I just heard on the news that a Canadian woman turned up missing onboard the Jewel of the Seas, just before it arrived in Nassau.
They think she might have fallen overboard. No one knows for sure.
If I am allowed to post it, here is the news article from the CNN website:
Missing passenger lost on Jewel of the Seas
My opinions on this story:
I have cruised twice so far in my life. I always felt safe; the same would go for my female loved-ones.
Everyday, thousands upon thousands of people embark and disembark safely from their cruises.
Cruising IMHO, has to be one of the safest forms of vacationing.
Stories like this one, and a couple of others in recent times, will not dissuade me from taking another cruise in the future. Neither should it dissuade anyone else from taking a cruise.[/list]