There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our guests. Comprehensive, fleet-wide security practices have been in place for many years, which include the reporting of alleged crimes to the FBI. However, 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.
It is worth noting that these alleged incidents are no longer under investigation by the FBI and may have been reported without sufficient evidence. Additionally, it is most important to put these statistics within proper context so that everyone can understand that the incidence of crime on board is very small given the large number of guests we carry.
With 23 of our 24 ships currently sailing from US ports, we carry more guests in North America than any other line.
This year, more than four million guests will sail with Carnival, so the number of alleged incidents is a small fraction of those carried. The likelihood of having an incident occur on board one of our ships is therefore remote.
A Carnival cruise remains one of the safest vacation options available.
Incident Reporting Statistics Site