Last year, Royal Caribbean Cruises agreed with the producers of a reality television show called “Shipmates” to use the cruise line’s Vision of the Seas in the filming of the program. Channel 4 TV in the UK used the Vision as the setting for what the producers describe as a “party-fueled luxury cruise ship” sailing
Drug Mules Used Costa Cruise Ships to Smuggle Cocaine
For a two year period from 2012 to 2014, as many as thirty-four people who posed as cruise ship passengers on Costa ships participated in a smuggling network that transported hashish from Morocco to Brazil and cocaine from South America to Europe, according to the The Local newspaper in France.
The French newspaper reported that the "innovative…
Shake-Down Port: Nassau’s Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Passenger for Pot
The Bahamas Weekly reported that two U.S. cruise passengers were arrested at the port in Nassau for possession of marijuana on Wednesday.
The Bahamian newspaper reported:
"Two adult American females from North Carolina are in custody after they was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs on Wednesday 22nd June 2016.
According to reports, shortly after…
A Normal Weekend in Nassau
The Bahamas Weekly reports that four Florida residents wre arrested this weekend for possession of pot on a cruise ship moored in Nassau, Bahamas.
The newspaper reports that the incident occurred on Sunday, May 24, 2015.
The report says that “officers from the Tourism Policing Unit acting on intelligence went to a cruise ship moored…
British Man Murdered, U.S. Cruise Passenger Arrested for Marijuana
I did a double-take when I read a newspaper headline today: British Man Murdered in the Bahamas, American Arrested on Drug Charges.
It wasn’t that the murder in the Bahamas surprised me. Murders in and around New Providence (Nassau) seem to be a daily occurrence in the Bahamas. Violent homicides and shootings are…
The Predatory “Sweet Spot” – Bahamian Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Tourist for Pot Possession
Bahamas Weekly reports that last weekend the police in Nassau, Bahamas arrested a U.S. citizen for possession of marijuana. The report says that he was a 33 year old man from Jacksonville, Florida.
The Florida man was arrested for possession of pot on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
Around 4:30 PM last Saturday, the “Tourism Policing…
Will the Cruise-Dependent Caribbean Islands Embrace Marijuana Tourism?
There’s an excellent article in Travel Pulse today entitled Caribbean Tourism Officials Talk Marijuana Tourism. Written by Brian Major, the article takes a look at how the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) may capitalize on marijuana tourism.
The article cites the growing legalization of pot here in U.S., and the fact that several Caribbean islands, like…
High Times in Nassau Will Cost You $500 or 2 Months in Her Majesty’s Prison
This spring I wrote a couple of articles about cruise passengers getting busted in Nassau for small amounts of pot.
In April, I wrote about seven passengers from various cruise ships who were arrested for possessing one or a few marijuana cigarettes. In several cases of those arrested, the Bahamian customs officer boarded the…
Norwegian Breakaway Passengers Busted in Bermuda for Drugs
The Royal Gazette reports that Bermuda customs officials arrested two cruise passengers from the Norwegian Breakaway for possession of marijuana and drugs.
A passenger from New York pleaded guilty to possessing ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis.
According to the newspaper, cruise officials notified customs officers of a smell from the passenger’s cabin. The customs officers entered…
The Royal Gazette Takes a Look at Bermuda’s “Reefer Madness” Policy
This week Bermuda’s Royal Gazette newspaper has written about some of our articles about the island’s policy of prosecuting U.S. passengers who have a few grams of pot in their cabins on cruise ships which arrive at port.
Yesterday the Gazette published "Island’s Tough Line on Cruise Ship Passengers with Drugs is Criticised,"…