Great piece in the New York Times, by Joe Sharkey once again, about cruise ship passengers rebelling when their ships miss ports of call.
I have to sympathize with the cruise lines on this one, at least a little. I once sailed aboard the Grandeur of the Seas a few weeks after the crew tried to dock at Costa Maya in rough seas and the ship smacked into the pier, gouging a huge hole in the hull. At least nobody was hurt.
But I also sympathize with the passengers. I think they should let the captain decide where it’s safe to sail, but they have a right to expect the officers to keep them informed and for the cruise line to at least refund them the port fees.