While I don't subscribe to Steve's point of view, and I take it as an afront to the civilized world, aren't our values being stated repeatedly on this site? How to handle/monitor kids while on a cruise, how we wish parents would monitor their kid's activities more closely, how to smuggle booze onto the ship, whether alcohol is associated with and a precursor to, fun, how to dress for dinner, etc etc etc; these are just a few of the values expressed here. I know there have been others, but they escape me now.
Third world, under developed nation, emerging nation; call it what you will. The fact remains many of us come from a culture/society that has been industrialized. Many of the places cruise lines drop anchor are dependent upon our dollars/euros for their survival.
The third world is, well, the third world.