Spokespeople for two of the lines, Princess Cruises and Holland America, said they would have no comment on the subject. A spokeswoman for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, which are sister lines, said on Tuesday that she would look into the matter but by Wednesday afternoon had not gotten back with answers. A spokeswoman for Carnival acknowledged the questions but also did not get back with answers despite repeated requests.
It really shouldn’t take that long to get a typical PR-type answer from spokespeople of MAJOR lines. Here’s a freebie I just made up “[insert any line here] would not and have not engaged in such dangerous maneuvers.”