On Thursday the three largest U.S-based cruise lines began voluntarily posting crime statistics on their websites. Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean International, and Norwegian Cruise Line posted comprehensive data regarding serious crimes committed on their ships. Crimes reported run the gamut from homicide to thefts over $10,000. The most common charges were thefts, rape and sexual assaults. There were no reported homicides.
According to the postings on each cruise line’s website the statistics provided include all incidents alleged to have occurred on their vessels even if the allegations are later determined to be unfounded (i.e., false or baseless). The voluntary disclosures come at a difficult time for the cruise industry in the wake of several high profile accidents and incidents. While the reports show a growing number of incidents onboard ships the statistics show they are very small in number in regards to the 17 million plus North American cruise passengers. So, how did your favorite cruise line stack up? Click the links below to find out:
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