Cruise Lines Face Y2K Supplier Squalls
The world's biggest cruise
lines have safeguarded their own computers against Year 2000 glitches, but still face possible electronic squalls arising at food vendors and other suppliers. Carnival, Royal Caribbean and other major cruise lines operating out of North America are stopping short of declaring full victory over possible Y2K disruptions, due to worry about outside vendors, officials said.
Telephones going awry, delays by airlines delivering cruise-ship passengers, or outside refrigeration systems breaking down are some of the possible Y2K problems.