Miami, Florida-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s 4,905-passenger Anthem of the Seas, which was heading on a one-week itinerary to Bermuda and the Caribbean from Bayonne in Hudson County, New Jersey, recently had an eight-year-old passenger who fell into an indoor swimming pool and nearly drowned, reports from the United States Coast Guard showed.
The child reportedly received cardiopulmonary resuscitation while onboard the ship, which cut its trip short and returned to Bayonne, so the child could be medically attended to.
Similar incidents have happened before. A four-year-old boy almost drowned in a wave pool in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas in January 2015, resulting in a lawsuit against the company that forced it to station lifeguards beside the pools on the cruise ship.
At Miami-based America-British cruise company Carnival Corp. & plc, the parent company of brands that include Carnival, Holland America, Seabourn, Cunard, Costa, Fathom, and Princess, management requires children under 13 to swim with their parents.
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