A Red Flag On Cruise Ships

Basking in the Carribean sun, tall drink in hand, breeze in their faces, cruise-ship passengers typically don't stop to wonder if their ship has a sprinkler system. The promise of worry-free escapism, after all, is one reason more than 4.5 million passengers are expected to board liners at U.S. ports this year--triple the number that set sail just a decade ago.

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