The story had the makings of a classic Thanksgiving tale, with survivors grateful to be alive after their harrowing ordeal. But Northwestern University professor Robert Hariman suffered a dyspeptic reaction at No Caption Needed: "Although named Explorer, the ship is a cruise ship, carrying 'modern adventure travelers' for $7,000-$16,000 a pop. To put it bluntly, those on the ship don't explore anything. Instead, they go on a set route to have preprogrammed experiences. No wonder they were in such 'good spirits' after the rescue: the disaster was a genuine novelty. ... I have no doubt that the episode will be good for business."
Icebergs? Cruise ships? We can almost hear Celine Dion singing. At Mirth, Musings & More, Lugosi smirked,"Despite the valiant efforts of the rich passengers to lock the poor ones below decks, everyone managed to get off the ship safely." Blondefabulous at Blondefabulocity exclaimed, "And Leonardo DiCaprio was nowhere to be found!!"