Cruise Ships Losing Passengers by the Handful | 2 Reasons Why

ByBill Belew

Cruise Ships Losing Passengers by the Handful | 2 Reasons Why

The ocean is cold and dark - stay onboard!

Stay on board!

In less than 3 weeks, 5 people have gone overboard from cruise ships.

There are 2 main reasons why people opt to swim to the next destination instead of ride.

1. Booze, alcohol, the drink, soused … and along that line horseplay, doing something stupid usually because the people involved are drunk.

2. Suicide. “I can’t face the buffet again. Please don’t make me!” Not funny to the survivors, I know.

In San Francisco there is a camera trained on the Golden Gate Bridge year around to keep track of jumpers. Before long there will the same on cruise ships, if not already.

On Dec 21 a guy was found after he went over … but too late. It takes a very very long time to turn those big boats around.

On Dec 29, a passenger jumped from the 6th deck balcony … unfound.

On Jan 1, a man went over near the Cayman islands … unfound.

Related: Diary of a Presentation

On Jan 3, a woman leaned then jumped overboard … unfound.

On Jan 7, a 34-year old crew member jumped off as the ship made it’s way for Hawaii … unfound.

It’s not that hard to climb the railings. I have been pretty close. To the railings, to the railings, not to jumping.

If I did jump, I’d most likely survive the impact to the ocean but break a whole lot of bones, but end up upright and floating for a month or so as sharks nibbled pieces off of me. Then I’d be washed up on shore and left for turtle dinner. Then rescued and put in bed as a semi-vegetable and live another 20 years being ignored by real people and fed through a tube.

Suicide is not funny. Especially to the survivors.

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Bill Belew administrator

Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of SpeakOnCruises.com

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