Cruise Ship Catastrophes: Background information when reading Do Not Become Alarmed

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Do Not Become Alarmed

by Maile Meloy

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Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
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    Jun 2017, 352 pages
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    Jun 5, 2018, 352 pages

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Cruise Ship Catastrophes

The disaster at the heart of Do Not Become Alarmed unfolds while the characters are on a shore excursion, but certainly some of the more notorious cruise ship disasters have taken place on the ships themselves. Some cruise ship voyages are truly tragic, such as the Costa Concordia ship that ran aground in the Mediterranean, killing thirty-two (and don't forget the Titanic!). Here are just a few other notable cruise ship catastrophes that may make you stick to dry land for your next vacation:

Norwegian Dawn: While en route to the Bahamas in 2005, this cruise ship was struck with a seven-story-high wave that broke windows, flooded more than sixty cabins, and injured several passengers.

Seabourn Spirits: In 2005, pirates off the coast of Somalia attacked this small cruise ship. Despite being fired at with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, none of the passengers were injured. Instead, the ship's quick-thinking crew generated a loud noise that caused the pirates to believe ...

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