According to numerous reports, Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises canceled their itineraries to Ensenada, Mexico after a weekend of vandalism, looting and threats of mass violence by a drug cartel in that port city and other locations in Northern Baja. The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), formerly known as Los Mata Zetas, burned
Brawl Breaks Out on Norwegian Encore
Two brawls reportedly broke out on NCL’s Norwegian Encore earlier this week, with one fight captured by a cruise passenger, identified as Robert Steele, who posted the melee’ on his Facebook page.
He also posted the following comments with the video: “On 34th cruise and first one with a major security incident. NCL Encore…
Are the Resort Destnations in Quintana Roo, Mexico Turning Into Acapulco?
The Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Mexico is situated on the Yucatán Peninsula of the country, west of Cuba. It consists of the resort city of Cancún on the Northeast of the Pennisula on the Caribbean coast, with Playa del Carmen and Tulum to its south which offer beautiful sandy beaches and seaside Mayan ruins,…
Top 5 Brawls on Carnival’s Fun Ships
Carnival Cruise Line characterized the recent brawl on the Carnival Legend as limited, isolated and unprecedented. But anyone who follows the cruise industry knows that these type of fights which occur on Carnival ships are hardly rare.
There literally are dozens of videos on YouTube of fights which have erupted on cruise ships over…
Carnival Security Tries to Cover-Up Ship Brawl
A video of a brawl on the Carnival Legend shows Carnival security officers and other security personnel kicking passengers while they are on the floor. Carnival officers are also shown trying to prevent other passengers from videotaping the violence.
The video, which was taken by a passenger and aired by Australia’s 3AW693 Talk Radio,…
U.S. Issues Travel Warning for El Salvador
The U.S. Department of State issued another warning to U.S. citizens that crime and violence in El Salvador continue to be at high levels. U.S. citizens traveling to El Salvador should remain alert to their surroundings. This travel warning supersedes the last warning (November 21, 2014).
Since January 2010, 34 U.S. citizens have been murdered…
Baltic Cruising: Rapes, Violence Growning Exponentially?
According to a documentary on Swedish TV4 as discussed in the Finnish newspaper Uutiset, cruise ship violence in the Baltic has grown “exponentially.”
36 women and girls were raped on Baltic cruise ships last year (2014), according to a report from another Finnish newspaper, HBL, covering the documentary.
The reporters used hidden cameras to…
Canadian Couple Attacked Sailing to Roatan
A retired couple from Canada, together with a captain, sailing from mainland Honduras to Roatan were reportedly attacked by four men armed with guns and knives who boarded the boat, threatened them with death and stole their money.
The article in CBC News quotes the Canadian woman saying "they actually had me, pulling my hair and…
U.S. Issues Another Critical Crime Warning for Honduras, Including Roatan
The United States Department of State just issued a warning to U.S. citizens that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains "critically high."
The warning is similar to the critical crime warning issued by the U.S. State Department last year.
The warning states that ". . . crime and violence are serious problems …
What are the Most Dangerous Cruise Destinations for 2015?
One of the focuses of Cruise Law News is not only crime on cruise ships, but crimes in ports of calls.
Cruise lines have a legal obligation to warn passengers of crimes which occur in the ports of call where they take their passengers. Cruise lines like Carnival and Royal Caribbean have agents in…