Originally Posted by ProfCrash
As for the compensation, Carnival is trying to head off lawsuits.
How are they going to sue? The ship is sailing under a Bahamian registry. If even ALLOWED to file, the courts will rule in favor of the plaintiff and award a $1 damages prize. Why do you suppose so many vessels are registered in countries other than where the parent business is incorporated?
Cruise ships are notorious for hiring Third World crew so they can get away with paying 17 cents per hour plus room and board. The guests never see the horror show that goes on in 'the back of the house.' Cruise lines are the 'sweat shops' of the resort industry, and people who enable them (by patronizing) are no better than the people who permit the horrid working conditions of so many clothing industries so they can have their fashion wear. There are plenty of other ways to vacation without doing so on the shoulders of the poor. Then, worse yet, bitching about it when all doesn't go like peaches and cream.
Sorry, just one of my personal pet peeves...