Seven Questions to Ask Royal Caribbean Executives Regarding Oasis of the Seas

Twitter Cruise - #oasisAt this moment, the Oasis of the Seas is sailing with newspaper reporters, travel writers, cruise bloggers, and other cruise enthusiasts.  They are tweeting their observations on Twitter under the hashtag #oasis.

One of the tweters is @johnnyjet who has a nice travel portal called JohnnyJet.com.  He posted a photograph of the Royal Caribbean executives (below) answering questions on the cruise ship.  He also asked the Twitter Kingdom for some "good" questions to ask the Royal Caribbean "execs." 

Here are my seven questions. They pertain to issues I am interested in - the environmental effects of a cruise ship this large, and the safety and security of its passengers and crew members:

Royal Caribbean - Twitter Cruise - Safety and Environmental Questions1.  Does the Oasis of the Seas discharge wastewater/sewage (whether treated or outside 3 miles of shore or not) during the cruises? 

2.  If not, where does the cruise ship offload its sewage and waste?  In the U.S.?  Or in a foreign port?  And specifically which foreign port?  Nassau? St. Thomas? Falmouth? or Cozumel? 

3.  What happens to the waste and chemicals once offloaded from the ship?

4.  The LA Times reported that for a period of 32 months, there were over 250 incidents of sexual assault, battery, and sexual harassment against guests and crew members on Royal Caribbean cruise ships.  In light of these problems, how many security guards are employed on the Oasis of the Seas?

5.  How many security guards are assigned to the seven "neighborhoods" on the cruise ship?  Are there security "sub-stations" in each of the neighborhoods?

6.  How many security guards patrol the neighborhoods from 10:00 p.m. to 4 a.m., a time period we Royal Caribbean - Oasis of the Seas - Twitter Cruisehave found when female passengers are at a higher risk of being assaulted?

7.  Saturday Night Live joked about the Oasis of the Seas being being bounty for pirates. Whereas the thought of a pirate attack in the Caribbean may be silly, a large cruise ship like this could be a target of a   terrorist group.  Does the ship have a sufficient number of security personnel to not only protect the passengers from shipboard crime, but deter and fight off a terrorist attack?

Thank you for answers to these questions!         

 

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Top Photo      @johnnyjet  

Bottom Photo     Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., a Liberian Corporation (via CruiseCritic)

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Sewage of the Seas! - December 5, 2009 1:48 PM

One look at their faces says it all.....

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