Federal Bureau of Investigation probing American woman's death on Aruba-bound cruise ship

Lloyd Doyle
November 15, 2018

Federal Bureau of Investigation and local authorities are probing the death of a 52-year-old American woman on board a Princess Cruises ship Tuesday - and it's reportedly being investigated as a potential murder.

The incident was reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local authorities and the local authorities met and boarded the ship upon arrival in Aruba.

The 52-year-old woman died Tuesday morning, after reportedly plunging from the upper deck of a Royal Princess cruise ship that was heading to Aruba from Fort Lauderdale.

"We are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Princess Cruises confirmed the woman's death on Tuesday onboard the ship which was travelling to Aruba from Curacao, off the coast of Venezuela, yet said the cause of death was "not yet known".

The cruise ship took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a seven-day tour around the Caribbean. That's where police boarded the ship after the incident was reported.


An American man has been hauled off the Royal Princess cruise ship after a woman was allegedly choked and pushed off a top deck, severing her leg and killing her, after a volatile altercation during their Caribbean getaway.

Meanwhile, fellow passengers aboard the Royal Princess are discussing what could have happened on a cruise ship message board. We were all woken at 4.30am by a security alert by the captain. Authorities have yet to confirm that report. We find this incident to be quite distressing but your crew in general handled it well.

"We are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities, including the FBI", Princess Cruises said in a statement.

Local investigators have performed an autopsy to establish how the woman died.

The death "was reported to the local authorities who met and boarded the ship upon arrival".

"The police force of Aruba are investigating the Royal line today".

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