In response to a crew member sadly being robbed and killed for a mobile phone the cruise line has now announced that it will not send ships to Roatan, Honduras for 1 week.
The Filipino crew member was from the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship while it was making a scheduled stop at the port. He was shot near to the cruise port area on April 6th 2014. NCL have now released a statement on the tragic event:
Norwegian Cruise Line is shocked and saddened by the tragic death of a crew member from Norwegian Pearl in Roatan, Honduras on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Police reports indicate the crew member was killed during an attempted robbery while in Roatan. Local officials are investigating and have the alleged suspect in custody.
In an abundance of caution for our guests and crew, we have cancelled calls to Roatan this week for Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Jewel.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the crew member.[/quote_box_center]
So NCL has cancelled port stops for Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Jewel. The good news is that the gunman has been arrested and currently waiting for a trial.
Government sites have already warned that Honduras can be dangerous so is 1 week enough? Let us know what you think in the comments below.