Norwegian Cruise Line has canceled calls this week in Roatan, Honduras in the wake of the murder of one of its crew members on the island.
The unnamed staffer from the Norwegian Pearl was killed Sunday while the 2,394-passenger ship was visiting for the day. Police reports indicate the killing happened during an attempted robbery, and an alleged suspect is in custody.
"In an abundance of caution for our guests and crew, we have canceled calls to Roatan this week for Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Jewel," Norwegian says in a statement posted on its Facebook page.
"Norwegian Cruise Line is shocked and saddened by the tragic death," the statement says. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the crew member."
Roatan has become a significant port call for cruise lines operating in the Western Caribbean. In addition to Norwegian, cruise vessels operated by Carnival, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Regent Seven Seas are scheduled to visit the island in coming days. None of the other lines have canceled calls following Sunday's incident.
By USA Today
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