Carnival had an incident on one of its cruise liners Friday that led to a traveler getting medical treatment for an alleged attack by another passenger.
13News Now first covered the attack onboard the Carnival Magic, reporting a bar glass was purportedly wielded during it. When the alleged assault occurred in the Magic’s theater that evening, the ship had been sailing back to the port in Norfolk, Virginia, at the tail-end of an eight-day cruise, according to the outlet.
The occurrence of the incident was confirmed to FOX Business by Carnival Cruise Line.
Onboard medical staffers provided care to the injured guest, according to Carnival. As for the alleged attacker, the cruise line did not allow them to leave their cabin “for the remainder of the cruise.”
“The FBI and local law enforcement were contacted and came on board the ship upon its arrival to Norfolk on Sunday morning to conduct an investigation,” the company said. “Carnival security and medical officials fully cooperated with law enforcement should the guest decide to press charges.”
Carnival said “this is now a matter for law enforcement” after having handed the alleged assailant a permanent ban using the cruise line. The Norfolk Police Department told FOX Business the FBI Norfolk Field Office was investigating, something a spokesperson for the FBI confirmed.
The cruise line also said it had “zero tolerance for this kind of behavior.”
Carnival Magic – the ship on which the incident occurred – has the capacity to carry nearly 3,700 guests and over 1,300 crew members.
In addition to Canada and New England cruises like in this case, it also does trips to the Caribbean and Bahamas. It features the “world’s first ropes course at sea,” according to the company’s website.
The brand has a total of 25 ships currently sailing. Two more – one this year and another in 2024 – will join the fleet, the cruise line has said.