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This, is highly unsual

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This is unusual news on several fronts. First off, it is on an HAL ship, the MS Nieuw Amsterdam. The incident happened on Valentines day, on a "Bare Necessities" chartered cruise. Secondly, the alleged crime is very serious. A crew member ambushed a female passenger in her cabin: sexually assaulted and strangled her, then tried to throw her overboard. Truly scary stuff.

There is a personal connection here. The daughter of a personal friend is currently on board the MS Nieuw Amsterdam, working as a fitness instructor and personal trainer. From her Facebook posts, she seemed to be having a great time on board so far and her Dad and I were talking about organizing a group cruise for friends and families and surprise her later on this year before her contract is up.

With this incident, needless to say, Dad is super worried but I knew her well enough that I am sure that she can take care of herself, both mentally and physically. However, I don't believe this group cruise is going to happen now.

This will scare more people away form cruising. But with literally hundreds of thousands of people on cruise ships, and millions of passengers coming and going, things bound to happen. I still believe cruising is relatively crime free, especially violent crimes.

Your thoughts?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2562667/Worker-nude-cruise-beat-raped-American-passenger-31-tried-throw-OVERBOARD-called-son-b.html

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