Suzanne Schlosberg

The O.J. Simpson trial cruise

It’s formal night aboard the Carnival Cruise liner MS Holiday, just off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico, and passengers are mingling on the America Deck, awaiting the captain’s cocktail party. Things are more subdued in the ship’s wood-paneled library, however, where 96 addicts are coming clean.

”My name is Gayle,” says a waitress, ”and I’ve been on it since last July.”

”It’s nice to look out to a room full of sick people,” adds Anne, a silver-haired woman with a throaty voice, ”instead of just looking in the mirror.”

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