Eighteen cruise passengers from two cruise ships were robbed at gunpoint in the Bahamas on Friday November 20, 2009. The passengers were from Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas and Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wonder.
The eighteen passengers were on the Segway Off Road Back To Nature excursion through Earth Village, when they were approached by two men armed with shotguns. The men forced the passengers to the ground they robbed them of their valuables including cash, credit cards, cell phones, cameras and jewelry.
Apparently the robbery was in progress when passengers from the second ship arrived and were included in the shake-down.
A Royal Caribbean told passengers involved they would receive a full refund of the shore excursion, complimentary calls to loved ones, follow up calls from guest services and a future cruise credit for 50 percent of the cruise fare paid; complimentary care in the medical facility would also have been available if necessary.
A Disney spokeswoman says its shipboard and shoreside teams, too, "worked closely with affected passengers to make certain their needs were met and provided them with any additional assistance."
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