Fifty-five passengers and two crew members from Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Eclipse were robbed at gunpoint April 12 during a shore excursion to the Botanical Gardens in Soufriere. Celebrity said no one was injured and the guests returned to the ship unharmed. Celebrity said its Guest Care Team has reached out to affected guests to offer assistance, if necessary. The incident was reported to the local police force, which is investigating.
The guests were on Celebrity shore excursions called “Breathtaking Soufriere and Warm Mineral Baths” and “Land and Sea to the Pitons,” both of which were traveling on the same bus. A passenger on the ship posted on Cruise Critic message boards that he had heard that one woman fell and broke her leg. The poster, Arizona Cruz Chic, wrote that the robbers took jewelry and money from the passengers.