Only One 'Overboard' A Laughing Matter

One of our favorite movies, all-time, is Overboard. Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, bratty kids, pompous yacht owner…if you're not smiling by now, then you don't know Overboard.

It may be the only time that word brings a smile to anyone's face.

overboardOn cruise ships — on any ships — "overboard" is bad news. Earlier this month, Cruise Critic provided some interesting information after Cruise Lines International Association reported that five people went overboard from cruise ships in one three-week period.

Did you know…

That almost all people who fall off a cruise ship are either suicidal or drunk?

That only Cunard's Queen Victoria is known to have "overboard technology" that is designed to alert crew on the bridge if something of significant size falls from a ship?

That the reason behind the reluctance of all ships to install the expensive technology is the cost of false alarms?

That a vast majority of overboard victims are never found?

That when a person goes overboard a floating marker will be dropped and the ship will circle back to that area in the hope of finding the victim?

That none of these things applied to Goldie Hawn when she went overboard in Overboard?

Carnival Miracle
8 nights
April  28, 2014
VancouverJuneauSkagwayGlacier BayKetchikanSeattle
Inside: $529
Cost per day: $66
www.carnival.com

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