Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for April 9, 2014

* Is NCL Canceling a Couple Port Calls Enough?
This week Norwegian Cruise Line canceled their calls (by Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Jewel) at Roatan after a crew member ashore from Norwegian Pearl was shot and killed on Sunday during an armed robbery in broad daylight on the street when the thief apparently only wanted the man’s cell phone.
   Information has been limited because the police in Honduras operate in secret when investigating criminal matters. Police arrested two suspects on Monday, and the country’s security minister announced it with great fanfare, but police released them late Monday when they said it was determined the two weren’t involved in the crime.
   NCL’s statement says only that their calls were canceled this week in “an abundance of caution,” but the line declines to say any more. It appears by their statement that their calls are only canceled this week, and passengers can expect to call at Roatan next week despite the rising rate of violent crimes. Since NCL will not clarify their position, they have to be taken at their word and assume only this week’s calls are canceled. 

   But is this enough for Norwegian and other cruise lines to do at this port and other ports when there is a rising crime rate? In this CND article, we discuss what we believe they should be doing.

* Other Things You’ll Want to Know
CND subscribers also read about RCCL closing the sale on the Pullmantur companies ... when it's not a cruise line, but it's paying the bills ... and Costa joining the club.

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