Cruise passengers held up on Caribbean island
Fifty-five passengers with Celebrity Cruises have been robbed at gunpoint on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. The cruise line confirmed that the guests and two crew members from the vessel Celebrity Eclipse were robbed during a shore excursion in Castries, the island’s capital. Nobody was injured and all guests returned to the ship uninjured.
“The affected guests have been contacted by our Guest Care Team to offer assistance, if necessary, Celebrity Cruises said in a statement. “The incident was reported to the local police, which are currently investigating the incident.”
Celebrity Eclipse was on a 14-night Caribbean cruise that departed Fort Lauderdale in Florida on April 6, concluding there on April 20.
“A small number of cruise passengers were robbed during an island excursion,” a Saint Lucia Tourist Board spokesperson said. “These types of incidents are rare and no-one was hurt but we take them very seriously. […] Two men have already been detained and are helping police with their enquiries.”
[pictured: Gros Piton, Saint Lucia]