Maybe slightly off topic but when I turn on my computer the yahoo home page pops up. Right at the top, today, is an article about dangerous places for tourists to visit and the D.R. leads the list. The article claims 39 tourists murdered in the last three years. I'm sure Carnival wants to be able to show their customers that they will be well insulated from real Dominicans and only have to deal with the vetted ones should they venture away from the ship while it is in port taking on supplies.