Carnival Cruise Passenger Killed Wife "With Bare Hands"

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#2
Yorktown, VA
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I sure hope Carnival sailed with that cabin sealed off; I'd never want to sail in a cabin in which someone was murdered! Carnival is sure having a bad year as far as passengers dying either by falling off their ships or in this case murder.

One would think Carnival would mention the dangers of trying to stand or even sit on the rails of a moving cruise ship, something I see passengers doing all too often, considering the number of passengers who have fallen off so far this year but alas, no mention of exercising caution was made during the muster drill on the Splendor cruise my family and I completed earlier this month.


Originally posted by LauraS
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#3
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As soon as the investigation is over, that cabin will be cleaned and sold again as if nothing ever happened.
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Originally posted by jtoniva
One would think Carnival would mention the dangers of trying to stand or even sit on the rails of a moving cruise ship
I suppose they could, but when do we stop warning adults about things that are self-evident, like "Setting fire to yourself is likely to result in an unfortunate outcome." We now have coffee containers that warn us that hot coffee is, you know, hot. I fly a lot on business, and I always memorize the number of seat backs I have to touch to get from where I'm sitting to the nearest emergency exit if the cabin is in darkness or filled with smoke. The people that pay no attention to this sort of thing are the same people that keep asking "How can I get out of muster drill?" The people that truly do accidentally fall off cruise ships are few, I hope, and certainly in the running for the Darwin Awards.
#5
Yorktown, VA
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I wasn't even going in that direction; I was thinking more along the lines of the vast majority of passengers, adults, teens & children, being first time cruisers and that they should be made aware of the various dangers of being on a moving ship during and along with the muster drill.

U R right though about adults needing supervision; the security personnel on Splendor spent a good deal of their time "baby sitting" at the "adults only" pool. This was perhaps because the cruise lines push their expensive alcoholic drinks a bit too much?


Originally posted by RHefley228
I suppose they could, but when do we stop warning adults about things that are self-evident,..... same people that keep asking "How can I get out of muster drill?" The people that truly do accidentally fall off cruise ships are few, I hope, and certainly in the running for the Darwin Awards.
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I feel that People wouldn't sit or let their Children sit on the railing of their balconies at home, so why would you do it on a Ship eight stories off the water? People need to practice common sense where ever they go. It is not the Ship's fault if you are not using common sense!!!!
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Originally posted by mikedw
As soon as the investigation is over, that cabin will be cleaned and sold again as if nothing ever happened.
At some point they would have to sell the cabin - space is money. Yeah I would certainly get the heeby jeebies knowing that someone was killed in that room.

To extend this a bit further, I wonder how many of the staterooms we sleep in have had people die in them, or had some type of activity that we may not feel comfortable or supportive about Of course there is legal and illegal behavior and it's the illegal behavior that gets me feeling queasy!

I try not to think about this when visiting hotels, stays in hospitals and the like. Let alone who slept in the bed just hours before you...to a certain extent we have to push out all these thoughts or the rooms would never sell!
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common sense should tell a person not to sit or stand on railings. I don't spend too much time wondering what went on in a room before I was there. As far as the cruise line's responsibility towards cruise passengers and alcohol, they should stop serving a person if they see that they have over imbibed, like any other bartender on land.
#10
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Perhaps Mrs McGill was hogging the bathroom, another good reason to cruise luxury as the luxury ship bathrooms often have double sinks.
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Originally posted by mikedw
As soon as the investigation is over, that cabin will be cleaned and sold again as if nothing ever happened.

And never mind the chalk outline, it will fade in time.
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Originally posted by LauraS
Cruise Critic has just posted the following news:

Carnival Cruise Passenger Killed Wife "With Bare Hands"
Is this another case of "cabin fever"? Therefore he could plead insanity.
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#13
N. Calif., USA
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there are way more way s to kill ones self on land as there are at sea..it just happen s cruise ship s get all the attention..

are thinking and are shocked that being at sea we are immune from violence?..from the responses it sure seems so..that we should legislate
tha the cruiselines should be responsible for our personal behavior..

it s a tragety for sure..to the families and to the passenger s who may have witnessed some of the going on s..but, lets not say that somehow
Carnival could have prevented this..unless of course there could be the
possibility of assigning passenger s to be hall monitors..