On January 14th I wrote an article about two passengers who arrived in Falmouth, Jamaica on January 12th, and did not return to the Carnival Victory when the cruise ship departed. Local newspapers in Jamaica said the two men "disappeared."
Carnival’s PR department subsequently contacted me and said essentially not to worry about it, saying "please note that these guests simply missed the ship but we have been in contact with them and are assisting in getting back home."
However, today the Jamaican Observer reports that the two men finally returned to the port yesterday (in good health) and apparently intended to depart on an outgoing cruise ship. The police then arrested them for violating the immigration laws of Jamaica.
The police had discovered updated postings on their Facebook accounts, including the one to the right posted on Facebook after the men has been in Jamaica for ten days. One of the men posted a comment on his Facebook page "nice to see you" to an acquaintance in Montego Bay.
The newspaper says that the two men had been staying in nearby Ocho Rios.
Jamaica seems to be a favorite place for cruise passengers to "get lost" and later show up after what appear to be an extended vacation.