I've always held a degree of admiration for all those who work on cruise ships, particularly on disembarkation/embarkation days. Almost slave labor for many of the crew too. Just watching it all play out at times reminds me of a nightmare waiting to happen any second. For instance----I often kid the Internet "guru's" when I tell them that they have the toughest job on the ship the first and second days out. Some people get terribly frustrated and confused trying to link up and control computer glitches, etc., which turns into crowding, pushing and shoving then anger and rudeness directed at the poor staffer.


Here is a darn good article, in my opinion regarding turn around days, in this mornings NYT.    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/business/a-luxury-liner-docks-and-the-countdowns-on.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news