Millions of Americans and their families go on cruises each year. They board enormous ships and set sail for exotic ports of call, most of which are in the Caribbean. They do this In spite of recent incidents like the sinking of the Costa Concordia and the engine-room fire that disabled the Carnival Triumph. They do this because the industry does an excellent with damage control. Expert spinners, they manage to convince most guests that cruising is a perfectly safe activity. But here are three things they’ll never tell you!
1.“Getting sick is part of the adventure.”
When people are in close quarters and there’s frequent passenger turnover, the risk of a virus outbreak is very high. Such was the case when 118 passengers on a Royal Caribbean Cruise came down with a violent stomach bug.
2.“We can hire you a tour guide, but we’ll charge you for it.”
If you want to explore the islands on foot, the cruise lines will hire you a guide, but they’ll also mark up the price and take their cut.
3.“We aren’t even close to green.”
Even a medium-size cruise ship leaves 210,000 gallons of blackwater in its wake.