Elderly couple disappears during cruise

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#1
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Carnival Destiny ship passengers disappeared sometime Thursday
from
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2...e-cruise_x.htm
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Maybe they are still on one of the islands.
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I am sad that they disappeared but I think I would be a little upset that they skipped Aruba because of it. after all that would be the only reason I went on the cruise as far as ports go.
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I heard 2 passengers never re-boarded the ship causing delays and
shifting of ports of call. Aruba was scrubbed and St.Thomas was put
in its place. Has anyone heard if the passengers were ever found??
This happened last week.
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True..
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Originally posted by zonemasconi
I am sad that they disappeared but I think I would be a little upset that they skipped Aruba because of it. after all that would be the only reason I went on the cruise as far as ports go.
Should a cruise ship join in the search or continue on?
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Originally posted by vital1
very interesting reading.
What was the TITLE?
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I think there maybe some confussion.I didnt see it over there,I bet they would have there own take on it..
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What was the TITLE?
Incompetent CCL staff loses elderly couple.
Elderly couple lost off CCL ship, goes unnoticed by staff.
I'm sure something alone those lines.
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Won't this be bad news for Carnival, that is bad pubicity. Could you be pushed over? Why would you even get close enough you could fall over?????? I had trouble getting DH to agree to this vacation, hope he doesn't read it
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I was right...They would have thier own take on it!
But i do think that they would stop the ship to help in the search for them..
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There is no way to accidently fall off the ship--unless you exhibit a behavior that improves your chances. (e.g. climbing up on the rail): or you are the victim of foul play. The only people I am sympathetic toward is their family. Please enlighten me if there is another way to fall overboard.
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From Events At Sea:

From a passenger: Two passnegers jumped from the Carnival Destiny on Thursday May 12th between 8:30 PM and 4 AM while the ship was going from Barbados to Aruba. The ship turned around to search for the missing passengers. Their belongings were found in a pile on one of the decks. The belongings included thier passports. There was apparently a suicide note from the approximately 70 year old couple. US and Venezulan coastguards took over the search on Friday May 13th at 1 PM. The ship was discharged and had to change ports. The passengers were brought to St. Maarten on Saturday the 14th. The couple were US citizens who were of Vietnamese decent. Their 3 children were also on board. The children were in their 30s. The FBI met the ship in San Juan Perto Rico as the investigation continued.
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How sad for the family.
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#20
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cheeky where did you find out that info? I have been watching hte news and reading papers and never saw that info. WE were on the ship for this cruise and they never mentioned that
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