A tragic death shocked cruise ship passengers aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Epic. After setting sail out of Miami for a seven day cruise to the Caribbean, passengers were informed that the boat would be returning to port. One passenger onboard the Epic later wrote:
''My son and I were in the show with comedian/magician and they called a CODE ALPHA to a cabin on the 11th deck,'' she wrote in her post. ''About 15 minutes later they paged three guests (all with the same last name) to call 00 or go to customer service immediately. About 15 minutes after that the cruise director came on and said we were headed back to Miami because of a medical emergency.''
A Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson reported the death of the 21 year old unnamed male passenger was caused by a heart attack. Other sources have said that a food allergy is what caused the “heart attack.” Primary Sources: http://www.emaxhealth.com/1024/man-dies-food-allergic-reaction-aboard-cruise-ship http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/15/1777713/death-forces-ship-to-return.html