we have taught ourselves to no longer see!
Two things about modern cruise ships amaze me. One is that they are so gigantic! I just heard about one that carries something like 6500 guests plus around 2500 staff for a total of 9000 people on one ship! The interiors of some of these ships put the Titanic’s wood paneling and crystal to shame with their glitzy nightclubs, various opulent restaurants, multitudinous swimming pools and more! The second thing that amazes me about them is because the interiors resemble land-based spaces which people are so familiar with they are lulled into a false sense of safety. After all, what could happen to something so enormous?
During the four years that I was in the Navy on a top-heavy destroyer I had the misfortune to ride the waters in two hurricanes. The first one we rode with for six days across the…
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