Passenger Found Dead on Carnival Cruise Ship out of Los Angeles

Carnival Miracle
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Cruise Hive has been informed of some terrible news coming from the Carnival Miracle. A 47-year-old male passenger on the ship was found dead in his cabin on Friday morning, March 18.

The next day when the Spirit class ship arrived at its home port in Los Angeles, California the FBI boarded. As a result the Carnival Miracle was delayed up to 90 minutes. Passengers also heard a medical announcement over the ships PA system when the man was found. He was apparently travelling with his wife.

A passenger who would like to remain anonymous told Cruise Hive the following:

“We disembarked the Carnival Miracle yesterday in Long Beach. A male 47 passenger was found dead early morning the day before in his cabin. He was traveling with his wife. A ships officer told me he was a big drinker and liked to be for others as well. 7 doubles ordered at once was not uncommon according to his onboard account.”

“We were delayed clearance for about 60-90 min while things were tended to. The FBI came onboard as well. Cause of death was unknown. We heard the medical call Friday morning over the PA.”

John Heald, Senior Cruise Director who was on the ship for a Bloggers Cruise also posted on his Facebook page the following:

Such a fun day but such a sad day too. This morning one of the elderly guests passed in his sleep and our thoughts are with his wife who is being cared for by the team here

Carnival Miracle was coming to the end of a 7-night Mexican Riviera cruise which ended on Saturday March 19. The voyage was also a Bloggers cruise with Senior Cruise Director John Heald. Carnival Miracle is a 88,500 gross ton cruise ship which can carry over 2,100 passengers at double occupancy.

We would like to send our deepest condolences to the mans family and loved ones during this difficult time.