Thursday, December 25, 2003

Stranded in Paradise

No, not us...the 759 passengers of the Royal Olympia Voyager cruise ship. Those poor folks thought they were bound for an Amazon cruise...except by the time the ship reached St. Barths, Olympic World Cruises (which operates the line) had filed for bankruptcy in federal court in Hawaii. The District Court in Honolulu ordered the ship to return to U.S. waters immediately. St. Thomas being the closest port, that's where it headed--and that's where it's been since December 22nd...and where it will probably be until December 31st. I guess there are worse places to be stranded, but if I were hoping for a cruise down the Amazon, St. Thomas were seem pretty tame in comparison.


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