There is nothing more
important to us than the safety and security of our guests
as we are 100% dedicated to providing an enjoyable and safe
cruise experience for every guest. As a result of the Cruise
Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010, statistics for
cruise ship crime allegations will now be posted on the
internet for public viewing. Public reporting requirements,
mandated by this law, are unique to the cruise industry and
similar requirements do not exist for other travel suppliers
such as airlines, hotels and theme parks. The statistics,
cited within the U.S. Coast Guard's web site, represent
crime allegations in different categories occurring on
cruise ships sailing from North America, which must be
reported in accordance to the Cruise Vessel Security and
Safety Act of 2010.
The Coast Guard crime statistics
data is located at: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg2/cgis/CruiseLine.asp
Vessel Security and Safety Act requires cruise lines which
operate in United States waters to make a Security Guide
available to guests. This Security Guide is provided
pursuant to that United States law.
and security of our guests and crew is our highest priority.
Allegations of crime, missing person reports and medical
emergencies are taken seriously and we are committed to
responding in an effective and caring manner for those
involved. Each of our ships is staffed with dedicated
security and medical teams to respond to alleged crimes and
medical situations, respectively. They are onboard, on duty
and available at all times.
become aware of someone being injured or of unsafe or
possibly illegal behavior during your cruise vacation, it is
very important that you immediately report this to the
ship's management. This may be done by calling the ship's
emergency telephone number listed in the directory of
services in your stateroom; or by calling or going to the
Guest Services / Guest Relations Desk. If you do not
immediately report an injury or unsafe/illegal behavior this
delay may cause ship's personnel to be unable to effectively
respond to the situation and unable to properly preserve
information or evidence that could assist law enforcement's
investigation and prosecution of those responsible.
company, we report crime allegations to law enforcement so
they can investigate and prosecute to the fullest extent of
the law, regardless of where in the world the ship is
located at the time of the incident. Crime allegations are
reported to law enforcement officials in the next port of
call, as well as to the nation where our ships are flagged.
We also report allegations of crime to the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) and United States Coast Guard (USCG), in
compliance with United States laws
United States federal law, on international voyages that
embark or debark in the United States, Cruise Operator Inc.
is required to report onboard felonies and missing United
States nationals to federal agencies. For a missing United
States national and all serious felonies (homicide,
suspicious death, kidnapping, assault with serious bodily
injury, sexual assaults as defined by federal laws, firing
or tampering with the vessel, or theft of money or property
in excess of $10,000) the incident must be reported to the
FBI by telephone as soon as possible, to the United States
Department of Homeland Security electronically and to the
USCG in writing. These requirements apply to onboard
incidents that occur while the ship is in United States
territorial waters, or on the high seas or in foreign waters
if the victim or perpetrator is a United States national.
The FBI can assert criminal jurisdiction in all of these
circumstances. Each of the nations visited, as well as the
vessel's nation of registry, may also assert jurisdiction
and impose additional reporting requirements.
States law also requires us to provide you the following
information. For cruises embarking or debarking in the
United States, you may independently contact the FBI or USCG
for incidents arising any time during the voyage. For
incidents within state or foreign waters or ports you may,
in addition, contact local law enforcement authorities.
Contact information for these entities along with contact
information for a third party victim advocacy group and the
locations of United States Embassies and Consulates for the
ports we plan to visit during United States oriented voyages
is being made available to you. If you need assistance in
locating this information or if you find this information
has changed since publication or is incorrect, please
contact Guest Services / Guest Relations immediately.