Reporting Meghan McCorkell
The seven-day cruise traveled from Baltimore to Port Canaveral, Fla., and onto Nassau in the Bahamas, then Cococay before turning around.
The Enchantment of the Seas arrived back in Baltimore Monday morning. That’s when the investigation began.
Maritime attorney Jim Walker, who runs the blog “Cruise Law News,” started hearing of the death Sunday night.
“You could call it gossip or just scuttlebutt that there was either a murder or a death on the seventh floor,” Walker said.
Passengers posted messages on his blog saying they saw the FBI board the ship and the room blocked off by a guard.
“One of the people on the ship said they were detaining everyone on the seventh floor,” said Walker.
Now, investigators will determine if foul play was involved.
In a statement, Royal Caribbean says they immediately notified the FBI and local law enforcement of the death. They are now assisting the family of the woman who died.
Investigators will not disclose where the woman who died is from.