As my Daddy would have said; You can scratch me off those Cruise Ships son!
Not that I needed another reason, but check out this current article: CDC Investigating Fourth Possible Outbreak of Norovirus on Cruise Ship.
This particular ship (Holland America's "Veendam") - has had seven previous cases of illness outbreaks. Just last September, the Veendam received a failing grade from the CDC after inspectors found (among several other violations) "brown liquid dripping on clean dishes". I presume this was not gravy for the mashed potatoes.
Last month, the Norweigian Star, Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas (which the passengers renamed "Exploder" of the Seas), and the Caribbean Princess all had confirmed norovirus outbreaks during their voyage.
But besides all the vomiting, diarrhea, eColi, germs, and other bacterial fungi growing and thriving on these floating incubators, there are plenty of other curmudgeony reasons not to set sail:
So bon voyage Captain Stubing…you'll be making another run without me. I'd rather stay at home with my newly-purchased NoNo epilator and rip the freshly-sprouted hair off my clavicles.
"Things are not as bad as they seem. They are worse." ~Bill Press