I bought this for 99p with three other films (a 4 films on 2 dvds pack), the other films were JET, THE LAST LINE OF DEFENSE and STORM and I have those to watch yet.
I decided to watch this today and I went in with low expectations - not expecting brilliant acting, special effects etc. Luckily it was pretty good for the price I paid for it.
Yes the plot we have seen countless times before in Die Hard, Under Siege (which is very similar to this) but another terrorist film can't hurt can it?
The story is: Rob Lowe is working all the time and hardly see's his wife (who is annoyed) and decides to go on a cruise ship with a Greek student (who has teacher's pet/creep written all over him. Rob Lowe finds this out and turns up on the cruise unannounced where he gets arrested for not having a passport.
At that moment terrorist take over and it then turns into a Die Hard type film hence action, shoot outs etc which I found pretty bloodless (but then this is rated a 12).
I found this enjoyable but also found quite a few flaws with the film:
1) With hundreds, if not thousands of passengers on board the ferry, when it sunk what happened to them? Did they all drown? I did not see one body or one survivor in the water.
2) I heard the sub captain say when ordered to torpedo the mini-sub, that the sub was a decommissioned naval vessel and therefore had no torpedoes. But a few minutes later, hey presto a total of two torpedoes were launched at the mini-sub, albeit unarmed. However they both managed to find their target but somehow managed to bounce harmlessly off of the mini-sub.
3: The CGI looked like a computer game (but that was to be expected).
But if you can overlook those problems this film is worth your time and yes there are better films out there that are very similar but if you've seen them all and are looking for something to pass the time this is entertaining then pick this up.