Cruise expert Professor Ross Klein is reporting that a cruise passenger returning from a Carnival cruise aboard the Inspiration states that “everyone on the ship which returned this morning was talking about a man who jumped leaving a note behind. His name was called over the loud speaker numerous times.”
The comments suggests that the passenger’s “wife died recently but he took the cruise anyway and then did this.”
The last reported suicide on Carnival Cruise Line’s Inspiration occurred in May of 2006 when an ill 82 year old man from Florida disappeared near Cozumel, Mexico. He left a note explaining his illness and desire to end his life.
In June of 2009, a 46 year old passenger fell from the Inspiration in the early morning hours as the cruise ship was returning to the Port of Tampa. The passenger was rescued by the Coast Guard after he was found clinging to a buoy near the Skyway Bridge almost three hours after he went overboard.
Over the years, there has been great debate regarding unexplained passenger overboards. There have been some incidents where the cruise line suggested suicide where the facts clearly point to foul play, such as this case involving a woman who disappeared from a Carnival ship.
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This story comes from Cruise Law.