Photo albums are often brimming with vacation photos because they illustrate some of the best times in our lives. Traveling can lead to discovering a cave filled with glittering crystals, a hilariously awkward photo (or 20), or finding a new furry friend.
And if you’re traveling by cruise, it could also lead to tragedy.
That’s right. Just like the movie “Titanic,” traveling the high seas in a luxury vessel is not all winding staircases, romantic romps, and a young and significantly more dashing Leonardo DiCaprio yelling: “I’m the king of the world!”
It’s more akin to elusive unsolved crimes, creepy crews, and lots of death.
In fact, an 84-year-old passenger just went missing from a cruise ship east of Sydney yesterday and has not been found, even after a 24-hour air and sea search. Sadly, this is just another body count for the hundreds who have mysteriously disappeared from cruise ships since 1995.
And that’s not all that happens on these floating beasts of disease, pollution, and fire.
Here are 25 terrifying facts about cruise ships that will make you rethink your next nautical adventure. And if you are planning a getaway with someone soon, make sure to SHARE this article with them, so you’re aware of the dangers and your rights.