhere once that ferry accidents claim more lives, worldwide, than every other form of transportation except the automobile.
Makes sense, as the safety standards of some of the ferries I've seen in my travels make me shudder. Even the small water taxi from the pier in Nassau to Paradise Island is often overloaded and looks unsafe to me. I'm a great swimmer but once asked to get off before we departed the dock. Unfortunately, Fern is correct - it's usually the poorer people who suffer these disasters.