Call me a landlubber, but recent disturbing news stories about cruise ships have me reconsidering my vacation plans. In January, the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground in Italy, leaving more than 30 passengers dead or presumed dead. Today, another vessel from the same company, the Allegra, is being towed into Seychelles after a fire left the cruise ship inoperable and over 1000 passengers stranded for about three days. If these horror stories on the high seas aren't enough to make you reconsider your next cruise vacation, these literary tales of very un-smooth sailing surely will.
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