The Captain, Hotel Director, Cruise Director, crew and staff all have secrets to hide. As these large cruise ships reach 120,000 tonnes with 4,000 passengers and 900 hundred crew, the crime and drama at sea can only increase with the growth.
Crimes include rapes, murders, thefts, kidnappings, assault, and people being thrown overboard. Sexual attacks are the number one crime. Although seldom reported.The crews hail from 3rd world countries like the Philippians, India, and Malaysia.
Ship Life can be grim for the young Filipino and Indian girls who face rape or maltreatment from the hands of their managers and other crew. Nobody complains because ship life beats their 3rd world life and they don’t want to be sent home. So they work 18 hour days, miss meals, no time off for months and they say nothing about it.
The Cruise Lines make billions from the sweat of these workers. They get paid $300 per month or about $1.20 per hour, while the Cruise Lines made $20 Billion last year alone in North America.