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Old 10-14-2006, 08:52 PM
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I heard today that a woman either jumped or was pushed off the back of the NCCL Star on Wed. Supposedly the ship went back to try to find her but couldn't. The ship arrived back in LA on Friday and Mexican authorities found her body. What is going on? This is happening far too often. This is the only link to the story I could find. Not sure how long it will be available. http://cbs2.com/video/?cid=71
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:53 PM
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I went on my first cruise recently and later on during the night I went out to the back of the ship very windy and it felt creepy to look over the edge. Very scary to think of falling into the ocean. Stay safe everyone, dont ruin everyone elses good time and dont lose your life.
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Old 10-18-2006, 07:41 AM
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I was on this cruise that the woman went over. I find it amazing how quiet NCL is keeping this. Rumors from staff aboard indicates that it may not have been self induced or an accident. The ship was escorted into the harbor in LA by police boats and went she docked 14 FBI agents came aboard. We were cleared by immigration and customs within an hour but it was 2 more hours before the FBI would clear the ship for us to get off. A bit of a mess but considering how awful the whole cruise was that part was actually handled well!!
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:03 AM
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rockygran what do you mean considering how awful the whole cruise was? Was this a 5 day cruise? Not a good one beside this event? From what I understand this accident or whatever, happened shortly after leaving Cabo. Did someone see her go overboard or was it a camera?
I enjoy walking around on deck during the day but find it quite creepy at night. The water is black and so is the sky. I just cannot imagine going overboard. For some I think alchohol plays a big part. I tell my children when they cruise "don't do anything stupid". I know when people have too much to drink they do things they would not normally do sober. Example...."look what I can do" "Do you dare me?" My heart goes out to her family. This is such a terrible tragedy. Other than this one report I have not been able to find anything else. The cruiselines tend to keep hush hush on things like this.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:27 AM
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This was an eight day cruise, my two daughters and I went just for a girls week, left the husbands and kids at home. I was so dissappointed as I had alway heard that NCL was the best of the best (this was my 4th cruise) The service in the dining room was terrible, other than asking us what we wanted the waiter never spoke a work to us, he kept reaching accross people to clear off plates and was just plain rude, we chalked it up to just a bad day and went again to the dining room the next night. Sat at our table 25 minutes before the waiter showed up that time and she only had 3 tables! The buffet wasn't much better, it was the same food everyday, I equated it with the mess hall on a Navy ship! I had to laugh, one person we were talking to compared it to 3rd grade camp! That was just a start, the ship had changed their activity schedule and no one knew what was going on, 1/4 of the ship showed up the wrong night for formal night. They were much too busy promoting the restruants that you had to pay for, the spa, the ships store to be concerned about anything else. We went down and had a long meeting with the assistant purser and all she could say was oh well, here is the number of our Corp. office (this was before the overboard incident!)

The ship was three hours out of Cabo when she was reported missing. They have her and her husband on camera going to their stateroom and they were arguing, she had come back aboard rather "happy" for Cabo, they entered the room, cabins on both sides heard loud arguing. 17 minutes later the cameras show him leaving the room. It was 2 hours later that he reported her missing by the time they conducted a complete search of the ship, we were three hours out of Cabo. We turned around and went back (3 hours) and participated in a search for 5 more hours, the Mexican Navy and a lot of other vessals were also looking. The next morning we were told by the Captain that the search was unsuccessful. Rumors later that afternoon said that the Mexican Navy had found her about 2 hours after we gave up the search but they wouldn't confirm it as they had no one to identify the body. It is very sad, I understand that she also had adult children aboard.
Even without the overboard, NCL is on the bottom of my cruise list. My husband and I are planning a cruise out of New York next Oct, it is on Princess. I have never sailed on them either, I sure hope the experience is better!
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:11 PM
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We went on our first NCL cruie on the Wind in April. It was a hawaiian Cruise. I was a little dissapointed in the ship at first as it was smaller and older than the others I have been on. No GRAND staircase and such but by the 11th day I had adjusted. I thought all of NCLs ships were freestyle dining? We never had the same waiter twice not the same dining companions. I really enjoyed being able to eat when we wanted to. Some nights we ate a 6pm and other nights 8pm. Our last waiter was so good that if we had him earlier in the cruise we would have requested him everytime.

From what you say I gather their cabin was in the back of the ship and was a balcony. So the question is...did she go over while her husband was in the cabin or after he left. I cannot imagine doing that to my children. One a couple weeks ago says the woman suffered from depression. Supposedly she jumped or fell in front of ship security. That's 2 women this month.

Cruising is such a wonderful thing. I am always on such a high when I board a ship. I cannot imagine anything ruining it and causing me to do such a terrible act. Makes you wonder. This also puts such a damper on the vacation for everyone else. This is something you will never forget about your vacation.
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jUST TO CHIME IN HERE......I had a good time on my NCL cruise. I wouldnt consider it a great great great cruise...but it wasnt as bad a gran is making it out to be...have you ever been on a navy ship gran? The bufffet wasnt that bad, I mean come on its a buffet. I would sail out of NCL again if the circumstances arose, but I think my next cruise will be on RCI or Princess out of NYC. Gonna try to do 2 cruises next yr. RCI will be out of somewhere here in the pacific, Princess out of NYC. Stay safe people.
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:49 PM
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LOL, matter of fact I have been on Navy ships and eaten in many of a mess. My husband was in the Navy for 25 years! I am beginning to think the Mexican Riveria is a training run for all of the Cruise lines, several years ago we were not all that impressed with the Carnival ship we were on for the same run but since then we had a wonderful experience with Carnival. One of my daughters has also had a wonderful experience with NCL on her Alaskian Cruise. This was just a little more than we bargained for. We are hoping to take that same cruise out of NYC next year, we are looking at next October.
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:45 AM
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I can't believe the way NCL handled this whole unfortunate situation. Many rumors and so far no facts. I only saw two boats helping in the search, yes I said boats no ships. Shore Excursions were not what they described and some of the food left a lot to be desired. Some of the servers were rude. But,since we had NCL handle both air/sea the other complaint was being stranded at LAX. Still haven't decided if I'll be cruising with NCL again. I hope the authorities will determine quickly what happend and the family can have some type of closure.
 
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