Skip to comments.22 Carnival Cruise passengers robbed at gunpoint on ship-sponsored tour in Mexico
Posted on 02/25/2012 8:07:14 AM PST by jimbo123
Twenty-two passengers on Carnival Splendor were robbed at gunpoint Thursday while on a ship-sponsored tour in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
At least one Mexican media outlet said the passengers were returning by bus to their ship at approximately 5 p.m. after spending time in El Nogalito, a tourist area known for its lush natural setting. Masked assailants stopped the bus and robbed the cruisers of their money, watches, cameras and other valuables.
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Wow, you have to read through all the comments on that story at msnbc. I’m amazed that they’ve left them up. Nearly all are scathingly against Mehico and jug ears Obumba. I would have thought that NBC would have filtered or pulled almost all of them.
Some NBC website worker is going to get canned for not pulling the conservative comments.
“What do you suppose the situation is going to be like in most U.S. urban areas in five more years?”
You don’t have to wait 5 more years, a lot of cities here are already like Mexico. Here in Northern California we have East Oakland, South San Jose and Stockton to contribute to the list. Black or Mexican ghetto, take your pick.
We chose this particular cruise because it’s a Christian music themed cruise. It’s a good fit for both the adults & teens in our group. We may still go, but I’ll just be quite firm that none of my kids will be going into Mexico. I’ve traveled in Mexico and I’d like them to be able to see first hand what I’ve described. Not now, though.
“There are cruises that do the islands of Hawaii too. We do not cruise but have friends that do. They say that cruise is magnificent.”
Totally, but it depends.
I went on a Hawaiian cruise with my Dad and his two sisters. It was wonderful. But rather than go on those expensive, silly tourist junkets at each stop, I had a rented car either waiting at the pier or take us to the main office. We all had such a wonderful time doing “our own thing” outside the expensive tourist crap.
We were well-read on what we were going to see at each stop.
Kingston was the only place I ever went that the ship's company wanted to leave 30 minutes after arriving and no one had stepped ashore. Some of us seriously considered raiding the landing force locker for side arms, shotguns, and Tommy Guns to make it to the end of the pier alive.
The place our DD had tied-up was in the worst area of Kingston — and that was saying something based on Kingston's already seedy and dangerous reputation. A group of us actually went ashore, but we rented a taxi to go to a bar in the mountains overlooking the port. At least we were relatively safe there and the beers were cold. The crew was very relieved to get underway at 0630 Monday morning.
That's the one we want. Looking in to it right now.
I want to stand at the end of the runway and feel the jet blast hurl me into the ocean. :^)
I just got back from a week in PV, and watched the ship sail in that day.
I think the ship’s tours are targets of opportunities. Make your own arrangement, and fly under the radar.
Well....hell! The tour guide said that they would experience the wonders of Mexico....and they did.
You may think this story represents a new low in the cruise biz, but a similar incident happened last year in the Caribbean. I don’t recall which cruise line it was.
>>>That 13% has to be liberals<<<
It’s probably Mexican nationals.
Mexico is a toilet.
Recognize it as such and dealing with it is simplified.
I am glad that I have traveled over as much of Mexico as I have, because there won’t be any more!
Gee. And I remember being on a tour bus in London many years ago where we were delivered like lambs to the slaughter. It stopped at someplace where a Coke cost the equivalent of $3.75. (This was back in 1975, when I'm guessing it would have been hard to pay even a dollar for a Coke in NYC.)
Ouch! That will put a damper on cruises to Mexico. I think we won’t go there again.
“I wonder what the bus driver’s cut was?”
Often it’s getting back his 8 year old son, still with 10 fingers. A typical God-fearing bus driver that could even make Mother Teresa look like the devil herself often gets forced into no-win situations.
Obviously I have no idea what the true story is, but the bottom-line is that Mexico is a very nasty place now
Look at the smaller islands instead, Nassau actually sucks imo.
We have stayed on several of the smaller islands, Green Turtle Cay was my fave. 3 mile island, everyone knows everyone, no locks on the doors, get around via golf cart.
We have actually looked at buying property there.
How do you get to the comments? I went to the site and it said there were 454 comments but I couldn’t figure out how to get to them.
It’s only in these last few years have I come to truly despise the Mexican people. I despise their pugnacious arrogance in thinking they’re above our laws, their hypocrisy in calling our immigration laws ‘’inhumane’’ while Mexico’s immigration laws are draconian to say the least. I despise them for their criminality which they bring here and for their criminal sloth for destroying the land God gave them ( the richest in Latin America, btw) and their refusal to fix it. Suffice to say I despise Mexicans. As I’ve said here many times, if the Mexican people would put just half the energy into fixing their country as they do into destroying ours Mexico might someday actually become a functioning state.
Have you seen this one, these people were lucky.
El Alto, Bolivia Robberies: City Bus Look-Alikes Drew Victims Before They They Were Strangled
I had the same problem. Then I looked at the top where it shows the number of comments and there’s a link next to it that says “comments below” or something like that. Click on that link and it takes you to the comments.
At least that worked for me. Not really intuitive, like most of msn/msnbc.
Thanks. This time it worked. I thought I had clicked all the possible places to click the first time.
We're all gonna become masked gunmen?
My thinking too. It’s already deteriorated to the point of tribalism
Yes, great comments at the source. Americans are getting tired of this.