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Cruise ship passengers robbed at gunpoint

Cruise ship passengers robbed at gunpoint

Mon February 27, 2012 9:03pm

HOODED bandits have robbed 22 Carnival Splendor cruise ship passengers at gunpoint as they travelled on a bus near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The tourists, who departed California on February 19 and returned today, were travelling on a bus after going on a nature hike Friday when the bandits struck near the Mexican port city, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The gunmen stole the passengers' valuables - including cameras and money - before fleeing. No one was reported to have been hurt during the robbery.

"Carnival sincerely apologises to its guests for this very unfortunate and disturbing event and is providing its full support and assistance," the Miami-based company said in a statement.

"Carnival is working with guests to reimburse them for lost valuables and assist with lost passports or other forms of identification."

The company has suspended the nature trail tour from its list of activities for cruise passengers.

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