Well Schooner, you and I may not agree but I do feel the captain and crew owe the passengers the right of information especially where safety is an issue. I'm sure you are not allowed to comment as to why that ship left late or came in early but that was not a normal sail for Radiance based on what I have read and what other crew memebers, including customer service told us. I don't think that it is any different than an airline pilot advising passengers of turbulance so that they can take precautions and feel like the person in charge is comfortable and competent. Sorry but I didn't get that feeling and neither you nor customer service have done much to help change that opinion. Thanks Ashley, I don't think I'll be back. We're headed to the Mediterranean next summer, was looking at RCCL but I just think they're changing too much from what we remember from years before. How knows maybe all the cruise lines are going the same way but for us I think it's time to try another.