Since finally docking back in Miami early this morning, tales of drunken debauchery and people getting too turnt for life have taken over the Internet; from video of Gronk slapping a girl’s booty with a towel while she twerked on stage to Gronk offering a couple $10,000 in cash ‘To bang in front of everybody,” there’s no way in hell this cruise was anything that can be categorized as “ordinary.”
That is, unless you were one of the people who had no idea they were on Gronk’s party cruise in the first place. According to a first-hand account by Boston Globe writers Christopher Muther and James Reed, only 700 of the people aboard the Norwegian Pearl were there as part of Gronk’s cruise:
There were also plenty of cruisers who had no idea that good-time Gronkowski was among them. The Norwegian Pearl holds more than 2,300 passengers, but only 700 of them were part of Gronk’s cruise. The rest thought they were on the boat for an ordinary vacation to the Bahamas.(via)
Assuming the boat was fully booked, that’s 1,600 people who had no idea that Gronk was on the boat with them. As for the chick who proudly proclaimed “I’d do butt stuff for Gronkowski” during an interview on the boat, she probably knew what she was getting into when she boarded the ship – but as for everyone clueless to Gronk’s presence? Not so much:
Non-Gronk fans interviewed said they were unfazed by the shenanigans; in fact, some of them enjoyed the additional color.
Visiting from Atlanta, Sue Fritz was on board with her husband and mother-in-law and admitted she wasn’t too interested in sports. “I’ve been telling my husband, ‘John, take a picture!’ ” Fritz said Friday afternoon. “Hey, the more drunk people there are to laugh at, the better for me.”(via)
As for what they meant by “additional color,” check out the shit that went down on the boat below: