On the way back to Norfolk, Virginia, one cruise ship traveler was stabbed by another.
Reports show The Carnival Magic set off for New England and Canada on a voyage that would last eight days. On Sunday night, it set off for the Caribbean on its last voyage of the 2023 season, a five-day excursion.
According to a representative from Carnival Cruise Lines, the victim was stabbed by a guest who was carrying a bar glass in the theater. The event has been described as a stabbing, although the representative did not indicate whether or not the glass was broken.
The victim received medical assistance from the ship’s medical personnel, but their health and amount of injuries are unknown at this time.
The offender was reportedly locked in their stateroom and has been permanently barred from boarding any future Carnival cruises.
According to the company’s safety protocols, a security guard should have been posted outside the attacker’s cabin.
The case has been handed over to the police, and Carnival Cruise Lines has issued a statement saying they will not accept such behavior and have banned the assailant from ever cruising with them again.
On Sunday morning, when the ship arrived in Norfolk, the Coast Guard and local authorities were alerted.
One of the ship’s passengers informed the press that they heard screams that were louder than the show itself. Everyone on that side of the auditorium scrambled to get themselves out of the way as soon as the lights came on.
In the police report, neither the victim nor the perpetrator were identified.
The Norfolk Field Office of the FBI is presently conducting an investigation.
The Carnival Magic, with a capacity for 3,700 passengers and 1,300 staff members, sails on a variety of itineraries lasting a whole week.
Due to the closure of the Half Moone Cruise Terminal in 2024 for refurbishment, there will be no cruises departing from Norfolk that year. In the spring of 2025, Carnival Sunshine Cruises will depart from Norfolk.