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Old October 14th, 2012, 01:22 AM
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Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas, had a crew overboard this morning. This is the 3rd overboard from a Royal Caribbean ship in the past three weeks.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 04:12 AM
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It would be interesting so see the ratio of suicides per passenger who cruises, it would probably be .0001 per thousand passengers. It just seems to me that this topic, making cruise ships suicide proof, is a knee jerk reaction to what really isn't a problem.

As mentioned by several here....Anyone who wants to commit suicide will find a way to accomplish their goal, whether it be by driving off a cliff, stepping in front of a train or throwing themselves off of a cruise ship balcony.
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The crew overboard thing does concern me. Why is this happening? Does it happen because they need to be out in rough weather when all the passengers are safely inside, our while cleaning exterior surfaces, or what? You'd think more could be done to make workers safe.
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the ship should takse some responsibility and not serve booze to people who are drunk but they dont care they just want to sell all the booze they can
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Cruiserun, it would be nearly impossible to determine how much people had to drink. Yes, they could go from bar to bar and order drinks and the cruise lines could program their computers to instantly tell how many drinks that person had purchased in a certain amount of time-- and, if they were refused service, that would be a sure fire way to start a brawl with drunken passengers but the main problem with your solution is simply this:
How many, and how often, do you see posts asking how to smuggle liquor aboard the cruise ships and every time the question is posted, there are dozens of people ready to answer the question with a " fool proof " way to do so. Therefore, if the cruise lines did cut down on the alcohol served to a drunken or nearly drunk person, what's stopping them from simply drinking their own stash they smuggled aboard?
I would say that a lot of these highly intoxicated people you see roaming around have already been imbibing from their own stash prior to even leaving their cabin. Accordingly a person could be very drunk and the bartender serving him a drink wouldn't even know, as it wouldn't show on the computer, that he / she had purchased any drinks prior to the one just ordered.
It goes back to the same thing most everyone has agreed upon---if a person is going to do something stupid, they surely will find a way to do so. This is one problem that I don't think you can blame on the cruise line. Most people have enough sense to drink and act in a responsible way but there's always that few , no matter whether it's on a cruise ship or the neighborhood bar.
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