Rape on the Love Boat? Two Crew Members Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Woman Aboard Grand Princess Cruise Ship

Newspapers in Bermuda are reporting that two Italian crew members age 26 and 27, aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship, are charged with raping a female crew member.  Both of the men are believed to be officers.

The sexual assault at issue allegedly occurred on January 12, 2013, but there is no information where the cruise ship was located at the time of the alleged crime.

The remarkable thing about the story is that the crew members were actually arrested. Bermuda has been a complete joke about holding crew members legally accountable when they rape women on Grand Princess Cruise Ship Sexual AssaultPrincess cruise ships.  No crew member has ever been convicted and imprisoned for sexually assaulted a woman aboard a Princess cruise ship although multiple sexual crimes have been alleged over the years.

The charges are being heard in Bermuda because Princess Cruises registers its cruise ships there to avoid U.S. taxes and labor laws.

The two men were granted bail of only $5,000 each which is not much more than a passenger has to pay for possessing a few marijuana joints aboard a cruise ship in Bermuda

The last Princess rape case ended with the alleged rapist going free.

It is doubtful that the cruise-ship-beholden island of Bermuda will ever bring justice to a cruise ship rape victim.

Stay tuned.

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Jamir Joseph Moraes - January 25, 2013 10:15 AM

Very shocking and disappointing to here this news, I always had high esteem for Grand Princess, this being my first ship

Boo - January 27, 2013 8:07 AM

They should arrest more than two! Although the girls are so nice and innocent!

Ex Princess Cruises Crew Member - January 28, 2013 5:20 AM

The way the manage this company is disgusting people suffer discrimination, harassment and retaliation day in and day out, I guarantee you that if a Philipino, Indian or Mexican would it done this they be in Jail now, but because they are probably friends with the captain or Hotel General manager they hide everything, the same way they hide all the dodgy operation inside (like poor customer service, drugs and alcohol problems)

Nelly - June 8, 2013 5:20 PM

That happens a lot.I'm a woman and a crew member in Princess Cruises, and I really feel embarrased when I see how the girls crew memebers behave and dress up to the parties. They are hunting,and sending the message very clear. She should be fired too.

Echo - July 4, 2013 4:59 AM

What has been the outcome of this case ?

Anonymous - September 2, 2013 11:38 PM

In this particular case, I believe wasn't the guys fault, on board you can find many women looking for good looking officers to have a good time while their contracts last. Italian handsome officers are the most popular and hunted (because their privileges can share with a "girlfriend")
they have needs as every men on land, if a "woman" approach to them giving a very clear sexual message..... What the answer will be?
A descent lady won't allow two men in the cabin for a late nite party, I won't

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