Cruise passengers told to turn off lights, music for 10 days to avoid pirate attack
SYDNEY -- Passengers on a luxury cruise were subject to nighttime blackouts and ordered by the captain to go without the standard entertainment for 10 days because of a pirate threat, according to a report on The 1,900 passengers on board the Sea Princess who paid tens of thousands of dollars for a 104-day world cruise were told all curtains must be drawn and and shutters closed as the vessel was turned into a "ghost ship," the report said.