Authorities probing American woman's death on Princess Cruises voyage

Marco Green
November 15, 2018

The 52-year-old woman, described only as a "female guest" on the Royal Princess from the USA, died under unclear circumstances.

The FBI is investigating the death of an American woman who died Tuesday aboard a Princess Cruises ship en route to Aruba, the cruise line said.

The woman had previously been seen in an altercation with a male passenger where she was allegedly being choked, Aruba news outlet Diario reported.

Princess Cruises said, "We are deeply saddened by this incident and offer our honest condolences to the family and those affected".

A ship belonging to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines is anchored off Labadee Beach, near Cap Haitian, Haiti, as passengers enjoy the water, February 2, 2000.

The Royal Princess was on a 7-day roundtrip Southern Caribbean cruise that left Port Everglades, Florida Friday and is due back in Florida Saturday.

The woman plunged to her death while the liner was sailing from Curacao to Aruba.

A passenger on the cruise ship industry website CruiseCritic.com said that police officials in Aruba boarded the ship early Tuesday morning and that the ship's captain had made an announcement and said that "there was a serious incident". "The cause of death is not yet known at this time", Princess said in the statement.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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