I’ve had a question about this for days now!
With the volcano stopping air traffic and grounding airlines for so many days now you would think that a company with cruise ships on the high seas would have thought to rescue (or make some money) off these land locked, grounded, folks!
It might not be as fast but certainly the grounded people might have been willing to pay the cruise line the money to get home instead of having to hang out in hotels, airports on benches and cots! I would have been willing to pay the price. Probably would have saved me money in the long run.
Put the ships in high gear and bring some people home. Hell, with all the people stranded, ship lines could probably give a discount! Did everyone forget there is the Ocean???