Continuing with my posts this past week about how cruises just do not appeal to me at all, here’s another reason: Being lost at sea. Or more specifically, having a man overboard. That’s what happened to a Carnival Spirit cruise ship near Australia recently while embarked on a 10-day trip. A couple, Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder, apparently fell off the ship and have yet to be found.

Given the sketchy details and the event and the lack of international cruise ship laws, this situation, I’m sure, is going to get even uglier. Scary, and very unfortunate.

UPDATE: The search for the couple has been called off already.