The local tour operators receive substantial income from the cruise line passengers.NCL promotes excursions to Torshavn, described as the "colorful capital city" of the Faroe Islands featuring es a "panoply of Nordic landscapes, with fjords, straits, deep green valleys, and a wonderful harbor dotted with colorful boats." But no mention, of course, of the horrific whale slaughters.But blaming the passengers when one cruise line (and one cruise ship in particular) has far more gastrointestinal outbreaks than its competitors is certainly not the answer.Whoever is to blame, the crew members, of course, always pay the price, by having to wipe and scrub and spray everything in sight for long 16 hour days to try to disinfect a ship longer than three football fields.Many other newspapers in Europe are also carrying the disturbing images, like the Independent, Daily Mail, and the Metro.
It was the first time, to my knowledge, that a major U. television network focused on the gruesome slaughter.
I'm still blocked today by the Faroes tourism people and the sadistic and bloodthirsty practice still continues.
Cruise lines still take their largely clueless guests to the Faroes and promote tours ashore.
Are guests of HAL the second most unhygienic cruisers?
Do they wash their hands the least of any cruisers? Is there a correlation between the age of the cruise ships and gastrointestinal outbreaks?