Cruise passengers robbed in St Lucia

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A tour bus carrying 55 cruise ship passengers – including 10 from Britain – was held up at gunpoint during an excursion on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.
The group, which also included two members of crew from Celebrity Eclipse, was on a tour to the botanical gardens in Soufriere.
Reports say three masked gunmen took cash and jewellery from the passengers.
A statement from Celebrity Cruises said no-one was injured during the incident and all passengers returned to the ship unharmed.
St. Lucia Tourist Board Chairman Mathew Beaubrun said the robbery was a “rare incident.”
The Celebrity spokesperson added: “The affected guests have been contacted by our Guest Care Team to offer assistance, if necessary. We are thankful that none of our guests

[was] injured in this unfortunate event, and [we] will continue to provide them any support they may need.”
The incident came less than a month after a couple from a P&O cruise were shot during an armed robbery on Barbados.
About 70,000 Britons visit St Lucia each year. The UK Foreign Office advises visitors to be aware of “petty crime, including thefts”, adding that “there have also been some incidents of violent crime including assaults and murder.”
Celebrity Eclipse is currently on a 14-night Caribbean cruise which left Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday, April 6, and returns there on Saturday, April 20. The ship’s port calls include Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Johns, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. George’s, Grenada; Oranjestad, Aruba; and Willemstad, Curacao.
By | 2017-06-15T15:59:35+00:00 15 April 2013|Cruise news|0 Comments

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