There's something about the very idea of going on a cruise that makes it very unappealing to me. Being on a boat with a bunch of strangers for a week. It doesn't sound like what I want to be doing with my vacation time. And now, I'm even more certain I'll never go on a cruise. Not after reports of a giant brawl breaking out on a Carnival Cruise just about to dock in New York.
According to the
, on the final night of the cruise just before 2 AM, a fight broke out on the nightclub dance floor. Apparently, it was sparked by some hurt feelings over a few people taking part in what the kids are calling a
. The alleged threesome "upset the participants' respective partners." So I'm guessing no one who took part in the festivities was actually in a relationship. Whatever. The logistics are slightly fuzzy, but I think we all get the general idea.
It started small, but eventually,
grew to include between 40 and 60 people, migrating from just the nightclub to all around the ship.
"Bottles were smashed and a woman was also cut in the melee, although no serious injuries were reported."
The ship's security attempted to quell the violence but was terribly outnumbered. Eventually, the fight did die down, and the
was called in to escort the vessel into a port in New York where it was reportedly supposed to be docking at that time anyway.
No one was arrested. Probably because, as the Daily Mail explains, it's a jurisdictional nightmare.
"The brawl took place as the ship approached harbor in New York, but it's unclear whether the vessel was in New York, New Jersey, or international waters at the time of the fight."