In noticing the cruise ships I see on TV adds. I cannot help think how ugly they are for my taste but more important they look unsafe and top heavy. Their goal seems to be to pack as much tourists in a given space. Open decks seems to have disappeared in this quest. Passengers are hermeticaly sealed inside in an unreal world afloat, insulated from the elements. Gone are the beautiful sheers the ss United States, Normandie or the Queens had. These floating cattle cars seem incapable of going from one ocean to another in safety. Naval architects enlighten me please, are they safe in heavy weather like the N. Atlantic in mid Jan. or only in a calm Caribbean ?? For me they certainly are not beautiful but that is only my taste.