Worth Reading: When Cruises Attack

"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats" - Voltaire. Certainly cheerier than the passengers of the CC, above. Image via

Who knows if it’s Titanic anniversary fever or what… but I’ve been tearing through some modern terror-at-sea stories lately. There’s this Vanity Fair piece about the most recent cruise disaster. This classic W. Langewiesche story delves into the last horrifying minutes aboard a Baltic Sea ferry. And a Jon Ronson article reveals that not even Disney cheer can save one from getting lost in the big drink.

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