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02/27/2012 09:15 am ET | Updated Feb 27, 2012

Cruise Passengers Robbed: 22 Carnival Passengers Held Up In Mexico

Twenty-two Carnival Splendor passengers were robbed in Mexico Thursday, when their bus was overtaken by masked gunmen.

The guests were being transported from a jungle nature hike to the port in Puerto Vallarta, when they were attacked around 5 p.m., reports the Los Angeles Times. The robbers made off with cameras, money, watches and other valuables before leaving the scene.

A public safety secretary told the Associated Press that no passengers were harmed. The nationalities of the passengers have not been released, and no suspects have been found.

"Carnival is working with guests to reimburse them for lost valuables and assist with lost passports or other forms of identification," the company said in a statement. According to CNN the nature hike tour has been suspended for future cruises.

This incident occurred just two weeks after the U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning to avoid 14 Mexican states, including the state of Jalisco where Puerto Vallarta is located.

It seems that the cruise industry can't catch a break lately. Aside from the horrible Costa Concordia accident, the MSC Poesia ran aground in early January. And, earlier this month, cruise ships were seemingly plagued by a norovirus, with three ships affected over one weekend.

The Carnival Splendor was in the headlines in 2010 when it caught fire off the coast of Mexico.

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