Wow.. that was a fun topic to read through. I guess I'm a "cruise Trekkie" too because I'm right there with Sonny and Dave.
This whole country has gotten to a point where no one takes blame for their own actions. Someone trys to drink a hot coffee while driving and spills it on themselves and wins a lawsuit! Now we all get to drink cold coffee.
Now because this guy gets drunk and decides to jump overboard, the cruise line ends up paying money. If someone were to jump from a tall building, does that make the building owners response for making it too tall? Everyone knows that jumping off the ship is a dealy act, we can't protect those irresponsible enough (or motivated enough to do so.
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013