With all the negative stories out there about cruising, I thought I’d post a positive one. This is a quote from the CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) newsletter:

“A Carnival Cruise Lines ship sailing from Costa Maya, Mexico to the Bahamas recently assisted nine Cuban rafters adrift in the western Caribbean. The stranded mariners accepted water, food and life jackets but refused to come aboard, according to a Carnival spokesman. Staff aboard the Carnival ship notified the U.S. Coast Guard, which rescued the rafters. Several cruise ships from various lines have rescued refugees at sea in recent years. ‘It is maritime tradition to help mariners in distress,’ said the spokesman.”