- The Valiant Lady set sail from Miami at 6pm on Sunday for a planned six-night cruise, with stops scheduled in Roatan, Costa Maya and Bimini
- Not long after departure a woman fell to her death from her balcony and landed on a person on the deck below, who was not seriously injured
- The ship returned to Miami, and has now resumed sailing: it is skipping Roatan due to the timing and Costa Maya due to the weather, but will go to Cozumel
A Caribbean cruise was thrown into chaos on Sunday after a female passenger fell from her balcony to her death – and landed on another person below.
The unnamed woman, who some on board said fell at least 10 stories, went over the barrier shortly after the Virgin Voyages ship, Valiant Lady, left Miami at 6pm on Sunday night.
The passenger she landed on was not seriously hurt.
‘Yesterday evening shortly after departure there was a medical emergency involving one of our passengers,’ a Virgin spokesman said.
‘This passenger went over their balcony onto a lower deck, and despite receiving immediate medical attention, has passed away. ‘We are deeply saddened by this loss of life and our hearts and thoughts are with this person’s loved ones.’