While cruising the Caribbean, two American tourists die in Belize accident

Two Carnival Cruise Line passengers died in a bus crash while on an independent tour in Belize on Wednesday Nov. 27th.

“Sadly, two of our guests have died and the five others who were injured will continue their medical care in U.S.,” Robyn Fink, director of PR at Carnival, told USA TODAY in a statement. “Our Carnival CareTeam and medical staff are supporting guests and their families.” Guests from at least one other cruise line were also on the bus.

The situation is under jurisdiction of the Belize Police Department, and the U.S. State Department stepped in to make sure the bodies are taken back to the US.

The passengers were traveling on the Carnival Vista, a seven-day trip that left Galveston, Texas, on Nov. 23 and set to return there Nov. 30. The ship was in Belize City Wednesday, according to CruiseMapper.

“Please keep our guests and their families in your thoughts and prayers,” Fink added in the statement.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom with information from USA TODAY