It was rough seas for one Carnival Cruise passenger assaulted during a live entertainment show.
According to local outlet 13News Now, a guest aboard the Carnival Magic attacked one other passenger with a glass from the bar during a performance within the ship’s theater.
The eight-day cruise stopped in Canada and New England and was headed back to its port in Norfolk, Virginia.
The victim was treated by medical personnel on board.
Carnival Magic cruise ship docked in Marseille, France. (Getty Images)
“Carnival security and medical officials fully cooperated with law enforcement should the guest determine to press charges,” Carnival said in a press release, noting that the assailant is banned from all future cruises and was confined to their room following the incident. “We have zero tolerance for this sort of behavior.”
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One passenger, Victoria Evans, told 13News Now that there have been “a whole lot of individuals” on the performance when the assault occurred.
“It was a blood-curdling scream, there have been several of them,” Evans said.
The FBI Norfolk Field Office is currently investigating the incident. It will not be yet known if the victim will press charges.
The Carnival Magic, which may hold 3,700 guests and 1,3000 crew members, offers multiple weeklong cruise itineraries.
Earlier this month, Carnival CFO David Bernstein told the Wall Street Journal that the cruise line is considering mountain climbing customer prices resulting from rising fuel prices, something the corporate anticipates will cause a large profit loss in Q4 of 2023.
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“What we take into consideration [with surcharges] is, will that get us more cash than simply raising the value, because when you can get future people to pay more, you are probably higher off,” Bernstein said, noting that the corporate is concentrated on raising overall customer prices moderately than simply an extra fuel surcharge.
Carnival Corp was up slightly below 42% in a one-year period as of Tuesday morning.