You guys know I loved my cruise, and would go again in a New York sceond. BUT, I can see how somone could fall the heck off that balcony attached to our cabin and we won't even talk about the uppermost decks edge! We stood WAY BACK on the balcony when we went out at night to see the stars, which were stunning by the way. I demanded that the girls not go out there at night otherwise. Let's face it, you fall the heck off there at night that's all she wrote. Those balcony railings could be a bit higher, but I suppose some idiot would just climb up on something to look over.
Over a 10 year period, 64 people (I counted 8 "rescued people") have gone missing while on a cruise. Not all of these are confirmed as people falling of a ship. I imagine some could have gone missing while in port. Of those 39, the site attributes 17 to suicide or possible suicide. The remaining 47 are labelled as "fell over board or unknown" and I am curious as to how many of those were reported as "fell over-board" by the families because they did not want to have them seen as suicides (for insurance reasons or otherwise)
So ignoring the suicides (which in my book you can't fault the cruise lines for because desperate people do desperate things...) worst case you have 47 people in a 10 year period that
went missing on cruise. How many people die or go missing on other types of vacations? Heck, Disney World alone probably has as many per year. The only difference is that some people want to point a finger at cruises and think that there should never be a death on a cruise. Which is complete hogwash. The cruises just get more attention.
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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, Magic 1/14, Freedom x 2 6/14
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
I was shocked by the amount of suicides and crew. But I guess I should not have been. It would be pretty hard to just "fall" off. I have not been one to fault the cruise lines. People fall off hotel balconies here, sometimes is drunk spring breakers goofing off. As you said you can't control what people do on purpose.
sometimes the sea at night is mesmerizing. I look over the rail and have the feeling of just wanting to jump in to the white foaming water, as the ship cruises quietly into the night.
just to feel it.
anyone else get this feeling?
I just wonder if some people actually just take it all the way...it's a scary thought but it is a true feeling I have when looking over the Railing at night.
another good reason they dont play the Van Halen song "jump" on these ships...i noticed the carnival triumph played a lot of Eric Clapton...seemed like he was on every time i got in an elevator...which is fine with me.
Hope you don't do that after slamming your Bud Lights! If you want to be in the foaming water, come up to Myrtle and I will have them tow you on a float behind the casino boat at night with a life jacket on
My scary thought when I have a balcony is I will be dreaming some weird stuff, wake up and find my self out there..is weird thoughts we have sometimes.
If you are being serious and really have those thoughts you should talk to someone. You are sorta scaring me.