10 Brawling Passengers Kicked Off Carnival Cruise
The melee occurred on the 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream, the line's newest ship, during a western Caribbean sailing. The passengers were escorted off the vessel in Costa Maya, officials of the cruise line say.
While no serious injuries were reported, passengers blogged on CruiseCritic.com about seeing blood spattered on artwork and people wearing bandages.
The cruise line says in a statement, "A fight occurred on the vessel. It was broken up by ship's security and the cause of the fight was investigated which resulted in 10 guests being disembarked in Mexico. An 11th guest who was traveling with that party also opted to disembark."
Carnival says it made transportation arrangements for the 11 passengers to return home.
The line adds, "The safety and security of our guests and crew is of utmost importance and we will not tolerate behavior that could put any of them at risk."
There was no disruption to the itinerary of the 130,000-ton ship, which cruises from Port Canaveral (near Orlando).
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