We are sad to report that two Carnival cruise ship passengers have been killed after a tragic vehicle accident in Belize.
Cruise Ship Passengers Killed in Belize
A tragic accident took place in Belize on Wednesday afternoon and we are very sad to post that according to ABC 13, two Carnival cruise ship passengers have been killed. Five others have also been injured who are all in hospital. One of the passengers has apparently already been transported back to the United States for medical care according to a Carnival statement.
At least three locals including two females have also been killed in the crash which was on George Price Highway, an important route that runs west from Belize city where the cruise tender port is located.
Here’s the statement provided to the site from Carnival Cruise Line:
“Sadly, two guests have died and the five others remain hospitalized, with one guest already transported back to the U.S. for medical care. Our Carnival CareTeam and medical staff are supporting guests and their families.
Carnival Vista is on a 7-day voyage that departed Galveston on Saturday, Nov. 23 and is scheduled to return to Galveston on Saturday, Nov. 30. It is calling on Cozumel on Thursday, as planned. Please keep our guests and their families in your thoughts and prayers.”
The cruise guests were visiting the Central America cruise destination from the Carnival Vista cruise ship. The vessel was calling there as part of a week-long western Caribbean cruise. The ship departed her homeport in Galveston, Texas on November 23.
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The accident took place after 3:00 PM when a van and an SUV crashed. The passengers were apparently in the van as part of a private shore excursion not booked through the cruise line. The cruise line is providing support to guests and their families through the CareTeam and medical staff.
The Carnival Vista which joined the fleet in 2016 already departed Belize later in the day and today is calling in Cozumel, Mexico before arriving back at the Port of Galveston on Saturday.
Our condolences go out to the friends and loved ones for the two guests who have died especially during the holiday season. We can’t imagine how everyone is feeling right now and we hope those injured do make a full recovery.