To be perfectly honest, at this terrible time that we Americans have been faced with, several of us who are booked to cruise in Dec., 2001 have concerns. I have sailed Holland America many times and most of the crew were from Indonesia, after seeing several news reports from Indonesia where they are burning our flags and pics of the president, one has to wonder if these crew members have the same feelings of those back in their homeland. I am not at all trying to point a finger at anyone, but there have been many articles that I have read that state the cruise lines do their best to run background checks on employees but they admit that there are loopholes. The same goes for our government in letting those that do not belong here have gotten through.
Call it being paranoid, but what a hell of a way to be thinking and living. Thanks to all of you who have responded. Nancy