After the latest incident involving a fire on the Carnival Triumph that left the 900 foot ship without propulsion, it begs the question if cruises are safe. Safe or not, this latest event was a vacation gone very bad for many folks - including hallways filled with toilet water, lack of food, having to sleep in hallways, and many frayed nerves.
Check out some of the stories:
For a first hand experience of some of the passengers: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/13/travel/cruise-ship-fire/index.html?hpt=hp_c1
This article refutes the claim that fires on cruise ships are rare... stating that there have been at least 10 fires aboard cruise ships in the last 2 years: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/13/opinion/walker-cruise-ships/index.html?hpt=hp_c1