The Genius of a Cruise Ship

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Imagine you manage a hotel, and one day 4,000 guests arrive at the same time. They all want rooms now, and if you could show them how to operate the safe in the room that would be nice. Such an unlikely scenario is exactly what happens every day on cruise ships like the one I invaded recently. The size of these giant ships operated by companies like More...

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