Posted May 7th, 2009, 07:34 PM
Whats it really matter? 99.9% of the population wouldnt know an RCI ship if it ran them over. Certainly not from that picture, And if you click on the picture, yes, it does say Brilliance of the Seas. But 99.9% of the population wouldn't even know that ship is part of RCI's fleet.
The problem is that more people who see the name of the ship will remember it and associate it with the story, than will notice the disclaimer that the ship in the picture is not the one involved in the situation. If you question them later their recollection, even though it may be vague, will be that there was some story about 'flesh eating bacteria' and a cruise ship called Brilliance of the Seas. In most instances where a news story illustrates a story about cruising with a picture of an RCI or Carnival ship, we can laugh about the fact that the ship or line pictured is not actually the subject of the story but in this type of situation the misidentification can have serious consequences. Unfortunately any correction will probably never catch up to the original article.