Seven Arrested After 24lbs of Cocaine Found Aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

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Seven individuals were detained Sunday following the discovery of 24 pounds (11 kilograms) of cocaine aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine identified luggage containing the contraband during a cabin inspection prior to the Jewel of the Seas’ departure from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ten packages of the substance tested positive for cocaine and are valued at over $300,000.

Officials seized the contraband and detained seven individuals, including the cabin’s occupant. According to Royal Caribbean spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez, six of the seven […]

Jamaica Tour Bus Accident Kills One Royal Caribbean Cruise Passenger, Injures Others

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Earlier today, the Jamaica Observer reported that a number of cruise passengers sustained injuries in a a four-vehicle crash.  The passengers were traveling on a tour bus on their way back from the Dunn’s River Beach in St Ann along the Carey Park main road in Trelawny.

Injured passengers were taken to the Falmouth Public General Hospital.  Subsequent Twitter posts by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line revealed that 21 passengers from Independence of the Seas participating in an excursion in Falmouth, Jamaica were involved in the crash.

“We are […]

Princess Cruises Passenger Reported Dead in Snorkeling Accident

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A Princess Cruise Line passenger sailing aboard Caribbean Princess has been reported dead following an off-ship snorkeling trip in Belize.

As reported by Breaking Belize News, 67-year-old Janice Mittelstadt was touring with Hugh Parkey’s Belize Dive Connection at Sergeants Caye. According to Tourism Police’s Superintendent Gualberto Garcia, Mittelstadt submerged suddenly, and was pronounced dead after being retrieved and administered emergency assistance. Though the cause of death is unknown, police called the incident a “snorkeling accident.”

The body has yet to receive a post-mortem examination, and it is […]