A lot of cruise lovers were thrilled when they saw a big, splashy picture of the Norwegian Escape on the front page of the New York Times’ business section… and then they read the accompanying article. At that point, many scoffed, some nodded in agreement, but few were left without an opinion. Because what followed was an attempt to turn the ship’s Haven — sold as a ship-within-a-ship — into the epicenter of modern-day class warfare.
Why Some Laughed
Right from the start, the article managed to sound simultaneously pompous and vaguely inaccurate. “Behind a locked door aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship,” wrote Nelson D. Schwartz, “is a world most of the vessel’s 4,200 passengers will never see.” Beyond the fact that the a