There was a fella that would 'book" folks onto the banana boats coming out of central America
for a small fee back in the 90s..He would also arrange for the person to work off the fare on board if money
was a problem..It got so popular that he started bumping folks for those that would pay more to experience the "work n cruise" environment
..Was told they put a stop to it because some of the passengers were doing it to avoid going thru regular channels and were supposed to stay on board to return to country of origin only to jump ship..Met a fella from Montenegro that did just that,volunteered to be a pastry chef
and when they arrived in Guam
he jumped ship found a Chammoro lady and conned her into marrying him,they still kicked his butt off island..