Royal Caribbean states that another passenger allegedly saw the British passenger, age 30, go over the railing from his stateroom on the Allure. The cruise line then apparently verified the overboard by viewing images from closed circuit television.
The incident occurred as the cruise ship had stopped off the coast of Mexico near Cozumel. The ship was to depart tonight at 8:00 PM tonight and was scheduled to be at sea tomorrow, with a return to Fort Lauderdale on Sunday.
There are no details regarding when the incident occurred.
The last reported incident aboard the Allure of the Seas involved multiple rapes earlier last month.
The cruise ship was under charter by Atlantis, which hosts parties for the gay and lesbian community. TheAllure had sailed from South Florida on January 29, 2012 to Labadee Haiti, Costa Maya Mexico, and then to Cozumel.
In the past, the Atlantis – Royal Caribbean cruises have been marred by controversy, with drug overdoses, suicide, and a travel agent busted for selling drugs (arrested with 142 ecstasy pills, 3 grams of methamphetamine, ketamine and about $51,000 in cash).
This story was provided to us by Cruise Law News.