"From pirate attacks to crimes against passengers, Commander Gaouette's book offers a rare insider's view into the world of cruise ship security. Gaouette provides a unique perspective of the security challenges facing the cruise industry and its history of overboard passengers, sexual assaults and unsolved crimes. Passengers should take notice that there are real dangers both onboard cruise ships and in the high seas surrounding them. This is an overdue wake up call to the cruise industry."
James Walker, Esq., maritime lawyer, 26 year member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, and author of CruiseLawNews.com
At the end of 2009, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines launched Oasis of the SeaS≪/i>—the largest passenger ship ever built, dwarfing the largest aircraft carrier. Putting "that many eggs (8,457 passengers and crew) in one basket (with 16 decks)" poses a colossal security concern.