The U.S. national media has begun covering the sad story of 29 year old Nina Nilssen, who was killed in Antigua following the wedding of her sister a few days earlier aboard the Royal Clipper.
This is about the saddest story imaginable where Ms. Nilssen was murdered during a once in a lifetime wedding cruise involving her extended family.
Ms. Nilssen is remembered as a musician and composer, and world traveler having gone trekking in South America and Mexico. The San Francisco Chronicle quotes her friend, Iris Weiss, who grew up with Ms. Nilssen in Taos, New Mexico, commenting on the incongruity of her death: "she had traveled the world by herself and done all sorts of stuff that would seem more dangerous . . "
We commented on this tragedy in prior articles: Passenger From Star Clippers Murdered in Antigua and Travel Writers and the Ethics of Reporting Cruise News. We have read both criticism and praise of the cruise line’s handling of this matter on our blog.
Anyone with information should contact the police in Antigua: The Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913 or 462-3914, Dockyard Police Station at 460-1002. (Area code 268).
There are a number of national television stations which have covered this story, below: