Yeah, the media unfortunately always tries to make a negative event out of it, and in some cases tries to make the scenario worse than it was.
I read somewhere else (I can't remember where) that a passenger was interviewed, and it was her first cruise. She was upbeat about it, and tried to make the best of it. In the interview, she stated that many people were in their robes that the cruise line leaves in the closets when they were on the open decks. Even after that scenario, she said she will use the free cruise that was offered and cruise again.
2007 - Majesty of the Seas (Bahamas)
2009 - Enchantment of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2010 - Freedom of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2013 - Golden Princess (Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle)