Home / Blog / Cruise passenger in wheelchair rescued.

Cruise passenger in wheelchair rescued.


The minute that you think all news is bad news, you learn of a story that touches your heart.

FoxNews.com is reporting, “A Carnival cruise passenger in a wheelchair fell off a dock in St. Thomas was rescued by two local men who are now being hailed as heroes by officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

Those of us who cruise know that more than ever, cruise lines have made significant strides to help passengers who may have physical limitations.

From wheelchair assistance boarding and at debarkation, to offering passengers special accommodations during the life boat/safety drill, all passengers are treated with respect during their cruise vacation.

It’s especially great to know that two men jumped into the water at a cruise pier in St Thomas to rescue a cruise passenger.

Joseph Boschulte, Tourism Commissioner for the USVI states on his Instagram page:

“I want to thank and acknowledge two members of our Visitor Experience team at the Department of Tourism – Kashief Hamilton and Randolph Donovan, Jr. – who went above the call of duty yesterday to save a disabled Carnival Fascination passenger from drowning at The West Indian Company (WICO) dock. Our team at the Department of Tourism truly value their heroic efforts, and thanks to them, a young visitor’s life was saved. We often say that “Tourism Is All of Us,” and Kashief and Randolph truly embodied that message. The two young men are back at work today welcoming our guests after yesterday’s selfless and heroic act. We’re proud of you – well done!”

Click on the link below to read the whole story and no matter how many negative stories you may read, their are always heroes among us!


Looking to book your next cruise or all-inclusive vacation, email me at slara1961@gmail.com for the best prices and service!

About Scott Lara

Navy Veteran, Travel Agent, love to cruise!

Check Also

Record 20 Million Passengers Recorded At Cancun Airport

Frequent readers of TheCruiseGenius.com know that over the last few years, I’ve been enjoying the …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.