Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

Teen Dies on a Carnival Cruise Ship, Alcohol Poisoning Suspected

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Feb 27, 2013 06:32 PM EST

Text Size: A A A

An 18-year-old high school student died on a Carnival cruise ship. Some reports say the man died of alcohol poisoning but Carnival denies serving him alcohol.

Seth Younes, a Saratoga Springs High School student died on February 26 on Carnival Miracle, Cruise Critic reports.

An 18-year-old died while at sea onboard Carnival Miracle 's February 18 sailing. Multiple reports assert the cause of death was alcohol poisoning.  He was found dead in his cabin.

"We can confirm that an 18-year-old male guest passed away in his cabin at approximately 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 during an eight-day voyage of the Carnival Miracle, which ended later that morning in New York," Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliksen said according to cruise critic. "The cause of death has not been determined... We extend our deepest sympathies to the young man's family and loved ones during this very difficult time."

A cruise critic member who claimed to be married one of one Younes' cousins said alcohol played a part in his death, but Gulliksen says he wasn't served alcohol.

"We can confirm that, based on the preliminary investigation there is no indication he was served any alcohol by shipboard personnel," Gulliksen said.

As part of a standard practice, the FBI was contacted to investigate the incident.

"FBI representatives boarded the ship on Tuesday morning to conduct an investigation. No foul play is suspected," Gulliksen said.

The FBI is investigating the death, as confirmed by to J. Peter Donald in the New York field office, but he wouldn't say how Younes died.

"That is part of what we're investigating," Donald told Cruise Critic.

An autopsy is being conducted. The FBI will review any evidence in the case. Carnival is being cooperative.

Younes was on the 8-day cruise with his family. It left from New York on February 18 and was sailing to the Bahamas.

 

© 2016 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

Traveler

7 Dangerous Risks For Solo Travellers

When you are alone, you might be faced with different risks while travelling. Of course, it would be fun to go to a new place but you also have to be sure that you are safe and you will get home merely bringing the fun and good memories. You don't want to end up in trouble or be a victim of something scary while you are away from home. Hence, to guide you, here are some dangerous risks that you need to take note of while travelling solo.

Alaska Hiker

Top Summer Travel Deals 2016: Enjoy Summer On A Budget

A list of five travel deals for families that are looking for exciting deals and packages for a memorable vacation across North America.

Steamboat Natchez

New Orleans Offers 7 Great Activities For Families: Find Out Here

There is no shortage of activities in the wonderful city of New Orleans.

Caribbean

Island Hopping In The Caribbean: How To Get The Best Tours

Island trips to the Carribbean should not be too hard even for those who were just doing it for the first time. In other words, even if travellers are scared of going on unfamiliar trips for the first time, they can still go on these trips, thanks to helpful resources such as guides and maps.

Phewa lake in 1982

7 Cheapest World Destinations For An Affordable and Relaxing Vacation

Every traveler wants to spend less while going to different places. With that, Price of Travel ranks world cities every year based on how affordable they are as a reference for budget travelers. With that, we have here the 7 cheapest travel destination for 2016 that will give you extra money to get a side trip to other places you dream of visiting!

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Children TV

Time Travel And Other TV Trends To Expect This 2016

The three trends that are seen in TV this year which includes time travel, blast from the past and adaptations.

Airport

TSA Security Head Fired Over Long Lines In The Airport?

Kelly Hoggan, the agency's assistant administrator for security operations, has been removed from his position, according to an internal memo by TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger obtained by NBC News.

Swimming pool

US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed for Health Violations, According To Health Violations

One in eight swimming pools in most populated states were allegedly been shut down due to inspection of filthy and suspected existing harmful water around, as announced by health authorities in the United States on Thursday.

travelers today

© 2016 IQADNET LLC All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics