The latest news in the industry is regarding a case where a head waiter and a cruise guest met in the dining room of a ship, shared a bottle of wine and he then purportedly sexually assaulted her.
Well first of all they were both "out of line". She should not have agreed to meet him, and he should not have invited her to meet him. Ladies, I know it is tempting, you are there to have a good time, and there are lots of handsome, very polite men aboard those ships. But you must remember. Many of them are far from home and they are looking for nice ladies, just like you are looking for nice guys. But safety first. I am not saying they are all looking for the same thing, but as the saying goes, "boys will be boys", especially if they have been out to sea for a while. Use your heads. Don't do it, you are sending a wrong message when you do. Unless you are meeting with other people around. Otherwise, share email addresses. Now this guys life is messed up because he could possibly get life in prison, and she has a horrid tale to tell about her trip, not to mention an unpleasant experience.
This also goes for meeting strangers on vacations. Believe me some can turn out to be great experiences while others nightmares. If you wouldn't stray in your own hometown, use that same common sense on vacation.