We were on what's considered a "small ship" in the cruise industry, but not this small. This ship was "dinky" in comparison. We were on the Pacific Princess, which holds about 650 guests (article and pics below).
I wonder how they would begin to scale a larger ship though? I guess that's their business to learn how? Yikes!
If you guys have an opportunity, I would sail the Amazon...it was unforgettable. I would think larger cruise ships would be more alert and have security measures in place.