2 passengers from Galveston-based cruise killed in Belize bus crash while on independent tour
BELIZE - Carnival Cruise Line confirmed that seven guests traveling on a cruise ship out of Galveston were involved in a deadly bus crash while on an independent tour in Belize.
The cruise line says two of the passengers died in the crash on Wednesday and five others remain hospitalized. One guest was taken back to the United States for medical care.
Carnival says, along with their passengers, there were passengers from at least one other cruise line on the bus.
The Carnival Vista departed Galveston on Saturday for a 7-day voyage. It is scheduled to return to Galveston on November 30.
Carnival Cruise Line released this statement:
Carnival Cruise Line can confirm that seven guests traveling on Carnival Vista were involved in a bus accident while on an independent tour in Belize on Wednesday.
Along with Carnival guests, there were guests from at least one other cruise line on the bus. Sadly, two guests have died and the five others remain hospitalized, with one guest already transported back to the U.S for medical care. Our Carnival CareTeam and medical staff are supporting guests and their families.
Carnival Vista is on a 7-day voyage that departed Galveston on Saturday, Nov. 23 and is scheduled to return to Galveston on Saturday, Nov. 30. It is calling on Cozumel on Thursday, as planned.
Please keep our guests and their families in your thoughts and prayers.