Years ago we used to call these ships the Booze Cruise, because of the duty free you could get on board.
I must admit, I love being at sea in rough weather, I'm a bit of a freak, as I never get seasick.
One of the greatest trips I have ever been on was when i sailed on a small sail boat from Bergen Norway to the Shetland Islands. Just two of us on the boat.
i got sick but I still loved it, Shetland is a very special place.
Is it in bad taste for me to mention good sailing trips in a thread about a poor soul whose life was taken by the sea?
I will post this because I don't think so because people die in accidents.
It is a pity but a fact.