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Safe Cruise

Project Safe Cruise Press Release: See www.projectsafecruise.blogspot.com & details below. Leave a message if you have experienced incidents involving poor security & safety practices of cruise lines. Hearings are scheduled; we will provide them to Congress. We must act to insure passenger safety. The current lack of safety & security is not acceptable especially after 9/11. On 5/12/05, we were on the Carnival Destiny near Aruba when an elderly couple disappeared without a trace.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Cruise Ship Worker Arrested In Attempted Rape

Cruise Ship Worker Arrested In Attempted Rape
Tampa Tribune - Tampa,FL,USA... From fiscal year 2000 through June, the FBI opened 305 cases of crime on cruise ships. About 45 percent of those cases involved ...

Pirate Attack on Luxury Cruise Liner & Somali pirates release Taiwanese ship

Pirates are and always have been TERRORISTS. All cruise lines must take the security and safety of their passengers seriously. Pirate theme cruises is not the way to spend our energy. Project Safe Cruise will deal with reality and not some romantic notion of lawlessness.

Somali pirates release Taiwanese shipScience Daily (press release) - Jan 26, 2006... Crew praised for evading pirate attack (November 7, 2005) -- The ... by pirates (November 5, 2005) -- The Seabourn Cruise Lines ship Spirit was attacked by ...
Pirate Attack on Luxury Cruise LinerABC News - Jan 26, 2006As the Seabourn Spirit pulled into the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean today, passengers recounted how the ship's captain outran and outmaneuvered the pirates

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Miami Herald: Murder Mystery Cruises Aboard Royal Caribbean Ships Changed

A common element of each disappearance and in other cruise ship crimes and safety incidents is the lack of good evidence and/or successful investigations. Few if any crimes have been prosecuted. While on a cruise vacation, American citizens have a right to have an independent law enforcement person on each ship that they can immediately report crimes and safety problems. It has been suggested that cruise ships are small floating cities. They should have law enforcement available just the same. Is Royal Caribbean and Carnival profiting from George Smith's murder and other disappearances?
How insensitive can they be? They let amateurs investigate a fake crime scene for 168 hours (7-day cruise). They only gave Dr. Henry Lee 4 hours to investigate a real murder. Maybe they should have bought him a ticket for the Murder theme cruise. The theme cruises would not be in such bad taste if it wasn't for the fact that real deaths and disappearances are not investigated properly and the families cannot know whether the cruise line did everything humanly possible to save their loved ones and they may never know exactly what happened. Mysteries may be good for books, movies, and television shows but they offer no comfort or closure to those who have lost loved ones. We offer our support and prayers to all families as they struggle to resolve the tragedies of the past.

Posted on Sun, Jan. 29, 2006 CRUISE LINES
Tragedy changes game plan
Murder mystery cruises aboard Royal Caribbean ships were replaced in the wake of the honeymooner George Smith's disappearance.
BY AMY MARTINEZ aemartinez@MiamiHerald.com
The advertisement promised a cruise adventure ''to die for'' -- until the case of missing cruise-ship passenger George Smith. Now, the advertisement promotes a ''hilarious pirate'' mystery on the high seas. Whodunit Productions of Santa Clarita, Calif., recently pulled its ''murder mystery'' cruises with Royal Caribbean amid publicity surrounding the Smith case. Miami-based Royal Caribbean says it didn't ask for the switch -- it merely asked Whodunit ''to be as sensitive as possible'' given the case, according to spokeswoman Lynn Martenstein. Smith, 26, of Connecticut, was on his honeymoon aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas in July when he disappeared in the Aegean Sea. His disappearance has become daily fodder for TV talk shows, from MSNBC's Rita Cosby Live & Direct to the Oprah Winfrey Show. The Smith family believes he was murdered and his body thrown overboard; the FBI is investigating. Whodunit Productions for the past several years has staged murder mysteries aboard Royal Caribbean ships for passengers who pay extra to play a game much like ''Clue,'' only with hired actors and elaborate props, including "notes slid under your cabin door, and secret phone calls made to your cabin." In the new ''pirate'' mysteries, there is no "murder mayhem.'' Instead, passengers search for the lost map of the Brethren of the Main on their way to discovering "all the riches of the legendary Santa Margarita!'' A voice mail message at Whodunit's California offices said the staff was away on a cruise and unavailable for comment.

Murder Mysteries at Sea also offered on Carnival Ships

27 of the 44 people that went overboard since the year 2000 were passengers on ships operated by the Carnival Corporation. Their safety/security record is worse than Royal Caribbean's. http://www.murdermysteryatsea.com/
The investigative staff at Mysteries on the Net has been diligently following all leads with an agent of Carnival Cruise Lines to plan an event that could be the highlight of your murder mystery career.
From March 25th thru April 2nd, 2006 we'll take the
Carnival Legend, one of Carnival's most-requested ships, to Central America with stops in Belize, Costa Rica and Panama.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Somali Pirate Demands Release of US-captured Comrades

Here is another reason to have trained, experienced, INDEPENDENT security/safety personnel on each cruise ship as will be demonstrated by Project Safe Cruise:

Jan 27, 2006 — By Mohamed Ali Bile
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A Somali pirate has demanded the release of "comrades" captured by the U.S. Navy last week, threatening to kill hostages in the future if the call was not heeded, according to media reports on Friday.

Getting into the spirit of Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa? You won't be alone.
SUE CARLTON, the St. Petersburg Times Columnist Published January 27, 2006:
In the spirit of the thousands of pirates and partiers who will descend on South Tampa on Saturday, a few fun facts about Gasparilla:
Number of Tampa police officers attending: 820, plus 300 Hillsborough sheriff's deputies, plus 181 off-duty officers working parties, homes and businesses.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Jan 29 2006:Royal Carribean Murder Theme Cruise Returns to Port Canaveral

Click here to see ad for Royal Carribean MURDER Theme Cruise out of Port Canaveral January 22, 2006 to January 29, 2006

Cruise Ship Entertainer Murdered January 19, 2006 in St. Croix V.I.

The Virgin Islands Daily News 1/28/06:
Blair Shannon, 46, was gunned down Jan. 19 by an intruder who entered his Best Western Carib Beach Resort hotel room through an unlocked door. The cruise ship entertainer and native of Cincinnati, Ohio, was killed during what appears to have been a robbery gone bad. Security and safety is a concern during shore excursions as well.

Insider Trading Report Forms filed by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Can someone familiar with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the financial markets interpret this recent filing?

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. SEC FILINGS ALERTDate: 26 Jan 2006

A Form SC 13G regarding Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. To view this filing, please click here
If you are unable to click on the link above, please copy and paste the URL below into a web
Thomson Financial Inc 22 Thomson Place Boston, MA 02210

Sunday, January 22, 2006

T-Shirt for Oprah and Gayle

T-Shirt for Oprah and Gale

US NAVY Captures Pirates

Only two days after Royal Carribean (RCCL) changes ther MURDER Mystery theme cruise to a PIRATE theme cruise, Pirates are captured per CNN.com on January 22, 2006: U.S. destroyer chases down suspected pirate ship
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The U.S. Navy boarded an apparent pirate ship in the Indian Ocean and detained 26 men for questioning, the Navy said Sunday. It took RCCL over 6 months after George Smith disappeared to realize how insensitive such them cruise are. How long will it take them this time? How about "Project Safe Cruise" as a them. But they probable will go with sea serpents or domestic spying.
CLICK HERE to see a list of cruise ship pirate attacks

RCL Changes Murder Theme Cruises to Pirate Theme Cruises

Can you believe this?
still offers mystery cruises in association with Royal Caribbean. After January 19, 2006 they now offer PIRATE Mystery Cruises. Before that date they offered MURDER Mystery Cruises. Besides changing the theme they have also removed offensive words like KILLER and CRIME and DYING and DEADLIER. And they have removed phrases like:

We finished our killer cruises for 2005 !! But 2006 will prove to be even a deadlier year !

Partners in Crime (AKA- Travel Agents)

CLICK HERE to see is how the web page appeared as of 1/19/06 according to MSN Search cache:

CLICK HERE to see is how the web page appears after 1/19/06:

It took RCCL over 6 months after George Smith disappeared to realize how insensitive such theme cruises are. How about "Project Safe Cruise" as a theme. But they probably will go with sea serpents or domestic spying or the Abramoff "Black Hat" cruise (You get what you pay for?)

Is Royal Carribean profting from George Smith's murder?
How insensitve can they be?
They let amatuers investigate a fake crime scene for 168 hours (7-day cruise). They only gave Dr. Henry Lee 4 hours to investigate a real murder. Maybe they sjould have bought him a ticket for the Murder theme cruise.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

RCL Stock drops 8.5% or $800 Million in One Week

RCL (Common Stock) performance:

8.5% drop from January 13, 2006 through January 20, 2006. Perhaps their damage control is working about as well as their security and safety protocols? 210 million shares were outstanding valued at $9.6 billion. This amounts to a loss of about $800 million. And RCL did not look that bad on Oprah this week.

As former presidents' entourage would say: "Its the bottom line, stupid!"

When it should be, "Read my lips, no new disappearances or deaths!"

Friday, January 20, 2006

ABC Primetime Investigates Cruise Disappearances on January 26

ABC Primetime Investigates Cruise Disappearances at 10 pm on January 26

Saturday, January 07, 2006

List of 42 Cases of Persons Overboard on Cruise Ships since 2000 Now Posted at Cruisejunkie.com

Cruisejunkie.com Comprehensive List of Persons Overboard from Cruise Ships since 1995

Finally, somone gets it right: Florida Today.

Florida Today - Melbourne,FL,USA

42 overboard since 2000. How many more must die. And let's not call them disappearances, let's call them deaths unless the cruise lines can prove they are alive. Maybe we should be boycotting the cruise lines instead of Aruba. Let's find a positive way to prevent these types of tragedies in the future.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Irish teen reported missing from cruise ship 1/05/06

Irish teen reported missing from cruise ship 1/05/06

Note: Carnival has owned the Costa Cruise Line since 2000.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A 15-year-old cruise passenger from Ireland was reported missing early Thursday morning in waters off Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, the latest in a string of disappearances from cruise ships. The passenger, who was traveling with her family, was aboard the cruise ship Costa Magica, which left Fort Lauderdale New Year's Day on a week-long Western Caribbean itinerary.

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