Cruise Ship

Margaritaville Paradise

Incident Type

Crew / Passenger Deaths

Date of Accident

March 11, 2024

Location of Accident

En route to the Bahamas

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Introduction

On March 11, 2024, a tragic event unfolded aboard the Margaritaville Paradise when a 27-year-old female passenger from Florida was found unresponsive in her stateroom during a voyage from the USA to the Bahamas. Despite immediate medical interventions, she was declared deceased.

Details of the Incident

The discovery of the woman prompted an investigation, during which suspected cocaine was found in the cabin, leading to the arrest of a 32-year-old male passenger, also from Florida. The specifics of their relationship and identities have not been disclosed. Margaritaville at Sea Cruise Line has engaged with law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, to ensure a thorough investigation.

Operational Context

This incident occurred early in the 3-day “Bahamas Cruise,” casting a somber tone over the journey. It highlights the critical importance of safety, security, and legal compliance on board cruise ships, and the swift actions taken by the crew and authorities in response to such emergencies.

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