[quote=“Emrobu, post:11, topic:44962, full:true”]
…Does anyone know of a situation where a cruise ship’s passengers have abandoned in a controlled, ordered, effective way?[/quote]
I can recall only one cruise ship evacuated on high seas, the ‘Achille Lauro’, an MSC cruise ship.
An engine room fire started 100 NM off the Somali coast in the Indian Ocean on November 30, 1994.
Nearly 1000 persons were evacuated to the waiting tanker ‘Hawaiian King’. The cruiser ‘USS Gettysburg’ provided meals and other help to the people on the tanker’s deck, during their voyage to Djibouti…
There were two deaths during the evacuation, an infarct and a head injury from an object falling into the lifeboat.
The ship sunk two days later under tow, after an explosion.