Cruise lines release on-board crime statsPosted on
The three major cruise lines have voluntarily posted on their websites the number of serious crimes reported aboard their ships — the first time this type of data has been publicly released.
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Carnival Corp. and Norwegian Cruise Line released the data in response to a Senate bill that would require all cruise lines that use American ports to report crime figures.
The statistics detail the number of suspicious deaths or homicides, assaults, rapes, kidnappings and thefts greater than $10,000 reported by passengers or crewmembers.
“In the spirit of transparency — and to remove all doubt about the low level of crime on cruise ships compared with comparable land?based venues — Carnival Corporation’s North American?based cruise lines have voluntarily agreed to post on our websites all allegations of crime and missing persons in the CVSSA crime reporting categories,” Carnival said in a statement. “It is important to note that these are allegations, the majority never substantiated as actual crimes.”
The company’s four North American?based lines are Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn Cruise Line.
In a two-and-a-half-year period, Carnival’s four North American lines carried some 65 million passengers and reported four alleged suspicious passenger deaths, four alleged missing U.S. nationals, 34 alleged rapes, 22 alleged sexual assaults, 26 alleged non-sexual physical assaults, and 16 reports of thefts of over $10,000, according to a report by CruiseCritic.com.
In the same period, Royal Caribbean International carried some 8.8 million passengers and reported two missing U.S. nationals, 23 alleged rapes (13 committed by passengers, 10 by crew), 23 alleged sexual assaults (seven by passengers, 16 by crew), 16 alleged non-sexual physical assaults (seven by passengers, nine by crew), and 23 reports of thefts over $10,000.
In the same time period, Click here for a report by The New York Times.
Welcome to TradeOnlyToday’s premium content! To continue reading, please register now, for access to 10 free stories per month. Or subscribe, for unlimited access to all TradeOnlyToday content!
Basic subscription: Registered members get free access to 10 premium content stories each month!
Individual subscription: $29 for unlimited site access for one year.
Small Business subscription: $140 for unlimited site access for up to 10 members of a company for one year.
Corporate subscription: $300 for unlimited site access for all members of a company for one year.
You may close this dialog after seconds.