Sexual Assaults

The events featured below are not meant to represent an exhaustive list of all cruise crimes. These are the tragic stories of those who have bravely come forward to share their experiences.
Sexual assault is the #1 crime occurring on cruise ships.
33% of those are committed against minors.

Diane Brimble

For two years, Dianne had saved to take a cruise around the South Pacific. Although she was the mother of

Another Teenage Rape Victim

“On July 29, 2015, my 17 year old daughter was raped by a teenage male passenger on a NCL cruise

Story of Barbara

I am writing this to tell readers of the ICV forum about my horrible experience on a 2009 cruise, and about

Angela Orlich

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line – Scuba Diving Excursion    In January 2003, I decided to go on a Royal Caribbean

Cathy Johnson

On December 16, 2006, I took a river cruise in the South of France through Grand Circle Travel, headquartered in

Deborah Shaffer

In April 2003, on the first night aboard Carnival’s Legend, my 15-year-old daughter met a girl her own age, who

Jamie’s Story

I just wanted to see the dolphins…    On May 23, 1999, my family and I (age 12 at the

Jane Doe – New Zealand

Oh, the trip of a lifetime, to enjoy the sea and the sunshine, to relax and reflect on the past

Janet Kelly

In February 2000, after the sudden loss of our 18-year old daughter, and soon followed by my husband’s heart attack

John And Chantal Hopkins

Two Children Sexually Assaulted by a “Carnival Cruise Line” Employee    In July 2004, on the last night aboard a

Laurie Dishman

My best friend, Michelle, and I decided to celebrate our thirty-year friendship. I have known her since I was five

Mother of Victim, a minor

It is extremely hard to find the words to describe the shock, the anger and the frustration that results from

My Daughter’s Story

During her off-hours, in 2005, my Daughter was with other employees on the Cruise Ship, where she had been working.

My Innocent Teenage Daughter

Cruise from Hell By Elle   About three years ago my family went on the proverbial “cruise from Hell.”  After


In August 2009, I boarded a cruise ship with my parents, sister, and two friends.  The four of us young

Sarah Alexander

My Experience with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)  On September 25, 2005, I boarded the Norwegian Cruise Line “Majesty”, as a

Shari Cecil

On December 18, 2004, I was raped in my bunk by a fellow crew member, while docked at a U.S.

Sexual Assault on Cruise Ship

In January 2011, a college friend of mine (“Megan”) and I decided to go on vacation. I recently graduated (December)

Teresa Doessel

On May 11, 2002, I arrived at Miami International Airport from Australia to start work on a cruise line  At


I was assaulted on a cruise ship as a child in 1978. I was 12 years old and my sister