Subscriber Account active since. Free subscriber-exclusive audiobook! Get it now on Libro. Among the many distinctive features of a cruise ship job is the fact that you live with your co-workers. That can result in unusually close bonds among employees and an unusual amount of sex between them, current and former cruise-ship employees told Business Insider.
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This is not the kind of statistic that you want to be known for, but Carnival Cruise leads all other cruise lines in in one notable category: Sexual assaults. Many criminals take advantage of jurisdictional issues that occur aboard cruise ships. Further, while cruise lines provide their own security aboard vessels, there are no police officers there in any official capacity. The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act, which was passed in , requires all cruise lines to report serious crimes that occur on their vessels. Carnival Cruises was simply the cruise line that reported the majority of serious crimes, including sexual assault.
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During a seven-day Royal Caribbean cruise in December , a teenager who had been separated from her family says a group of men got her drunk, lured her into a cabin, and raped her. A Norwegian Cruise Line employee allegedly used a master key to enter a stateroom and sexually assaulted an year-old girl around the same time. And in July , a year-old girl says she was sexually assaulted by a fitness instructor on a Carnival ship. For years, sexual assault has been the most frequently reported crime on cruise ships despite cruise lines' attempts to silence victims , hinder investigations, and help perpetrators flee.
Frankly, you might be even a little tired of hearing about sex parties. They exist. But what about sex parties at sea? Curiosity re-piqued!