Source: Cruisejunkie dot com
A Passenger's Account
was on the Costa
Magica, Jan. 2-8th, when the 15
yr old girl went
overboard. Part of her family or friends had a room right next to
ours on Deck 7 and they had been loud and unruly for 2 days! They
woke me up the first night of the cruise. Wednesday night after we
turned our clocks back 1 hour, I was woke up by all kinds of yelling
and fighting in that room. The lady across the hall from us had
called security along with our friend that was in the room on the other
side of ours. He had seen a girl being carried by a teen boy, and
she looked passed out and they thought she had blood on herself.
They also called Security. Only 1 man came! An American
speaking boy told him that it would be ok and that he promised he’d
take care of it.
The security guy
left and within minutes they started again. It
sounded like they were trying to keep her from doing something.
It was horrible! We thought they were going to come through our
wall!! I called security this time and the lady was rude and said
they already sent someone. I told her that he was here and left
and that they were fighting again and it was bad, to get someone here
fast! The security guy came back pretty quickly and the American
boy said he’d ‘get their parents’. In a few minutes he returned
with a couple that looked like they were being inconvenienced!!
Then they all left and some of the kids told us they were sorry.
It was about an
after, that we heard running and screaming in the hallway “She
jumped, Oh my god she jumped!” I sat on my balcony from 2am
-4:30am thinking that someone would come help search. They did
turn the boat and I could see the lighted life jackets, but no one
came. There were no helicopters, like reports are saying and
other boats didn’t come until it seemed like we were already on our way
to Cozumel! We were out there
for nearly 9 hours and it was awful! The ocean was very calm that
night despite reports of it being bad weather. That didn’t come
until late Thursday night!
We tried to talk
to Costa about what we had heard and saw, but no one wanted to talk to
It was like they were playing cover up! It was the worst cruise
we have ever been on! It was our 7th, and our first
time on a Costa Cruise. They didn’t do any kind of investigating
as far as I know. We were never asked about anything. My
kids and our friends kids have been affected by this ordeal! They
heard the kids in that room talking on the balcony the next night and
they were saying that the cruise ship should not have been serving a
15yr old girl drinks. They also heard them say that she leaned
over the railing to vomit and fell. They said she hit a lifeboat
and they ran down to that level to see if she was on it, and then they
ran back up and I’m assuming that’s when we heard all the
During the night
I didn’t see any lifeboats put into the water. We did see 1 that
morning but it looked as if it was just retrieving the life jackets
that were thrown overboard! It was a horrific experience, and one
that I feel could have been different if the security did more!
That girl should not have been by herself! .... Her family didn’t
even get off the ship in
Cozumel! ... It was unbelievable! We don’t
even know these people and we can’t stop thinking about her!