I posted this personal story here about five years ago. Every time I see a "Message in a bottle" story it reminds me of that night.
First night out on a cruise ship
on a week cruise
I was on the top deck
having a few too many bottles of wine with some new found friends. We got the great idea of writing notes in the empties and tossing them off the back of the boat. Three days after I got back there was a reply in the mail. It said " We got your message and are glad you had a good time the night you and your friends sent your messages. Though in the future we would appreciate you tossing them over the sides instead of on the lower deck
as the broken glass could be hazardous to the crew below." Thanking you in advance Norwegian Cruise